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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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Busch in League of Own in Loudon
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Kyle Busch led 190 of 200 laps in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and went on to get the victory.
Busch has now led to 17,064 laps in the series and won for the fifth time in 11 races at the 1-mile oval.
“I guess they’re big numbers,” said Busch, “I really don’t know what big […]

Sat, 07/16/16 – 19:41 | Comments Off on Busch in League of Own in Loudon
Dixon To Start P1 In Toronto
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Scott Dixon will start Sunday’s IndyCar Series race on the Toronto street circuit after winning the pole on Saturday in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Dixon led qualifying with a lap around the 1.786-mile circuit at 107.326 mph.
His fast lap was his last lap in the Fast Six finale round of the session and it gave […]

Sat, 07/16/16 – 15:56 | Comments Off on Dixon To Start P1 In Toronto
Pagenaud Quickest In Toronto
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Points-leader Simon Pagenaud set the pace during practice Friday on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary circuit in Toronto. He posted his fast lap in the last of the day’s two 45-minute practice sessions, at 1 minute, 1.7081 seconds (104.194 mph) in his Team Penske Chevrolet.
“I kind of like changes so I’m good with it,” Pagenaud said […]

Fri, 07/15/16 – 17:25 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Quickest In Toronto
Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
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After a quick start which saw him win two of the first five races of the season, Jimmie Johnson fell into a major 2016 funk. On Friday, Johnson showed signs of renewed life as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“We have had a lot of tough […]

Fri, 07/15/16 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
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Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]

Fri, 07/15/16 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
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Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he has experienced “concussion-like symptoms”.
Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman in Loudon.
Earnhardt, who missed two races in 2012 because of a concussion he suffered after crashing during a tire test at […]

Thu, 07/14/16 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
New Book Examines Henry II vs. Enzo At Le Mans
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Victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans gave team-owner Chip Ganassi a taste of the nationalism permeating the world’s premier sports car endurance race, and it had nothing to do with the bouillabaisse served in Ford hospitality.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing reprised a wonderful chapter of American motor racing history by taking the new Ford […]

Thu, 07/14/16 – 14:32 | Comments Off on New Book Examines Henry II vs. Enzo At Le Mans
Brown Wins Route 66; Takes Top Fuel Points Lead
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Top Fuel superstar Antron Brown says he always feels like a gladiator when competing inside the stadium setting at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Brown and his Matco Tools team conquered every rival during the 19th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals Sunday for his third win of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series […]

Mon, 07/11/16 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Brown Wins Route 66; Takes Top Fuel Points Lead
Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
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Josef Newgarden drove to an easy victory in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win was his first on an oval in IndyCar.
“We’ve been so close to winning at an oval race with this team,” he said, “we’ve had seconds.”
Now they have a first.
Newgarden drove his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to a 4.2-second […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
Action Express Goes 1-2 At Mosport
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Corvette Daytona Prototype drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran combined to score their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory of the season Sunday when they rolled to victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The pair led 66 of the 125 laps in the two-hour and 40-minute race in the No. 31 Corvette DP, including the final […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Action Express Goes 1-2 At Mosport