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Blaney Returns to Scene of First Cup Win at Pocono

Checkered flag at Pocono

(LONG POND, PA – JULY 14, 2024 – RIS) NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney won his second race of 2024, leading only once, for the finall 44 laps, the most of any driver and ahead of runner-up Denny Hamlin by 2.373 seconds at the end of the Great American Getaway 400 race in front of a sell-out crowd at the triangular 2.5-mile track. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 6:47 PM, 07.14.2024

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Custer Gets Ford's First Victory of the 2024 Xfinity Season at Pocono Raceway

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LONG POND, PA -  RIS - Reigning Xfinity Series champion Cole Custer scored his first victory of the season, taking the checkered flag Saturday at Pocono Raceway.  At the end, Custer, Jason Allgaier, and William Bowman.  Bowman, though close behind the two faded and Custer took the advantage with six laps to go and went on to his first victory of 2024.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 8:07 PM, 07.13.2024

Ty Gibbs Fastest in Pocono Cup Qualifying


LONG POND, PA – RIS - Ty Gibbs was fastest in NASCAR Cup qualifying on Saturday.  Gibbs, driving the No. 54 Toyota owned by his grandfather, Joe Gibbs, won the pole with a lap averaging 170.031 mph around the 2.5-mile track.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 7:43 PM, 07.13.2024

Heim Dominates the Craftsman Truck Race at Pocono

LONG POND, PA – RIS - Corey Heim won Friday evening’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway after leading a race-high 55 laps. It's the fifth victory of the season for Heim, who swept both stages as well around the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania circuit.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 9:02 PM, 07.12.2024

Christian Eckes Earns Truck Pole at Pocono

Rain led to the cancelation of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series qualifying on Friday, July 12, at Pocono Raceway, handing the pole to Christian Eckes based on the qualifying metric NASCAR has in place.  Eckes, the series points leader, will start on the front row alongside Corey Heim. Heim is 40 points behind the driver of the No. 19 Chevy.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 4:31 PM, 07.12.2024

NHRA Announces 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Schedule

Indianapolis (July 10, 2024) – Featuring three races celebrating a 25th anniversary in 2025 and culminating with the 60th annual In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals in Pomona, NHRA officials announced today the 2025 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series schedule.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 11:18 AM, 07.10.2024

Bowman Rallies Late in Chicago's street race to Win

Getty Images Jared Tilton

CHICAGO, IL – RIS – Alex Bowman came on after the last pit stop and despite real competition from Joey hand and Tyler Reddick, held on to win the race and qualify for the NASCAR Cup series playoffs.  It was Bowman's first win in 80 races.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 10:04 PM, 07.07.2024

Shane van Gisbergen Repeats as Winner in Chicago Street Race

Jared Tilton - Getty Images

CHICAGO, IL - RIS - Shane van Gisbergen is 2 for 2 in racing in the streets of America's third largest city. After his breakout success last summer, the Australian Supercars champion made the decision to come over and race in America first time, signing a contract with Kaulig Racing for the full Xfinity season. A year later, he's a threat for the championship with his remarkable road course results and modern success on ovals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 6:56 PM, 07.06.2024

Kyle Larson Wins Pole Position for Chicago Street Race

CHICAGO, IL - RIS - Kyle Larson nipped Shane van Gisbergen for the NASCAR Cup race in the Chicwgo streets on Saturday.  Larson had the top overall average lap speed at 89.549 mph while van Gisbergen was close behind at 89.434 mph. Both drivers ran in the first 20-minute session of the day. Earlier in the day, van Gisbergen edged Larson for the pole in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 3:44 PM, 07.06.2024

Shane Van Gisbergen Fastest in Chicago Xfinity Qualifying

Gary Vasquez - USA Today

CHICAGO, IL – RIS - Shane van Gisbergen was fastest in Saturday’s qualifying for today’s street course through downtown Chicago. The New Zealander turned the fastest lap overall in two-round qualifying with a speed of 88.543 mph. Van Gisbergen, a two-time winner on road courses in 2024, won his second pole of the season in the No. 97 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 1:11 PM, 07.06.2024

Ford Performance Notes and Quotes: Chicago Street Race - Friday, July 5, 2024 - NASCAR Cup Series

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Mustang Dark Horse for Team Penske, met with members of the media Friday afternoon in downtown Chicago ahead of this weekends Chicago Street Race. Logano will pull double-duty, driving the No. 15 Klutch Vodka Ford Mustang Dark Horse for AM Racing in Saturday’s The Loop 110 before Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 165.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 5:53 PM, 07.05.2024

Team Chevy Media Availability Quotes: Chicago Street Race, NASCAR Cup Series - July 5, 2024

Shane van Gisbergen, the inaugural winner of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Chicago Street Race, met with the media in advance of racing double duty in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Chicago Street Course. 
Media Availability Quotes:
As you were flying into Chicago, do you kind of get a really good vibe? Do you like looking down and seeing it considering what happened last year? Secondly, more importantly, now that you’ve had more experience in NASCAR and have been a part of this, does it make what you were able to accomplish last year in the Cup Series even a bit more amazing or a really feel-good moment for you when you think about what you did?  

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 5:50 PM, 07.05.2024

Historic Sportscar Racing Joins Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Race Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Retired stock cars back in action as the HSR NASCAR Classic presented by Petty’s Garage series takes on the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™ on October 11-12.
HSR NASCAR Classic presented by Petty’s Garage to run during the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, October 11-12

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 10:37 PM, 07.03.2024

Josh Berry Moving to Wood Brothers in 2025

(CONCORD, NC – JULY 3, 2024 – RIS) Wood Brothers Racing and Josh Berry announced this morning that Berry will be moving into the seat of the No. 21 Mustang for the 2025 NASCAR Cup season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 7, Posted 7:48 PM, 07.03.2024

Nashville Cup Race Goes Five Overtimes

Logano with the guitar winner's trophy

(LEBANON, TN – JUNE 30, 2024 – RIS) Joey Logano became the eleventh winner in NASCAR Cup Series races for 2024, taking the Ally 400 on the fifth overtime restart after a rainstorm halted the race for an hour and 21 minutes.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 10:41 PM, 06.30.2024

Nemechek Wins Hot Nashville Xfinity Race

(LEBANON, TN - JUNE 29, 2024 - RIS) John Hunter  Nemechek won with  Chandler Smith right behind on Saturday Nemechek, a Mooresville, North Carolina native and the son of former NASCAR Cup driver Joe Nemechek, won the 30th annual All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds in 2015. Joe Nemechek also raced at Nashville Fairgrounds early in his career. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 10:11 PM, 06.29.2024

Kalitta, Prock & Anderson Sweep Qualifying And Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge At Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals M. Smith qualifies No. 1 in PSM, Gadson gets first win in PSM bonus race

Norwalk, Ohio (June 29, 2024) – Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta made the fastest run in track history on Saturday at Summit Motorsports Park, picking up the win in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge and cementing his No. 1 qualifier position at the 18th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 9:12 PM, 06.29.2024

Denny Hamlin Hot Laps to Nashville Pole

LEBANON, TN – JUNE 29, 2024 - RIS – Denny Hamlin was the last to qualify, but he was the fastest and rewarded with the pole position for Sunday’s race at Nashville Speedway on Saturday. Joining Hamlin on the front row will be Stewart-Haas Racing’s Josh Berry. With a new qualifying format being used, Berry, the fastest of those from group A with a speed of 159.749 mph, will make his second runner-up start of his career, tying his career-best starting position.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:42 PM, 06.29.2024

Ty Gibbs Tops Xfinity Qualifying at Nashville

LEBANON, TN – JUNE 29, 2024 RIS – Ty Gibbs was fastest in Xfinity qualifying on Saturday at Nashville Superspeedway.  His la; was 30.876 mph.  He will start alongside Cole Custer on the front row for today’s race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:27 PM, 06.29.2024

Christian Eckes Dominates in Nashville Truck Race

NASHVILLE, TN - RIS - It was a dominating win for Christian Eckes.  Eckes went wire-to-wire in the Rackley Roofing 200, sweeping the stages and guiding the No. 19 McAnally-Hilgemann Racing Chevrolet to a 2.028-second margin of victory. His first win at the 1.33-mile concrete track was the eighth of his Truck Series career.  The victory meant an extra $50,000 payday for Eckes as the winner of the third and final race in this year’s Triple Truck Challenge incentive program. Other winners of the bonus in the three-race series this season were Corey Heim and Nick Sanchez.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 11:24 PM, 06.28.2024

Friesen Wins Nashville Truck Pole


NASHVILLE, TN = RIS - For the first time since 2019, Stewart Friesen wins the pole award ahead of the Rackley Roofing 200 in a great effort from the 52. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran will lead the field to green tonight.  On the other hand, these were many issues during qualifying.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 7:03 PM, 06.28.2024

Chandler Smith Fastest in Nashville Truck Practice

NASHVILLE, TN - RIS - Chandler Smith was fastest in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Nashville Superspeedway. Smith turned a lap at 161.489 miles per hour in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 5:41 PM, 06.28.2024

Christopher Bell Tastes Victory in New Hampshire

Joe Gibbs Racing

LOUDON, N.H  - RIS - Christopher Bell won the USA Today 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, after the race was delayed for two hours due to weather. The win was Bell’s third this NASCAR Cup Series season

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 9:07 PM, 06.23.2024

Rain Cancels Cup Qualifying at Loudon, Elliott on Pole

LOUDON, NH – RIS – Persistent rain has cancelled NASCAR qualifying today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The field for Sunday’s race was set by the NASCAR performance metric, which is based in large part on the driver’s most recent finishing position and his team’s rank in owner points.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 1:19 PM, 06.22.2024

Rain Cancels New Hampshire Qualifying. Custon on Pole

Nigel Kinrade Photography

Loudon, NH – RIS – The rains came and finally NASCAR Xfinity qualifying was cancelled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.  Cole Custer attained rights to the No. 1 spot for his Stewart Haas Racing No. 00 Ford Mustang due to NASCAR’s qualifying metric, which has The points leader in the series to take the number one position. Custer has a career-best finish of second at New Hampshire in 2019 and won here in 2014 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

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Volume 2024, Issue 6, Posted 8:24 PM, 06.21.2024

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

Sam Mayer Wins Iowa Xfinity Series Race at Iowa Speedway

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


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