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 King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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Kyle Busch proved he knows how to qualify at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. He collected poles in Sprint Cup and Xfinity series. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

Kyle Busch proved he knows how to qualify at famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday. He collected poles in Sprint Cup and Xfinity series. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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.

sprint-logo-08Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap at 184.634 mph in the three-session qualifying run at the legendary 2.5-mile IMS track.

The pole is the second of the season for Busch, the defending series champion who has three victories in 2016. It came shortly Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Indy.

“It means a lot,” Busch said. “It’s definitely pretty special to be running the way that we’re running and to have the success that we’ve had here the last couple of years at Indy and I’d love nothing more than to try to win here again.”

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Sat, 07/23/16 – 15:21 | No Comment
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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