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Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2016 – 19:48 | No Comment
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2016 – 17:59 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2016 – 15:21 | No Comment
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
Friday, 22 Jul, 2016 – 11:31 | No Comment
Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior

Driver Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk about the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s return to the cockpit.
Gordon, who retired from driving duties following the 2015 season, will fill in for HMS’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is recovering from “concussion-like symptons”.
Hendrick announced this […]

Gordon To Drive In Brickyard 400 And At Pocono
Wednesday, 20 Jul, 2016 – 12:04 | No Comment
Gordon To Drive In Brickyard 400 And At Pocono

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Jeff Gordon’s retirement from driving Sprint Cup cars lasted exactly 19 races and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season will feature a maximum of 33 races.
Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday that Gordon will take Eanrhardt’s ride as driver of the No. 88 HMS Chevrolet for at least the next two races as Earnhardt continues his recovery from […]

Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
Monday, 18 Jul, 2016 – 9:12 | No Comment
Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Alex Bowman is well acquainted with the life of a racing have-not. He knows all about being cursed and finger-signaled to get the hell out of the way by other drivers who may or may not be better wheelmen but who are absolutely driving better equipment.
Then on Sunday at New […]

Kenseth Makes It Two Straight Victories At New Hampshire But Fails Inspection
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2016 – 15:46 | No Comment
Kenseth Makes It Two Straight Victories At New Hampshire But Fails Inspection

Matt Kenseth became a two-time 2016 Sprint Cup race winner Sunday when he cruised to victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
After the race, Kenseth’s car failed inspection but for the time, his victory is in the books.
Kensenth, who won in Week 12 at Dover, took the checkered flag in his Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2016 – 12:55 | No Comment
Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car may not be a one-and-done deal.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Earnahardt’s car and owner of Gordon’s car until he retired, said Sunday that circumstances could mean a prolonged run for Gordon in the 88 […]

Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
Friday, 15 Jul, 2016 – 17:12 | No Comment
Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon

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After a quick start which saw him win two of the first five races of the season, Jimmie Johnson fell into a major 2016 funk. On Friday, Johnson showed signs of renewed life as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“We have had a lot of tough […]

Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Friday, 15 Jul, 2016 – 16:57 | No Comment
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]