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Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen
Sunday, 6 Aug, 2017 – 7:56 | One Comment
Playoff Outsider Logano Glad For The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers perhaps said it best about facing pressure: “World War II was a ‘must-win.’ ” With that nugget as historical background, Joey Logano insists his shot at qualifying for NASCAR’s Cup Series postseason has not yet reached “must-win” status.
Then again, […]

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 […]

Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Sunday, 30 Jul, 2017 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17
Kyle Busch Triangulates In On First Win Of ’17

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Kyle Busch, the winner of four races last year and five in his series-championship 2015 season, won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the current season on Sunday when he took the checkers at Pocono Raceway.
Starting from the pole at the 2.-5-mile Pocono triangle, Busch gave the formerly beleaguered Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
Friday, 28 Jul, 2017 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
Driving For Penske Fulfills 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 | 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 […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Tuesday, 25 Jul, 2017 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
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 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
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 | Comments Off on ‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard
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 […]