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Crafton Gets Monster Victory
Saturday, 14 May, 2016 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Crafton Gets Monster Victory
Crafton Gets Monster Victory

Matt Crafton led 76 laps en route to winning Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Crafton, a two-time series champion, held off Daniel Suarez and rookie Christopher Bell to get the victory. The victory was his first at the Monster Mile.
“I’ve always wanted a Miles (The Monster trophy),” he said. “We’ve come […]

IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen
Friday, 13 May, 2016 – 15:30 | Comments Off on IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen
IndyCar Returning To Iconic Glen

 
Watkins Glen International’s historic and recently repaved 3.45-mile natural terrain road-course has been added to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-4 _ a date that figures to prove pivotal in deciding the 2016 driver’s championship.
Ending weeks of speculation, INDYCAR officials confirmed Friday the venue in New York State’s Finger Lakes […]

IndyCar To Replace Boston With The Glen?
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 – 19:15 | One Comment
IndyCar To Replace Boston With The Glen?

Watkins Glen International’s historic and recently repaved 3.4-mile natural terrain road-course has emerged as the leading candidate to replace the cancelled Boston street race over Labor Day Weekend on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Located in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region and an August staple on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, WGI would […]

Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Sunday, 8 May, 2016 – 3:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love

A couple years back, as he stood addressing the media after exiting the infield care center, Kyle Busch called Kansas Speedway the worst track on the Sprint Cup schedule. Hate the place, he said. On Saturday night, Busch finally picked up a victory at the series’ “worst” track.
Busch walked away from the field over the […]

McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
Friday, 6 May, 2016 – 16:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Missouri driver Jamie McMurray was asked the usual local-media questions about coming “home” to race this weekend. And he issued the usual polite, geographically correct answers.
“Always nice to come home,” the native of Springfield said. “Special.”
But for McMurray, reliving the past is way down there on his weekend to-do list. P1 […]

Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher

Leah Pritchett’s nomadic journey through the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has reunited her with powerhouse Don Schumacher Racing for Round 7 of the schedule at Atlanta Dragway, and beyond.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the season near Phoenix on Feb. 28, was left without […]

Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World
Monday, 2 May, 2016 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World
Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World

For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole
Saturday, 30 Apr, 2016 – 13:47 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole
Chase Elliott on Talladega Pole

Rookie Chase Elliott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
It was the Hendrick Motorsports drivers second pole of the season – the other coming at Daytona for the season-opening 500.
His fast lap was at 192.661 mph.
“This is definitely a special place,” Elliott said. “It’s cool to get it […]

Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Monday, 25 Apr, 2016 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry
Richmond Finish Won’t Pollute Gibbs’ Chemistry

Race teams, as do most other teams, meet and debrief in the days following the sporting events in which they were involved. This week’s meeting at Joe Gibbs Racing could be a beauty.
On the final lap of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event at Richmond International Raceway, JGR driver Carl Edwards caught and pushed the race-leading […]

Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win
Sunday, 24 Apr, 2016 – 15:27 | Comments Off on Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win
Edwards Bumps Way To Second Straight Win

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Carl Edwards bumped teammate Kyle Busch out of the lead on the final lap and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the second straight for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. He led 151 laps Sunday, a week after winning Bristol.
“Kyle’s an […]