Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
Fri, 22/07/16 – 11:31 | No Comment
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Driver Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk about the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s return to the cockpit.
Gordon, who retired from driving duties following the 2015 season, will fill in for HMS’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is recovering from “concussion-like symptons”.
Hendrick announced this […]

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Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indy Speedway
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Kyle Busch capped a huge Indy weekend by winning the Brickyard on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

Kyle Busch capped a huge Indy weekend by winning the Brickyard on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.

sprint-logo-08On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory in the Brickyard 400. The victory was his second straight in the event and came a day after he won the pole and race in the Xfinity Series at IMS, and, the pole for the Cup race.

Yes, that’s a Brickyard weekend first. As were his 149 laps led.

“No, I guess I didn’t,” Busch said in Victory Circle after being asked if thought he would have such a dominating performance at the world’s most famous race track. “I hoped it would be like that and be that good.

“This Toyota was awesome today. Man, it was just so fast. Not even some of my teammates could challenge us.”

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Sun, 07/24/16 – 17:59 | No Comment
Thin Air Agrees With Torrence
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Steve Torrence extended his mastery of Bandimere Speedway’s rarified air Saturday and will start from the No. 1 qualifying position in defense of the Top Fuel title at the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
The 33-year-old Texan turned in an overpowering performance in qualifying, and for the second time this season was quickest in all […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 7:31 | No Comment
Corvettes Rule Lime Rock
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Corvette Racing C7.Rs went 1-2 in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Saturday at Lime Rock.
Getting the victory was the No. 4 Corvette which was driven by Tommy Milner and, in the final stint, Oliver Gavin.
The victory was No. 100 for the Corvette Racing program.
Finishing second was the No. 3 […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 17:41 | No Comment
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 15:21 | No Comment
Enders On Top In Colorado
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Erica (provisionally) is back.
Two-time/reigning world champion Erica Enders returned to the top of the NHRA Pro Stock chart Friday, grabbing the provisional No. 1 spot during time trials for the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Enders dominated the “Factory Hot Rod” class during the past two seasons, winning 15 races […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 7:24 | No Comment
Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
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Driver Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk about the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s return to the cockpit.
Gordon, who retired from driving duties following the 2015 season, will fill in for HMS’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is recovering from “concussion-like symptons”.
Hendrick announced this […]

Fri, 07/22/16 – 11:31 | No Comment
Larson Gets Dirty Win
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Kyle Larson won Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway.
“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” Larson said.
Christopher Bell finished second and Rico Abreu third.
To get the victory, Larson had to overcome a bit of adversity.
“We got […]

Thu, 07/21/16 – 7:10 | No Comment
Gordon To Drive In Brickyard 400 And At Pocono
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Jeff Gordon’s retirement from driving Sprint Cup cars lasted exactly 19 races and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season will feature a maximum of 33 races.
Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that Gordon will take Eanrhardt’s ride as driver of the No. 88 HMS Chevrolet for at least the next two races as Earnhardt continues his recovery from […]

Wed, 07/20/16 – 12:04 | No Comment
Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Alex Bowman is well acquainted with the life of a racing have-not. He knows all about being cursed and finger-signaled to get the hell out of the way by other drivers who may or may not be better wheelmen but who are absolutely driving better equipment.
Then on Sunday at New […]

Mon, 07/18/16 – 9:12 | No Comment
Power’s Hot Streak Continues in Toronto
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Team Penske’s Will Power drove to victory Sunday in the IndyCar Series race in Toronto, Canada. The victory was the third of the season for the Australian driver and it came by by 1.5275 seconds over teammate Helio Castroneves.
The victory moved Power into second place in the 2016 championship, 47 points behind leader and teammate Simon […]

Sun, 07/17/16 – 17:43 | No Comment
Kenseth Makes It Two Straight Victories At New Hampshire But Fails Inspection
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Matt Kenseth became a two-time 2016 Sprint Cup race winner Sunday when he cruised to victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
After the race, Kenseth’s car failed inspection but for the time, his victory is in the books.
Kensenth, who won in Week 12 at Dover, took the checkered flag in his Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Sun, 07/17/16 – 15:46 | No Comment