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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Mild-mannered Simon Pagenaud “unleashed the beast” at Sonoma Raceway Sunday afternoon during a flag-to-flag victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma that clinched the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Pagenaud secured his first IndyCar Series title and the 14th for Team Penske by 3.2523-seconds over Graham Rahal at the conclusion […]

Mon, 09/19/16 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Champion Pagenaud Grips It And Rips It At Sonoma
Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ
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A bit before the half way point of Sunday’s season-ending, championship deciding IndyCar Series race, contender Will Power’s slowed and stopped on the Sonoma Raceway track. Gearbox problems had killed off Power’s hopes and crowned Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud as the 2016 series champion.
Pagenaud had started the race from the pole and with a […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 20:43 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Is 2016 IndyCar Champ
John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina
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Funny Car driver John Force, the NHRA’s all-time winningest driver, added to his victory record Sunday when he captured the Countdown playoff-opening Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
The victory was No. 146 for Force.
Also picking up victories in their respective categories at the Concord track were Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Jason Line […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 18:37 | Comments Off on John Force Kicks Off Countdown With Victory In North Carolina
Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime
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Martin Truex Jr. survived an early race tire problem that knocked him off the lead lap, got a great pit stop from his crew late in the race and went on to get the victory Sunday in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs.
The win, his third of the season, […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Wins Chase Opener In Overtime
Porsche Wins Lone Star Le Mans
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Reigning champions Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley drove to victory in Saturday’s 6 Hours of COTA, the Lone Star Le Mans event at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid drivers’ win was their third straight in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
“I think it’s mega that we won our […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Porsche Wins Lone Star Le Mans
Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud will chase his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship from a position of strength _ P1, baby _ following a record-setting performance during qualifications for Sunday’s season-ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma.
The Team Penske ace added to his qualifying mastery Saturday, claiming the pole at Sonoma Raceway in Northern […]

Sun, 09/18/16 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Pagenaud In Prime Position To Win 1st Title
Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1
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When leader Kyle Busch spun with a tire down on Lap 182 of 200, Erik Jones took full advantage of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate’s misfortune and went on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.
With four victories this season, Jones enters the inaugural Series Chase as the No. 1 […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Jones Wins; Enters Xfinity Chase No. 1
Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Doug Kalitta and Tommy Johnson Jr. maintained the No. 1 qualifying positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, as qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals concluded Saturday at zMAX Dragway.  
Both drivers claimed the top spot in their respective categories Friday in second round qualifying and […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Field Set For Countdown-Opener In Carolina
Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA
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Jordan Taylor survived a late-race unforced spin and went on to win the Lone Star Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series race at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas on Saturday.
Taylor was leading at the time of the spin but kept the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP running and on the track. […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Taylors Win Lone Star Le Mans At COTA
Kyle Busch Trucks To Win; Field Set For Camping World Chase
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The field for the first-ever Camping World Truck Series Chase was set on Friday at Chicagoland Speedway but it was Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch who won the race at the Joliet 1.5-mile oval.
Daniel Hemric finished second and he and Timothy Peters locked up the final two of eight spots in the inaugural trucks Chase, […]

Sat, 09/17/16 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Trucks To Win; Field Set For Camping World Chase