Hamilton Moves In On F1 Pole Record
Sun, 25/06/17 – 6:58 | No Comment
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton continued to rewrite Formula One history Saturday, when he qualified on-pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the expense of boyhood hero Ayrton Senna.
Hamilton’s fast lap of 1-minute, 40.593-seconds set a track qualifying record around the 3.730-mile/6.003-kilometer/20-turn Baku City Circuit. Hamilton’s hot lap was 0.434-seconds better than runnerup and teammate Valtteri […]

Read the full story »

FEATURE STORY, NASCAR »

Larson Edges Teammate To Win Sonoma Pole
By | RacinToday.com

Kyle Larson drove to the Cup pole at the Somona road course on Saturday. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

RacinToday.com

Kyle Larson edged teammate Jamie McMurray in NASCAR Cup qualifying at the Sonoma road course on Saturday to win the pole for Sunday’s race.

The time difference between the Chip Ganassi Racing drivers was .091 seconds.

“The whole lap actually felt pretty bad,” said Larson, who won his third pole of the season, his first at Sonoma and the fourth of his career—a week after winning from the pole at Michigan International Speedway. “I messed up into (Turn) 1 and into (Turn) 2 and was out a little bit too far. Yeah, I felt like I gave up enough (in Turn 11) that I wouldn’t have a shot at the pole.

“I thought maybe I’d maintain and run about the same lap time as the previous run. So I was surprised, and I was happy about that. This is cool to get a pole on a road course at my home state. This is my closest track to Sacramento or Elk Grove where I grew up. I have lots of friends and family here. We’re going to celebrate with the team.” Read the full story »

Sat, 06/24/17 – 16:38 | No Comment
Byron Picks Up First Xfinity Win
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
William Byron won his first Xfinity Series race Saturday night as he cruised to a win at Iowa Speedway.
“I feel it all kind of comes around in racing and last week we were so close,” said Byron, who finished a mere .012 seconds behind Joe Gibbs Racing veteran Denny Hamlin last Saturday at Michigan International […]

Sun, 06/25/17 – 7:21 | No Comment
Hamilton Moves In On F1 Pole Record
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton continued to rewrite Formula One history Saturday, when he qualified on-pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the expense of boyhood hero Ayrton Senna.
Hamilton’s fast lap of 1-minute, 40.593-seconds set a track qualifying record around the 3.730-mile/6.003-kilometer/20-turn Baku City Circuit. Hamilton’s hot lap was 0.434-seconds better than runnerup and teammate Valtteri […]

Sun, 06/25/17 – 6:58 | No Comment
Castroneves Leads Penske Qualifying Blitz At Road America
|
RacinToday.com

Helio Castroneves led Team Penske’s all-out assault on the pole position during Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Road American road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
The pole was the 50th of Castroneves’ IndyCar Series career. He laid down a fast lap of 1- minute, 47.3-seconds at the 14-turn, 4.0-mile track to get it.
“Man, […]

Sat, 06/24/17 – 17:11 | No Comment
Larson Edges Teammate To Win Sonoma Pole
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Kyle Larson edged teammate Jamie McMurray in NASCAR Cup qualifying at the Sonoma road course on Saturday to win the pole for Sunday’s race.
The time difference between the Chip Ganassi Racing drivers was .091 seconds.
“The whole lap actually felt pretty bad,” said Larson, who won his third pole of the season, his first at Sonoma and […]

Sat, 06/24/17 – 16:38 | No Comment
Hot Nemechek Wins In Iowa
|
RacinToday.com

John Hunter Nemechek made it two in a row in the Midwest on Friday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.
The win comes a week after he won at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
“Every one of these guys who works on this team, this is awesome,” said John […]

Sat, 06/24/17 – 8:30 | No Comment
Team Penske Looking Strong In Elkhart Lake
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Team Penske flexed its collective muscle during Friday’s practice for the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America, locking down the top four positions on the combined time sheet after a pair of 45-minute sessions.
Josef Newgarden led the Penske parade in Elkhart Lake, Wis., setting fast lap in the No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet at […]

Sat, 06/24/17 – 8:16 | No Comment
Kalitta Runs To Norwalk Provisional Pole
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Doug Kalitta powered into the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday evening during the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also are provisional qualifying leaders in their respective categories at Norwalk, Ohio, for the 12th of […]

Sat, 06/24/17 – 8:06 | No Comment
Risi To Scale Back IMSA Schedule
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Houston-based Risi Competizione will withdraw from an unspecified number of upcoming International Motor Sport Association (IMSA) races this year, Team Principal Guiseppe Risi announced Friday.
“Following an extremely challenging first half of 2017, most recently at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I have decided to withdraw the Risi Competizione race team from part of the […]

Fri, 06/23/17 – 17:17 | No Comment
Road Incident Puts Arana Sr. On The Sidelines
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Hector Arana Sr. underwent major shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss at least the next three months of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Traveling from the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J., two weeks ago, Arana’s racing trailer had a tire blowout near Hershey, Pa. While trying to change the […]

Thu, 06/22/17 – 7:06 | No Comment
Billy Johnson To Make Cup Debut
|
RacinToday.com

IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

Tue, 06/20/17 – 17:17 | No Comment