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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Inside Tony Stewart’s Stunning Sonoma Victory

Who’s in the headline – Friday, Tony Stewart said “driving a Sprint Cup car does not make me happy right now.” Wonder how he feels after a trip to Victory Lane? Based on that winning look on his face my guess is “ecstatic” after a last-lap, last-turn re-pass of Denny Hamlin earned Smoke his first victory since Dover in June 2013. Show More Summary

The Chase to the Chase: Smoke’s In. Who’s Out?

Smoke has risen, this much we all know. Tony Stewart‘s electrifying drive to victory lane at Sonoma Raceway will likely clinch the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion into this year’s Chase. No, it isn’t certain – Stewart still...Show More Summary

Up To Speed: Even Tony Stewart Gets Emotional Sometimes

This NASCAR season has been full of popular victories. Martin Truex Jr.’s emotional victory in the Coca-Cola 600 was perhaps the most popular in the Sprint Cup Series. Daniel Suarez became the first Mexican driver to win in NASCAR earlier this year in the XFINITY Series, and it too was well-received by fans. Show More Summary

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 Toyota Save Mart 350

Who…gets my shoutout of the race? He may have been visibly disappointed when the checkered flag flew, but the fact is that Denny Hamlin had a great day at Sonoma.  Hamlin’s second-place run was his best-ever result at the track and the...Show More Summary

Pace Laps: The Buzz Behind NASCAR’s Weekend Fight

Sprint Cup Series: Tony Stewart’s Triumphant Return to Victory Lane – Coming off a solid race at Michigan two weeks ago, Tony Stewart snapped an 84-race winless streak on Sunday, leading the final 22 laps in Wine Country at Sonoma Raceway. Show More Summary

Power Triumphs in IndyCar’s Road America Return

After years of hopes and occasional rumors of a return, the Verizon IndyCar Series finally made its way back to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for a feature at Road America. 50 laps later, it was 2014 ICS champion Will Power prevailing to score a dominant win in the KOHLER Grand Prix. Show More Summary

Smokes Rises: Tony Stewart Wins Sonoma Thriller

After 111 races, 84 starts, three years and multiple physical/emotional hardships, Tony Stewart is once again a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner. Stewart’s victory came at the 1.99-mile road course of Sonoma Raceway, site of two of his 48 Cup victories, after inheriting the lead with 21 laps to go due to pit strategy. Show More Summary

Tracking the Trucks: Christopher Bell Punches Chase Ticket at Gateway

In a Nutshell: Christopher Bell worked his way to the front after final stops and survived a melee in the closing laps to take the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Bell held off Ben Rhodes on an overtime attempt to punch his way into the Chase. Show More Summary

2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Toyota Save Mart 350

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this...Show More Summary

Townley and Gallagher Fight in Gateway, Twitter Hilarity Ensues

John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher have been two of the more lovable drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paddock for the past few seasons. Townley, with his #JWT tweeting fanbase and enduring career, and Gallagher, with...Show More Summary

Bell Bounces Back, Punches Potential Chase Ticket with Gateway Win

2016 hasn’t been the season that Christopher Bell wanted so far, but thanks to a win at Gateway Motorsports Park, the rookie’s ticket to the Chase has been punched. Bell inherited the lead on the final round of cautions and got the better...Show More Summary

Carl Edwards Snags Sonoma Pole

Carl Edwards can now say he’s won a pole at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No. 19 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series worked his Joe Gibbs Racing car to the top of the leaderboard Saturday, June 25, to score the pole position for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350(k). Show More Summary

Rhodes Leads Opening NCWTS Practice at Gateway

Ben Rhodes led the way early, briefly lost the top spot, then regained it in the final moments to lead opening practice at Gateway Motorsports Park. Rhodes’ 33.152-second lap served as the fastest lap in opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice for Saturday’s Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Show More Summary

Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Sonoma Lineup at the Toyota/Save Mart 350

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Sonoma Raceway June 26 for the Toyota / Save Mart 350. Sonoma is the first of two road-course circuits NASCAR will compete at this season. Sonoma, Calif., is home to one of the most unique race tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Show More Summary

Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fastest In Cup Practices At Sonoma

Friday saw the only two Sprint Cup Series practices of the Sonoma Raceway weekend, featuring Kyle Larson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as the fastest in the first and second respectively. Larson, whose hometown of Elk Grove, Cal. is roughly two hours away from Sonoma, is riding off a lot of momentum in the past month. Show More Summary

Newgarden Completes Practices, Cleared to Race at Road America

Just two weeks removed from a harrowing incident at Texas Motor Speedway, Josef Newgarden jumped back behind the wheel of his No. 21 Direct Supply/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet for practice at Road America. Newgarden, who sustained a...Show More Summary

Graham Rahal Paces Friday Practice at Road America

Preparing for a 50-lap grind in Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America, the Verizon IndyCar Series took to the Wisconsin track for 150 minutes of practice on Friday. The top car at the end of the session? None other than Graham Rahal. Show More Summary

David Starr To Drive For RSS Racing For Remainder Of Season

David Starr, RSS Racing and Massimo Motor Sports announced Thursday that Starr would be in the No. 93 Chevrolet for the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season, beginning with the July 1st race at Daytona. Starr, 48, will be racingShow More Summary

Tech Talk: Trent Owens Discusses Michigan Rules Package, About-Facing for Sonoma

A week off for the Cup series allowed Trent Owens, crew chief of Aric Almirola‘s No. 43 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, to spend a week at the beach and think about anything but racecars. Regardless, he feels like the series rules...Show More Summary

NASCAR 101: Recent Road Ringers Who Actually Made An Impact

It’s been a slow descent for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from having bona fide, competitive road course ringers entered in its events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International, to continuing to buy into the illusion that said...Show More Summary

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