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NSCS: Martin Truex Jr. Wins Pennsylvania 400 Pole

Martin Truex Jr. bested his Toyota Racing teammate Carl Edwards from pole position Friday in knockout qualifying from Pocono Raceway for the Pennsylvania 400. Truex used turn 2, the Tunnel Turn, to his advantage en route to his third Coors Light Pole Award of 2016, his first at Pocono and 10th of his career. “For whatever reason, today—all day long—I felt comfortable there, more...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 hour ago

Blake Koch tops final Xfinity practice at Iowa Speedway

Defending Iowa winner Sam Hornish Jr. was the second fastest.
Via CSN Chicago
3 hours ago

Truex Wins Pocono Sprint Cup Pole

Martin Truex Jr. continued Toyota’s domination of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season on Friday Afternoon by capturing the pole for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400. Truex ran a fast lap of 50.211 seconds (179.244 MPH) to lead an all Toyota front row. Carl Edwards will start second. Paul Menard will roll of third followed by Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman. Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski...
Via On Pit Road
4 hours ago

Martin Truex Jr. Powers No. 78 Toyota to Pocono Pole

By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Martin Truex Jr. found a lot more than light at the end of the Tunnel on Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway. Gaining time on the rest of the field through Turn 2—the Tunnel Turn—at the 2.5-mile triangular race track, Truex put his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota on the pole for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 (on NBCSN...
Via Motorsports Tribune
4 hours ago

Sprint Cup Series could use a Richard Childress Racing victory

Here's the deal: Martin Truex Jr., the Pennsylvania 400 pole-sitter, is one of the nicest people in NASCAR. He's a great guy.Furniture Row Racing, the team he drives for, is one of the most interesting success stories in the sport, for a whole bunch of reasons, including the fact that they're self-funded and based out of Denver, Colorado.TRD, U.S.A., Toyota's racing division, is...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Pocono notebook: Is Gordon just what the doctor ordered?

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange LONG POND, Pa. -- Since Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s immediate future is in the hands of doctors, it's appropriate that his substitute driver, Jeff Gordon, has also been brought in for a second opinion. Not a medical opinion, mind you. But Gordon is invaluable in his role as a consultant for Hendrick Motorsports,...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Jeff Gordon reiterates his fill-in role for Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ‘a very temporary thing’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected to provide an update on his recovery on his podcast Monday.
Via CSN Chicago
8 hours ago

Menard Fastest in First Pocono Cup Practice

New crew chief Danny Stockman is already paying dividends for Paul Menard and the No.27 Menard’s team as Menard led the way in opening Cup Series practice at Pocono Raceway. Menard ran a quick lap of 50.722 seconds (177.438 MPH). Menard’s fast lap was .009 seconds ahead of second place Denny Hamlin. Kyle Busch was third followed by Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick. Martin Truex...
Via On Pit Road
8 hours ago

NXS: Brendan Gaughan Returns to ‘Big Ten Atmosphere’ at Iowa Speedway

Brendan Gaughan returns to Iowa Speedway this weekend looking to solidify his place in the championship standings and earn a berth in the inaugural XFINTY Series Chase. While Gaughan finished 15th in the June race at Iowa, the Las Vegas, Nev. native has three top-10 finishes in nine starts at the track, including a fifth-place result last season. Gaughan is excited to return to the...
Via Rubbings Racing
9 hours ago

Brad Keselowski: ‘Only So Many Hits … Before Someone Gets Killed’

Brad Keselowski has taken a lot of hard hits throughout his NASCAR career, and he says there’s only so much more he can take. Keselowski was lucky to escape serious injury after crashing head-on into a wall at Watkins Glen International during a testing session Tuesday. The 32-year-old acknowledged Friday at Pocono Raceway that, thanks to the improved safety features, he was able...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

New HUBCast: Does Kyle Busch get enough credit?

Enjoy an all-new episode of 'The HUBCast with Adam Alexander.'
Via Shake and Bake
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Smoke Stories: Clint Bowyer - 'NASCAR Race Hub'

Greg Biffle recalls his favorite all-time stories of Tony Stewart.
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danny Stockman gets his shot as NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chief

Richard Childress has won six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, but none since 1994 with Kevin Harvick in a Chevrolet. In fact, the last NASCAR title was in the Xfinity Series in 2013 with Austin Dillon behind the wheel and Danny Stockman the crew chief.Stockman is from a racing family in Yucaipa.
Via LA Daily News
1 day ago

Christie: RCR Should See Improved Results With Menard’s New Crew Chief

By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Stories about top-tier drivers getting a new crew chief are usually explosive news, but when Richard Childress Racing announced that Paul Menard would have a new crew chief starting this weekend in Pocono, there wasn’t much fanfare. However, I think bringing Danny Stockman Jr. over to turn the wrenches on the No. 27 Chevrolet SS was a smart decision...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Throwback Thursday – Biffle Wins Pocono as Sadler and Busch Go for a Wild Ride

©2010, Nigel Kinrade, USAAutostock Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 July 28, 2016 Races at Pocono Raceway always seem to go through stages, especially when there is weather involved. That was the case with the 2010 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 that saw a rain delay and a vicious crash change the entire complexion of the race. For that reason, it is the focus...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago

Kevin Harvick's crew chief suspended after lug nut violation at Indy

Rodney Childers, crew chief for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, has been suspended for one race after NASCAR handed down penalties Wednesday morning.Childers will miss this weekend's race at Pocono Raceway following a lug nut violation after the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Along with the suspension, Childers was also fined $20,000 and placed...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Harvick Crew Chief Rodney Childers Suspended Over Lug Nut Violation

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Sprint Cup Series points leader Kevin Harvick will be without his crew chief Rodney Childers this weekend at Pocono Raceway after a suspension from NASCAR. NASCAR announced Wednesday that Childers has been suspended from NASCAR competition through Aug. 3 and fined $20,000 after Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet was observed with improperly installed...
Via Motorsports Tribune
2 days ago

Brad Keselowski wrecks hard during Sprint Cup testing at Watkins Glen

Brad Keselowski's first day of testing at Watkins Glen International didn't go according to plan.On Tuesday afternoon during the first of a two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test, Keselowski crashed hard in Turn 1 on a newly-repaved Watkins Glen road course.According to Team Penske officials, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion was evaluated and released from the infield care center.Afterward...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Kyle Busch overshadows Stewart, Gordon with historic Indy win

On a day when most pre-race eyes were on the legendary duo of Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch stole the show at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Busch not only won the Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, but also made NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history in the process. In dominating Sunday's race by leading 149 of 170 laps from the...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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