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Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 7:56 | One Comment
Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers perhaps said it best about facing pressure: “World War II was a ‘must-win.’ ” With that nugget as historical background, Joey Logano insists his shot at qualifying for NASCAR’s Cup Series postseason has not yet reached “must-win” status.
Then again, […]

New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
Wednesday, 2 Aug, 2017 – 7:11 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’
New Indy Car Tests Twisties; Deemed ‘More Fun’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aero kit promises to raise the degree of difficulty and magnify mistakes when Verizon IndyCar Series drivers compete on the “twisties” and “mean streets.”
The new aero kit _ developed by chassis-supplier Dallara for use by all competitors beginning next season _ was run in road course/street […]

Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Sunday, 30 Jul, 2017 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17

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Kyle Busch, the winner of four races last year and five in his series-championship 2015 season, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the current season on Sunday when he took the checkers at Pocono Raceway.
Starting from the pole at the 2.-5-mile Pocono triangle, Busch gave the formerly beleaguered Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
Friday, 28 Jul, 2017 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske raised the profile of “Silly Season” transactions this week when it announced rising star Ryan Blaney would exit Wood Brothers Racing and join the stock car arm of Roger Penske’s empire as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018.
Penske’s return to […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-NASCAR retirement as full-time driver officially will include more than trips to the grocery store for mayo.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), Junior will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018. The TV gig was announced […]

Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race

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Kasey Kahne won a bizarre Brickyard 400 under bizarre circumstances at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday evening.
Kahne, diving the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, won the race in front of virtually empty grandstands Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski of Team Penske finished second.
Third was Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing.
Penske’s teammate, Joey Logano, finished fourth while […]

‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 7:58 | Comments Off on ‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle 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 | Comments Off on Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
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 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Breaks ’17 Pole Drought In Toronto
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 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Hoping Luck Returns In Toronto
Pagenaud Hoping Luck Returns In Toronto

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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 […]