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McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race
Saturday, 27 Aug, 2016 – 17:39 | Comments Off on McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race
McDowell Hangs On To Win His First Xfinity Race

Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
Friday, 26 Aug, 2016 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis
Gateway Race: IndyCar Series Returning To St. Louis

A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues on the 2016 schedule and […]

Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 11:46 | Comments Off on Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth
Buescher Takes Big Step Toward Chase Berth

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher will be the first to admit that his 2016 season has fallen into the roller-coaster category.
After all, the season was 12 races old before he recorded a top-20 finish at Dover in May. And he didn’t acquire a top-15 until Indianapolis in July. That’s why when he emerged victorious […]

Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol
Monday, 22 Aug, 2016 – 11:41 | Comments Off on Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol
Cup Buddies Honor ‘BC’ In Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Only two weeks have passed since Bryan Clauson succumbed to injuries suffered in a crash during the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas, but for his friends Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Larson the loss is still painfully fresh.
“He was a great person, awesome race car driver,” Larson said Friday at Bristol Motor […]

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 […]