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Blaney Wins Kansas Pole
Saturday, 13 May, 2017 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Blaney Wins Kansas Pole
Blaney Wins Kansas Pole

Ryan Blaney collected the first pole of his NASCAR Cup career on Friday when he laid down the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.
The young Wood Brothers’ Racing driver’s laps was .009 seconds faster than  Joey Logano, who was second fastest.
Blaney toured the 1.5-mile speedway in 28.481 seconds […]

Stenhouse Strikes First For Cup’s High-Pro Couple
Friday, 12 May, 2017 – 20:32 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Strikes First For Cup’s High-Pro Couple
Stenhouse Strikes First For Cup’s High-Pro Couple

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It took Danica Patrick seven years and 225 races to get to Victory Lane at a NASCAR event. She made that VL appearance last weekend at Talladega but, unfortunately for the popular 35-year-old driver, she made it to merely to congratulate her boyfriend.
Once there, Patrick and race-winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. […]

Stenhouse Wins Talladega With Last Lap Pass
Sunday, 7 May, 2017 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Wins Talladega With Last Lap Pass
Stenhouse Wins Talladega With Last Lap Pass

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. collected his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday when he passed Kyle Busch on the last lap in overtime, held off a big field of contenders and went on to win the 500-mile race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came in Stenhouse’s 158th start, it came from the pole and it […]

Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega
Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The pole was the Roush Fenway Racing driver’s first since he secured his only previous top starting spot in 2013 in Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It was the first pole for a Ford driver at Talladega since Travis Kvapil […]

Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
Sunday, 30 Apr, 2017 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond
Logano Holds Off Teammate To Win Richmond

Joey Logano, forced to start from the rear of the field in Sunday’ Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after changing transmissions, came on late and went on to get the victory at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano got to the checkered flag .7 seconds ahead of charging Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, who led 110 of 200 […]

Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17
Friday, 28 Apr, 2017 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17
Kenseth Get First Pole of ’17

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Matt Kenseth claimed his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season on Friday when he laid down the fastest qualifying lap at Richmond International Raceway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had a fast lap at 121.076 mph.
The pole is Kenseth’s second at Richmond.
He has has won twice at Richmond; in 2002 and 2015. […]

Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul
Wednesday, 26 Apr, 2017 – 9:36 | 2 Comments
Junior To Leave Big Hole In Stock Car Racing’s Soul

The shopping list of reasons that explain why NASCAR has slipped from being America’s fastest growing sport 15 years ago to being forced to adopt absurd, geek show format changes in efforts to stay relevant is depressingly lengthy.
Somewhere near the mid point of that list is an entry on contemporary drivers: they tend to be […]

Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement
Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2017 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement
Q&A: Junior Addresses Retirement

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media at Hendrick Motorsports to discuss Dale, Jr.’s announcement that he would be retiring at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season.
What follows is a full transcript of the presser:
DALE EARNHARDT JR.:  Good afternoon.  I want to thank everybody […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that NASCAR’s most popular driver will retire after the current racing season. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt held a press conference to address his decision.
The reason for retiring, he said, was wanting to call his own shots about his career.
“So that became my motivation, the opportunity […]

Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Monday, 24 Apr, 2017 – 15:25 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back
Johnson Wins Bristol To Go Back To Back

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson won his second straight race Monday when he took the checkered flag in Monday’s rain-postponed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Johnson, who won two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, notched his 82nd career Cup victory. But the win was just his […]