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Driving For Penske Fullfils Big Goal For Blaney
Friday, 28 Jul, 2017 – 7:19 | No Comment
Driving For Penske Fullfils Big Goal For Blaney

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske raised the profile of “Silly Season” transactions this week when it announced rising star Ryan Blaney would exit Wood Brothers Racing and join the stock car arm of Roger Penske’s empire as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018.
Penske’s return to […]

Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
Thursday, 27 Jul, 2017 – 8:31 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 7:57 | No Comment
Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-NASCAR retirement as full-time driver officially will include more than trips to the grocery store for mayo.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), Junior will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018. The TV gig was announced […]

Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 20:15 | No Comment
Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race

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Kasey Kahne won a bizarre Brickyard 400 under bizarre circumstances at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday evening.
Kahne, diving the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, won the race in front of virtually empty grandstands Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski of Team Penske finished second.
Third was Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing.
Penske’s teammate, Joey Logano, finished fourth while […]

‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
Sunday, 23 Jul, 2017 – 7:58 | No Comment
‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch says he was oh-so-close to joining Fernando Alonso as a one-off entrant in May’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500…until one of his bosses spiked the deal.
“I had it done last year _ sold and everything ready to go _ and I’ve got a boss that said ‘No!’ […]

Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard
Saturday, 22 Jul, 2017 – 18:41 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard

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Kyle Busch on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His fast lap was at 187.301 mph and in .48.051 seconds at the 2.5-mile flat track.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing, edged Stewart Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick by .25 seconds to win […]

Bowman To Be Handed Junior’s Ride In 2018
Thursday, 20 Jul, 2017 – 17:06 | No Comment
Bowman To Be Handed Junior’s Ride In 2018

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Journeyman NASCAR driver Alex Bowman will take the wheel the No. 88 Chevrolet next season, Hendrick Motorsports announced today.
Bowman, 24, impressed the 12-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion team last year, driving the No. 88 in 10 of the last 18 races for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr.. He drove to three top-10 finishes, […]

Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
Sunday, 16 Jul, 2017 – 17:32 | No Comment
Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire

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It was slump-busting day for Joe Gibbs Racing Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as JGR driver Denny Hamlin got his first victory in 28 tries. His effort gave four-car JGR its first victory of the season.
In addition to the race win, JGR got a stage victory from Kyle Busch.
“It’s definitely been tough,” Hamlin said […]

Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
Saturday, 15 Jul, 2017 – 7:44 | No Comment
Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole

Martin Truex Jr. was awarded the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race after Kyle Larson’s car failed post-qualifying inspection at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
Larson’s speed of 133.324 mph was thrown out after NASCAR officials discovered an unapproved rear deck fin on his Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. That elevated Truex’s Furniture […]