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The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2016 – 8:02 | Comments Off on The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano consoled himself with a second-place finish after Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen through a smile that confirmed nobody _ certainly not backache-ridden race-winner Denny Hamlin _ had more of a blast during the season’s final “full-contact” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-race.
“Typical Watkins […]

Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Monday, 8 Aug, 2016 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin’s career-first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-course victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International was played-out with a grimace, courtesy of a pain in his back, and perhaps the request for a couple capsules of Motrin.
Hamlin, who has a history of back issues, said he woke […]

Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win
Hamlin Tames The Glen For First Road Course Win

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Denny Hamlin endured severe back spasms, saved fuel on his final stint, took advantage of a series of mistakes by other front-runners on late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second of the year for Hamlin, who won the Daytona […]

Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row
Erik Jones Takes A Seat On Furniture Row

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Erik Jones’ journey from grassroots racer to NASCAR rising star took its final step Sunday at Watkins Glen International, where the 20-year-old prodigy officially was introduced as the second Sprint Cup Series driver for Furniture Row Racing.
Jones will contest the full 36-race Cup schedule in 2017 in the No. 77 Toyota […]

Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Sunday, 7 Aug, 2016 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen
Buescher’s ‘Crazy’ Week Rolls Into Watkins Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – If Chris Buescher’s breakthrough NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory last Monday was, indeed, the biggest thing to hit his hometown since the 7th annual Prosper Fishing Derby in February…somebody needs to send him a text or a newspaper clipping for posterity.
Buescher’s ensuing week has been a […]

Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2016 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog
Carl Edwards Becoming A Pole Day Road Hog

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Carl Edwards completed a once-improbable pole position sweep of NASCAR’s two non-oval Sprint Cup Series races Saturday at Watkins Glen International, officially elevating his status to “road-course ringer.”
“I think so, you know? No, I don’t know. My road-course career started pretty rough,” an animated Edwards joked […]

Furniture Row To Add Jones
Friday, 5 Aug, 2016 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Add Jones
Furniture Row To Add Jones

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Furniture Row Racing will expand to a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2017, with rising star Erik Jones ticketed to join newly re-signed regular Martin Truex Jr. for the team based in Denver, Colo.
“I can’t see it not happening,” an industry source told RacinToday.com Friday afternoon at
Watkins Glen International, […]

Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
Friday, 5 Aug, 2016 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from “ocular imbalance issues” continues at a snail’s pace, a forced early retirement is the furthest thing on the NASCAR superstar’s mind.
“I’m not ready to stop racing.  I’m not ready to quit,” Junior said during a news conference Friday at Watkins […]

Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
Friday, 5 Aug, 2016 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
Truex Gets New Contract From FRR

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Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year agreement with Furniture Row Racing to drive the team’s No. 78 Toyota Camry in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. The new contract takes effect starting with the 2017 season.
The Denver-based racing organization also announced that Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats _ which joined Furniture Row Racing as a […]

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 […]