Larson Gets Dirty Win
Thu, 21/07/16 – 7:10 | No Comment
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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 […]

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Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
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Team owner Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon are back together again this weekend in Indianapolis. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

Team owner Rick Hendrick and driver Jeff Gordon are back together again this weekend in Indianapolis. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

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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.

bugqaGordon, 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 week that Gordon will drive the 88 Chevrolet in this weekend’s Brickyard 400 and next week’s race at Pocono Raceway.

The following is a full transcript of Friday’s press conference”

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS OF GETTING BACK IN THE CAR?

JEFF GORDON: “I certainly woke up feeling good when I saw Dale Jr.s’ Tweet that he’s seen progress. I texted him right away as soon as I saw that. So, that is great news. Great way to start the day.  I’m certainly a little overwhelmed over everything that has happened over the last week.  But, most of all, I’m proud to be here and help his team out. This is his team. What we want Read the full story »

Fri, 07/22/16 – 11:31 | 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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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
Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car may not be a one-and-done deal.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Earnahardt’s car and owner of Gordon’s car until he retired, said Sunday that circumstances could mean a prolonged run for Gordon in the 88 […]

Sun, 07/17/16 – 12:55 | No Comment
Busch in League of Own in Loudon
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Kyle Busch led 190 of 200 laps in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and went on to get the victory.
Busch has now led to 17,064 laps in the series and won for the fifth time in 11 races at the 1-mile oval.
“I guess they’re big numbers,” said Busch, “I really don’t know what big […]

Sat, 07/16/16 – 19:41 | No Comment
Dixon To Start P1 In Toronto
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Scott Dixon will start Sunday’s IndyCar Series race on the Toronto street circuit after winning the pole on Saturday in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Dixon led qualifying with a lap around the 1.786-mile circuit at 107.326 mph.
His fast lap was his last lap in the Fast Six finale round of the session and it gave […]

Sat, 07/16/16 – 15:56 | No Comment
Pagenaud Quickest In Toronto
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Points-leader Simon Pagenaud set the pace during practice Friday on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary circuit in Toronto. He posted his fast lap in the last of the day’s two 45-minute practice sessions, at 1 minute, 1.7081 seconds (104.194 mph) in his Team Penske Chevrolet.
“I kind of like changes so I’m good with it,” Pagenaud said […]

Fri, 07/15/16 – 17:25 | No Comment