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INDYCAR - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Results

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Race Results

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Results Sunday of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series event at the 1.968-mile Streets of Long Beach circuit, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (3) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 80, Running
2. (1) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 80, Running
3. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 80, Running
4. (5) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 80, Running
5. (7) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 80, Running

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:14 AM, 04.20.2015

INDYCAR - Dixon Holds Off Castroneves for First Victory in Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 19, 2015) - Scott Dixon, who entered the weekend with just one top-five finish in eight Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starts, won the 41st edition of the historic street race by 2.2221 seconds over Verizon P1 Award winner Helio Castroneves.

Dixon's victory was his 36th overall, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for fifth on the all-time Indy car list. Al Unser is fourth with 39 victories. It was the 98th Indy car victory for team owner Chip Ganassi.

When Dixon beat Castroneves off pit lane on the first service stop on Lap 29 to take the lead, he wasn't to be denied in a race that had only one caution flag during its 80 laps.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:08 AM, 04.20.2015

Weather Almost Wins Bristol But Kenseth Prevails

(BRISTOL, TN – APR 19, 2015 – RIS) Matt Kenseth overcame weather, crashes, and the clock in winning his 32nd career victory. A final restart leading to the checkered flag on lap 511 after leading the final 34 laps and holding off a challenge from the Chevrolets of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at the end.

 

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 11:31 PM, 04.19.2015

INDYCAR - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Qualifying Results

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Qualifying Results

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Qualifying Saturday for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series event at the 1.968 mile(s) Streets of Long Beach, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1.  (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 01:06.6294 (106.331)
2.  (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 01:06.6587 (106.285)
3.  (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 01:06.7870 (106.081)
4.  (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 01:07.0473 (105.669)
5.  (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:07.1433 (105.518)

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 7:56 AM, 04.19.2015

Logano Sets Bristol Xfinity Records

(BRISTOL, TN – APR 18, 2015 – RIS) Joey Logano started second, surged into the lead on the first lap and was never headed again in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300, winning the race over rookie Daniel Suarez by 1.172 seconds. Interrupted by eight cautions, including one red flag for debris from JJ Yeley's car stuck under the SAFER barrier, the race ran at an average speed of 87.218 mph. Suarez' second-place finish came in his first series start at Bristol.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 4:58 PM, 04.18.2015

INDYCAR - Penske Teammates Power, Pagenaud Lead Opening Day of Practice at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) - Will Power and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud recorded lap times in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that were quicker than the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning time of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Next up is Sebastien Bourdais' nine-year-old track record.

Power, driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led the 23-driver field with a lap of 1 minute, 7.5485 seconds. Pagenaud was 0.0370 of a second back in the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet. Eighteen drivers were within a second of Power's quick lap on the 11-turn street circuit.

Sebastien Bourdais set the track lap record at the 1.968-mile configuration at 1:06.882 in 2006. He went on to win -- the middle victory of three in a row at Long Beach. Hunter-Reay earned the Verizon P1 Award last year with a lap of 1:07.8219 in the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 9:42 AM, 04.18.2015

Junior Johnson Helps Kick Off Month of Fun For Fans As Countdown to 10 Days of Thunder Begins

Miss Sprint Cups Julianna White (left) and Madison Martin joined Concord, N.C. Mayor Scott Padgett after Johnson presented Padgett with a green flag to mark the start of the Speedway Superstar and Trophy Tour. (RIS photo by John Davison)

Speedway Superstar and Trophy Tour Kicks Off Month of Fun For Fans As Countdown to 10 Days of Thunder Begins

CONCORD, N.C. (April 15, 2015) -- For Immediate Release – As Charlotte Motor Speedway gears up for the biggest 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder in speedway history, officials are taking the fun on the road, getting fans revved up during a 16-city Speedway Superstar and Trophy Tour across North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

 

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 11:23 PM, 04.15.2015

INDYCAR - Hinchcliffe's Big Gamble Yields Big Payoff in Big Easy

Hinchcliffe's Big Gamble Yields Big Payoff in Big Easy

AVONDALE, La. (April 12, 2015) - James Hinchcliffe had a premonition midway through the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana when his crew ordered him not to make a pit stop like the rest of the Verizon IndyCar Series field leaders at NOLA Motorsports Park. The hunch came true when the Canadian driver took the checkered flag to win a wild and unpredictable series debut on the 2.74-mile road course outside New Orleans.

"When we first decided to stay out, I thought, 'Wouldn't it be funny if we could make this a one-stopper?'" said Hinchcliffe, driver of the No. 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda. "I just never thought it (would happen). On one hand, I feel badly that we didn't have more green-flag laps for the fans and everybody here at NOLA, but on the other hand, those guys (on his crew) called it awesome."

Hinchcliffe won for the fourth time in his Indy car career - and first since June 2013 at Iowa Speedway -under a full-course caution ahead of Helio Castroneves, in the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. The race, run in changing track conditions after heavy morning rains, ended after 47 laps due to the 1-hour, 45-minute time limit.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 11:01 AM, 04.13.2015

INDYCAR - Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Results

Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Results

AVONDALE, La.- Results Sunday of the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana Verizon IndyCar Series event at the 2.74 mile NOLA Motorsports Park, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (16) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 47, Running
2. (4) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 47, Running
3. (22) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 47, Running
4. (18) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Honda, 47, Running
5. (1) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 47, Running

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:57 AM, 04.13.2015

Johnson Wins Duck Commander 500 at Texas

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Jimmie Johnson won the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night followed by two of his teammates, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski finished fourth and fifth.  Johnson passed leader Jamie McMurray after the last caution period to go on to the win. 

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 12:20 AM, 04.12.2015

Erik Jones Suprise Winner in Texas Xfinity Race at TMS

FORT WORTH, TX - RIS - Erik Jones, the 18-year old driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, won the Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones, who led 79 laps on his way to victory in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, will be in a Cup car "very quick," the team owner said.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 2:17 AM, 04.11.2015

Kurt Busch Wins Pole at Texas Sprint Cup Race

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Kurt Busch continued his comeback season by winning the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.  Busch, the SHR driver suspended for the first three weeks of the season, captured the pole for the Duck Commander 500. His teammate, two-time 2015 race winner amd 2014 Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, will start beside him for the race Saturday night as his qualifying speed of 193.722 mph was just short of Busch's 193.847 mph on the 1.5-mile track.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 2:06 AM, 04.11.2015

IMS - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc. announces expansion of Board of Directors and Executive Leadership

INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 2015 – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Hall of Fame Museum, is pleased to announce three new directors in an expansion of its Board of Directors and a new executive director on its  leadership team.

"On the verge of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and the 60th Anniversary of the Hall of Fame Museum, which take place in 2016, the Museum is now poised to take on a comprehensive strategic planning process and review of its operations," Museum Board President Anton H. George said.  "The Museum, which my grandparents founded in 1956, has evolved over the years to possess one of the top collections of racing and passenger vehicles in the world.  We are expanding the range of expertise available to the Board of Directors of the Foundation to embrace the opportunities that such an important collection provide."

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 11:46 AM, 04.09.2015

ZZ Top Revving Up Crowd Before Coca-Cola 600

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top to Get Fans Revved Up With Pre-Race Concert Before the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24
Coca-Cola Racing Family Driver Danica Patrick was at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday to help announce the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band ZZ Top will perform a pre-race concert before the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24. (CMS/HHP photo)

CONCORD, N.C. (April 7, 2015) – ZZ Top, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, will bring their iconic tunes, trademark beards and dark sunglasses to Charlotte Motor Speedway for what promises to be an energetic pre-race concert to get fans revved up before the green flag falls on the Coca-Cola 600, Sunday, May 24.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 4:56 PM, 04.08.2015

AutoFair Returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway This Weekend

The infield is packed at AutoFair

Track Release: Top 10 Activities for the Entire Family to Enjoy at AutoFair This Weekend
CONCORD, N.C. – The world’s largest automotive extravaganza returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this Thursday through Sunday, bringing with it the personal vehicles of NASCAR stars, high-flying stunts, lawn mower racing, a collector car auction, pristine automobiles from more than 50 clubs and so much more! Below are the top 10 activities the entire family can enjoy at AutoFair.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 4:42 PM, 04.08.2015

INDYCAR - CHEVY CAUGHT CHEATING, DOCKED 220 POINTS FOR ST PETE

Chevrolet Penalized for Engine Regulation Infraction

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, April 6, 2015) - Chevrolet, which earned 128 points in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29, has been penalized 220 points per Verizon IndyCar Series regulations.

According to Rule 10.6.4.4 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, 20 points will be deducted for a non-minor engine repair. Eleven of the 12 Chevrolet engines in the field underwent repairs following the St. Petersburg race.

All Chevrolet and Honda competitors are using the first of their allotted four engines covering 10,000 miles for the season.

Engine manufacturers, drivers and entrants receive championship points corresponding to their finish in a race (points are awarded to both manufacturers' top three race finishers). Bonus points are awarded to the corresponding driver who earns the Verizon P1 Award (one point) and the manufacturer leading the most laps (two points).

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 4:22 PM, 04.06.2015

Superspeedway Qualifying Changes Announced

Superspeedway Qualifying Format Updated for Talladega, Daytona
New Structure to Feature Two Rounds to Determine Pole Winner
(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. March 30, 2015) NASCAR release – NASCAR today unveiled modifications to the qualifying format at superspeedways across all three national series. The updated format will take effect at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next month.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 4:04 PM, 03.31.2015

Fan injured at St. Pete Firestone Grand Prix

ST. PETERSBURG – RIS -Tuesday’s Tampa Bay Times Sports section reported that a woman was still in the hospital after being injured by a piece of carbon fiber that flew off of a race car during Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix at St. Petersburg.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 9:09 AM, 03.31.2015

Four Wide Nationals Give DSR Another Double; Morgan and Hines Win Pro Stock Classes

Antron Brown - Top Fuel champion

(CONCORD, NC – MAR 29, 2015 – RIS) A Saturday sellout and near capacity crowd on Sunday saw Don Schumacher get a boost in his recovery from cancer over the winter by taking both nitro class wins at the only four-wide event on the NHRA national schedule. Funny Car went to 'Fast' Jack Beckman's Ultimate Hero car in a win over Del Worsham. Fellow Don Schumacher Racing driver Antron Brown laid down a pass of 3.749/ on a reaction time of .041 to defeat Steve Torrence. Pro Stock went to Larry Morgan in his new FireAde Camaro over Greg Anderson, and Andrew Hines' HD V-Rod beat out fellow Vance & Hines rider Eddie Krawiec's similar bike.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 7:35 PM, 03.29.2015

Juan Montoya Powers to Victory in IndyCar Opener

Juan Montoya - St. Pete Winner (Photo courtesy IndyCar)

ST PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Juan Montoya drove his No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to victory Sunday in the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He started from the fourth position. Teammate Will Power finished second. Chip Ganassi driver Tony Kanaan, and Montoya’s other Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top five. It was Montoya’s 13th Indy car victory and 175th for Team Penske.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 7:19 PM, 03.29.2015

Denny Hamlin Holds off Brad Keselowski to Win the STP 500 at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – Denny Hamlin held off a determined Brad Keselowski as the laps wound down in a close finish to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race.  Hamlin became the first Toyota driver to win at the paper clip-shaped speedway just south of Roanoke, Virginia.  Hamlin won by using a tactic of slowing down on his exit to pit road to assure that he wouldn’t be on the outside, a position that can almost assuredly give you a disadvantage.  It nearly backfired for him on the last pit stop when two cars, those of Joey Logano and Brad Keslowski got by him, putting him fourth on the restart, but he marched through the field and for the win. 

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 6:09 PM, 03.29.2015

Edward Jones Wins Indy Lights Doubleheader

New Dallara IL-15 chassis, powered by 450 HP, 2.0-liter turbocharged Mazda MZR-R engines made a flawless 2015 debut. Edward Jones from Dubai UAE won both weekend event races in St. Petersburg.

Jones’ team Carlin is one of the most successful teams in junior motorsport, with race winning success in championships such as British F3, Porsche Supercup, World Series by Nissan, Formula Renault 3.5, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series and GP2 Series.  

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 2:38 PM, 03.29.2015

Sunday Welcome to the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Welcome to sunny Florida. Clear blue skies and mild temperatures in the 70s have treated race fans to two days of exciting racing. RIS is here again to bring you event coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - stay tuned.

What is up with those Ganassi Aero kitted front wings?

Were they sandbagging the rest of the competition? Or are they struggling to find the right setup? None of his four Chevrolet drivers drove into the Firestone Fast Six qualifying round at a race where the winner usually comes from the front three rows. His rookie driver Sage Karam, from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, injured his hand during a practice session a few weeks ago. He will start from the 18th position. IndyCar champion and Indy 500 race winner Scott Dixon qualified ninth. Charlie Kimball qualified 13th.  Tony Kanaan almost made it into the top six after he was slowed in round 2 by some other drivers that were accused of blocking the Indy 500 champion.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 11:08 AM, 03.29.2015

Penske IndyCar Qualifying Sweeps Front Two Rows at St. Pete

Will Power at St Petersburg (Photo courtesy IndyCar)

ST PETERSBURG, FL – RIS – Team Penske swept the front two rows starting positions for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg during qualifying on the 1.8 mile temporary street circuit.

The new Chevrolet Aero kit worked beyond expectations for the IndyCar powerhouse. Engineers at Chevy put together the right combination of pieces and parts for 2014 IndyCar champion Will Power to break the event track record twice and win the pole positon.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 5:52 PM, 03.28.2015

Logano Remains Perfect at Martinsville -- Wins Kroger 250

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Joey Logano remained perfect at Martinsville Speedway by winning the Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series race.  Logano had already won the pole position for Sunday's STP 500 Sprint Cup race and the pole for the Kroger 250.  His win in the Kroger 230 makes him 3-3 with one more race to go on Sunday. 

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:05 PM, 03.28.2015

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - Aero kits - A Closer Look

Honda with Aero kit. (Photo courtesy IndyCar)

ST PETERSBURG, FL – RIS -  Honda and Chevrolet competitively debut their Aero kit configurations this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Here is a closer look:

Fast Facts:

The Aero kit program was initiated by the ICONIC committee in 2010 and supported by Honda and Chevrolet.

*Honda and Chevrolet each designed one aero kit with parts for road/street courses, short ovalsand superspeedways (tracks 1.5-miles and longer).

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 2:15 PM, 03.28.2015

INDYCAR - POWER LEADS OPENING DAY OF PRACTICE AT ST. PETERSBURG

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 27, 2015) - Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power kicked off the "aero era" by recording the quickest lap time in today's initial practice session for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Power's lap of 1 minute, 1.4709 seconds in the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet breezed past the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning lap of 1:01.8668 produced by Takuma Sato on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit.

Power was among five drivers, including Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya (1:01.6996) and Helio Castroneves (1:01.7000), to better last year's pole time, even without the Firestone Firehawk alternate tires that they'll be allowed to use in the three rounds of Saturday qualifications.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:13 AM, 03.28.2015

Logano Fastest At Martinsville, Chase Elliott Makes the Field

(MARTINSVILLE, VA – MAR 27, 2015 – RIS) Joey Logano may have learned drag racing from Cruz Pedregon and Roy Hill on Wednesday but he carried that knowledge to Martinsville's 'paperclip' scoring his tenth career and second season pole.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 8:34 PM, 03.27.2015

Rains Nag NHRA Four-Wide Friday

NHRA Friday Falls to Mother Nature
(CONCORD, NC – MARCH 27, 2015 – RIS) Rain showers lasting through most of the day resulted in NHRA cancelling Friday's qualifying round and only two rounds slated for Saturday's on-track action. Even nine jet-engined driers couldn't get the track readied for competition in the face of persistent rain and mist conditions. Weather forecasts for the remainder of the weekend promise sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid-50s both days, so speeds and times on the brand-new pavement may be record-breaking.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 5:49 PM, 03.27.2015

Snap-On Seat Swap Lets Joey Logano and Cruz Pedregon Trade Places

Roy Hill explains drag racing to Joey Logano as Cruz Pedregon looks on

Joey Logano and Cruz Pedregon Participate in the Snap-On Seat Swap
(CONCORD, NC – MAR 25, 2015 – RIS) Joey Logano and Cruz Pedregon both stepped out of their comfort zones at sMAX Dragway (for Logano) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (for Pedregon) in the Snap-On Seat Swap promotional event.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:23 PM, 03.25.2015

Keselowski Steals Win at Fontana

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FONTANA, CA - RIS - Brad Keselowski passed Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch on the final lap to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. While Harvick chased Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana Keselowski was buried in 17th place -- until the yellow flags started flying.

A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth. When a second flag went up, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two.

"I knew Harvick and Busch had been the class of the weekend and deserved to win on speed," Keselowski said after his 17th career Sprint Cup victory. "Maybe we kind of stole one today."

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 10:43 PM, 03.22.2015

Harvick Cruises to Win in Fontana Xfinity Race

FONTANA, CA – RIS – Kevin Harvick continues to win and win again in NASCAR races.  Today it was the drive4clots.com 300.  Once again, Harvick had a dominating performance against a strong field.  It has become the norm in 2015.  Harvick took the lead on Lap 38 of the event and never looked back.  His margin of victory at the end was 3.317 seconds over second-finishing Brenden Gaughan, but he led by twice as much during the course of the race.  Domination is a word that has been used to describe Harvick’s 2015 season, and for good reason.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 6:53 PM, 03.21.2015

Busch Wins Pole at Fontana with Harvick Alongside

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FONTANA, CA – RIS – Kurt Busch, in just his first race back after his suspension for alleged domestic violence, won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race after a top five finish last week at Phoenix International Raceway.  His pole position made the front row for the race a complete Stewart-Haas Racing sweep, as the circuit’s hottest driver, Kevin Harvick, will start alongside Busch.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 9:56 PM, 03.20.2015

Harvick Dominant in Phoenix Win

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Harvick Dominates Phoenix Flag to Flag
(PHOENIX, AZ – MAR 15, 2015 – RIS) Kevin Harvick became the 2015 season's first repeat winner in a dominating performance, leading 225 of the 312 laps and finishing 1.154 second ahead of Jamie McMurray's second place finishing Chevy. The top five finishers were all Chevys, with Ryan Newman third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Kurt Busch fifth in his first race back after a NASCAR suspension.with Brad Keselowski bringing his Ford home in sixth. Harvick's win was his fourth consecutive victory at Phoenix, and the 30th of his career which began in 2001.  Harvick has accomplished a top three finish in all events in 2015.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 7:45 PM, 03.15.2015

Phoenix Xfinity Dominated by Logano

Joey Logano at the 2015 Media Tour

Logano Dominant for First Phoenix Win
(Phoenix, AZ – Mar 14, 2015 – RIS) Joey Logano had the obvious fastest car in qualifying, setting fastest times in all three sessions and parlaying that speed into a lead over Matt Kenseth of nearly three tenths of a second in winning Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Logano led 176 laps in the 200 lap race.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 7:04 PM, 03.14.2015

Harvick Hot Streak Continues in Phoenix Qualifying

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – To no one’s surprise, Kevin Harvick will sit on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.  Harvick toured the one-mile track in 25.577 seconds (140.751 mph) during the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying to win his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season and the 15th of his career. Harvick has won five of the last six races at this track.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 11:02 PM, 03.13.2015

Harvick Fastest in Charlotte Testing

Kevin Harvick

(CONCORD, NC – March 11, 2015 – RIS) Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Chevy continued to be tops in the field, posting an unofficial fastest time in testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After yesterday's closed NASCAR testing and the open test scheduled for today, ended, nothing remained but to await the 'Test & Tune' at zMAX Dragway this Saturday.

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Volume 2015, Issue 3, Posted 6:16 PM, 03.11.2015