Logano Takes Advantage Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
Sun, 19/02/17 – 13:56 | No Comment
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Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

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Elliott Wins 500 Pole; Junior Also On Front Row
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Chase Elliott won the pole for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. It was his second straight pole for stock car racing’s big event. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

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Once again, qualifying day for the Daytona 500 turned into a showcase for NASCAR’s most bankable stars as young Chase Elliott and veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole and P2 respectively in next weekend’s 59th running of stock car racing’s most important event.

Both drivers are members of Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott won the pole with a speed of 192.872 mph while Earnhardt Jr. was 192.864 mph in Sunday’s qualifying session.

The pole is the second straight for Elliott, son of popular former champion and Hall of Famer Bill Elliott.

“This team definitely has a knack for these plate tracks as they showed with Jeff Gordon (who won the pole for Hendrick in 2015) and then last year with here and Talladega,” Chase Elliott said.

Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the 500 in 2011. His outside pole this year comes in his first event back after sitting out much of the 2016 season with a head injury.

“It feels good,” Earnhardt, the sport’s perennial most popular driver, said. “I think the guys Read the full story »

Sun, 02/19/17 – 17:34 | No Comment
Logano Takes Advantage Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
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Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

Sun, 02/19/17 – 13:56 | No Comment
Rain Dashes Clash; Added To Sunday Schedule
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night’s Advance Auto Parts Clash until Sunday morning at 11:35 a.m. (EST), creating a Daytona International Speedway doubleheader for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
In addition to the Clash _ a non-points event _ Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The race […]

Sun, 02/19/17 – 8:50 | No Comment
For Alex Bowman, It’s Super Sub To Sidelines
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Journeyman driver Alex Bowman talked at length about all the things he learned when he subbed for injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. What he didn’t learn was how to land a full-time NASCAR Cup ride for 2017.
Bowman will start Saturday night’s Clash exhibition race […]

Sat, 02/18/17 – 13:56 | No Comment
NASCAR Updates Head Injury Protocol
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NASCAR has announced updates to its concussion protocol for competitors, adding a consistent screening tool for all venues and increasing available neurological support for race event weekends through its new partnership with American Medical Response.
The protocol went into effect Friday, prior to the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice of the 2017 season at […]

Sat, 02/18/17 – 8:42 | No Comment
The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
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Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season.
A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped route into the playoffs […]

Fri, 02/17/17 – 9:16 | No Comment
Hagan Collects ‘Real Special’ Win In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan took care of family business on personal and professional levels Sunday, scoring an emotional Funny Car victory in the 2017 season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Hagan dedicated his final-round victory over Courtney Force to the memory of his younger brother, Kyle, who died of natural causes last […]

Mon, 02/13/17 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
Hildebrand Boasts Best Lap At IndyCar Testing In Phoenix
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Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams literally played-out like day and night.
Cars supplied with Chevrolet engines and aero kits dominated day sessions during the Phoenix Raceway “Prix View” Open Test, while those with the Honda package occupied the top of the leader board for the night practices. So, […]

Sun, 02/12/17 – 9:18 | No Comment
Hometown Girl Pritchett On Pole In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Californian Leah Pritchett completed her first pass down a drag strip at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in a Jr. Dragster when she was 8-years-old. Twenty years later, Pritchett raced to her second career Top Fuel pole at her home track as qualifications concluded Saturday afternoon for the 57th annual […]

Sun, 02/12/17 – 9:05 | No Comment
Penske New Guy Newgarden Fastest In Phoenix
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The roar of 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines filled the air into the night at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, as 21 Verizon IndyCar Series entries turned laps for the first time together in 2017.
The first of a two-day Open Test for all full-season teams saw Team Penske newcomer Josef Newgarden record the fastest of 2,638 total […]

Sat, 02/11/17 – 8:58 | No Comment
Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
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Doug Kalitta recorded his career-best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday during the weather-interrupted opening day of time trials for the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Only the Pro Stock class was able to complete both rounds of qualifying, as rain began halfway through the second session […]

Sat, 02/11/17 – 8:48 | No Comment