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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
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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 […]

Bowman To Be Handed Junior’s Ride In 2018
Thursday, 20 Jul, 2017 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Bowman To Be Handed Junior’s Ride In 2018
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 | Comments Off on Hamlin, JGR Winless Streaks End in New Hampshire
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 | Comments Off on Truex Handed Pole In Loudon After Larson Is Stripped Of Pole
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 […]

Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off
Friday, 14 Jul, 2017 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off
Almirola: It’s About Picking Up Where We Left Off

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A re-invigorated and introspective Aric Almirola returned to the seat of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion Friday to begin preparations for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since suffering a severe back injury eight weeks ago.
“I am stoked. Really excited,” Almirola said during a media session at […]

Almirola Cleared To Return
Friday, 14 Jul, 2017 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Almirola Cleared To Return
Almirola Cleared To Return

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His passion rekindled after being sidelined for eight weeks by a severe back injury, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola has been medically cleared to return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Almirola suffered an acute compression fracture to his T5 vertebra in a grinding, multi-car accident at […]

With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
Wednesday, 12 Jul, 2017 – 7:09 | Comments Off on With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joe Gibbs Racing has selected Erik Jones of Furniture Row Racing to replace Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Currently competing full-time for Barney Visser’s Furniture Row Racing, Jones sits 14th in Cup points and leads the Sunoco Rookie […]