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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 […]

Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Monday, 5 Sep, 2016 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go
Schumacher Becomes 10-Time Winner At NHRA’s Big Go

Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher knows how to win the U.S. Nationals. He’s proven that nine times in the past and on Monday, he proved it for an 10th time.
Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with 82 victories, won the 2016 “Big Go” by disposing of Steve Torrence in the finals in […]

Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2016 – 20:47 | Comments Off on Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen
Dixon Makes It Look Easy While Winning At Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon was magical, magnificent and The Man Sunday afternoon at Watkins Glen International…and that was it for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Completing a weekend during which he led all three practices, qualified on-pole in record-setting style and paced Sunday morning’s warmup session, Dixon blitzed WGI’s repaved 3.37-mile/11-turn circuit […]

Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2016 – 12:34 | Comments Off on Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen
Tires Under Scrutiny At The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Pole-sitter Scott Dixon paced the final 30-minute Verizon IndyCar Series warmup session Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International, and then opted to start the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen on Firestone’s alternate (red) compound tires.
Dixon logged 14 laps around WGI’s repaved, 3.37-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout under sunny skies with a best […]

Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen
Dixon Wins Pole, Shreds Track Record At Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Scott Dixon’s first Verizon IndyCar Series pole at Watkins Glen International was a run for the record book, on a Saturday when interference penalties and tire compound selection factored into knockout qualifying for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Continuing a run of dominance that covered all three practice sessions, Dixon […]

Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Now that he has snapped a year-long Verizon IndyCar Series losing streak, Graham Rahal is in no particular hurry to exchange small talk with one of his team co-owners.
Nothing personal, but that guy is Bobby Rahal.
“To be honest, I really don’t hear from dad much anymore, you know?” Graham said through […]

Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
Friday, 2 Sep, 2016 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season is over.
Team Hendrick, the owner of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series car, made the announcement on Friday.
The team said that Earnhardt has not been cleared to drive because of concussion-like symptoms he has been suffering.
“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said in […]

Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2016 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy

Bill and Betty Jane.
That’s the way former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Bill France Jr. and his wife, Betty Jane, were known to everyone in the racing community. Even though it was Bill Jr. who sat in a director’s chair behind the NASCAR hauler every race weekend in the garage, conversing with those who wanted to […]

NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2016 – 12:35 | Comments Off on NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away

The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’
Sunday, 28 Aug, 2016 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’
Rahal Pulls Out Dramatic Win At ‘The Resumption’

Three-wide, four-wide and with sparks flying, Graham Rahal won the 20th annual Firestone 600 (The Resumption) Verizon IndyCar Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway after leading the equivalent of two football fields.
Rahal completed a dramatic, last-lap pass of leader James Hinchcliffe to win by a miniscule 0.0080-seconds _ the closest race in Texas […]