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Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen

With three victories in 2017 and a playoff berth already bagged, Martin Truex Jr. could afford to gamble in Sunday’s 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Truex, one of a handful of drivers at the front of a field facing nagging fuel questions over the final […]

Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Kyle Busch positioned himself for a rare NASCAR road-racing sweep at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon, when he qualified on-pole for the 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen.
Busch toured the 2.45-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout in 69.490-seconds and 126.925 mph to pace a field of 12 Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
Saturday, 5 Aug, 2017 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko
Junior’s Farewell Tour Has Not Been Socko

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Appreci88tion NASCAR tour has barnstormed into Upstate New York as a cultural and commercial success, worthy of NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver.
But away from the ever-upbeat Fan Fests, autograph sessions and guest appearances on QVC, Earnhardt’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign has turned almost funereal. That […]

Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
Saturday, 5 Aug, 2017 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale
Torrence On Top At Western Swing Finale

Top Fuel point-leader and Pacific Raceways speed record-holder Steve Torrence emerged with the provisional qualifying lead after the opening sessions of time trials Friday for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash.
Torrence wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to 1,000-foot pass in 3.791-seconds at 324.75 mph. The 34-year-old resident of Kilgore in West Texas […]

Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Monday, 31 Jul, 2017 – 9:17 | Comments Off on Todd Makes History In Sonoma
Todd Makes History In Sonoma

 
J.R. Todd checked-off a lengthy list of professional, personal and emotional “firsts” Sunday, when he won the Funny Car portion of the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Todd’s Funny Car Wally trophy sent him into drag racing’s record book as the first African-American driver to win in the class. Todd also was the first […]

Newgarden Eases To Victory
Sunday, 30 Jul, 2017 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Eases To Victory
Newgarden Eases To Victory

Josef Newgarden made it two in a row Sunday when he won the IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The victory for the Team Penske driver comes two weeks after he won at Toronto and gives him three victories on the season.
Thanks, Team Penske, he said.
“Well, I’ve got a great crew,” Newgarden, in […]

Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
Saturday, 29 Jul, 2017 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa

Ryan Preece, held off Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 laps to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“I thought this race would never end, that’s for sure,” an emotional Preece told the NBCSN after finally slowing his fast Joe Gibbs Racing […]

New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:40 | One Comment
New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS

Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in its superspeedway configuration was unanimous.
“From […]

Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation

Rising star Ryan Blaney will exit Wood Brothers Racing and join Team Penske as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018, as team-owner Roger Penske returns to a three-car operation in stock car racing’s premier series.
Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with “The Captain,” will pilot the […]

Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?

A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]