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‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 7:58 | No Comment
‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Busch’s Indy 500 Bid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kyle Busch says he was oh-so-close to joining Fernando Alonso as a one-off entrant in May’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500…until one of his bosses spiked the deal.
“I had it done last year _ sold and everything ready to go _ and I’ve got a boss that said ‘No!’ […]

Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
Sunday, 16 Jul, 2017 – 17:32 | No Comment
Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire

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It was slump-busting day for Joe Gibbs Racing Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as JGR driver Denny Hamlin got his first victory in 28 tries. His effort gave four-car JGR its first victory of the season.
In addition to the race win, JGR got a stage victory from Kyle Busch.
“It’s definitely been tough,” Hamlin said […]

Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto
Saturday, 15 Jul, 2017 – 18:35 | No Comment
Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto

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Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar Series pole of the season Saturday when he laid down the fastest lap for the Honda Indy Toronto race in Canada.
The Team Penske driver will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’s 85-lap race on the 11-turn, 1.786-mile temporary street circuit.
In the Firestone Fast Six – the third […]

Pagenaud Hoping Luck Returns In Toronto
Saturday, 15 Jul, 2017 – 7:27 | No Comment
Pagenaud Hoping Luck Returns In Toronto

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud admits that while his racing luck has not been all that good at the Honda Indy Toronto, the downtown dining in Canada’s largest city is simply magnifique.
“I had French food last night, so that was nice,” said Pagenaud, a native of Montmorillon, France, at the close of Friday’s […]

Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off
Friday, 14 Jul, 2017 – 17:41 | No Comment
Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A re-invigorated and introspective Aric Almirola returned to the seat of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion Friday to begin preparations for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since suffering a severe back injury eight weeks ago.
“I am stoked. Really excited,” Almirola said during a media session at […]

With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
Wednesday, 12 Jul, 2017 – 7:09 | No Comment
With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joe Gibbs Racing has selected Erik Jones of Furniture Row Racing to replace Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Currently competing full-time for Barney Visser’s Furniture Row Racing, Jones sits 14th in Cup points and leads the Sunoco Rookie […]

Castroneves Climbs To Victory At Iowa Speedway
Monday, 10 Jul, 2017 – 7:54 | No Comment
Castroneves Climbs To Victory At Iowa Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With rumors of a sports car future at Team Penske emerging as an inconvenient truth, Helio Castroneves served notice Sunday he squarely is focused on punctuating the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with his first championship.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner snapped a three-year, 54-race winless streak via a dominant drive […]

Truex Posts Overtime Cup Victory In Kentucky
Sunday, 9 Jul, 2017 – 7:41 | No Comment
Truex Posts Overtime Cup Victory In Kentucky

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Martin Truex Jr. drove to an overtime victory in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory is the Furniture Row Racing driver’s third of the season and it ties him with seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson for most in the series in 2017.
Kyle Larson finished second and Chase Elliott third in […]

Busch Faster Than Lightening In Kentucky
Saturday, 8 Jul, 2017 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Busch Faster Than Lightening In Kentucky
Busch Faster Than Lightening In Kentucky

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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race during an weather-abbreviated qualifying session on Friday at Kentucky Speedway.
Busch laid down a record-breaking fast lap in 28.379 seconds (190.282 mph) at the newly repaved 1.5-mile. The laps came in a session was cut from three rounds down to two because of lightening […]

Earnhardt Jr. On The Cup Pole At Daytona
Friday, 30 Jun, 2017 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. On The Cup Pole At Daytona
Earnhardt Jr. On The Cup Pole At Daytona

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., in what could be his last driving appearance at Daytona International Speedway, will start Saturday night’s race from the pole position.
Earnhardt, who is retiring as a full-time Cup driver at the end of the season, laid down a lap at 190.973 mph in Friday’s qualifying session to net the pole.
After doing so, […]