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Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Monday, 8 Aug, 2016 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin’s career-first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-course victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International was played-out with a grimace, courtesy of a pain in his back, and perhaps the request for a couple capsules of Motrin.
Hamlin, who has a history of back issues, said he woke […]

Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win

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Denny Hamlin endured severe back spasms, saved fuel on his final stint, took advantage of a series of mistakes by other front-runners on late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second of the year for Hamlin, who won the Daytona […]

Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – If Chris Buescher’s breakthrough NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last Monday was, indeed, the biggest thing to hit his hometown since the 7th annual Prosper Fishing Derby in February…somebody needs to send him a text or a newspaper clipping for posterity.
Buescher’s ensuing week has been a […]

Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2016 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Carl Edwards completed a once-improbable pole position sweep of NASCAR’s two non-oval Sprint Cup Series races Saturday at Watkins Glen International, officially elevating his status to “road-course ringer.”
“I think so, you know? No, I don’t know. My road-course career started pretty rough,” an animated Edwards joked […]

Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
Friday, 5 Aug, 2016 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from “ocular imbalance issues” continues at a snail’s pace, a forced early retirement is the furthest thing on the NASCAR superstar’s mind.
“I’m not ready to stop racing.  I’m not ready to quit,” Junior said during a news conference Friday at Watkins […]

Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Thursday, 4 Aug, 2016 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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July was busy month for those IMSA officials who tinker with Balance of Performance adjustments for cars that run in their sports car series. The folks at Risi Competizione hope busy for IMSA officials translates to better results for Ferrari at Road America this weekend.
The Ferrari team has camped on […]

Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono
Monday, 1 Aug, 2016 – 15:14 | One Comment
Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chris Buescher, a rookie driving for a back-marker team with the wishful-thinking name of Front Row Motorsports, took advantage of bizarre Pennsylvania weather to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Buescher, who won the Xfinity Series championship last year while driving a Roush Fenway […]

Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2016 – 15:45 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Simon Pagenaud bumped his way past Team Penske teammate and chief rival for  the 2016 IndyCar Series championship Will Power for second place with 23 laps to go, took the lead when Conor Daly pitted with six laps to go and pulled away for the win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
“Whooo,” Pagenaud […]

Erik Jones Wins With Ease At Iowa Speedway
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2016 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Wins With Ease At Iowa Speedway
Erik Jones Wins With Ease At Iowa Speedway

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Erik Jones passed Ty Dillon for the lead with 15 laps remaining and then went on to an easy victory in the Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday evening.
The victory was the third of the season for Jones and it came in a race which he led 154 of 250 laps.
“It’s a great […]

Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
Friday, 29 Jul, 2016 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.
After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis […]