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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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Corvettes Rule Lime Rock
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Corvette Racing C7.Rs went 1-2 in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Saturday at Lime Rock.
Getting the victory was the No. 4 Corvette which was driven by Tommy Milner and, in the final stint, Oliver Gavin.
The victory was No. 100 for the Corvette Racing program.
It was the third victory of […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Corvettes Rule Lime Rock
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
Enders On Top In Colorado
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Erica (provisionally) is back.
Two-time/reigning world champion Erica Enders returned to the top of the NHRA Pro Stock chart Friday, grabbing the provisional No. 1 spot during time trials for the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Enders dominated the “Factory Hot Rod” class during the past two seasons, winning 15 races […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Enders On Top In Colorado
Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
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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 […]

Fri, 07/22/16 – 11:31 | Comments Off on Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
Larson Gets Dirty Win
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Kyle Larson won Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway.
“It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” Larson said.
Christopher Bell finished second and Rico Abreu third.
To get the victory, Larson had to overcome a bit of adversity.
“We got […]

Thu, 07/21/16 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Larson Gets Dirty Win
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 […]

Wed, 07/20/16 – 12:04 | Comments Off on Gordon To Drive In Brickyard 400 And At Pocono
Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Alex Bowman is well acquainted with the life of a racing have-not. He knows all about being cursed and finger-signaled to get the hell out of the way by other drivers who may or may not be better wheelmen but who are absolutely driving better equipment.
Then on Sunday at New […]

Mon, 07/18/16 – 9:12 | Comments Off on Bowman Found Out How Other Half Races In Cup
Power’s Hot Streak Continues in Toronto
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Team Penske’s Will Power drove to victory Sunday in the IndyCar Series race in Toronto, Canada. The victory was the third of the season for the Australian driver and it came by by 1.5275 seconds over teammate Helio Castroneves.
The victory moved Power into second place in the 2016 championship, 47 points behind leader and teammate Simon […]

Sun, 07/17/16 – 17:43 | Comments Off on Power’s Hot Streak Continues in Toronto
Kenseth Makes It Two Straight Victories At New Hampshire But Fails Inspection
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Matt Kenseth became a two-time 2016 Sprint Cup race winner Sunday when he cruised to victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
After the race, Kenseth’s car failed inspection but for the time, his victory is in the books.
Kensenth, who won in Week 12 at Dover, took the checkered flag in his Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Sun, 07/17/16 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Kenseth Makes It Two Straight Victories At New Hampshire But Fails Inspection
Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. as driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Sprint Cup car may not be a one-and-done deal.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Earnahardt’s car and owner of Gordon’s car until he retired, said Sunday that circumstances could mean a prolonged run for Gordon in the 88 […]

Sun, 07/17/16 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Hendrick: Gordon May Sub In 88 After Brickyard