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More trucks on dirt could be too much of a good thing

All, or at least most, of the talk in the NASCAR world Wednesday related to the Camping World Truck Series’ yearly dirt race at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Since last night’s 2017 edition of the Eldora Dirt Derby, I’m pretty sure the trend would’ve continued Thursday, had it not been for the [...]

NASCAR Cup: Alex Bowman inherits No. 88

By AMANDA VINCENT Hendrick Motorsports officially has named Alex Bowman the next driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, via a press release Thursday. Bowman will assume the No. 88 seat upon the retirement of Dale Earnhardt Jr. after the end of the 2017 Cup Series season. “Ever since [...]

NASCAR Truck: Matt Crafton wins on dirt at Eldora Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT Matt Crafton claimed his first win of 2017 and his first victory at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday evening in the Eldora Dirt Derby, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ only yearly race on dirt. “This definitely wasn’t the one that I thought was going to put us in the [...]

F1: halo introduced in 2018

FROM RACER.COM The FIA has confirmed the Halo will be introduced to Formula 1 in 2018, following last weekend’s test of the Shield cockpit protection device. Sebastian Vettel tested the Shield during FP1 at the British Grand Prix but complained the device made him feel dizzy due to some distortion from the curved canopy-like concept. [...]

NASCAR Cup: two crew chiefs fined after New Hampshire Motor Speedway race

By AMANDA VINCENT Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chiefs were fined by NASCAR for their teams not having all 20 required lug nuts properly installed and secured at the end of the Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday. Scott Graves, crew chief on the No. 19 Joe Gibbs [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife puts foot down on 2018 Clash run

By AMANDA VINCENT When Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the Coke Zero 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway earlier this month, NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver 14 years running hinted at the possibility of running the Clash exhibition race for Cup Series pole sitters next February at Daytona, [...]

NASCAR Cup: Brandon Igdalsky leaves Pocono Raceway for job with NASCAR

By AMANDA VINCENT Brandon Igdalsky has resigned from his position as President and CEO of Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., to accept a position within NASCAR. According to an announcement from NASCAR Tuesday, Igdalsky has assumed the position of NASCAR Managing Director of Event Marketing and Promotion. Igdalsky was President at Pocono since 2007 [...]

NASCAR Truck: Eldora Speedway brings out dirt-track ringers

By AMANDA VINCENT Road-course racing in any of NASCAR’s three national series — Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — brings out what used to be referred to road-course ringers, now more commonly referred to as road-course specialists. Now that the Camping World Truck Series goes dirt-track racing once yearly at Eldora Speedway [...]

NASCAR Cup: standings after New Hampshire Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT When Denny Hamlin won the Overton’s 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, he did something none of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates have managed to do, so far this season — join the ranks of 2017 Cup Series winners. With his win, Hamlin became the 12th different race winner [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: standings after New Hampshire Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT Saturday’s Overton’s 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon was dominated by a trio of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, with Kyle Busch winning the race and Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson taking stage wins. As a result, playoff points weren’t earned by Xfinity Series championship-eligible [...]

NASCAR Cup: Rick Mast reflects on winning inaugural Brickyard 400 pole

FROM FORD PERFORMANCE (as a special feature ahead of Sunday’s Brickyard 400) If you’re ever in the middle of a high-stakes game of trivial pursuit and you’re stumped on a NASCAR question, do yourself a favor and just guess Rick Mast.  Chances are you’ll be right.   As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads [...]

NASCAR Truck: schedule, weather outlook for Eldora Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series goes dirt-track racing for a rare mid-week race, Wednesday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway in Rossbuhg, Ohio. In addition to a different surface, the format, especially when it comes to qualifying, will be strikingly different, more similarly resembling a traditional dirt-track format. Wednesday’s on-track [...]

Not going to the No. 88 doesn’t necessarily rule out a move to Hendrick Motorsports

Matt Kenseth pretty much took himself out of the rumor mill for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet upon Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement at season’s end with comments made Monday night on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. But I wouldn’t be so quick to count him out of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers’ stable for 2018. Remember, there’s [...]

NASCAR Cup: Jason Ratcliff also off No. 20 team in 2018

By AMANDA VINCENT Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth won’t be the only person no longer with the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team after the 2017 season. Crew chief Jason Ratcliff confirmed during the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race weekend in Loudon that culminated int he July 16 running of the [...]

NASCAR Cup: NASCAR confiscates suspension part from Joey Logano’s team at New Hampshire

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR confiscated a rear suspension part from the No. 22 Team Penske Dodge of Joey Logano when the car was in the garage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for repairs during the Overton’s 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday. Logano went to the garage on lap 174 of [...]

IndyCar: Josef Newgarden scores second win of season

FROM INDYCAR.COM TORONTO – Josef Newgarden capitalized on fortunate pit strategy to drive to victory in today’s Honda Indy Toronto, the 12th Verizon IndyCar Series race of the 2017 season. Driving the No. 2 DeVilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet, Newgarden won by 1.8704 seconds over Alexander Rossi to pick up his fifth career win and second [...]

NASCAR Cup: Denny Hamlin gets Joe Gibbs Racing back to victory lane at New Hampshire

By AMANDA VINCENT Joe Gibbs Racing finally broke into victory lane, 19 races into the 36-race 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, courtesy of Denny Hamlin’s win of the Overton’s 301. It was Hamlin’s 30th-career win and third at NHMS and came in a backup car [...]

IndyCar: Juan Montoya, Oriol Servia test aero kit

FROM INDYCAR.COM Oriol Servia celebrated his 43rd birthday Thursday. With experience comes great responsibility. “I’m not 20 anymore,” Servia joked while discussing his selection – along with fellow Indy car veteran Juan Pablo Montoya – to test the Dallara universal aero kit that will be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series competitors in 2018. On-track [...]

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British Grand Prix

FROM FORMULA1.COM Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time on Sunday – matching the record of Jim Clark and Alain Prost – to cut Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to just a single point after late tyre dramas hit both Ferraris. They allowed Valtteri Bottas to grab second from Kimi Raikkonen [...]

NASCAR Cup: Dodge return unlikely

By AMANDA VINCENT During his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive,” NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell said that NASCAR was aggressively pursuing new manufacturers to join Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But don’t look for Dodge to be one of [...]

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