(CONCORD, NC - MAY 23, 2013 - RIS) In a partnership between Rev Racing and Toyota, Antron Brown, the 2012 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel champion, will test his skills behind the wheel of a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Camry stock car at Virginia's Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., on Tuesday, May 28.
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Here’s a roundup of what the drivers were tweeting during qualifying:
INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) - INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, announced today penalties following qualification technical inspection May 18-19 at Indianapolis.
The No. 8 entry of Chip Ganassi Racing driven by Ryan Briscoe has been fined $5,000 for not complying with Rule 188.8.131.52.
(CONCORD, NC - MAY 20, 2013 - B.R.A.K.E.S. press release) Back in 1992, Doug Herbert rolled into what was then Bristol International Raceway with his fledgling Top Fuel Dragster team and soon rolled into the winner’s circle for the first time in his professional drag racing career.
About twenty minutes before the end of practice, as Michel Jourdain, Jr., sat in the cockpit of the #17 Office Depot Dallara/Honda, his crew told him to get out of the car - they were done.
Jourdain’s #17 had run 39 laps today, piloted by both the Mexican driver assigned to it and the team’s driving captain, Graham Rahal. Major changes were made to the car - which had reportedly been one of Takuma Sato’s chassis from last year - to no effect.
A 221 mph car yesterday, the #17 mustered a best of 219.843 today in warmer, sunnier conditions.
Thanks to our friends at Chevrolet, here are the manufacturer notes from their drivers:
(CONCORD, NC - MAY 18, 2013 - RIS) Jimmie Johnson continued the Hendrick Motorsports hold on Charlotte Motor Speedway in winning his second-straight Sprint All-Star and breaking the record of three victories in the special race, held by Dale Earnhardt Sr and Jeff Gordon. Johnson beat Joey Logano and Kyle Busch to the checkered flag after taking the lead during the final ten-lap sgement of the special race for winners.
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 18, 2013 – RIS) Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr placed first and second in the Sprint Showdown to advance into the Sprint All-Star at Charlotte Motor Speedway. McMurray took only two tires in the mid-race pit stop and stayed ahead of Stenhouse for the win.
INDIANAPOLIS - May 18, 2013 - RIS - Well it is 6:00 pm at Indianapolis and we are in overtime. The Fast Nine Shootout will take place for the first time at 6:30 pm. Each car will get one and only one run for the top nine positions.
Each of the five Andretti Autosport cars, three Penske cars, and the lone entry of Ed Carpenter will make the all Chevy field. The fastest Honda of day-one is Alex Tagliani’s number 98 that will start the 500 in the center of row four.
INDY 500 POLE DAY QUALIFICATION CHRONOLOGY
CHARLOTTE, NC – RIS – Kyle Busch once again dominated a NASCAR race by leading the most laps in winning the NC Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch overcame a pit road penalty that sent him to the rear of the field, battled all the way back to the front and held off Brendan Gaughan to win the N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win was Busch's first since 2011.
(CONCORD, NC - MAY 17, 2013 - RIS) Kyle Busch added to his total of wins by dominating the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch led 80 of the 134 laps, with Miguel Paludo heading 33 laps for the next most laps led.
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2013 – Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington Speedway – “Larry Rice Classic”
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas, 3. Brady Short, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Levi Jones, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Matt Westfall, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Chris Windom, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Jordan Kinser, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Nick Drake, 19. Chase Briscoe, 20. Bobby East, 21. Dakota Jackson, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Danny Holtsclaw. NT
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 17, 2013 – RIS) Carl Edwards captured the pole for Saturday’s All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by with a combined two laps and pit stop time of 1:51.297 in the Roush-Fenway Racing Fastenal Ford.
Jeb Burton Fastest Truck at Charlotte
Conor Daly, son of Indy car veteran Derek Daly, lost control of is #41 ABC Supply/AJ Foyt Dallara/Honda at 2:15 this afternoon as he entered Turn One at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The car hit the outside SAFER barrier and came to rest in Turn Two.
Daly, who is attempting to qualify for his first IndyCar race this weekend, entered Turn One after having completed his 43rd practice lap of the day, at a speed of 219.293 mph. The rear of the car slid out a bit, Daly corrected, the car stepped out again, and it was hard into the outside SAFER barrier on the right-hand side.
From the start of the 2015 season, McLaren's Formula 1 cars will race using Honda engines and energy recovery systems, renewing an association that became one of the most successful and powerful in Formula 1 history during the 1980s and ’90s.
Today’s announcement not only heralds Honda’s decision to take on the challenge of Formula 1 after a six-season absence, but also signals the reappearance of Honda turbo power in grand prix racing. Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharged engine that was unparalleled in both its output and its efficiency. Those same challenges have once again brought the Japanese manufacturer back to Formula 1 as grand prix racing adapts to the introduction of an all-new 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 formula from next year.