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Blaney Takes Inaugural Iowa Speedway Cup Event

Ryan Blaney bounced back from disappointment last week to dominate at Iowa Speedway

(NEWTON, IOWA – JUNE 16, 2024 – RIS) Ryan Blaney led 201 of the 350 laps, winning the Iowa Corn 350 in front of a large crowd of relatives and a sellout crowd of fans. The tire problems feared after the Xfinity race woes did not occur, save for some blown right-side tires that had little effect on the track action. Multi-lane racing throughout the field, sometimes three-wide, added to the attraction of the event.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 11:00 PM, 06.16.2024

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Sam Mayer Wins Iowa Xfinity Series Race at Iowa Speedway

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NEWTON, IA – RIS – It took overtime, but Sam Mayer took first place in that extra run to win the Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway. In the three lap shootout, the two ran side by side until the final lap with Mayer got an advantage.  Mayer, who led 47 laps in the 250-lap race, pulled ahead of Herbst on the restart after John Hunter Nemechek’s crash six laps from the finish.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 7:26 PM, 06.15.2024

Kyle Larson Wins Iowa Cup Pole After Xfinity Time Trials Rained Out

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NEWTON, IA – RIS – The rains came and cancelled Xfinity qualifying at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, but it cleared enough to be able to have NASCAR Cup time trails.  The Xfinity race will start later today with NASCAR’s performance metric system.  The skies cleared enough to enable the Cup cars to qualify.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 2:51 PM, 06.15.2024

Tires Punctuate Iowa Speedway Practice

(NEWTON, IOWA – JUNE 14, 2024 – RIS) Noah Gragson topped the practice charts for the Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol at Iowa Speedway, while flat tires sent several cars into the wall in the Cup session. Corey Heim headed the Xfinity Series practice for the HyVee Parks 250.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:20 PM, 06.14.2024

Martin Truex, Jr. Announces Retirement at the End of the 2024 Season

CONCORD, NC – RIS – Martin Truex, Jr. made an expected announcement today.  Truex announced Friday that he plans to retire from full-time competition at the conclusion of the 2024 season.  Truex, the 2017 title winner, has raced full-time in NASCAR’s premier series for nearly two decades, compiling 34 Cup wins, 146 top-five finishes and 287 top 10s.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 5:23 PM, 06.14.2024

Kyle Larson Wins NASCAR Cup Race at Sonoma

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Sanoma, CA – RIS – Kyle Larson came on late in the race at the picturesque road course at Somona and went on to victory.  Larson only led 19 of the 110 laps in the Toyota/Save Mart 350, and he claimed his second win on the 1.99-mile road course by 4.258 seconds. His third win of the season also marked the 26th of his Cup Series career.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:23 PM, 06.09.2024

Prock, Millican, Enders & M. Smith Get Mission #2FAST2TASTY Challenge Victories; Prock, Millican, Anderson & M. Smith Take No. 1 Spots at Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Bristol, Tenn. (June 7, 2024) – In a matchup of last weekend’s Funny Car final round, points leader Austin Prock knocked off John Force in the finals of the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge bonus race, also qualifying No. 1 on Saturday in front of a near-capacity crowd at Bristol Dragway at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:38 AM, 06.09.2024

SVG Takes Sonoma Trifecta – Practice, Qualifying & Race

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 8, 2024 – RIS) Australian Supercar champion Shane Van Gisbergen scored the trifecta of fastest in practice, winning the pole and then winning the race in his WeatherTech Chevy at Sonoma Raceway, winning his second consecutive Xfinity Series race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 11:36 PM, 06.08.2024

Logano Gets Sonoma Pole

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 8, 2024 – RIS) Joey Logano continued his string of top qualifying efforts on new surfaces, winning the pole for the Toyota / SaveMart 350 on newly-paved Sonoma Raceway.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:50 PM, 06.08.2024

Joey Logano Fastest in NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying at Sonoma

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SONOMO, CA - RIS -Joey Logano won his fourth pole of 2024 in a fast run at Sonoma.  The two-time Cup champion earned his 31st pole of his career, his first since the third race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and his second at Sonoma.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 7:37 PM, 06.08.2024

Van Gisbergen Earns Road Course Pole at Sonoma

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 8, 2024 – RIS) Fresh off his win at Portland International Raceway last weekend, Shane Van Gisbergen easily set a new track qualifying record for Sonoma Raceway’s Xfinity Series’ Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 race, using the new pavement on the California wine country road course to beat out Ty Gibbs by 0.372 second with a lap in the final qualifying session of 1:14.677 at 95.933 mph. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 5:20 PM, 06.08.2024

In Front of Sellout Crowd, J. Force, Kalitta And T. Coughlin Jr. Win NHRA New England Nationals

John Force burnout

Epping, N.H. (June 2, 2024) – John Force finished off an impressive double-up weekend in front of another sellout crowd on Sunday at New England Dragway, as the 16-time Funny Car world champion outran teammate Austin Prock in the final round of the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 9:34 PM, 06.02.2024

Austin Cindric Wins at Gateway as Ryan Blaney Runs Out of Fuel

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MADISON, IL – RIS – Ryan Blaney seemed to have the win in the NASCAR Cup race at World Wide Technology Raceway, but then he ran out of fuel and had to coast to the finish line. The benefactor was Austin Cindric, who crossed the finish line first and relegated Blaney to a 24th place finish.  As somee genius once said, “it’s never over ‘til it’s over.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 7:35 PM, 06.02.2024

Kiwi Kicks Portland Xfinity Victory

"SVG" won his second NASCAR race in taking the Xfinity Series Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway

(PORTLAND, OR – JUNE 1, 2024 – RIS) New Zealander Shane Van Gisbergen celebrated his initial Xfinity Series victory by signing an Australian Rules football then punting it into the crowd along the front straight at Portland Internatioanl Raceway. ‘SVG,’ the winner last summer in his initial NASCAR Cup Series start on Chicago’s street track, locked into a spot in the 2024 Playoffs with the win over Justin Allgaier.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 7:41 PM, 06.01.2024

Prock, Kalitta and Enders Deliver No. 1 Qualifiers In Front Of Sellout Crowd At NHRA New England Nationals

Doug Kalitta launching the Top Fuel car

Epping, N.H. (June 1, 2024) – Funny Car’s Austin Prock claimed his fifth No. 1 qualifier in the first seven races of the 2024 season in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday at New England Dragway, powering to the top spot at the 11th annual NHRA New England Nationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:24 PM, 06.01.2024

It's Heim the winner in the Gateway Truck Race

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MADISON, il – RIS-NEWS.COM - Corey Heim took home his fourth win of the 2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season as he picked up the checkered flag in Saturday’s Toyota 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Heim reached the finish line ahead of Christian Eckes by 1.854 seconds to nab the victory.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 7:05 PM, 06.01.2024

Mayer Takes Portland Pole

(PORTLAND, OR – JUNE 1, 2024 – RIS) Sam Mayer won his third career pole position and second in consecutive road races, beating out Shane Van Gisbergen for the top starting position by 0.044 second on the Portland International Raceway road course.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 1:52 PM, 06.01.2024

Team Penske Leads NASCAR Cup Practice at Gateway

MADISON, IL – RIS -Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup practice on Saturday morning.  All-Star Race winner Joey Logano topped the board in practice, while defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney placed second in the session. While Austin Cindric was sixth on speed overall, he was second of all drivers on a 10-lap run and fourth on the board on 15-lap runs.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 12:26 PM, 06.01.2024

Majeski Rules Truck Practice and Qualifying at World Wide Technology

(MADISON, IL – MAY 31, 2024 – RIS) Ty Majeski topped all the time sheets after practice and qualifying for the Toyota 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway. Majeski’s best lap in practice was a lap at 33.312 second and 135.086 mph, with Christian Eckes 0.063 second back. Majeski also set the best ten-lap average of 133.540 mph and then went out and clocked a lap at 32.475 sec, 138.568 mph in qualifying to beat out Eckes’ lap by 0.124 second.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:23 PM, 05.31.2024

Stewart-Haas Racing Closing After 2024 Season

Stewart-Haas: Joint Statement from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas
Joint Statement from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas
Kannapolis, N.C. (May 28, 2024) – The following is a joint statement from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, the co-owners of Stewart-Haas Racing, regarding the future of their NASCAR team following the 2024 season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:58 PM, 05.28.2024

Bell Rings Up Victory in Rain-Shortened Coca-Cola 600

Christopher Bell in Victory Lane

(CONCORD, NC – 26 MAY, 2024 – RIS) Christopher Bell was leading the 2024 Coca-Cola 600 at the right time Sunday evening as rain and lightning sent the race under caution and then the red flag on lap 249 with heavier rain starting a short time after the race halted. The rain forced the decision not to restart the race, as a restart might not have been possible before 1:00 AM, meaning the race could have extended beyond 2:00 AM.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 12:17 AM, 05.27.2024

CMS ROVAL To Receive Layout Changes

The new layout for the ROVAL

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 26, 2024 – RIS) Known for its illustrious history of innovation, Charlotte Motor Speedway will usher in a thrilling new era of motorsports excitement this October.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 3:22 PM, 05.26.2024

Ty Gibbs Wins Charlotte 600 Pole

Ty Gibbs qualified on the pole

CONCORD, NC – RIS – Ty Gibbs too his Toyota Camry to the pole position in qualifying for Sunday’s Coke 600.  It was his first career Cup pole position and added to his earlier pole in the Xfinity race, it appears Joe Gibbs Toyotas are fast. The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota soared to the top at 183.955 mph, holding off Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron (183.580 mph) and JGR teammate Christopher Bell (183.461 mph).

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:18 PM, 05.25.2024

Greg Walter Named President of Charlotte Motor Speedway

Greg Walter, newly-named president of Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (May 25, 2024) – Today, Greg Walter, a 25-year veteran of Speedway Motorsports, was promoted from Executive Vice President and General Manager to President of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith made the announcement today in the media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the eve of the 65th running of the Coca-Cola 600.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 9:46 PM, 05.25.2024

Ty Gibbs Wins First Career Cup Pole for Charlotte's 600-Mile Event

CONCORD, NC – RIS – Ty Gibbs too his Toyota Camry to the pole position in qualifying for Sunday’s Coke 600. It was his first career Cup pole position and added to his earlier pole in the Xfinity race, it appears Joe Gibbs Toyotas are fast. The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota soared to the top at 183.955 mph, holding off Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron (183.580 mph) and JGR teammate Christopher Bell (183.461 mph).

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:37 PM, 05.25.2024

Elliott Chases Victory in BetMGM 300

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 25, 2024 – RIS) Chase Elliott was the class of the field in the late laps of the BetMGM300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Pit strategy had the No,. 17 Chevy on the best tires for the final restarts, letting the second-generation NASCAR Cup Series champion capture the win in his first Xfinity start of the season. Elliott’s car carried the paint schem and number raced by owner Rick Hendrick’s son, Ricky Hendrick.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.25.2024

Nick Sanchez Wins in Charlotte

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 24, 2024 – RIS) Nick Sanchez led only the final eight laps after a late race caution and restart to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Starting mid-pack in 16th to start the race, Sanchez avoided being caught up in one of the three incidents that punctuated the final stage of the race, after the first two stages ran cleanly.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 11:45 PM, 05.24.2024

Joey Logano Dominates NASCAR Cup Race at North Wilkesboro

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NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - RIS - Joey Logano dominated the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Northboro Speedway on Sunday night. Logano won the pole position and led 199 of 200 laps to finish first.  It was his second All Star win and the winner went home with 1 Million dollars   Logano started on the pole after posting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday and was never really challenged, setting a record by leading more laps than any driver has in the race's 40-year history.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 11:02 PM, 05.19.2024

Gibbs and Wallace Race into the All-Star

Ty Gibbs pits for the soft option tires during the mid-race break

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 19, 2024 – RIS) Ty Gibbs led every lap of the All-Star Open to gain a slot in the NASCAR All-Star race. Bubba Wallace followed him about a half second ahead of Josh Berry to earn the second transfer slot.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:05 PM, 05.19.2024

Brown, Hagan, Glenn and Herrera Pick Up Wins At Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Matt Hagan earned another Wally
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Chicago (May 19, 2024) – Three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown picked up his 75th career win on Sunday at Route 66 Raceway, powering past Shawn Langdon in the final round of the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 9:13 PM, 05.19.2024

North Wilesboro is Heim Time in Trucks

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 19, 2024 – RIS) Corey Heim scored his third victory in the season. The brand-new pavement got washed clean when torrential rain hit the track just after the first stage ended Saturday, forcing the Wright Brand 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race to be completed on Sunday. In spite of the rain-cleaned new asphalt, the race resumed with some three-wide passes, side-by-side battles that lasted for lap after lap. Series rookie Laybe Riggs took third place, just ahead of first-time series racer Brenden Queen who finished fourth after making over 60 position passes in the race. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 2:27 PM, 05.19.2024

Wright Brand 250, NASCAR All-Star Schedule Update

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (May 18, 2024) – Saturday's Wright Brand 250 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race has been postponed to 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday.  Saturday's All-Star Heat Races have been canceled. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 9:15 PM, 05.18.2024

Anderson Wins GETTRX Pro Stock All-Star Callout; Zizzo, Prock, Enders and M. Smith Qualify No. 1 At Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Ron Capps will face Matt Hagain in Round One of eliminations

Chicago (May 18, 2024) – Pro Stock points leader Greg Anderson drove to the win in the GETTRX Pro Stock All-Star Callout on Saturday at Route 66 Raceway, defeating Matt Hartford in the final round of the specialty event during weekend’s 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:51 PM, 05.18.2024