Sat, 18/04/15 – 17:09 | No Comment

Joey Logano led all 300 laps in winning Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It was the first time a driver led every lap in a race since Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in winning the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Sept. 5, 2014.
The victory was […]

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Busch Streaks On With Truck Win At Kentucky
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Kyle Busch dominated Thursday night’s UNOH 225 Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway to get his fifth victory in five starts this season.
“Tonight was great,” Busch, who started the race from the pole, said.  “It’s a great opportunity to drive good equipment and good stuff, and I’m really proud that my name is […]

Fri, 06/27/14 – 6:26 | Comments Off
Cup Drivers Ready For Bumpy Ride At Kentucky
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Matt Kenseth spent a sizable chunk of this week’s Sprint Cup media teleconference talking about the bumps at Kentucky Speedway. Lots of tracks have bumps, Kenseth said, but Kentucky is “really, really bumpy”. Two “reallys”, which for low-key Kenseth is like five “reallys” for drivers with more effervescent personalities.
Drivers […]

Thu, 06/26/14 – 15:13 | Comments Off
D4D Grad Wallace Is ‘Racing His Heart Out’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
As “Poster Boy” for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative, Darrell Wallace Jr. ideally is portrayed as all things to all people all of the time.
That’s a heavy lift for a 20-year-old in an America where the daily news/social media cycle can range, culturally, from President Barack Obama to Donald Sterling […]

Thu, 06/26/14 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Capps Wins Epping To End Funny Car Skid

Ron Capps raced to his first  Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway.
Capps drove his NAPA […]

Sun, 06/22/14 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Edwards Captures Sonoma For First Road Win
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Fact: NASCAR drivers extract a lot of pride from winning road races. It tends to make them feel like complete competitors.
Carl Edwards got the first road course win of his career Sunday after he jumped to the lead in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on a restart […]

Sun, 06/22/14 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Gaughan Survives Rain, Side Trips To Win At Elkhart Lake
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Brendan Gaughan had trouble keeping his car on the track at times during Saturday’s Gardner Denver 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. And each time he left the racing surface, he collected enough grass and weeds on his grill work to make a couple of very large salads.
But in the end, the off-road […]

Sun, 06/22/14 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Brown On Top Fuel Pole In New England
Antron Brown was the top qualifier in Top Fuel and will start Sunday’s eliminations at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals from the pole.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their respective classes into tomorrow’s 11 a.m. eliminations at […]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 18:00 | Comments Off
McMurray On Pole In Sonoma
Jamie McMurray won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
McMurray knocked AJ Allmendinger off the provisional pole late in the knockout session to get the pole.
McMurray’s speed of 96.350 mph eclipsed Marcos Ambrose’s 2012 track qualifying record of 95.262 mph.
The pole was McMurray’s the 10th of […]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 17:16 | One Comment
Records Fall In New England
Robert Hight posted the first three-second Funny Car run in New England Dragway history during Friday qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders on a day when all eight track records were broken […]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 6:53 | Comments Off
Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround
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Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year […]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 16:59 | One Comment