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Penalty for Chase Elliott’s team not harsh enough

If you’re a NASCAR fan, I’m guessing you’ve heard of “tapegate” by now. If no, long story short, a No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports crewman was caught on video applying a piece of tape to the spoiler of Chase Elliott’s car during a pit stop during Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race of the [...]

NASCAR Cup: piece of tape costly for Chase Elliott’s team

By AMANDA VINCENT A piece of tape applied to the top edge of the spoiler of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Chase Elliott during the Nickelodeon Tales of the Turtles 400, the first race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., resulted in a [...]

NASCAR Cup: Kasey Kahne replaces Michael McDowell at Leavine Family Racing in 2018

By AMANDA VINCENT Kasey Kahne will replace Michael McDowell behind the wheel of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2018. Kahne will be released from driving duties on the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at the end of the 2017 season. “I want to thank Leavine [...]

NASCAR Truck: Cale Gale returns for Martinsville

By AMANDA VINCENT Cale Gale will return to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition for the Oct. 28 race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, courtesy of a one-race deal with MDM Motorsports to drive the No. 99 Chevrolet. “I was stunned when I was approached about this late last week,” Gale said on social media. “I [...]

NASCAR Cup: Hendrick Motorsports faces lawsuit

By AMANDA VINCENT Sports Marketing Consultants has filed a lawsuit against Hendrick Motorsports regarding commissions owed for the obtainment of the Farmers Insurance sponsorship of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of driver Kasey Kahne in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, according to an report. Hendrick Motorsports refused to comment on the lawsuit. [...]

NASCAR Cup: standings after Chicagoland Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT With his win of the Nickelodeon Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday, Martin Truex Jr. continued padding his playoff points tally, bringing it to 58 points, while also growing his overall lead in the points standings. That overall standings tally, though, is irrelevant at this [...]

Kyle Busch ends the first race of NASCAR playoffs with disappointment

Submitted article   Kyle Busch car seemed to be the fastest at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. But not much later, Busch was left with nothing to present thanks to it after the initial event of the playoffs for the NASCAR Cup Series. This shocked the sports world and led to a range of updates NASCAR [...]

NASCAR Cup: Darian Grubb returns to crew chief duty at Hendrick Motorsports

By AMANDA VINCENT Darian Grubb will be Kasey Kahne’s crew chief on the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the remaining nine races of the 2017 season, according to an announcement Monday from Hendrick Motorsports. Grubb replaces Keith Rodden. “I’m looking forward to working with the team [...]

IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud wins race, Josef Newgarden takes title at Sonoma

FROM INDYCAR.COM SONOMA, California – Josef Newgarden did everything he needed to do to claim the Verizon IndyCar Series championship except win today’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. That honor went to Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, but Newgarden’s second-place race finish was enough to wrap up his first series title. Pagenaud, driving the No. [...]

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. begins playoffs with Chicagoland win

By AMANDA VINCENT Martin Truex Jr. got slimed Sunday, but it was a good thing, as it was a part of the race-winner’s celebration after the Nickelodeon Tale of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. The win was Truex’s fifth of the season and his second-straight victory at Chicaoland. And after winning [...]

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins in Singapore

FROM FORMULA1.COM It was action from the off in Sunday evening’s Singapore Grand Prix – the first night race in F1 history to be run in wet conditions. With both Ferraris and a Red Bull eliminated in a coming-together at the start, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton stormed to his 60th F1 victory, extending his championship lead [...]

NASCAR: modified legend Ted Christopher dies in plane crash

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR modified racing legend Ted Christopher was killed in a plane crash at 1:53 p.m. ET Saturday near Guilford, Con. He was 59. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. “We are all saddened to learn of the tragic plane crash this afternoon that claimed the lives of NASCAR driver [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: playoff standings

By AMANDA VINCENT With the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season winding down Saturday with the checkered flag on 300 at Chicaogland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., the playoff field has been set and points have been adjusted ahead of the playoffs kickoff Sept. 23 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Sadler clinched the 2017 regular-season [...]

Some NASCAR playoff predictions

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 10-race playoff series will take the green flag in a few hours at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., so I guess it’s high time I make some playoff predictions. Here it goes. This may seem easy, but its hard not to pick Martin Truex Jr. to, at the very [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: Justin Allgaier wins in home state

By AMANDA VINCENT Justin Allgaier ended the NASCAR Xfinity Series in victory lane Saturday after 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. It was the Illinois native’s second win of the season and the second of his career at his home track. Allgaier took the lead from Erik Jones on a restart with just under 20 laps [...]

IndyCar: Josef Newgarden breaks record for pole at Sonoma

FROM CHEVROLET PRESS RELEASE   SONOMA, Calif. – (September 16, 2017) –Josef Newgarden led a Chevrolet parade of Verizon IndyCar championship contenders in qualifying at Sonoma Raceway to capture his first Verizon P1 Award of season in his No. 2 hum by Verizon Chevrolet in record fashion. Newgarden powered his Team Penske Chevrolet around the 2.52-mile, [...]

IndyCar: Chevrolet claims sixth-straight manufacturer championship

FROM CHEVROLET PRESS RELEASE   DETROIT (September 16, 2017) – For the sixth consecutive season, Chevrolet has won the Verizon IndyCar Series (VISC) Manufacturer Championship. The Bowtie Brand has captured the title every season since returning to IndyCar competition in 2012.   The Chevrolet 2.2 liter twin turbocharged direct injected V6 IndyCar engine program combined [...]

NASCAR Cup: 15 teams docked practice time at Chicagoland Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT In all, 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams will lose practice time in final practice, scheduled for 2-2:50 p.m. ET Saturday, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., as Cup teams prepare for Sunday’s Nickelodeon Tales of the Turtles 400, the first race of the 10-race NASCAR playoffs. As previously reported, here, [...]

NASCAR Truck: Christopher Bell regular-season champ, playoff field set

By AMANDA VINCENT After finished third in 225, the 2017 NASCAR Camping World truck Series regular-season finale, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Friday night, Christopher Bell officially became the 2017 Truck Series regular-season champion. “It’s huge,” Bell said of winning the regular-season title. “I’ve got the best guys in the world here. [...]

NASCAR Truck: Johnny Sauter wins at Chicagoland

By AMANDA VINCENT Johnny Sauter took the lead on lap 123 of the 150-lap 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Friday night and led the final 28 laps of the 2017 Truck Series regular season en route to his second win of the year. “This is [...]

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