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Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet
Sunday, 17 Sep, 2017 – 18:34 | Comments Off on Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet
Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet

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Martin Truex Jr. opened the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs survived early race adversity to win Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The victory was his fifth of the season for the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota and second straight at the 1.5-mile Joliet track and, it gives him a berth in the […]

Kyle Busch Opens Playoffs On Pole
Saturday, 16 Sep, 2017 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Opens Playoffs On Pole
Kyle Busch Opens Playoffs On Pole

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Kyle Busch drove to the pole for Sunday’s plahyoff-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday.
The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing Camry laid down a lap at 28.792-seconds at 187.963 mph to earn the pole.
Teammate Denny Hamlin (186.168 mph) was second in the final round, 0.277 seconds off Busch’s pace.
The pole was […]

Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott
Capps Gives Mentor Props To Cup’s Elliott

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps begins defense of his crown the same weekend that Chase Elliott opens his NASCAR title hopes in his playoffs, but the bond between the two goes beyond sharing the same sponsor – NAPA Auto Parts.
Capps looked up to Chase’s father, Bill, […]

Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion
Thursday, 14 Sep, 2017 – 16:08 | 11 Comments
Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If Danica Patrick is looking for the perfect sponsor as she seeks a new Cup Series ride, she may want to make a deal with Isotoner gloves. That company could then adopt a slogan along the lines of: The gloves that protect the most oft-used pointing fingers in the sport.
In […]

Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Wednesday, 13 Sep, 2017 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti
Racing World Salutes Driver/Ambassador Andretti

CORNING, N.Y. – Mario Andretti’s American dream-of-a-life inside and outside of racing was recognized and honored recently with presentation of the Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports by the International Motor Racing Research Center.
International racing stars, captains of the motorsports industry, local dignitaries, race fans and media gathered to honor the man […]

Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Sunday, 10 Sep, 2017 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized
Larson Wins Richmond; Playoff Field Finalized

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Kyle Larson won Saturday night’s regular-season Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale, a race with set the field for the upcoming 16-driver, 10-race playoffs.
Larson’s win came in overtime and deprived Martin Truex Jr. of what appeared to be certain victory at Richmond International Racewaya.
The seedings and point totals for the playoffs, which begin at Chicagoland […]

Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
Saturday, 9 Sep, 2017 – 16:53 | Comments Off on Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond
Major Cup Stars In Need Of Big Nights At Richmond

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway Saturday night will determine the field of 16 championship contenders.
Having trouble deciphering who’s in/who’s out/who’s on the proverbial bubble? Here are the basics, courtesy of Info Manager.
The Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m., EDT, NBC Sports Network and SiriusXM Radio and […]

Kenseth To Start P1 At Richmond
Saturday, 9 Sep, 2017 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Kenseth To Start P1 At Richmond

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Matt Kenseth drove to the pole position for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kenseth covered the .75-mile distance in 22.055 seconds (122.421 mph) in the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session to edge Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin (122.277 mph) for the top starting spot by .026 seconds.
The pole […]

‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
Monday, 4 Sep, 2017 – 7:43 | Comments Off on ‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington
‘Tailless’ Hamlin Finds Victory Lane At Darlington

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Two laps. That was all that remained when the Lady in Black snatched victory from Martin Truex Jr.’s grasp and handed it to Denny Hamlin on Sunday, giving him his second Bojangles Southern 500 win at Darlington Raceway.
It was a gut wrenching experience for Truex, who won […]

Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Sunday, 3 Sep, 2017 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old
Retro Cars At Southern 500 Only Look Old

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Retro weekend at Darlington Raceway has become one of NASCAR’s most popular, but that doesn’t mean the racing will resemble the era celebrated by the 30 old-school paint schemes in Sunday’s Bojangles Southern 500.
“I believe it’s new-school racing with old-school paint schemes,” NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin said Friday. “The importance […]