Pace Lap Will Have To Do When It Comes To Gordon’s 500 Dreams
Mon, 25/05/15 – 8:15 | No Comment
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INDIANAPOLIS – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon now can boast that he has led a lap of an Indy car race around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Well, sort of. Gordon served as Official Pace Car Driver for the 99th running of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, crown jewel of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Gordon […]

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Gibbs Wrestles Charlotte Away From Hendrick
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Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with fans in the stands at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Edwards' victory capped an impressive couple of weeks for his Joe Gibbs Racing team.  (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with fans in the stands at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Edwards’ victory capped an impressive couple of weeks for his Joe Gibbs Racing team. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Andrew Coppley)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – In recent years, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s May race weeks had become fairly common; however, 2015 will be remembered as the year Joe Gibbs Racing stole that sprint-logo-08organization’s thunder.

For two weeks JGR dominated NASCAR Sprint Cup activities at the 1.5-mile track. First, Denny Hamlin earned the pole for the Sprint All-Star race and then recorded the Huntersville, N.C.-based organization’s first victory in the special event.

Next on the agenda was Coca-Cola 600 qualifying. This time it was Matt Kenseth who stole the headlines with his pole winning performance. And, finally, it became Carl Edwards’ turn as the Columbia, Mo., driver snapped a 31-race winless streak with his first-ever victory in stock car racing’s longest race. Edwards led three times for 25 laps, including the final 21, in the 400-lap event. However, when Kenseth’s and Hamlin’s performances were included, JGR drivers led on eight occasions for 104 laps.

Gibbs said such an accomplishment was a time for reflection.

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Mon, 05/25/15 – 8:05 | No Comment
Pace Lap Will Have To Do When It Comes To Gordon’s 500 Dreams
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INDIANAPOLIS – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon now can boast that he has led a lap of an Indy car race around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Well, sort of. Gordon served as Official Pace Car Driver for the 99th running of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, crown jewel of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Gordon […]

Mon, 05/25/15 – 8:15 | No Comment
Gibbs Wrestles Charlotte Away From Hendrick
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – In recent years, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s May race weeks had become fairly common; however, 2015 will be remembered as the year Joe Gibbs Racing stole that organization’s thunder.
For two weeks JGR dominated NASCAR Sprint Cup activities at the 1.5-mile track. First, Denny Hamlin […]

Mon, 05/25/15 – 8:05 | No Comment
Edwards Wins The 600
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Carl Edwards proved he can execute a back flip from the window of  a Toyota as easily as he can from a Ford on Sunday night.
Edwards got his first Sprint Cup Series victory since switching from Roush Fenway Racing Fords to Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas this season as he captured the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 21:57 | No Comment
Montoya Makes Good On IOU To Roger Penske
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya repaid team owner Roger Penske for believing in him with a victory Sunday in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Montoya won the 500 as a rookie in 2000 while driving for Penske rival Chip Ganassi. But the Colombian driver then left IndyCar racing, first for […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 16:16 | No Comment
Montoya Survives Wild Finish To Win 2015 Indy 500
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INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya survived a series of early race setbacks, took the lead with three laps to go and went on to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
The victory gave team owner Roger Penske his 16th win in the world’s most famous auto race but first in six years.
The […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 14:49 | No Comment
Rosberg Wins In Monaco
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Nico Rosberg took the lead from Mercedes AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton when Hamliton pitted under safety car conditions with 11 laps to go and went on to win the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday.
Rosberg became just the fourth driver to win three in a row in the historic race through the streets […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 8:53 | No Comment
Late Charge Gives Austin Dillon XFINITY Win In Charlotte
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Polesitter Austin Dillon powered past Denny Hamlin on Lap 186 of 200 to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
At the end, Dillon was 2.692 seconds ahead of Hamlin, who had taken the lead during a restart on Lap 167 that saw Dillon fall back to fourth from the inside lane […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:15 | No Comment
Head At Head Of Funny Car Field In Topeka
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Second-generation driver Chad Head will chase his first career Funny Car victory from the pole position Sunday at the 27th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also remained at the top of their categories based upon their Friday qualifying performances heading into Sunday’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:07 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay Says Chance Of Repeat Win Slim
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INDIANAPOLIS – Only five drivers in the revered history of the Indianapolis 500 have won the race back-to-back. Realistically, reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay isn’t wild about his chance of becoming No. 6 Sunday during the 99th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
“I think it will be extremely hard this year,” said Hunter-Reay, who outbattled […]

Sun, 05/24/15 – 7:03 | No Comment
Gordon Set For Swan Song 600 Appearance
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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

Sat, 05/23/15 – 19:19 | No Comment