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Truex Jr. Wins 600 With A Record-Trashing Run
Sunday, 29 May, 2016 – 21:00 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Wins 600 With A Record-Trashing Run
Truex Jr. Wins 600 With A Record-Trashing Run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Domination. That is the only word needed to define Martin Truex Jr.’s performance in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Never before in NASCAR history had anyone conquered the sport’s longest race with such ease. En route to his first victory this season and the fourth of his career, Truex set […]

Race Day Notes: A.J. Returns To 500’s Starting Grid
Sunday, 29 May, 2016 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Race Day Notes: A.J. Returns To 500’s Starting Grid
Race Day Notes: A.J. Returns To 500’s Starting Grid

INDIANAPOLIS – Hide the computers and wrenches along pit road. Open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr. is returning to the grid for the start of Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Foyt, 81, began the Month of May with this lament: “Wish I was still driving, but I don’t know if I could pass the physical.”
Not […]

Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars
Flat Spot On: ‘Wind Screens’ Coming for IndyCars

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDIANAPOLIS – Race car drivers often say that walking into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway can be like channeling ghosts, because the place is such a testimony to history. Walking into the hallowed venue on Friday, however, I had a different perspective.
I was in the pedestrian tunnel that leads from Georgetown […]

Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was won by Joey Logano, left drivers both pleased and confused.   
They praised NASCAR’s rules package that removed more downforce from the cars, but deemed the non-points event’s new format as too confusing.
“It’s the most screwed up All-Star race I’ve ever […]

Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 18:08 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole
Hinchcliffe Leads Fast Nine Run For Indy Pole

The list of drivers who have a shot at winning the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 was reduced to nine on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The nine are James Hinchliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Honda), Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport (Honda), Will Power of Team Penske (Chevrolet), Helio Castroneves of Team […]

Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 14:57 | Comments Off on Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills

CONCORD, N.C. – Five drivers advanced to Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race following the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but it was the racing produced by the event’s new format that provided a rebirth of the excitement for which NASCAR was once known.
Smoke flew from rubbing, banging sheet metal as Kyle Larson and Chase […]

Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick

CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick said Friday he never talked with Hendrick Motorsports about joining the organization and that his contract talks with Stewart-Haas Racing were the result of NASCAR’s charter program.
“I had an automatic two-year extension that the team held,” Harvick explained to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway as teams prepared for Saturday’s […]

Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts
Late-Comer Chaves Tops Indy Charts

Gabriel “Gabby” Chaves’ abbreviated Month of May began seven days ago, when the 2015 Indianapolis 500 and Verizon IndyCar Series rookie of the year was hired by team-owner Dale Coyne for a two-race stint at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Chaves finished a lead-lap 17th in the third annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the Speedway’s […]

Notes: Custer Says His Truck Roll Custer Was Costly
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Notes: Custer Says His Truck Roll Custer Was Costly
Notes: Custer Says His Truck Roll Custer Was Costly

CONCORD, N.C. – A week after being black-flagged at Dover for jumping a restart in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Cole Custer said Thursday he was told officials didn’t like the way he rolled ahead of the leader in the restart box.
“It was really close from what I was told and what I understood, but […]

Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game
Monday, 16 May, 2016 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game
Bump Day Bumped In Indy 500 Numbers Game

Scratch “Bump Day” and its inherent drama from this weekend’s qualifying schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A field of 33 drivers has been named for 33 cars entered in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on May 29. That’s just enough to fill the traditional 33-car field […]