Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma
Fri, 26/06/15 – 16:16 | No Comment
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The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

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Kyle Busch Muscles Way To Victory At Sonoma
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Kyle Busch  is a winner again. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

Kyle Busch is a winner again. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Guess everybody can consider Kyle Busch’s recovery from the serious leg injuries he suffered during Speedweeks in February to be complete – if not in a physical sense then certainly in a competitive sense.

sprint-logo-08Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of the season because of injuries sustained in the XFINITY Series, won for the first time in 2015 on Sunday and he did it on the Sonoma Raceway road course yet.

“This is awesome – it’s unbelievable,” he said.

“Yeah, it was a fun race today.  I actually had a lot of fun racing out here at Sonoma.  Normally it’s kind of a nightmare for us sometimes and this 18 team, but we had a great day today.  Coming down pit road and the cautions flying as we were on pit road twice, it certainly is so beneficial at this racetrack; it just gets you such great track position and gets you out front.  That was a huge Read the full story »

Sun, 06/28/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Muscles Way To Victory At Sonoma
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Guess everybody can consider Kyle Busch’s recovery from the serious leg injuries he suffered during Speedweeks in February to be complete – if not in a physical sense then certainly in a competitive sense.
Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of the season because of injuries sustained in […]

Sun, 06/28/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Rahal Becomes Leader Of The Pack In Fontana
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The term “pack racing” returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series lexicon Saturday at Auto Club Speedway, where Graham Rahal temporarily dodged a pit-road infraction en route to winning a record-smashing MAVTV 500.
Rahal’s second career Indy car victory was punctuated by a record 80-lead changes among 14 drivers around the 2-mile, […]

Sun, 06/28/15 – 10:13 | No Comment
Rain Sets Sahlen’s Grid At Watkins Glen
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A heavy rain Saturday afternoon forced the cancellation of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins International. The grid will be set by driver championship points, per Article 40.2.5 of the IMSA Sporting Regulations.
Christian Fittipaldi will start from the pole in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling/Cider Tree […]

Sat, 06/27/15 – 19:26 | No Comment
Allmendinger Blasts To Pole At Sonoma
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A.J. Allmendinger, looking to earn a second-straight berth in the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit on Saturday afternoon.
Allmendinger, who earned his 2014 Chase berth by winning at the Watkins Glen International road circuit, lapped Sonoma in 1 minute, 14.385 seconds […]

Sat, 06/27/15 – 17:14 | One Comment
Pagenaud Proves Super On A Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud officially became an ovalmeister Friday when the Frenchman earned his first Indy car pole on an oval – and first with Team Penske – during qualifications for the MAVTV 500.
Pagenaud, driver of the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet, posted a two-lap average speed of 218.952 mph around […]

Sat, 06/27/15 – 9:46 | 2 Comments
Allmendinger Knows Importance Of Sonoma
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RacinToday.com

The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

Fri, 06/26/15 – 16:16 | No Comment
NASCAR Reaffirms Opposition To Confederate Flag
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NASCAR officials on Tuesday joined the list of people and organizations who shun the flying of the Confederate Flag.
The stock car racing organization cited Monday’s call by the South Carolina Governor that the flag be removed from the grounds of the state’s State House.
A statement released the by NASCAR read: “As we continue to mourn the […]

Tue, 06/23/15 – 11:55 | No Comment
Hagan Strikes At Thunder Valley
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Matt Hagan won at his home track in Funny Car for the first time in his career Sunday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Richie Crampton (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at the historic dragstrip […]

Sun, 06/21/15 – 18:50 | No Comment
Jones Wins XFINITY Race; Completes A Midwestern Sweep
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Erik Jones notched his second NASCAR victory of the weekend Sunday when he won the rain-delayed XFINITY Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The victory for Jones, follows his Camping World Truck Series win on Friday night and which came a couple hundred miles to the west at Iowa Speedway in Newton.
The victory in the XFINITY race, […]

Sun, 06/21/15 – 17:17 | No Comment
John Force Earns First Pole Of Season
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John Force will start in the No. 1 spot in Funny Car eliminations following a rain delayed day of racing Saturday at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Erica Enders (Pro Stock) also earned No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their categories into tomorrow’s nooneliminations at the NHRA […]

Sun, 06/21/15 – 7:39 | No Comment