Thu, 27/08/15 – 19:19 | No Comment

Verizon IndyCar Series team Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that the No. 25 Honda of Justin Wilson will race this weekend at Sonoma Raceway to honor the late driver.
 
In the driver’s seat will be veteran Oriol Servia.
Wilson passed away earlier this week following injuries sustained during the series event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
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SMI’s Bruton Smith Battling Lymphoma
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. Executive Chairman Bruton Smith is attending this weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway after battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma earlier this summer, it was announced Friday.
“We talked about this for the last few days actually, about having a conversation because health and personal matters are […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 7:05 | No Comment
Busch Collects OT XFINITY Victory In Bristol
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By Reid Spencer
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BRISTOL, Tenn.  – When Chris Buescher’s Ford faltered on a green-white-checkered restart on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch took full advantage, as is his custom.
In a Food City 300 that went to two laps of overtime at the .533-mile short track, Busch finished .427 seconds ahead of Kyle […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 6:50 | No Comment
Beckman Stays Hot In Minnesota
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Jack Beckman continued his late-season hot streak Friday with the third-quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history during the opening day of time trials for the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying […]

Sat, 08/22/15 – 6:44 | No Comment
Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Clint Bowyer admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that neither he nor sponsor Five-Hour Energy saw the demise of Michael Waltrip Racing coming. After all, Bowyer was eight months into a three-year deal.
Bowyer isn’t tipping his hand as to where he’s going, even though the rumors are strong that it’s HScott […]

Fri, 08/21/15 – 18:11 | No Comment
Michael Waltrip’s Goofy Run At Team Ownership Hits The Skids
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s debatable as to whether people make their own luck or not. It’s less debatable as to whether goofy, um, stuff, happens to goofy people. Enter NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip.
It was a couple days after first-round qualifying during the 2007 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway when NASCAR made a stunning announcement.
Many […]

Fri, 08/21/15 – 14:55 | No Comment
Montoya’s Cool As Rahal Triangulates In On Lead
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s once-formidable Verizon IndyCar Series point-lead over Graham Rahal is running on Sunoco E85R fumes. But in typical Juan Me Worry? fashion, JPM says he’s not sweating the season’s final two races.
Montoya will take a tenuous nine-point advantage (465-456) over Rahal into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 around the triangular, 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. JPM’s […]

Fri, 08/21/15 – 7:29 | No Comment
Blaney Wins Bristol Truck Race In OT
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Ryan Blaney won Wednesday evening’s soggy Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Blaney, who was penalized early in the event for jumping a restart, got the victory after taking the lead on a green/white/checkered restart and then staying ahead of a bit of mayhem by those chasing him.
The final restart was necessitated after […]

Thu, 08/20/15 – 7:25 | No Comment
MWR Done After Season; Drivers On The Market
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Michael Waltrip Racing will cease full-time competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2016, immediately making drivers Clint Bowyer and David Ragan full-fledged free-agents.
Rob Kauffman, co-owner of MWR, and Bowyer announced Wednesday the parties mutually have agreed to separate at season’s end. Bowyer, driver of the No. 15 […]

Wed, 08/19/15 – 18:02 | No Comment
Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas
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Danica Patrick has signed a multiyear extension with Stewart-Haas Racing it was announced by the team on Tuesday.
Also announced was that Nature’s Bakery will replace Go-Daddy as Patrick’s primary sponsor beginning next year. The new sponsor will be on the car for 28 races with Patrick’s current sponsors filling out the remainder of the schedule.
 
“As […]

Tue, 08/18/15 – 12:55 | No Comment
Kenseth Dominates In Winning At Michigan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth won for the second time in two weeks Sunday when he topped the Sprint Cup Series field at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the third of the season for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his third at the 2-mile MIS oval. The win was the fifth in […]

Sun, 08/16/15 – 16:47 | No Comment