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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Chris Buescher was once viewed as an integral part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future, but that’s no longer the case now that he has signed a multi-year contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, it was announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Tad Geschickter, JTG’s co-owner, also said crew chief Trent Owens would remain paired […]

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Almirola Cleared To Return
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His passion rekindled after being sidelined for eight weeks by a severe back injury, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola has been medically cleared to return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Almirola suffered an acute compression fracture to his T5 vertebra in a grinding, multi-car accident at […]

Fri, 07/14/17 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Almirola Cleared To Return
With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joe Gibbs Racing has selected Erik Jones of Furniture Row Racing to replace Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Currently competing full-time for Barney Visser’s Furniture Row Racing, Jones sits 14th in Cup points and leads the Sunoco Rookie […]

Wed, 07/12/17 – 7:09 | Comments Off on With Kenseth Going, Along Comes Jones at JGR
Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
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IMSA confirmed on Tuesday that Honda’s Acura marque will field a pair of ARX-05 cars in the Daytona Prototype International class of the WeatherTech Championship sports car series beginning next season.
The series also confirmed that the Acura DPi cars will be fielded in association with Team Penske.
Penske Acuras will join Cadillac, Mazda and Nissan in the […]

Tue, 07/11/17 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Penske To Lead Acura Into IMSA DPi
Torrence Rolls On At Route 66
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Texan Steve Torrence took another step toward securing the No. 1 slot for the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs Sunday when he defeated Antron Brown in the Top Fuel final of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Winning for the fifth time in the last eight national events in his Richard Hogan-tuned Capco […]

Mon, 07/10/17 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Torrence Rolls On At Route 66
Castroneves Climbs To Victory At Iowa Speedway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With rumors of a sports car future at Team Penske emerging as an inconvenient truth, Helio Castroneves served notice Sunday he squarely is focused on punctuating the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with his first championship.
The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner snapped a three-year, 54-race winless streak via a dominant drive […]

Mon, 07/10/17 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Castroneves Climbs To Victory At Iowa Speedway
Penske’s Power On Iowa Pole
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Team Penske’s Will Power doesn’t usually need the added advantage of being last in the qualifying order _ when track conditions typically are best _ or the benefit of seeing how his teammates have fared to secure a Verizon IndyCar Series pole.
Armed with the bonus of drawing the last spot in Saturday’s qualifying session for the […]

Sun, 07/9/17 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power On Iowa Pole
Brittany Force Secures Nice Birthday Gift
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Birthday girl Brittany Force powered to her first Top Fuel pole of the season Saturday evening as qualifying concluded for the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 positions in their respective categories in Joliet, […]

Sun, 07/9/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Brittany Force Secures Nice Birthday Gift
Truex Posts Overtime Cup Victory In Kentucky
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Martin Truex Jr. drove to an overtime victory in Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory is the Furniture Row Racing driver’s third of the season and it ties him with seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson for most in the series in 2017.
Kyle Larson finished second and Chase Elliott third in […]

Sun, 07/9/17 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Truex Posts Overtime Cup Victory In Kentucky
Hight Rolls To Provisonal Pole In Joliet
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Robert Hight channeled the prescience of “Carnac the Magnificent” en route to earning the provisional Funny Car pole Friday after the first two rounds of time trials for the Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Hight, of John Force Racing, set both ends of the Route 66 Raceway 1,000-foot track record _ 3.851-seconds […]

Sat, 07/8/17 – 8:25 | Comments Off on Hight Rolls To Provisonal Pole In Joliet
Busch Faster Than Lightening In Kentucky
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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race during an weather-abbreviated qualifying session on Friday at Kentucky Speedway.
Busch laid down a record-breaking fast lap in 28.379 seconds (190.282 mph) at the newly repaved 1.5-mile. The laps came in a session was cut from three rounds down to two because of lightening […]

Sat, 07/8/17 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Busch Faster Than Lightening In Kentucky