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Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2016 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol

Jeff Gordon will be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend at the Watkins Glen road course as regular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to his Sprint Cup job.
Earnhardt, the team announced, will also miss the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor […]

Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono
Monday, 1 Aug, 2016 – 15:14 | One Comment
Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Chris Buescher, a rookie driving for a back-marker team with the wishful-thinking name of Front Row Motorsports, took advantage of bizarre Pennsylvania weather to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Buescher, who won the Xfinity Series championship last year while driving a Roush Fenway […]

Pocono Cup Race Postponed
Sunday, 31 Jul, 2016 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Pocono Cup Race Postponed
Pocono Cup Race Postponed

Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Monday morning because of rain and a wet track.
The race is scheduled to be run Monday at 11 a.m. ET. NBC Sports will televise the race.
Martin Truex Jr. will be on pole.
The first Pocono race of the season was also rain-delayed and run […]

Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
Friday, 29 Jul, 2016 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole

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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Friday afternoon.
Truex covered the distance in 50.211 seconds, .104 seconds faster than Carl Edwards (178.873 mph), who was second fastest.
Truex got the pole by being especially quick in Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile triangular superspeedway.
“For whatever reason, today—all day […]

Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
Friday, 29 Jul, 2016 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.
After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis […]

Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2016 – 19:48 | One 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 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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 | Comments Off on Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
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 | Comments Off on Gordon To Drive In Brickyard 400 And At Pocono
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 […]