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Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race
Saturday, 30 Sep, 2017 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race
Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race

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Martin Truex Jr. edged Kyle Busch in pole qualifying Friday for Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Cup series race (on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET) at Dover International Speedway.
Truex had a fast lap during qualifying for the the elimination race in the Playoff’s Round of 16 in 22.407 seconds (160.664 mph).
The Furniture Row Racing driver won his second pole of […]

Haas’ Grosjean Wrecks And Rallies At Sepang
Friday, 29 Sep, 2017 – 15:56 | Comments Off on Haas’ Grosjean Wrecks And Rallies At Sepang
Haas’ Grosjean Wrecks And Rallies At Sepang

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean rallied to qualify Saturday after a massive crash _ caused by a loose drain cover _ during Friday’s second free practice for what is being billed as the final Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix.
Grosjean’s accident capped a difficult Friday for the American-owned team on […]

Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth
Sunday, 24 Sep, 2017 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth
Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth

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Kyle Busch led 187 of 300 laps to win Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The win came in the second race of the 10-event playoffs and moves Busch into Round 2.
Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing finished second, 2.6-seconds back, while Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth was […]

NASCAR Puts Logano In ‘Jail’; Drivers React
Saturday, 23 Sep, 2017 – 13:00 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Puts Logano In ‘Jail’; Drivers React

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Joey Logano felt a little like he was in jail Saturday as he sat in his car on pit road for the entire final practice session for the ISM Connect 300 Cup race.

After his Team Penske No. 22 Ford failed technical inspection four times prior to Friday’s qualifying, NASCAR penalized the […]

Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
Wednesday, 20 Sep, 2017 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where he will answer Graham Rahal’s long-running plea for a fulltime Honda teammate.
Sato drove for RLLR in 2012, a season highlighted by his wheel-banging, final-lap Indianapolis 500 duel with eventual race-winner […]

Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Monday, 18 Sep, 2017 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Penske Perfection put an almost-predictable wrap on Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. While Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season-finale, teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to secure the championship for domestic open-wheel racing’s most successful organization.
Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion, out-hustled Newgarden to the finish line by 1.0986-seconds to […]

Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The list of his Team Penske running mates to have won various Indy car drivers championships is a trivia question that cannot stump Helio Castroneves.
“(Gil) De Ferran, (Sam) Hornish Jr., (Will) Power, (Simon) Pagenaud,” said Castroneves, clicking-off the title-winning names from the solitude of a Team Penske motorhome during a […]

Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs
Saturday, 16 Sep, 2017 – 18:18 | Comments Off on Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs
Biker Hines Elbowing His Way To Better Runs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Wind tunnels have been used for decades to perfect the aerodynamics of race cars, but NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor Andrew Hines noted that in his class his body provides the aero package.
“We’re going down the track and we’re trying to do everything we can to stay […]

Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps begins defense of his crown the same weekend that Chase Elliott opens his NASCAR title hopes in his playoffs, but the bond between the two goes beyond sharing the same sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts.
Capps looked up to Chase’s father, Bill, […]

Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway
Penske’s Pagenaud Tests Best At Sonoma Raceway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud amped-up Team Penske’s intramural chase for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship Thursday, topping the combined practice sheet at the conclusion of an Open Test at Sonoma Raceway for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The reigning event and series champion, Pagenaud emerged as the day’s overall leader […]