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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 […]

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. […]