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Jamie McMurray won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
McMurray knocked AJ Allmendinger off the provisional pole late in the knockout session to get the pole.
McMurray’s speed of 96.350 mph eclipsed Marcos Ambrose’s 2012 track qualifying record of 95.262 mph.
The pole was McMurray’s the 10th of [...]
Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s road racing weekend in NASCAR and to help kick things off, some questions and some direct-answer avoidance:
– When will NASCAR add a road race to the Chase?
Not any time soon, appears to be the answer. While fans and even some drivers have upped their support for the idea in [...]
NASCAR engine builder, car owner and official Ray Fox died Sunday at the age of 98 it was announced on Monday.
Fox made his name in NASCAR as an engine builder, winning Mechanic of the Year in 1956 after the Chrysler 300 cars he built for Carl Kiekhaefer won 22 of the season’s first 26 races.
Fox has [...]
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports didn’t just leave Michigan International Speedway with money and a trophy after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race. They also left with the hearts and hopes of a lot of the other competitors.
Johnson won the Quicken Loans 400 at MIS. It was his third victory in his [...]
Jimmmie Johnson won for the third time in his last four Sprint Cup Series starts on Sunday. The latest victory came at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the six-time Cup champion’s first at the 2-mile MIS oval, however.
“Finally,” he tweeted after getting out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“Yeah, it has been,” he added about having [...]
Kevin Harvick won his third Sprint Cup pole of the year on Friday when he posted the fastest qualifying lap for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
His pole winning lap came at 204.557 mph, a MIS record.
“Obviously it was a really fast lap, a really fast couple of laps,” the Stewart-Haas Racing driver [...]
By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE – The new owner of Nashville Superspeedway won’t rule out attempting to bring back NASCAR and IndyCar racing at some point in the future.
“Never say never,” Robb Sexton said Tuesday in discussing his vision for the track, located in Gladeville, 35 miles east of Nashville, on which racing [...]
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead from over-heated Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The victory was the second of the season for Earnhardt, who also won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.
Earnhardt got the Pocono victory after leader Keselowski moved [...]
By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service
LONG POND, Pa. – A four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin, continued to excel on the 2.5-mile triangular layout on Friday, setting a track record in qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono 400.
But Hamlin says Pocono is a different animal than the track at which he won his first [...]