Mon, 22/08/16 – 11:46 | No Comment

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher will be the first to admit that his 2016 season has fallen into the roller-coaster category.
After all, the season was 12 races old before he recorded a top-20 finish at Dover in May. And he didn’t acquire a top-15 until Indianapolis in July. That’s why when he emerged victorious […]

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DeJoria To Miss Brainerd
Injured Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will not compete in the NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn. this weekend.
DeJoria, who drives for Kalitta Motorsports suffered a fractured pelvis in a crash at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 31st . She was forced to sit out the following week’s race near Seattle.
DeJoria remains sidelined, under the advice […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:54 | No Comment
Byron To Drive For JR Motorsports

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie points-leader William Byron has signed a multi-year driver agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced Thursday.
The 18-year-old Byron, who has won five races in Trucks this year driving for Kyle Busch Motorspors, will drive full time in the Xfinity Series beginning in 2017 for JR Motorsports, a Hendrick affiliate.
“William […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 14:41 | No Comment
Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy was born into racing, but Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 he became the first in his famous family to record a victory in one of NASCAR’s three national touring series.
The great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 7:05 | No Comment
History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rising Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden says mechanical grip will be a major player when open-wheel racing returns to historic Watkins Glen International after a six-year absence for next month’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Newgarden, of Ed Carpenter Racing, was among series regulars participating […]

Mon, 08/15/16 – 17:54 | No Comment
Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals

Jason Johnson won Saturday night’s 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals sprint car race in Knoxville, Iowa.

In getting the victory, Johnson deprived Donny Schatz of his 10th championship at America’s premier event for sprint cars.

“I gave it my all,” Johnson, a native of Louisiana, said. “I wanted to win just as bad as Donny wanted […]

Sun, 08/14/16 – 7:41 | No Comment
Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
Experienced road racer Justin Marks held off Sam Hornish Jr. after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win his first career Xfinity Series race, which came in the pouring rain at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
The victory came in his 25th start and it came in conditions that […]

Sat, 08/13/16 – 18:23 | No Comment
Hornish On Pole In Ohio

Sam Hornish Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio road circuit on Friday.
Hornish laid down a fast lap at 96.374 mph to secure P1 in his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio.
“We’re as good as we have been really is hats […]

Sat, 08/13/16 – 7:55 | No Comment
The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano consoled himself with a second-place finish after Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen through a smile that confirmed nobody _ certainly not backache-ridden race-winner Denny Hamlin _ had more of a blast during the season’s final “full-contact” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-race.
“Typical Watkins […]

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IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
Action Express Racing scored its third consecutive 1-2 finish in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Dane Cameron and Eric Curran defended their 2015 Road America victory while scoring their second consecutive win of the season in the No. 31 Corvette Daytona Prototype. Teammates Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi took second […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
Bryan Clauson, 27, died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash the night before at the Belleville Nationals midget race on the half-mile Kansas dirt oval.
Clauson, who has raced in everything from dirt cars to Indy cars in the Indianapolis 500, was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., but did not survive.
“This […]

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