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Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win
Pagenaud Gets First Oval Win

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Simon Pagenaud was born and raised a road racer. He is also a driver who like to conquer new challenges. Hence his elation after winning the IndyCar Series race at Phoenix International Raceway’s oval on Saturday night.
“I can’t explain how excited I am,” the Frenchman said. “Ovals are not my specialty. I grew up in […]

Larson Takes Xfinity Series Win At Richmond
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Larson Takes Xfinity Series Win At Richmond
Larson Takes Xfinity Series Win At Richmond

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Kyle Larson overcame a strong car and effort on the part of Justin Allgaier and came away with the win in Saturday’s  NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Allgaier, who led 157 of the race’s 254 laps, finished second. He also won earned a $100,000 bonus check for winning the Dash 4 Cash bonus as […]

Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying
Castroneves Reigns In Phoenix Qualifying

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Helio Castroneves extended his reign as the king of speed at Phoenix Raceway Friday, shattering the lap record he set a year ago during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix.
Castroneves averaged 194.905 mph/37.7538-seconds for his two laps around the 1.022-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., including a record-setting circuit […]

Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17
Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17

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Matt Kenseth claimed his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season on Friday when he laid down the fastest qualifying lap at Richmond International Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap at 121.076 mph.
The pole is Kenseth’s second at Richmond.
He has has won twice at Richmond; in 2002 and 2015. […]

DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 – 7:08 | Comments Off on DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides
DeJoria Won’t Drive Four-Wides

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Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has withdrawn from eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, scheduled for this weekend in Concord, N.C.
DeJoria’s team said in a press release that their driver has “a family matter” to attend to and will not be at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s drag strip.
In her absence, DeJoria has appointed Kalitta Motorsports Director of […]

Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement
Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media at Hendrick Motorsports to discuss Dale, Jr.’s announcement that he would be retiring at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season.
What follows is a full transcript of the presser:
DALE EARNHARDT JR.:  Good afternoon.  I want to thank everybody […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that NASCAR’s most popular driver will retire after the current racing season. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt held a press conference to address his decision.
The reason for retiring, he said, was wanting to call his own shots about his career.
“So that became my motivation, the opportunity […]

Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win
Champ Capps Gets On The Board With Baytown Win

Reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps made the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals highlight reel and took home another Wally Trophy after winning his first national event of the 2017 season Sunday in Baytown, Texas.
Racing opposite Robert Hight in the final at Royal Purple Raceway, Capps was unaware that Hight had been disqualified for crossing […]

Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17
Courtney Force On Pole At Baytown; Zeroes In On First Funny Car Win of ’17

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Defending event champion Courtney Force secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as qualifications concluded for the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
Courtney’s next mission? Win a first-round matchup at Royal Purple Raceway.
Force stood on a 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.851-seconds _ tying the third-quickest pass of her career _ at 330.23 mph set Friday evening to […]

Andretti Shines At Barber
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Andretti Shines At Barber
Andretti Shines At Barber

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Marco Andretti re-introduced himself to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series speed chart Friday, recording the fastest practice lap for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.
Andretti, driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda, toured Barber Motorsports Park’s 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 7.7134-seconds at 122.280 mph to top the combined speed […]