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INDYCAR - Power catches good break to win Honda Indy Toronto for third time

TORONTO (Sunday, July 17, 2016) - Will Power feels he's been on the wrong side of enough caution periods in the Verizon IndyCar Series that he'll gladly accept the timely one that helped him win the Honda Indy Toronto.

The 2014 series champion claimed his third win of the season and third on the streets of Exhibition Place by 1.5275 seconds over teammate Helio Castroneves, driving directly into the 2016 championship conversation in the process. Power now sits second in the standings despite missing the season opener, 47 points behind teammate Simon Pagenaud.

"Getting close, that's good," said Power, who sat out the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March with an inner-ear infection after winning the pole in qualifying. "It's good to get this momentum for the team going forward for the rest of the championship. Five (races) to go, all good tracks for me.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:51 AM, 07.18.2016

Kenseth Wins New Hamphire Cup Race

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LOUDON, NH – RIS – Matt Kenseth came on strong in the latter stages of the race to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Kyle Busch dominated most of the race, leading a race-best 133 laps.  Martin Truex, Jr. led a second-best 123 laps, but both faltered toward the end. Restarts were horrendous as the laps wound down.  The reputation that this track is a big Martinsville held true today.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 5:35 PM, 07.17.2016

Little Luggies Ring in Round 7 of Bojanglesí Summer Shootout Faggart Chases Masters Division Crown

'Little Luggies' start their racing careeers at Charlotte Motor Speedway's Bojangles' Summer Shootout

[Track release] The Little Luggies 600 returns to the Bojangles' Summer Shootout on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children ages 4-7 will take to the front stretch quarter-mile during Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout action for a power wheels exhibition race that allows them to compete on the same track as many of their NASCAR heroes.
Concord, North Carolina, native Robby Faggart has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway for more than 30 years and is in position to win the Legend Car Masters division of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.18.2016

ISW: Carson Short Takes 1st At Haubstadt

Carson Short takes first national sprintcar win. photo- speedblur101

HAUBSTADT, IN -RIS- The 29th edition of Indiana Sprint Week has six feature winners so far. Four of the winners have been first time winners and the series concludes tonight at Terre Haute with ten points separating Robert Ballou from leader Brady Bacon.

But we are getting ahead of ourselves. The 2016 sprint weeks newest winner is Carson Short who lead all 30 laps of the sixth feature race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:16 AM, 07.17.2016

Busch Dominates New Hampshire XFINITY

Kyle Busch takes the green flag on his way to leading 190 lap at NHMS

(LOUDON, NH – JULY 16, 2016 – RIS) Kyle Busch added another NASCAR XFINITY Series race to his record of 82 series wins, leading all but ten laps in the 200-lap Auto Lotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Rookie Erik Jones followed the five-time track winner across the line, with Brad Keselowski third, Daniel Suarez fourth and Austin Dillon fifth in a race slowed seven times by cautions.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 7:07 PM, 07.16.2016

ISW: Beauchamp Beats Darland For First

Brent Beauchamp first win. photo speedblur101

BLOOMINGTON, IN -RIS- The track was fast at Bloomington Speedway and so was Chad Boespflug as he set a new lap record but it was another new winner in the feature as Brent Beauchamp fought with Dave Darland for most of the night before winning his first Indiana Sprint Week feature.

All that said, the most important thing may be the Sprint Week points standings, which changed completely after Tyler Courtney flipped in his heat and missed the feature.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:33 AM, 07.16.2016

Johnson Wins Pole at New Hampshire

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LOUDON, NH - RIS - For those that thought six-time champ Jimmie Johnson was done, you better think again.  Johnson won the pole position for Sunday's race at Nw Hampshire Motor Speedway over some serious cometition.  Johnson beat Kyle Busch by 0.03 seconds.  Busch will start second with Martin Truex, Jr., Kurt Busch, and Denny Hamlin rounding out the top five qualifiers.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 10:52 PM, 07.15.2016

ISW: Short Comes Back To Win Putnamville

Brady Short wins sixth ISW feature since 2006. File photo Speedblur101

PUTNAMVILLE, IN -RIS- Following the postponement of the fourth race of 2016 Indiana Sprint Week the fifth race at Putnamville's Lincoln Park Speedway was actually fourth. But like the events so far the results seemed a bit unlikely as Bedford's Brady Short, a driver who missed the first three races came home the winner in dominating style.

Fifty drivers were there for qualifying with first night winner Tyler Courtney taking fast time at 12.670. What was more remarkable was that Lawrenceburg winner Bryan Clauson was not among those 50 as he had elected to run in a winged race at Eldora in Ohio.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:09 AM, 07.15.2016

ISW: Clauson Domanates The Berg

Clauson on the winners podium for the 111th time. Photo speedblur101

LAWRENCEBURG, IN -RIS- After two new winners in a row it was about time for the 'established' drivers to be heard from and Bryan Clauson was the the one who did the job in round three of Indiana Sprint Week at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Clauson set fast time at 14.166 seconds and lead 25 of the 30 feature race laps.


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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 10:24 PM, 07.11.2016

INDYCAR - Iowa Corn 300 Race Results

NEWTON, Iowa - Results Sunday of the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 300, Running
2. (8) Will Power, Chevrolet, 300, Running
3. (10) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 300, Running
4. (1) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 300, Running
5. (9) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 300, Running

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:59 AM, 07.11.2016

INDYCAR - Newgarden dominates field to win Iowa Corn 300

NEWTON, Iowa (Sunday, July 10, 2016) - Josef Newgarden put on one of the most dominant clinics in Indy car history, leading a record 282 laps today to win the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.

The victory was the third of Newgarden's six-year Verizon IndyCar Series career and first on an oval track. It also vaulted the Ed Carpenter Racing driver three spots into second place in the point standings after 10 of 16 completed races.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:57 AM, 07.11.2016

ISW: Cummins Takes First In Kokomo

Kyle Cummins at the top of the Kokomo podium.

KOKOMO, IN -RIS- Back-to-back first time winners don't happen too often but Kyle Cummins made it happen in Kokomo as he won his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car series feature in front of packed stands on the second night of the 29th Indiana Sprint Week.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 2:50 PM, 07.10.2016

INDYCAR - Qualifying for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series

NEWTON, Iowa - Qualifying Saturday for the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, and speed:        
1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 185.855    
2. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 185.639    
3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 185.433    
4. (8) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 185.419    
5. (83) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 184.489  

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:21 AM, 07.10.2016

Brad Keselowski Wins Kentucky with Just Enough Fuel

Christopher Hanewinckel, USA Today Sports

SPARTA, KY – RIS – Brad Keselowski crossed the finish line on fumes to win the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.  He saved just enough fuel at the end to get his No.2 Team Penske Ford  to Victory Lane at the 1.5-mile track near Cincinnati, Ohio.  His car, completely out of gas after crossing the finish line, had to be pushed to victory lane by his crew.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:40 PM, 07.09.2016

ISW: Tyler Courtney Takes Opener After Passing Field

Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney 'shines' at night.

GAS CITY, IN -RIS- The 29th edition of “Indiana Sprint Week” kicked off as it usually does, at Gas City I-69 Speedway and very quickly we got a new winner with Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney adding his name to the list of Sprint Week feature winners.

Tyler qualified 19th of 47 drivers and won his heat in a photo finish with Bryan Clauson. Starting the feature in 16th, Sunshine had his work cut out for him. Hunter Schuerenberg went from the pole to lead but gave way to a charging Bryan Clauson on lap 10. Clauson appeared to have 'checked out' as he built a substantial lead in only a few laps. That went away when an incident in turn four put Thomas Meseraull into the fence in turn four on lap 22.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 10:33 AM, 07.09.2016

Rain Gives Harvick Kentucky Pole

(SPARTA, KY – July 8, 2016 – RIS) Kevin Harvick starts on the pole for Saturday evening's Quaker State 400, thanks to heavy rains over Kentucky Speedway that forced cancellation of time trials. Sharing the front row is Brad Keselowski, winner of last week's Daytona race. Kurt Busch and Joey Logano fill Row Two, with Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch in Row Three.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 8:23 PM, 07.08.2016

Kyle Busch Starts From Kentucky Pole

Starting Line: 16th Annual Alsco 300, Kentucky Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Kyle Busch(i), No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, 28.828, 187.318
2) Daniel Suarez, No. 19 ARRIS Toyota, 28.831, 187.298
3) Erik Jones #, No. 20 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota, 28.967, 186.419
4) Austin Dillon(i), No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet, 29.085, 185.663
5) Elliott Sadler, No. 1 OneMain Chevrolet, 29.100, 185.567
6) Ryan Blaney(i), No. 12 Snap-On Ford, 29.114, 185.478
7) Ryan Reed, No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/AmericanDiabetesAssctn Ford, 29.119, 185.446
8) Cole Custer(i), No. 88 Jack Link's Chevrolet, 29.211, 184.862
9) Blake Koch, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 29.260, 184.552
10) Brad Keselowski(i), No. 22 Discount Tire Ford, 29.262, 184.540
11) Darrell Wallace Jr, No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Ford, 29.300, 184.300
12) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Tri County Landscape Chevrolet, 29.411, 183.605
13) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Chev, 29.343, 184.030
14) Brennan Poole #, No. 48 DC Solar Chevrolet, 29.373, 183.842
15) JJ Yeley, No. 44 Zachry Toyota, 29.402, 183.661
16) Justin Marks, No. 42 Katerra Chevrolet, 29.485, 183.144
17) Brandon Jones #, No. 33 AAA Chevrolet, 29.493, 183.094
18) Brendan Gaughan, No. 62 South Point Chevrolet, 29.573, 182.599
19) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Chevrolet, 29.640, 182.186
20) Dakoda Armstrong, No. 28 WinField Toyota, 29.662, 182.051
21) Ryan Preece #, No. 01 Chevrolet, 29.801, 181.202
22) Garrett Smithley #, No. 0 KY Fame Chevrolet, 29.870, 180.783
23) Ty Dillon, No. 3 Red Kap/Alsco Chevrolet, 29.081, 185.688
24) Ross Chastain, No. 4 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Chevrolet, 29.875, 180.753
25) Matt DiBenedetto(i), No. 10 Toyota, 29.956, 180.264
26) David Starr, No. 93 Massimo Motors Chevrolet, 29.985, 180.090
27) Jeff Green, No. 14 Toyota, 30.044, 179.736
28) Alex Guenette, No. 90 BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet, 30.128, 179.235
29) Ray Black Jr #, No. 07 Scuba Life Chevrolet, 30.153, 179.087
30) BJ McLeod #, No. 78 Safecraft Safety Equipment Ford, 30.315, 178.130
31) Morgan Shepherd, No. 89 Chevrolet, 30.504, 177.026
32) Joey Gase, No. 52 Donate Life/DB Sales Chevrolet, 30.537, 176.835
33) Travis Kvapil(i), No. 15 Ford, 30.590, 176.528
34) TJ Bell, No. 97 VroomBrands Chevrolet, Owner Points,
35) Dexter Bean, No. 92 BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet, Owner Points,
36) Derrike Cope, No. 70 E-hydrate/Circle Track Warehouse Chevrolet, Owner Points,
37) Mike Harmon, No. 74 Elder Heating & Air Dodge, Owner Points,
38) Harrison Rhodes, No. 13 A1 Ticket Sales Chevrolet, Owner Points,
39) Todd Peck, No. 25 Safecraft Safety Equipment Ford, Owner Points,
40) John Jackson, No. 40 CrashClaimsR.Us Toyota, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 8:45 PM, 07.08.2016

No. 9 = Four = 51 As Byron Takes Kentucky

William Byron holds off Daniel Hemric

(SPARTA, KY – JULY 7, 2016 – RIS) Wunderkind William Byron continued his record-setting 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season by scoring his fourth victory in the year's ten races contested to date. The win marked Kyle Busch Motorsports' 51st win in the truck series, making this the team with the most series wins.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 12:10 AM, 07.08.2016

Wreckers, Legend Cars, Bandoleros Rule the Roost July 12

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[Track press release] CONCORD, N.C. (July 7, 2016) – The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout is no stranger to bumper-banging action among Legend Cars and Bandoleros, but the racing extravaganza set for July 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will see the wreckers that normally clean up messes make some of their own in an exciting new showcase of tow truck tenacity on the frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 6:39 PM, 07.07.2016

Win 100 For Penske From Keselowski

Keselowski pit stop

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 2, 2016 – RIS) Roger Penske's organization scored its hundredth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win with Brad Keselowski's dominant performance in the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola. "Those guys were doing a heck of a job. Kyle and Kurt worked together really well, and my teammate Joey Logano was a huge part of this today," said the winner in Victory Lane. "We had two great cars here with Team Penske and worked together really well. Joey has won here and he's really a pro, especially on that restart. He gave me that push I need to get to the front and here we are at Daytona in Victory Lane. I don't care if it's not the 500. It's Daytona. This is huge." Fords filled five of the top ten finishing positions, with Trevor Bayne third, behind Kyle Busch.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:45 PM, 07.02.2016

Biffle Gets First Pole in 130 Races

(DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – July 1, 2016 – RIS) Greg Biffle won his first pole position in 130 races by out-qualifying the rest of the field for the 58th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. His lap of 46.643 seconds, 192.955 mph is his 13th pole in 491 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2016.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 12:46 AM, 07.02.2016

Almirola Takes Crash Fest Daytona XFINITY Race

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – July 1, 2016 – RIS) Home state racer Aric Almirola took the win in a crash-filled Subway 250 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Moving up from a 23rd-starting position, he was inches ahead of Justin Allgaier on an overtime restart when a crash occurred behind them on the back stretch and a race-ending yellow flew.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 PM, 07.01.2016

Super Sub Ragan Takes Daytona XFINITY Pole

(DAYTONA BEACH, FL – JULY 1, 2016 – RIS) In a continuation of the feel-good story started last week with Sam Hornish Jr winning at Iowa, David Ragan drove Matt Tifft's car to the pole for the 15th Annual Subway Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola. Tifft spent the day in surgery to remove a low-grade glioma tumor in his brain. The tumor was discovered during treatment for a disc condition in his back which caused Tifft to miss last week's race before the diagnosis.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 6:04 PM, 07.01.2016

INDYCAR - Power wins in INDYCAR's successful return to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Sunday, June 26, 2016) - Verizon IndyCar Series fans clamored for a return to Road America. Their wish was granted in spades today, with Will Power winning an intense and exciting KOHLER Grand Prix on the iconic permanent road course.

Power led 46 of the 50 laps around the 4.014-mile circuit in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, but was hounded late by a charging Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 NTT Data Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:56 AM, 06.27.2016

Smoke Smokes 'Em at Sonoma

Tony Stewart celebrates in Victory Lane

(SONOMA, CA – JUNE 26, 2016 – RIS) Tony Stewart bounded back from a back injury early in the year, handling woes early and a bump from Denny Hamlin on the final lap to win the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway to race his way into a possible entry in the Chase for 2016, his final season in NASCAR's top series.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 10:07 PM, 06.26.2016

Fun Summer Nights: Dana, 'Dirt Princess' Enjoy Bojangles' Summer Shootout Journey

Deegan (left) and Dana (right) bring differing backgrounds to the Bojangles Summer Shootout

CONCORD, N.C. (June 17, 2016) – Jessica Dana and Hailie Deegan traveled more than 2,400 miles to attend summer school, but the education the two West Coast girls will receive isn't the kind that comes from a book. Dana, an Olympia, Washington, native, and Deegan – a Temecula, California, native and the daughter of X Games freestyle motocross legend Brian Deegan – traveled east to get an on-track education in Legend Car competition during the Bojangles' Summer Shootout on Charlotte Motor Speedway's frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 1:52 PM, 06.20.2016

Hornish, Jr. Dominates Iowa XFINITY Race

Charlie Neibergall, AP

NEWTON, IA – RIS - Sam Hornish Jr., who hadn’t been in a car in seven months when he last drove for Richard Petty Motorsports, gave himself a perfect Father’s Day present on Sunday – a more than dominant victory in the sixth annual NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa SpeedwayHornish, who last competed in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway, received a call Monday from Joe Gibbs Racing to substitute for injured driver Matt Tifft. He made the most of the opportunity, picking up his fourth career XFINITY Series win and second at Iowa. Overall, it was JGR’s ninth triumph in 14 races this season.. 

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 12:22 AM, 06.20.2016

Byron Triumphant For Second Truck Series Win in a Row

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AMES, Iowa – RIS – William Byron took the lead on the final restart to claim his second straight win in the Camping World Truck Series at Iowa Speedway.  The 18-year old rookie won at Texas Motor Speedway last week and has three wins in 2016. 

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 12:31 AM, 06.19.2016

A New Unser Triumphant at Indy

The Unser family - Al, Al Jr., and Bobby - has taken nine victories on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's famed 2.5-mile oval. Today, Bobby's son Robbie joined the ranks of Unsers Victorious at Indy, this time on the 2.43-mile road course.

Unser joined Andre Ahrle in the seat of his 1965 Cobra CompR 427 sports car in today's running of the Indy Legends Celebrity Charity Vintage Pro/Am, staged by the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association's Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational on the IMS 2.43-mile infield road course.

The Unser/Ahrle duo completed the 25-lap pro/am event ahead of the hard-charging 1965 Mustang GT350 combo of Gary Moore and Paul Tracy.


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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 4:44 PM, 06.18.2016

INDYCAR - Firestone 600 stopped by rain after 71 laps, will be completed Aug. 27

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sunday, June 12, 2016) - The Firestone 600 will have to wait another day for its completion. Another two months, in fact.

The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway - the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season - was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. INDYCAR and track officials announced that the race was suspended and will be completed Aug. 27 as a night race.

"We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas," said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. "The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do, per our rulebook, is start the race from where we stopped. So we will come back and start the race from that point.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 9:54 AM, 06.13.2016

Logano Wins FireKeeper Casino 400 For First Win of 2016

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JACKSON, MI – RIS -For a driver to win the most races and nearly claim a Sprint Cup championship a year ago, it seemed unfathomable that he would be winless after nearly half the 2016 season.  Joey Logano took care of that on Sunday as he held off rookie Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.  It was the 50th win for Team Penske with Ford.  It was Ford’s 642nd all-time win in the Sprint Cup Series and Logano’s 15th of his career.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 8:06 PM, 06.12.2016

Daniel Suarez Wins First Career Xfinity Race at Michigan

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JACKSON, MI - RIS - Daniel Suarez won his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series race by passing Kyle Busch with two laps to go at Michigan Interntaional Speedway.  Suarez, driving a Joe Gibbs Racing prepared Toyota Camry, was the point leader coming into the race.  It was a major victory for the young driver from Mexico.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 1:00 AM, 06.12.2016

NHRA Announces 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule has been announced by NHRA officials. The 24-race circuit continues to reach more U.S. markets than any other major motorsports series and will once again thrill millions of fans with its unique brand of high-horsepower entertainment that features photo finishes by the world’s fastest race cars that dazzle with speeds in the 330-mph zone.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 5:29 PM, 06.09.2016

Kurt Busch Takes Rain-Delayed Pocono

(LONG POND, PA – JUNE 6, 2016 – RIS) Mileage wars determined the outcome of another NASCAR race at Pocono, with Kurt Busch leading the final laps and saving fuel for a big burnout celebration after taking the checkered flag ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano. Rookie Elliott led the most laps, at 51, until the final round of pit stops. Busch won the race with his regular crew chief Tony Gibson suspended for the weekend after a loose lugnut at the previous race and Johnny Klausmeier on the box as interim chief in his first time calling a race. "Well it's special anytime you win. For Tony Gibson (crew chief) to be out this week because of a lug nut issue we had to overcome a lot. Johnny Klausmeier our interim crew chief, our lead engineer, he stepped up and when you do that it makes you really feel about that team comradery, that team chemistry and that team effort," said Busch.

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Volume 2016, Issue 6, Posted 5:14 PM, 06.06.2016