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INDYCAR - Pagenaud races away to first oval victory, takes points lead

AVONDALE, Arizona (Saturday, April 29, 2017) - Simon Pagenaud picked one of the Verizon IndyCar Series tracks richest in open-wheel history to earn his first oval victory.

The reigning series champion drove away from the field in the final half of the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix Raceway, winning by 9.1028 seconds over teammate Will Power and assuming the points lead after four races of the 2017 season.

Driving the No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet, Pagenaud collected the 10th win of his Indy car career and led a Chevy sweep of the top four positions on the 1.022-mile oval that has hosted 63 Indy car races dating to 1964. It was also win No. 450 for Team Penske in all racing competitions and its 100th on Indy car ovals.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 12:16 PM, 04.30.2017

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Bottas Edges Vettel to Win Maiden Grand Prix in Russia

Valterri Bottas celbrates on the podium Sunday after his first carrer victory in the Russian Grand Prix Sunday in Sochi. Photo by Mark Thompson of Getty Images

SOCHI, Russia- It took 81 races to achieve, plus a little indication of his first pole at the last race in Bahrain. But at long last Valterri Bottas, who changed teams at the start of the season, got his wish Sunday afternoon at the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom by winning his first race of his career, just edging Sebastian Vettel by just six tenths of a second. Kimi Raikkonen finished in third.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 11:27 AM, 04.30.2017

Kyle Larson Wins the 63rd Annual ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway

Kyle Larson #42, takes the checkered with the Checkered and Yellow flags waiving after a wreckfest in turn 4 ended the 30th Annual ToyotaCare 250 on the White Flag lap at Richmond International Raceway. Dean Patton Sports Photography, LLC photo

Richmond, VA - RIS - Kyle Larson takes his #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet to Victory Lane in the 30th Annual ToyotaCare 250. A six car wreckfest on one of three Yellow’s at the end of the event essentially ruined the day for Justin Algaier. Alguire lead 160 of the 250 laps and though it appeared that  Elliot Sadler in his Golden Corral Chevrolt #1 was going to make a statement, I believe Algaier was the king of the field. With six to go the bottom fell out and in the end Justin Algaier would have to swallow a second place finish. He was very vocal about the finish, but I believe he will take the pill and move on to next week.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 4:24 PM, 04.29.2017

Vettel, Raikkonen Lead Ferrari 1-2 in Russia Qualifying

Sebastian Vettel takes his Ferrari around the Sochi Autodrom on the way to his first pole in two years. (Photo by Sutton Images)

SOCHI, Russia—for the first time since France in 2008, two Ferraris, driven by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, will start a formula one race on the front row as both drivers respectively finished 1-2 in Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session in preparation for Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Valterri Bottas finished in third.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:24 AM, 04.29.2017

Kenseth Comes On Late to Win NASCAR Cup Pole

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RICHMOND, VA – RIS – Matt Kenseth came to life in the third round of knock-out qualifying to win the pole position for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.  Kenseth posted a lap of 121.076 mph in the final round to seal the first starting position.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 1:12 AM, 04.29.2017

Millican, Courtney Force, Savoie, Coughlin Top Friday Qualifying at Four-Wide

Vintage Gassers put on a show too

(CONCORD, NC - APRIL 28, 2017 - RIS) Clay Millican headed the first day of Top Fuel qualifying at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. zmAX Dragway saw multiple record runs in first-day qualifying for the only four-wide race on the NHRA schedule. Courtney Force heads Funy Car going into Saturday's qualifying sessions, with Jeg Coughlin at the top of the Pro Stock sheets, his brother Troy in the lead of Pro Mods and Jerry Savoie set quickest time in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 9:38 PM, 04.28.2017


Mark Dismore, 500 vet and owner of New Castle Motorsports Park, will once again be in battle at the SVRA Pro-Am.

Daytona 24 Champs To Return To IMS For June 16-18 Brickyard Invitational

Southlake, TX (April 27, 2017) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced Mark Dismore, Max Papis and Pete Halsmer  – all former winners at the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona – will again be among the 33 Indy 500 veterans at the June 17 Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am. That race is the Saturday feature of the Fathers’ Day Weekend Brickyard Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“As I get to know our Indy Legends, it is interesting to see how much they have in common. A lot of our drivers have driven in the 24 Hours of Daytona and in the case of these three, all of them have victories there,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella.  “I also find them to be true gentlemen who have embraced and enhanced our form of motorsport and certainly have a home with us at the SVRA.”

Dismore is the ultimate enthusiast for the Brickyard Invitational, calling it the highlight of his year and a chance to settle some unfinished business at the track. Halsmer has raced in other SVRA events, notably at the wheel of a 1960’s Lotus Cortina. Papis, with wife Tatiana, are the owners of Max Papis Innovations a business that markets Max’ signature steering wheels with a booth at the Brickyard Invitational.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:04 AM, 04.27.2017

Dale Jr. Announces Retirement After 2017

(CONCORD, NC – APR 25, 2017 – RIS) Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from full-time driving following the 2017 NASCAR season, saying Tuesday at a press conference at Hendrick Motorsports' Team Center that he wanted go out "on my own terms."

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 6:15 PM, 04.25.2017

Johnson Takes Second Career Bristol Checkered Flag

(BRISTOL, TN – APR 24, 2017 – RIS) Jimmie Johnson won his second career Bristol race in the rain-delayed Food City 500, running the high line for much of the race, following the lead of Kyle Larson. "Yeah, it was kind of interesting because when the No. 42 (Kyle Larson) was there, it just created an environment to run the top and I wasn't as good on the top. The No. 42, not being up there and that first couple of cars; the bottom was really where it was at for the short run. This Lowe's Chevrolet was flying!"

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 5:42 PM, 04.24.2017

INDYCAR - Finish of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Results Sunday of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Verizon IndyCar Series event at the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (7) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 90, Running
2. (4) Scott Dixon, Honda, 90, Running
3. (3) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 90, Running
4. (2) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 90, Running
5. (18) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 90, Running

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:55 AM, 04.24.2017

INDYCAR - Newgarden races to second Barber Motorsports Park win, first with Team Penske

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Sunday, April 23, 2017) - Josef Newgarden added to the growing bank of fond memories he is accumulating at Barber Motorsports Park, driving to victory today in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America's First.

Newgarden's win by 1.0495 seconds over Scott Dixon is his second on the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course and comes two years after he secured his first career Verizon IndyCar Series victory at the same track. It also is the 26-year-old American's first win since joining Team Penske, which took three of the top four finishing positions in the 90-lap race.

Driving the No. 2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Team Penske Chevrolet, Newgarden took the lead for the first and only time on Lap 77 when teammate Will Power was forced to pit in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske with a punctured left rear tire.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:50 AM, 04.24.2017

Rain Postpones Bristol Cup Race

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BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Persistent rain has forced postponement of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway according to sources at the track. An official announcement of the postponement was made in the drivers meeting at Noon ET today.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 1:20 PM, 04.23.2017

Erik Jones Finishes Ahead of Ryan Blaney to Win the Xfinity Race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Erik Jones beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line to win the Fitzgerald Glider Kit 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday.  A year after using a nifty late restart to swipe a victory in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, Jones used another late surge in the same race Saturday to earn a second NASCAR Xfinity Series triumph at the track.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:10 PM, 04.22.2017

Kyle Larson Wins Bristol Xfinity Pole

BRISTOL, TN - RIS - Kyle Larson continued his hot streak on Saturday, winning the pole for the Xfinity Series ace at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Austin Dillon was second. Dillon's time was 0.4 seconds behind Larson.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 2:22 PM, 04.22.2017

INDYCAR - Andretti zips to top of speed chart in Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama practice

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Friday, April 21, 2017) - Marco Andretti got off to a fast start today, recording the best practice lap in preparation for Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America's First.

Andretti, in the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda, toured Barber Motorsports Park's 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course in 1 minute, 7.7134 seconds (122.280 mph) to top the combined speed chart from a pair of Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions. Two-time Barber race winner Will Power was second at 1:07.7454 (122.222 mph).

Andretti's last win and second of his career came 95 races ago at Iowa Speedway in June 2011. The 30-year-old third-generation Indy car driver knows today's results mean little, but likes where he stands heading into Verizon P1 Award knockout qualifying Saturday.

"It's very important to qualify well here, so I'm pleased that we have the pace to hopefully be able to do that," Andretti said. "But yeah, so far, so good. We just need to replicate it tomorrow."

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:39 AM, 04.22.2017

Qualifying Rained Out; Larson on the Pole

BRISTOL, TN – RIS – Kyle Larson’s season keeps getting better and better.  Larson won the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 NASCAR Cup race scheduled for Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.  He was awarded the pole because qualifying was rained out and the starting lineup was set by season point standings.  Larson had led the season standings for several weeks.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 1:29 AM, 04.22.2017


Brabham in a Cobra

Both Le Mans 24 Champions Sign On To June 17 Indy Legends Pro-Am

Southlake, TX (April 18, 2017) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced the return of Geoff Brabham and Davy Jones, both overall winners at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to the Fathers’ Day Weekend Indy Legends Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two are the latest additions to an already star-studded field for the fourth running of the Brickyard Invitational’s Saturday, June 17 feature race.

“Davy and Geoff are top-level champions, really amazing talents,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “The accomplishments of the drivers racing with us this year make me feel like we are pulling together a new International Race of Champions (IROC) field. It’s that good.”

The Pro-Am feature Brabham and Jones will compete in is a 45-minute race on the Speedway’s 2.43-mile Grand Prix road course. Other top drivers who have filed entries include four-time Indy 500 champion Al Unser and his son, Al Jr., who won the “500” twice. Still others include defending Indy Legends Pro-Am drivers Robby Unser (A Production) and Paul Tracy (B Production) as well as Willy T. Ribbs, Johnny Unser, Sarah Fisher, Davey Hamilton and Lyn St. James.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 12:20 PM, 04.18.2017

Vettel Wins in Bahrain; Takes Championship Lead

Sebastian Vettel celebrates his second win in the first three races of the season by taking the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday night with a 6.6 second win over Lewis Hamilton. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

SAKIR, Bahrain—Taking advantage of a Lewis Hamilton pit stop on lap 42, Sebastian Vettel held off a late charge by the Briton to win his 44th career victory Sunday night at the Grand Prix of Bahrain at the Bahrain International Circuit by 6.6 seconds. Valterri Bottas was third.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 2:11 PM, 04.16.2017

Bottas Takes Maiden Pole in Bahrain

Valterri Bottas celbrates his maiden pole Saturday night in Bahrain. It was the first pole for a Finnish driver since 2008. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

SAKIR, Bahrain—After competing in formula one for the last five seasons, Valterri Bottas came to the AMG Mercedes team this year, hoping that taking over for former world champion Nico Rosberg, would give him satisfaction. On Saturday evening at the Bahrain International Circuit, the Finnish driver got his wish—and his maiden pole of his career by posting a circuit record breaking 1:28:769, edging teammate Lewis Hamilton and breaking the Briton’s five pole streak in qualifying for Sundays Grand Prix of Bahrain. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished in third.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 2:52 PM, 04.15.2017

Alonso Skips Monaco Grand Prix For 2017; Will Race Indy 500

Following a difficult start of the year with the McLaren-Honda Formula One Team, Fernando Alonso announced Wednesday that he will skip the Monaco grand prix on Memorial Day weekend and race for Andretti motorsport at the Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 12:11 PM, 04.14.2017


Bob Lazer at the SVRA Pro-Am

2015 “Indy Legends” Charity Pro-Am Champ Bob Lazier and Son Jaques Back At IMS

Southlake, TX (April 11, 2017) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced that Bob Lazier, the 2015 winner of the “Indy Legends” Charity Pro-Am, will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the June 17 feature race of the Brickyard Invitational. Jaques Lazier has also entered the contest joining his father during the Father’s Day weekend event, June 16-18.  

“The Laziers are a class act and it’s special to have a father and son combination racing with us during our first Father’s Day weekend race meet,” said SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “I had to chuckle when I heard Bob say he had a few good laps in him after winning a couple of years ago. Both he and Jaques are pros and have been an important part of this event since the first one in 2014.”

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:32 AM, 04.11.2017

INDYCAR - Hinchcliffe completes comeback with Long Beach victory

Hinch is back! Winner at LB. ©RIS/Paul Glessner

LONG BEACH, California (Sunday, April 9, 2017) - James Hinchcliffe is all the way back now.
The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver, seriously injured in an Indianapolis 500 practice crash nearly two years ago, recorded his first Verizon IndyCar Series win since the incident by taking the checkered flag at the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Driving the No. 5 Arrow Honda, Hinchcliffe crossed the finish line 1.4940 seconds ahead of Dale Coyne Racing's Sebastien Bourdais, the winner of last month's season opener.

Hinchcliffe's last win came at NOLA Motorsports Park in April 2015, a month before the crash caused when a suspension piece on the car broke at 220-plus mph on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Hinchcliffe returned to racing last season and captured the Indianapolis 500 pole position, but had yet to win another race until today.

"To finally do what was goal No. 1 when we set out at the start of the season, to get back into winner's circle, to do so as early in the season as we have, as convincingly as we did, was great," said Hinchcliffe, who recorded the fifth victory of his seven-year Verizon IndyCar Series career.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 9:48 AM, 04.10.2017

Jimmie Johnson Makes late Race Pass to Win the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at TMS

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Jimmie Johnson passed Joey Logano with 16 laps remaining to claim his seventh career victory at Texas Motor Speedway.  The 1.5-mile track has been a favorite of Johnson’s in his career, but late-race heroics proved to be the winner for the seven-time champion.  Kyle Larson passed Logano to finish second.  Logano finished third with Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. rounding out the top five.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.09.2017

INDYCAR - Castroneves wins third straight Long Beach pole with track record

LONG BEACH, California (Saturday, April 8, 2017) - He may be one of the elder statesmen of the Verizon IndyCar Series, but Helio Castroneves isn't slowing down anytime soon. The Team Penske driver broke his own track record today in winning a third straight Verizon P1 Award to start on pole position in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

In the Firestone Fast Six, the third and final round of knockout qualifying, Castroneves pushed his No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street course in a sizzling 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph). It earned the 41-year-old Brazilian his third straight Long Beach pole and the 48th of his 20-year career, leaving Castroneves one behind fellow legend Bobby Unser for third on the all-time list.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 11:27 AM, 04.09.2017

Erik Jones Claims a Victory in Texas Xfinity Race

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Young Erik Jones dominated the last stage of the event to win the My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.  Jones led 112 of 200 laps for his seventh career Xfinity victory, four of them coming on 1 1/2-mile tracks.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 8:59 PM, 04.08.2017

INDYCAR - Past Long Beach winners dominate first day of practice

LONG BEACH, California (Friday, April 7, 2017) – Experience paid off on opening day at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, with all seven past race winners entered this year finishing in the top eight on the combined speed chart.

Will Power, a two-time Long Beach race winner, posted the best lap in the second of the two 45-minute practice sessions. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power navigated the 11-turn, 1.968-temporary street course in 1 minute, 7.0800 seconds (105.617 mph). The quick lap is within a half-second of the track record set by Helio Castroneves in 2015 (1:06.6294).

“Sometimes you get it right, like the setup,” said Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar champion and Long Beach winner in 2008 and 2012. “You know, it's only practice. (By being fastest,) you can show everybody where they're lacking, they'll go back and study it. I was hoping (other drivers) would go quicker, but they didn't.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 10:16 AM, 04.08.2017

Harvick Leads Ford Domination in Qualifying at Texas

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'FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Kevin Harvick shook off the disappointment of a horrible weekend at Martinsville and powered to the pole position for Sunday's O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  That was helped somewhat by nine drivers failing to qualify for the event.

Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Chris Beuscher, Timmy Hill, Erik Jones, and Derricke Cope will all have to start from the back of the field after failing the inspection prior to end of the first round of qualifying on Friday.

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Volume 2017, Issue 4, Posted 8:48 PM, 04.07.2017

Keselowski Wins STP 500 at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Amongst all the talk about 'young guns," a veteran former Cup champion won the STP 500 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series event at Martinsville Speedway.  Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with less than 100 laps to go and was never headed for the win.  The race ws mostly a battle between Keselowski, Busch, and Chase Elliott.  Kyle Larson led early but faded and finished 17th. Martin Truex, Jr. was also a factor with 42 laps led.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 6:51 PM, 04.02.2017

MENCS Point Standings After Martinsville One

UNOFFICIAL Points Report after 68th Annual STP 500; Martinsville Speedway
Rank Driver                            Car      Points  Ldr      Nxt      Wins    Stages Playoff Pts
1.      Kyle Larson                   42       268     0          0          1          1          6
2.      Chase Elliott                  24       264     -4        -4        0          2          2
3.      Martin Truex Jr.           78       236     -32      -28      1          4          9
4.      Brad Keselowski           2          234     -34      -2        2          0          10
5.      Joey Logano                  22       207     -61      -27      0          1          1
6.      Kyle Busch                    18       188     -80      -19      0          1          1
7.      Ryan Blaney                  21       179     -89      -9        0          0          0
8.      Clint Bowyer                 14       174     -94      -5        0          0          0
9.      Jamie McMurray          1          163     -105    -11      0          0          0
10.    Kevin Harvick               4          154     -114    -9        0          3          3
11.    Ryan Newman              31       152     -116    -2        1          0          5
12.    Kasey Kahne                5          146     -122    -6        0          0          0
13.    Erik Jones #                  77       144     -124    -2        0          0          0
14.    Jimmie Johnson            48       141     -127    -3        0          0          0
15.    Trevor Bayne                6          140     -128    -1        0          0          0

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 11:12 PM, 04.02.2017

Chase Elliott Holds Off Johnny Sauter to Win Truck Race at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Chase Elliott took the lead after then leader Christopher Bell spun in the first and second turns when he and Austin Cindric, trying to stay on the lead lap, got together.  From that point on the 21-year old Elliott drove away from Johnny Sauter and Bell for the win. Sauter finished second with Bell in third.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 6:04 PM, 04.01.2017

Rain Forces Cancelation of Qualifying at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – Rain has cancelled qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Martinsville.  The cars will line up based on points position after last week’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  Kyle Larson will start from the pole.  Daniel Suarez crashed in practice and will have to go to a backup car.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 10:16 PM, 03.31.2017

Larson Sweeps Fontana With Win in the Auto Club 400

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – After finishing second in the last three races, Kyle Larson finally broke through by winning the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.  It did take overtime to win the Auto Club 400, but he streaked away after getting past Denny Hamlin and won going away.  It was his first victory of the season and second career win.  It was a weekend sweep for Larson who won the Xfinity race on Saturday, the pole for this race and, of course, the win.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 8:23 PM, 03.26.2017

Larson Stays Hot by Winning Fontana Xfinity Race

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – Kyle Larson held off a charging Joey Logano and won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Auto Club Speedway.  The two MENC drivers had the fastest cars all day, but both had speeding penalties on pit road and Logano’s crew had a jack problem during a pit stop.  Both had to come from the rear to battle for the win

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 10:52 PM, 03.25.2017

Kyle Larson's Hot Streak Continues as He Wins Fontana Pole

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – Kyle Larson won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.  It came as no great surprise that Larson won the pole.  After all, Larson’s No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet clearly was the fastest car on the 2-mile track all day. He also was at the top of the speed chart for Friday’s lone Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice. He has been on a roll since the beginning of the season.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 10:56 PM, 03.24.2017


Indy Vet, Lyn St James

Star Trio To Compete Together First Time Anywhere In June 17 Indy Legends Pro-Am

Southlake, TX (March 22, 2017) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) today announced that Sarah Fisher will join Lyn St. James and Ana Beatriz for the first time in this year’s Fathers’ Day Weekend Indy Legends Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trio is among the most talented and versatile drivers of Indianapolis 500 history and all will be together in competition for the first time anywhere in the Saturday, June 17 feature race.

“We’ve been approaching Sarah about joining us since last year,” said SVRA CEO Tony Parella. “She was the sport’s most popular driver in the IRL days and I have to believe fans are going to be delighted that the SVRA can make it possible for these three great drivers to compete together for the first time in history.”

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 9:56 AM, 03.22.2017

Ryan Newman is a Surprise Winner at Phoenix

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – It had been four years since Ryan Newman drove into victory lane until today, a win drought that mirrored the entire Richard Childress Racing organization’s woes.  Nicknamed “Rocket Man,” when he first broke into the sport with Team Penske, today’s win was not a case of raw speed, but a great pit call.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 7:52 PM, 03.19.2017

Newman Wins Phoenix In Overtime

(PHOENIX, AZ – MAR 19, 2017 – RIS) Ryan Newman held off a charge from Kyle Larson to win the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceay, breaking a streak of 127 races since his last victory and the first win in 112 races for team owner Richard Childress. This is Newman's 18th checkered flag in NASCAR Monster Energy Series competition.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 7:54 PM, 03.19.2017

Allgaier Wins Phoenix XFINITY Race and $100,000

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Justin Allgaier had a big day in the desert.  He ended an 80-race winless streak in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway but he won the season’s first $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus. Talk about a great day!   Allgaier held off Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney after a restart with four laps remaining to win the DC Solar 200, his first win since 2012 and fourth of his career.

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Volume 2016, Issue 8, Posted 7:49 PM, 03.18.2017