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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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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 […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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July was busy month for those IMSA officials who tinker with Balance of Performance adjustments for cars that run in their sports car series. The folks at Risi Competizione hope busy for IMSA officials translates to better results for Ferrari at Road America this weekend.
The Ferrari team has camped on […]

Thu, 08/4/16 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
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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 […]

Tue, 08/2/16 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono
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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 […]

Mon, 08/1/16 – 15:14 | One Comment
Force Wins Sonoma; Eyes A Sweep Of The Western Swing
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John Force raced to his second consecutive Funny Car win of the year on Sunday and he did it in front of a sold-out crowd at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
The victory gives Force a shot at sweeping the prestigious three-race Western Swing, which concludes with the coming weekend’s event near Seattle.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), […]

Mon, 08/1/16 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Force Wins Sonoma; Eyes A Sweep Of The Western Swing
Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
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Simon Pagenaud bumped his way past Team Penske teammate and chief rival for  the 2016 IndyCar Series championship Will Power for second place with 23 laps to go, took the lead when Conor Daly pitted with six laps to go and pulled away for the win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
“Whooo,” Pagenaud […]

Sun, 07/31/16 – 15:45 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
Pocono Cup Race Postponed
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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 […]

Sun, 07/31/16 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Pocono Cup Race Postponed
Harley’s Hines Wins Bike Battle In Sonoma
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Harley-Davidson ace Andrew Hines raced to his second career NHRA Pro Bike Battle victory during Saturday’s 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. The five-time/reigning world champion, Hines earned a $7,500 payday in the all-star bonus race featuring the tour’s top eight Pro Stock Motorcycles at Sonoma Raceway, near San Francisco.
Hines rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance […]

Sun, 07/31/16 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Harley’s Hines Wins Bike Battle In Sonoma
Erik Jones Wins With Ease At Iowa Speedway
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Erik Jones passed Ty Dillon for the lead with 15 laps remaining and then went on to an easy victory in the Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday evening.
The victory was the third of the season for Jones and it came in a race which he led 154 of 250 laps.
“It’s a great […]

Sun, 07/31/16 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Wins With Ease At Iowa Speedway
Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying
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IndyCar Series points leader Simon Pagenaud will start Sunday’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course in prime position to increase that points lead.
The Team Penske driver claimed the pole at Mid-Ohio with a lap at 127.271 mph on Saturday. That toppled the track record.
“I didn’t know about that,” the […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Sets Record In Mid-Ohio Qualifying