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Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago
Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago

Thirty years before Charlotte Motor Speedway became the first race in the Chase’s second round, Dale Earnhardt and his Richard Childress Racing team steamrolled into the 1.5-mile track in October 1986 with a season as hot as the sweltering temperatures that blanketed the facility that fall.
With only four races left in the 29-race season. Earnhardt […]

Harvick On Pole At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Harvick On Pole At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Harvick On Pole At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by edging substitute driver Alex Bowman in Thursday’s qualifying session.
Havick laid down a lap at the 1.5-mile CMS track in 27.547 seconds (196.029 mph) and in doing so, knocked Bowman from the top of the pylon.
The pole was Harvick’s first at Charlotte.
“It was […]

INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR
Friday, 30 Sep, 2016 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
INDYCAR Notes: Newgarden Bolts ECR

Ed Carpenter Racing has confirmed the longest-running rumor of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season _ rising American star Josef Newgarden has left the building in Speedway, Ind.
Newgarden, who finished a career-best fourth in this year’s championship, informed team-owner/driver Ed Carpenter on Thursday that he will not be returning to the team for the 2017 […]

Langdon Captures Gateway
Sunday, 25 Sep, 2016 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Langdon Captures Gateway
Langdon Captures Gateway

Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Friday, 23 Sep, 2016 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time

Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2016 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime
Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime

Martin Truex Jr. survived an early race tire problem that knocked him off the lead lap, got a great pit stop from his crew late in the race and went on to get the victory Sunday in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs.
The win, his third of the season, […]

Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1
Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1

When leader Kyle Busch spun with a tire down on Lap 182 of 200, Erik Jones took full advantage of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate’s misfortune and went on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.
With four victories this season, Jones enters the inaugural Series Chase as the No. 1 […]

Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2016 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma
Castroneves Fastest At Penske Coronation Weekend In Sonoma

Guaranteed the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Team Penske is aiming to close the season in dominating fashion during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Penske drivers Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Simon Pagenaud set the pace in the opening day of practice for Sunday’s 85-lap race on Sonoma Raceway’s 2.385-mile/12-turn permanent road-course in Northern California. […]

Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Saturday, 10 Sep, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago
Darlington Cup Penalties May Have Big Effect On Chicago

RICHMOND, Va. – Several teams received penalties following the Darlington NASCAR Sprint Cup race and Carl Edwards said Friday he believed penalties could impact the Chase, which begins next weekend at Chicago.
“I haven’t talked to many people about it in depth, but seeing the 31 car’s [Ryan Newman] penalty and realizing … that could affect […]

Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Friday, 9 Sep, 2016 – 19:57 | Comments Off on Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season
Hamlin Gets First Pole Of Season

Denny Hamlin laid down a lap at 22.069 seconds (122.344 mph) to earn the the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the first of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and it comes in the final non-Chase event of the year.
“I thought for […]