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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media at Hendrick Motorsports to discuss Dale, Jr.’s announcement that he would be retiring at the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season.
What follows is a full transcript of the presser:
DALE EARNHARDT JR.:  Good afternoon.  I want to thank everybody […]

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NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Many of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stars live in and around Charlotte, N.C., and, even though they are in New Hampshire this weekend for Sunday’sBad Boy Off Road 300, it’s hard not to think about what is happening back home.
A curfew has been imposed in Charlotte in the […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 14:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Drivers Thinking About Loudon, Charlotte
Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

Fri, 09/23/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Capps Chasing Funny Car Title A Point At A Time
Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
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CONCORD, N.C. – Top Fuel winner Antron Brown and Funny Car victor John Force gave each other a congratulatory hug in the media center at zMAX Dragway shortly after receiving their Wallys at the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
Both have won championships in their respective classes, but each time they add to their victory total they exhibit […]

Mon, 09/19/16 – 10:44 | Comments Off on Winning Still A Hoot For Champions Like Force And Brown
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