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Kyle Busch Wins Third Consecutive Race at Richmond

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RICHMOND, VA – RIS – Kyle Busch held off Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin to win his third consecutive race in 2018, repeating the same feat as Kevin Harvick earlier in the season.  What made it even more difficult was he started the race in the 32nd starting position.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 12:01 AM, 04.22.2018

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Christopher Bell Gets Checkers in Richmond Xfinity Race

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RICHMOND, VA - RIS - Christopher Bell took the checkered flag in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night.  Bell grabbed the lead from Noah Gragson shortly after a restart to begin the final stage and held off his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate after a late challenge to win.  

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 11:57 PM, 04.20.2018

Truex Wns Pole for Richmond Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Race

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RICHMOND, VA - RIS - Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Richmond Raceway, edging Chase Elliott. The pole is the series-best third of the season for Truex, the 18th of his career and his first at the 0.75-mile oval.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 12:19 AM, 04.21.2018

Kyle Busch Wins Seventh Straight at Bristol

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BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Despite numerous yellow and red flags, Kyle B7usch won the Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race on Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Despite a race that resembled races at the half-mile track before the banking was changed to add an extra lane, Busch was able to win with a familiar move.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 5:20 PM, 04.16.2018

Alexander Rossi Wins 44th TOYOTA Grand Prix of Long Beach

Rossi caps dominant Long Beach weekend with impressive victory

LONG BEACH, California (Sunday, April 15, 2018) - Alexander Rossi sought redemption for the one he felt got away a year ago at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Andretti Autosport driver made up for it in dominant fashion, completing a nearly flawless weekend with a flawless drive to win today's race.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 12:46 AM, 04.16.2018

Monster Returns Through 2019 Season

Monster Energy to Remain Entitlement Sponsor of NASCAR Premier Series Through 2019 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 10, 2018)– NASCAR®and Monster Energy have signed an agreement that will extend the entitlement sponsorship of NASCAR’s premier series. The extension keeps NASCAR and Monster Energy partners through 2019. As part of the agreement, the brand also continues as the Official Energy Drink of NASCAR.  

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 6:12 PM, 04.10.2018

Kyle Busch Holds Off Kevin Harvick for Texas Cup Race Win

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – In a battle between the two most successful drivers in 2018 competition, Kyle Busch was able to hold off Kevin Harvick to win the O’Reilly 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Harvick, after being penalized for too many men over the pit wall on a pit stop had to roar from behind.  He fell short by only three-tenths of a second.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 8:37 PM, 04.08.2018

Blaney is Victor in Xfinity Race at Chilly Texas Motor Speedway

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Ryan Blaney led 132 laps en route to a win in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway.  Blaney took the checkered flag on a chilly day and gave it to a youngster in the stands.  The No. 22 Ford Mustang has now won three straight Xfinity races, all driven by Penske Cup regulars Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Blaney.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 6:30 PM, 04.07.2018

Kurt Busch Wins Texas Pole as Teammates Take the Top Three Spots

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had last week off, but nothing seems to have changed.  Kurt Busch unloaded quick and was quick enough to win the pole position during weather-shortened qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500. Only one round was held due to lightning in the area.

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Volume 2018, Issue 4, Posted 11:07 PM, 04.06.2018

Clint Bowyer Wins First Race Since 2012 at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – Clint Bowyer had not won in 190 races.  After a disastrous run with the now defunct Michael Waltrip Racing, and an even worse season with a backmarker team, Bowyer was pegged to replace the retiring Tony Stewart at Stewart Haas Racing.  Although he had some good finishes in 2017, the losses kept rolling up.  That all ended Sunday in the STP 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:28 PM, 03.26.2018

Nemechek Wins at Martinsville Despite Two Postponements

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MARTINSVILLLE, VA – RIS – John Hunter Nemechek survived a bump from Kyle Benjamin in the closing laps and went on to win the Alpha Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville Speedway.  The race was scheduled for Saturday, but 24 laps into the race, precipitation started as rain and turned to snow.  Before it was over, 8-10 inches of snow were in the speedway and on its parking lots.  Things were so bad that the race, which NASCAR had originally postponed until Sunday after the Monster Energy Cup race, had to be postponed again due to slick highways and snow removal.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:01 PM, 03.26.2018

Martinsville Starting Grids for Sunday

Due to inclement weather, the Camping World Truck Series NASCAR race sheduled for Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway was postponed until tomorrow, Sunday, March 25th immedately after The Monter Energy NASCAR Cup race at 2:00 PM. 

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:21 PM, 03.24.2018

Truex Cruises to California Cup Win

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. went California Cruising On Sunday and cruised away from the field for an easy victory.  Truex won the pole for the Auto Club 400, led 125 of the 200 laps in the race and won the first two stages to make it a clean sweep at Auto Club Speedway.  It was his first win of 2018, and he did it in dominating fashion.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 9:47 PM, 03.18.2018

Joey Logano Takes the Xfinity Field to the Woodshed at Auto Club Speedway

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – Joey Logano sighed and did a spectacular burnout after winning the 20th Annual Roseanne NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.  The race win was never in doubt, even after two late cautions.  His No. 22 Ford Mustang was the fastest car. Logano’s dominance was akin to a trip to the woodshed for the rest of the competitors.  It was a milestone victory for Roger Penske, the team owner.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:33 PM, 03.17.2018

Truex Wins Second Straight Pole of 2018 at Fontana

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway on Friday.  The driver of the No. 78 car won his second straight pole posting a time of 38.59 seconds to earn the front spot.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 10:08 PM, 03.16.2018

Harvick Wins Third Straight Cup Race at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Kevin Harvick was mad.  A part failure made part of this rear window on his Ford droop in last week’s dominating win at Las Vegas.  Initial post-race inspection came with no penalties from NASCAR, but social media posts led to a suspension of his car chief, a huge fine for his crew chief, and a deduction of points earned.  Happy Harvick wasn’t happy and he made the rest of the field at ISM Speedway pay.  His win wasn’t as dominating as the last two, but it was sweet victory for his team and Stewart Haas Racing.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:59 PM, 03.11.2018

Sebastien Bourdais Repeat Winner at Chaotic Verizon IndyCar Series’ Season Opener

Sebastien Bourdais, Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg Winner (IndyCar - Owens)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - RIS –  Sebastien Bourdais overcame a flat tire and used fuel and pit stop strategy to be in the right place at the right time to win the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Bourdais inherited the lead on the re-start of a two-lap shoot-out that turned into chaos when Alexander Rossi slid into race leader Robert Wickens in Turn 1. Wickens, a rookie who won the pole and led the most laps, was forced into the outside concrete wall damaging his car. This brought out the race-ending caution and Bourdais’ victory. Graham Rahal, James Hinchcliffe, Alexander Rossi, and Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the unofficial top five.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 4:00 PM, 03.11.2018

Keselowski Overcomes Pit Penalty to Win at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Brad Keselowski overcame an early penalty on pit road to win the DC-Solar 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at ISM Speedway on Saturday.  The race featured two red flags because of rain. Keselowski took the lead off a pit stop with 32 laps left and held off Justin Allgaier in the race that was delayed two hours because of light rain at the mile oval near Phoenix.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 9:50 PM, 03.10.2018

Rookie Overcomes Drizzly Qualifying for Verizon IndyCar Series’ Season Opener

Robert Wickens Verizon P1 Award (IndyCar - Jones)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - RIS –  Robert Wickens drove his Lucas Oil SPM Honda to the pole position for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Wickens, from Guelph, Canada, won in his first Verizon P1 pole award in his first ever attempt at qualifying for an IndyCar Series race. He will be 29 years old on March 13.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 4:38 PM, 03.10.2018

Truex Wins Phoenix Pole

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. will sit on the pole for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at ISM Speedway on Sunday.  The defending series champion turned a lap at 136.945 mph in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota in the last of three rounds of qualifying on the mile oval.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 9:47 PM, 03.09.2018

Ryan Hunter-Reay tops Friday Practice for Verizon IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - RIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay, winner of the 2014 Indy 500, set the fastest time of the day during Practice 2 for the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg. Hunter-Reay piloted his Andretti Autosport DHL Honda to a quick lap of 1.00.8295 seconds – 106.527 mph. James Hinchcliffe, in the Arrow Electronics SPM Honda, followed just 0.0429 seconds slower.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 5:03 PM, 03.09.2018

Got DIRT? A Racing Film for the Ages. ..

DIRT will be available to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting March 20, 2018, DIRT will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

March 6, 2018 Hollywood, CA - I had the great opportunity to preview the racing film, DIRT, by Forrest Films and ESX Entertainment that just happened to include a ton of trucks racing, mud and tempers flying, luxury cars drifting, logo placement, hugs dished out and some first class acting, filming, writing, music, with a few great ‘fake-outs’ and perfectly timed jokes. All the right people and their talents, desires and effort came to fruition in this captivating racing film…

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 7:43 PM, 03.08.2018

2017 St Pete Winner Overcame A Near Career-ending Crash at Indy

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - RIS – Last year’s race winner, Sebastien Bourdais, had his season cut short after a near career-ending crash during practice for the 2017 Indianapolis 500. Bourdais broke his hip during a fiery crash that flipped his Dale Coyne Racing Honda upside down after striking the SAFER Barrier at 227 mph. The French native now living in St. Petersburg, Florida, sat out nine races. Amazingly he returned to compete in the final three races of the season – Gateway, Watkins Glen and Sonoma.

 

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:29 AM, 03.08.2018

IndyCar Season Revs Up at St. Pete Opener

Sebastien Bourdais 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo courtesy INDYCAR Joe Skibinski)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - RIS – Welcome to St Pete and the festival of speed along Tampa Bay. This is a full weekend starting Friday with a 7:30 am USF2000 practice, continuing through Sunday and the running of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. This is the 15th Indy car race on the streets of St. Petersburg. Action on track includes Pro Mazda, Indy Lights Pirelli World Challenge GT-GTA-GT Cup, GTS and or course Verizon IndyCar series.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 7:39 AM, 03.08.2018

Harvick on Fire! Wins MENC Race at Las Vegas in Dominating Fashion

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LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Kevin Harvick continues to dominate the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series in almost easy fashion.  With the win, Harvick earns his 39th Cup checkered flag and becomes the fourth driver in NASCAR history to win 100 races in the top three series. He joins Richard Petty (200 Cup wins), Kyle Busch (183 wins over three series) and David Pearson (106 in Cup and Xfinity). Harvick now also has the most wins of any driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:10 PM, 03.04.2018

Larson Remains Tough in the West in Winning Xfinity Race at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Kyle Larson, who always seems to bring his A-game on the western swing of the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup races, did it again by winning the Xfinity race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Larson overcame strong winds and two late restarts Saturday to earn his ninth career Xfinity victory.

The 25-year-old earned his first win on the 1 1/2-mile track in Vegas, where he finished second in both the Xfinity and Cup series races last year.

Larson claimed the lead on the opening lap and eventually led 142 of the 200 laps in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 8:09 PM, 03.03.2018

Kyle Busch Wins Las Vegas Truck Race At His Hometown Track

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LAS VEGAS, NV - RIS - Kyle Busch won his 50th Career Series race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday night.  Busch was there to claim the win when Brett Moffitt got his truck sideways with 26 laps to go.  Busch had been behind Moffitt and trying to pass him. When the green finally came out, Busch went on to victory.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 12:58 AM, 03.03.2018

Ryan Blaney Wins Pole Position at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV - RIS - With a strong third round, Ryan Blaney piloted the No.12 Team Penske Ford the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Blaney earned his third career pole with a lap at 191.489 mph, easily outdistancing Kevin Harvick on a windy evening.

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Volume 2018, Issue 3, Posted 12:44 AM, 03.03.2018

Harvick Dominates Atlanta Again and Closes Out a Big Win After 17 Years

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HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Kevin Harvick did the double by winning Sunday’s Folds of Honor 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick had won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.  A blown engine in Trevor Bayne’s Ford at Lap 297, bunched up the field for the final restart, but the man known as “The Closer” closed out the race for his first victory of the season.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:30 PM, 02.25.2018

Moffitt Wins Atlanta Truck Race

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HAMPTON, GA – RIS – Kyle Busch had the Atlanta Motor Speedway truck race in the big until a caution with under 10 laps to go because of a crash by Josh Reaume brought out the caution flag and a pit stop for all the competitors.  Busch made his spit stop with one little error.  The lug nuts on the left rear weren’t tightened.  As Busch raced off to the track, he lost his wheel and the race.  Brett Moffitt was the beneficiary, but not without a daring run on the green-white-checker finish.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:31 PM, 02.24.2018

Harvick Dominates Atlanta XFINITY Race

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HAMPTON, GA - RIS - Kevin Harvick did what Kevin Harvick does.  He dominated another race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Today's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was no difference.  Harvick led 141 of the 163 laps in his No. 98 Ford Mustang, and pulled away to large leads whenever there was a restart.  He went across the finish line 4.183 seconds ahead of second place Joey Logano.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:11 PM, 02.24.2018

Kyle Busch Wins Atlanta Pole

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HAMPTON, GA - RIS - Kyle Busch won the pole for the Folds of Honor Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Atlana Motor Speedway.  The veteran driver locked up his 28th career pole and his first at Atlanta in 20 tries after he posted a track best 184.652 mph. Ryan Newman will start second after posting 184.419 mph.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 8:31 PM, 02.23.2018

Austin Dillon Wins the Daytona 500 in the Iconic No. 3

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – It was a storybook ending for some and a frustrating ending for others.  Austin Dillion took the No. 3 Chevrolet to victory lane in the Daytona 500 after the last few laps turned into a train wreck, or something that looked like one.  Dillon took the lead in overtime after bumping leader Aric Almirola on the final lap and, one of many such incidents at the World Center of Speed on Sunday.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 8:02 PM, 02.18.2018

Driver Quotes, Daytona 500

Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 for 2018 with a last lap pass of Aric Almirola

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEB 18, 2018 - RIS) Driver notes and quotes from the 2018 Daytona 500 (We'll be updating this as more quotes come in):

ERIK JONES, No. 20 DEWALT Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing - WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE WRECK OUT THERE? - "It looked like the 17 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) just got freed up there by the 12 (Ryan Blaney), unfortunately. We tried to check up and everybody got stacked up, and caused a big wreck.  It's unfortunate because the DEWALT Camry was definitely fast – we just didn't get to the end to see what we could really do. We were in position I thought to have a good race. We were staying upfront and out of trouble, it just didn't work out."

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:54 PM, 02.18.2018

Daytona Xfinity Race Needs Record Number of Restarts

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – 17 FEB, 2018 – RIS) Tyler Reddick outlasted fate, fuel and crashes to win the PowerShares QQQ 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race after five green-white-checker restarts, inching barely ahead of a last lap effort by teammate Elliott Sadler at the line. The race progressed cleanly until the final stage, when it appeared none of the drivers wanted the race to end. A series of spins and crashes forced the record race length and restart count. The race was originally scheduled for 120 laps but ran a total of 143 with the restarts and twelve caution periods, including the two stage-ending cautions. The margin of victory is posted by NASCAR as 0.000 second – a true photo-finish end.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 7:28 PM, 02.17.2018

Sauter Adds Another Daytona Truck Victory

Johnny Sauter at the Media Tour

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – 16 FEB, 2018 – RIS) Johnny Sauter held off challenges to win an emotional victory for Joe Shear. Sauter's crew chief lost his wife suddenly last December and the team was racing in Chandra's memory. The win was Sauter's third race victory at Daytona.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 11:19 PM, 02.16.2018

Chase Elliott Wins Second Can Am Duel at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS - Chase Elliott held off Kevin Harvick in the last two laps to win Thursday’s second Can-Am qualifying duel for the Daytona 500 on Sunday.  Denny Hamlin led most of the race prior to Elliott’s pass at Lap 16.  From then on it was follow the leader until near the end.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 11:11 PM, 02.15.2018

Blaney Wins Can Am Duel One to Start Third in Sunday's Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – RIS – Ryan Blaney held off a charging Joey Logano and Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the Can Am Duel No. 1 qualifying race for the Daytona 500 on Thursday night.  The 150-miler changed the face of Sunday’s race, the first and biggest Monster Energy NASCAR Cup event of the year. Jimmie Johnson, William Byron and Brad Keselowski all were involved in major accidents in the 62-lap race, putting their teams to work on backup cars for Sunday.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 10:47 PM, 02.15.2018

Helio Castroneves Named Grand Marshal of St Pete Grand Prix

Helio Castroneves climbs the fence after winning the St. Pete Grand Prix (Courtesy Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg)

ST PETERSBURG, FL - RIS - Helio Castroneves won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg three times. His winning record on the street circuit is the most in the event's 13 year history. He was first to climb a fence after his victory. In May "Spider Man" has plans to compete and try to win his fourth Indy 500. A victory in the big race would place him with the only other four-time race winners - racing legends A.J. Foyt Jr., Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr.

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Volume 2018, Issue 2, Posted 9:35 AM, 02.15.2018