Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Pole In Long Beach
Sun, 19/04/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
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It took only eight minutes during the first of three rounds of knockout qualifying Saturday for the track record to start falling at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The rewriting began when Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan logged a lap in 1 minute, 06.7442-seconds around on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. During the […]

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Rookie Suarez Serves Notice In Bristol Xfinity Race
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Daniel Suarez had his best Infinity Series run on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

Daniel Suarez had his best Infinity Series run on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Xfinity Series rookie Daniel Suarez knew he faced a steep learning curve when the 2015 season began, so when he finished second in Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway he left many in disbelief, including himself.

Xfinity Series“I can’t explain to you in words right now what I’m feeling in Spanish or English,” Suarez said after exiting his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. “This is unbelievable, this feeling.”

Suarez trailed winner Joey Logano by 1.172 seconds at the race’s conclusion, but in the event’s later stages it appeared the Monterrey, Mexico native might have a shot at the victory. At one point in the closing laps, Suarez cut Logano’s lead to less than a second. However, when the two front-runners caught lapped traffic Logano, who led every circuit in Read the full story »

Sat, 04/18/15 – 18:19 | No Comment
Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Pole In Long Beach
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

It took only eight minutes during the first of three rounds of knockout qualifying Saturday for the track record to start falling at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The rewriting began when Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan logged a lap in 1 minute, 06.7442-seconds around on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. During the […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
Rookie Suarez Serves Notice In Bristol Xfinity Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Xfinity Series rookie Daniel Suarez knew he faced a steep learning curve when the 2015 season began, so when he finished second in Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway he left many in disbelief, including himself.
“I can’t explain to you in words right […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 18:19 | No Comment
Logano Perfect In Bristol
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Joey Logano led all 300 laps in winning Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It was the first time a driver led every lap in a race since Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in winning the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Sept. 5, 2014.
The victory was […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 17:09 | No Comment
Taylor Racing To Start Long Beach From P1
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Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing edged Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett to win the pole for Saturday’s Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Taylor ran a fast lap of one minute, 14.790 seconds (94.729 mph) to capture his first TUDOR Championship pole in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 7:24 | No Comment
Kenseth On Pole At Bristol
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Matt Kenseth, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds), earned the 14th pole of his career on Friday when he was fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kenseth edged Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) by .022 seconds.
Carl Edwards (128.322 mph) qualified third while Kevin Harvick (128.211 mph)  was fourth.
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (who was fastest in […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:46 | No Comment
Kenseth Says He’s Not Yet Ready For A Rocker
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Food City 500 pole winner Matt Kenseth is only a year younger than Jeff Gordon, but unlike the four-time NASCAR champion who is in his final full-time Sprint Cup season, Kenseth says he doesn’t see the checkered flag waving on his driving career any time soon.
“I feel […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:13 | No Comment
RCR Appeal Denied But Penalties Reduced
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld the P5-level penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Thursday, slightly reducing the point deductions and fines stemming from tire tampering violations detected last month at Auto Club Speedway.
The three-member panel – John Capels, Hunter Nickell and Dale […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 7:22 | No Comment
Hinch’s Hunch Pays Off Big
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James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park.
Hinch’s hunch became a winner when the Canadian took the checkered flag Sunday after an unpredictable series […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 7:12 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Talks About His Wreck And Future
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During the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February, the car driven by Kyle Busch left the track, blew through the infield grass and smashed hard into an unprotected concrete wall.
Busch was helped from the car by safety personnel but it was obvious from the agony on the Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Wed, 04/15/15 – 17:31 | No Comment
Enders-Stevens Wins K&N Challenge: Field Set For Vegas Finals
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Erica Enders-Stevens won the $50,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge for the second consecutive year on Saturday during the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) all carried their Fridayqualifying bests into Saturday and secured No. 1 qualifying positions at the […]

Sun, 04/12/15 – 8:15 | No Comment