Fri, 22/09/17 – 8:31 | No Comment

Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

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Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things
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Earlier this week, Kevin Harvick took a closed-fist swing at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series resume and popularity. Harvick said, in effect, that Earnhardt’s having attained so much popularity without ever having won a championship “stunted” the growth of the sport.
And he wasn’t joking.
Make no mistake, NASCAR’s growth has been stunted. But putting the […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 13:06 | 3 Comments
Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
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Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup qualifying Friday as its two drivers were fastest and second fastest at the Michigan International Speedway oval that sits just down the road from their tam owner’s home base.
Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s 400-miler (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), and teammate Joey Logano will start next to him on […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
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Chevrolet will double-down on the Camaro nameplate in NASCAR beginning in 2018.
The Camaro ZL1 was introduced as the manufacturer’s new race car for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Thursday at General Motors Renaissance Center Global Headquarters in Detroit.
“Chevrolet, Camaro and ZL1 are all synonymous with winning, both on and off the track,” said Mark […]

Thu, 08/10/17 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Camaro ZL1 To Represent Chevy In Cup Series
Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
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William Byron will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet for 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Hendrick Motorsports beginning next season.
The ride currently belongs to Kasey Kahne, who, it was announced earlier, would not return after the current season.
In 2016, Byron, 19, won seven victories in the Camping World Truck Series. This year, the Charlotte, N.C, native […]

Wed, 08/9/17 – 12:03 | Comments Off on Byron Handed No. 5 Hendrick Cup Ride
Hendrick To Cut Kahne
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Kasey Kahne is out as a driver for Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Cup program following the conclusion of the current season.
The team made that decision public in a press release it issued on Monday.
“Kasey has worked extremely hard,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said in the release. “He’s a tremendous teammate and person, and he […]

Mon, 08/7/17 – 9:38 | Comments Off on Hendrick To Cut Kahne
Western Swing Ends The Way It Began
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA’s annual three-race summertime Western Swing wrapped up Sunday in the Great Northwest, leaving Antron Brown, Robert Hight and Drew Skillman to ponder the one that got away in Sonoma, Calif.
That threesome began “The Swing” with victories at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo., on July 23 and closed out the […]

Mon, 08/7/17 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Western Swing Ends The Way It Began
Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Thrown into the deep end of the NASCAR Cup Series pool at the beginning of 2017, Daniel Suarez admittedly was content to tread water for half of his rookie season. Based upon his last four races, however, Suarez is performing a lot like Olympic champion Michael […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 20:22 | Comments Off on Suarez’s Upward Mobility Continues At The Glen
Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
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With three victories in 2017 and a playoff berth already bagged, Martin Truex Jr. could afford to gamble in Sunday’s 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Truex, one of a handful of drivers at the front of a field facing nagging fuel questions over the final […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Slows Down To Get First Win At The Glen
Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Kyle Busch positioned himself for a rare NASCAR road-racing sweep at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon, when he qualified on-pole for the 32nd annual I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen.
Busch toured the 2.45-mile/11-turn natural-terrain layout in 69.490-seconds and 126.925 mph to pace a field of 12 Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Picks Up Glen Pole
Hight’s High Continues
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Robert Hight secured his second consecutive Funny Car pole position Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 30th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hight earned P1 after a 1,000-foot pass in 3.883-seconds at 329.34 mph in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS during the fourth and final qualifying session in Kent, Wash. Hight […]

Sun, 08/6/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Hight’s High Continues