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IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 7:16 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed
IndyCar Notes: Newgarden Still Feeling Under Handed

If Josef Newgarden greets you with an awkward left-handed shake, don’t take it personally. The rising Verizon IndyCar Series star still is feeling the pain of the broken right hand he suffered during a crash at Texas Motor Speedway last month.
“Everyone thought my (broken) clavicle was going to be a problem. I got plated […]

Harvick Wins Weather-Plagued Bristol ‘Night Race’
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Weather-Plagued Bristol ‘Night Race’
Harvick Wins Weather-Plagued Bristol ‘Night Race’

Kevin Harvick on Sunday won the Bristol “Night Race” that ended in the day because of rainy weather in eastern Tennessee on Saturday.
Aiding Stewart-Haas Racing Harvick’s victory were wrecks and mishaps suffered by several other drivers who had legitimate chance to win at the high-banked, half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway track.
“Yeah, just really from the drop […]

Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 13:49 | Comments Off on Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team owner Rick Hendrick and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson first met William Byron as a youngster when he came trick-or-treating at Johnson’s house and Hendrick’s granddaughter’s home on Halloween. In fact, Byron still has the pillow case Johnson signed that night.
A few years later Byron told Hendrick his dream was […]

Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race
Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Continuous rain Saturday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway forced postponement of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race to Sunday at 1 p.m.
The garage opens at 10:30 a.m. and the grandstands at 11 a.m.
The competitors managed to complete 48 laps of the 500-lap event before rain settled in for the evening. […]

Ty Dillon Says He’s Ready To Fill A Sprint Cup Seat
Thursday, 18 Aug, 2016 – 17:13 | 5 Comments
Ty Dillon Says He’s Ready To Fill A Sprint Cup Seat

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Ty Dillon, Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway marks a milestone in the third-generation driver’s NASCAR Xfinity Series career – his 100th start – but it also solidifies his belief he’s ready for a full-time Sprint Cup ride.
“I’m ready to make that step (into the Sprint Cup Series),” Dillon […]

Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports
Thursday, 18 Aug, 2016 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports
Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie points-leader William Byron has signed a multi-year driver agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced Thursday.
The 18-year-old Byron, who has won five races in Trucks this year driving for Kyle Busch Motorspors, will drive full time in the Xfinity Series beginning in 2017 for JR Motorsports, a Hendrick affiliate.
“William […]

Hornish On Pole In Ohio
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Hornish On Pole In Ohio
Hornish On Pole In Ohio

Sam Hornish Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio road circuit on Friday.
Hornish laid down a fast lap at 96.374 mph to secure P1 in his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio.
“We’re as good as we have been really is hats […]

Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones’ journey from grassroots racer to NASCAR rising star took its final step Sunday at Watkins Glen International, where the 20-year-old prodigy officially was introduced as the second Sprint Cup Series driver for Furniture Row Racing.
Jones will contest the full 36-race Cup schedule in 2017 in the No. 77 Toyota […]

Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle
Worsham’s On Record Binge In Seattle

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Del Worsham reset the Funny Car elapsed time national record twice on Saturday en route to claiming pole position at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at Pacific Raceways.
It was, in fact, an extraordinary day of time trials for the entire Funny Car class in Kent, Wash., featuring the top-five quickest 1,000-foot passes […]

Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2016 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen
Logano Dominates Xfinity Series Race At Watkins Glen

Thanks to Joey Logano, Team Penske’s season-long futility streak in the Xfinity Series came to an end Saturday at the Watkins Glen International road course.
Logano started on pole, led 67 of 82 laps, got a big break when Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski broke a track bar while challenging Logano for the lead late in […]