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Highlights of Chris Buescher’s Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’

Before you ask, yes, Chris Buescher remembers what his wreck at Talladega felt like.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Can Kyle Busch start a championship run once again at Sonoma?

Kyle Busch has been on my mind when you think about a year ago at Sonoma Raceway, as he was getting ready to make his return to Sprint Cup. So many people, including myself, were sitting there scratching our heads thinking, 'I know you want to race, but do you realize how hard it's going to be on your ankles and everything because of the type of injury you sustained?'Kyle wanted...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for Iowa

NCWTS Picks Brandon Feeney, Ronald Costigan and Ashley McCubbin picked Wiliam Byron and Matt Crafton. Byron won with Crafton eighth. Points: 37+25=62 Jeni Harris picked John Hunter Nemechek and William Byron. Nemechek finished 12th. Points: 22+37=59 Steve Love and Justin Tucker picked Johnny Sauter and Matt Crafton. Sauter finished 10th. Points: 23+25=48 Robert Hill...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch turns hot laps in F1-like ride at Abu Dhabi before heading to Sonoma

Kurt Busch made a slight detour on his way back to the U.S. on Tuesday to drive an F1-like car in Abu Dhabi.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago

Chase Elliott will get extra track time and extra help at Sonoma

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott will serve as a second spotter for his son this weekend.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott to be son's second spotter at Sonoma

Chase Elliott will have his father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, as his second spotter for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course start in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway (FS1, 1:30 p.m. ET)."I'm looking forward to spotting for Chase," Bill, the 1988 NASCAR premier series champion told HendrickMotorsports.com. "It's going to be a good time.""I used to spot...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch LIVE: NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon interview, Sonoma preview and more

We look back at the 2015 Sonoma race, won by Kyle Busch. It was his first win after returning from injury.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

‘A major milestone’: Crew chief Adam Stevens recalls Kyle Busch’s 2015 win at Sonoma

First win of 2015 season marked a significant step toward the Sprint Cup championship
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr. considers a top-five finish at road courses ‘a win’

After years of struggles at Sonoma Raceway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has finished in the top 10 at the road course the last two seasons.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Christie: Joe Gibbs Racing Has a Huge Problem Forming

By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor No team has been stronger in 2016 than the Joe Gibbs Racing stable. Led by reigning champion, Kyle Busch, the team sports seven victories through the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ first 15 races of the year. However the team has a huge problem shaping, and it’s one that many other teams probably wish they had to deal with — they have too many talented...
Via Motorsports Tribune
3 days ago

NASCAR America: Can Kyle Busch keep his success going at Sonoma?

Kyle Busch is the only repeat winner at Sonoma since 2008.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

NASCAR America: Kyle Busch and Adam Stevens form dynamic duo

Kyle Busch's first win in the Sprint Cup Series with Adam Stevens came last year at Sonoma Raceway.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Watch LIVE: NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET: Sonoma preview, remembering Kyle Busch’s 2015 win

We look back at the 2015 Sonoma race, won by Kyle Busch. It was his first win after returning from injury.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Throwback Thursday – Racing at Sonoma Gets Off to Exciting Start

Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 June 23, 2016 It’s that time of year again. The first of two road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule comes up this weekend as NASCAR’s premier series visits Sonoma Raceway in Northern California this weekend. The track, which has been on the schedule since 1989, has been known to produce...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who's hot and who's not Sonoma Raceway edition

It's been an interesting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series so far, as drivers and teams start jockeying for position as the regular season moves deep into its second half.And with the Cup teams headed to picturesque Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, here's a quick look at who's hot and who's not.HOT, KURT BUSCH -- The elder Busch is riding a streak of nine consecutive...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott to Compete in K&N West Race at Sonoma

Chase Elliott will be getting some extra track time ahead of this weekend’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. The rookie phenom has competed in road course races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, however this will mark his first time on a road course in the Cup Series coming on the tough 10 turn, 1.99 mile road course in California’s wine...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Advance Auto Parts and Quaker State To Sponsor Regan Smith

On June 21 Tommy Baldwin Racing announced Advance Auto Parts as well as Quaker State will sponsor Regan Smith’s team for the July 9th Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. “We are proud to have Advance Auto Parts and Quaker State back onboard for Kentucky,” team owner Tommy Baldwin quoted. “It’s a big race weekend for them as sponsors and...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 7 biggest storylines of the year

With the halfway point of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season only three races away, already there have been some major surprises. Here are seven storylines that few people would have predicted before the season began.7. FURNITURE ROW STAYS HOT -- The conventional wisdom was that an off-season switch from Chevrolet to Toyota would require time for the small, single-car Furniture...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch as Denny Hamlin practices his short game on an airplane

There's no question that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin is a dedicated golfer, and this video proves it.En route to Sonoma Raceway for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 (FS1, 1:30 p.m. ET), Hamlin took advantage of the long flight by practicing his chipping on the bird.Good form, Hamlin. Bubba Watson would be proud.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FedEx reveals fan chosen paint scheme for Denny Hamlin at Sonoma

The winning paint scheme was chosen from three different options.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Will it be checkers or wreckers at Sonoma Raceway?

NASCAR road racing used to be a fairly sedate affair, but not anymore. Now, it's balls to the wall and anything goes.  And Denny Hamlin said he knows why.Hamlin, who began the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a dramatic victory in the Daytona 500, said Thursday that NASCAR's latest iteration of the Chase for the Sprint Cup had made racers let it all hang out in pursuit...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Battle Round: Discussing the merits of Byron, Hornish and Busch

Photo Credit: Brett Moist Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers June 24, 2016 Each week the Motor Racing Digest team will share opinions of the NASCAR race weekend and hot button topics. Stay up to date with all of our writers on Twitter and let us know what you think. Share your thoughts on the Battle Round questions on our Facebook and Twitter page...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR America: Breaking down three key sections of Sonoma Raceway

Dale Jarrett and Parker Kligerman discuss the three most important areas of the road course.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Kurt Busch eyes racing in Abu Dhabi after test

Fresh off a successful Formula 3000 test at Abu Dhabi, Kurt Busch may actually race at the Middle East circuit in December.In an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com Friday morning at Sonoma Raceway, Busch said he may enter a sports car endurance race at Abu Dhabi after the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season wraps up "I wanted to get track time, in case I went back and was...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larson Fastest in First Sonoma Practice

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is on the West coast for their first true test of the 2016 season as they take on the 10 turn, 1.99 mile road course in Sonoma,California. Kyle Larson, who is still looking for his first career Sprint Cup Series win in 91 career starts led the way in opening practice for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 with a speed of 75.299 seconds (95.141 MPH). Larson was...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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