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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 […]

Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2016 – 19:48 | One Comment
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2016 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2016 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car may not be a one-and-done deal.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Earnahardt’s car and owner of Gordon’s car until he retired, said Sunday that circumstances could mean a prolonged run for Gordon in the 88 […]

Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Friday, 15 Jul, 2016 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]

Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2016 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway

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Josef Newgarden drove to an easy victory in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win was his first on an oval in IndyCar.
“We’ve been so close to winning at an oval race with this team,” he said, “we’ve had seconds.”
Now they have a first.
Newgarden drove his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to a 4.2-second […]

Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thanks to a fast car and dead-on fuel management, Brad Keselowski notched his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Dead-on fuel management? Keselowski crossed the finish line at the newly repaved Kentucky 1.5-mile track with a fuel cell, the contents of […]

Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole
Friday, 8 Jul, 2016 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole
Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole

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Friday’s scheduled qualifying session for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway has been cancelled because of wet weather. The decision was made to cancel qualifying and instead give teams and drivers extended practice time at the newly repaved Kentucky track.
“I appreciate NASCAR’s decision to cancel qualifying to give us an opportunity to get more track […]