SONOMA, CA - RIS - Kyle Busch had to ice down his broken foot and leg after practice on Saturday, but he iced the field on Sunday in winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. Just five races after returning to racing, Busch made his way to Victory Lane to continue what already has been an impressive comeback. He chased down Jimmie Johnson to win Sunday at Sonoma Raceway for his first Sprint Cup Series victory in 35 races.
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SONOMA, CA - In Saturday's time trials at Sonoma Raceway, AJ Allmendinger took his first small step toward the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. But the giant leap toward that goal will have to wait until Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the 1.99-mile track (3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, PRN, SiriusXM), where Allmendinger will try to win his second straight road course race in NASCAR's top series and stake his claim to a position in the Chase.
MAVTV 500 Race Results
FONTANA, Calif. - Results Saturday of the MAVTV 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):
1. (19) Graham Rahal, Honda, 250, Running
2. (6) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 250, Running
3. (3) Marco Andretti, Honda, 250, Running
4. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 250, Running
5. (10) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 250, Running
FONTANA, Calif. (June 27, 2015) - An Indy car record 80 lead changes among 14 drivers culminated in a dramatic victory for American Graham Rahal in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. The victory was the second of Rahal's career and ended a 124-race winless drought dating to 2008 in St. Petersburg - the longest gap between race wins for a driver in Indy car history.
The 80 lead changes during the 250-lap event surpassed the previous Indy car record of 73 set at Auto Club Speedway in November 2001.
-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 26, 2015) – There will be fireworks both on and off the track this Tuesday at the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to highly competitive Legend Car and Bandolero racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile, fans will enjoy the Charlotte area's first Fourth of July fireworks of the year. The show will cap off the evening after the on-track excitement concludes.
Speedway release: CONCORD, N.C. (June 23, 2015) – Historically, rookies struggle at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but that didn't stop first-time school bus racer Joe "Hot Wheels" Howard who ran away from the field to win the Media Mayhem School Bus Slobberknocker during Round 4 of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout at the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway. Ashton Higgins and Jordan Black also took home the hardware during a full night of Legend Car and Bandolero action.
-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 19, 2015) -- Area media members will be making headlines on Tuesday, June 23, as they get the buses rolling in the Media Mayhem School Bus Race during round four of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
JOLIET, IL - RIS - ERik Jones saw his frustration with 2015 flot away this weekend. Tired of not winning, th 19-year old phenom swept the weekend of NASCAR races at Chicagoland Speedway with two impressive performances in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night at Iowa Speedway and the Xfinity Series races on Sunday, which was postponed when torrential rains hit the Chicago area.
The young Jones, who everyone expects to someday drive one of Joe Gibbs Racing's Sprint Cup cars seems to be having a lot of success lately where he is.
According to NASCAR, Jones is the youngest driver to win two NASCAR national series races in the same weekend.
NEWTON, IA- RIS - Erik Jones dominated the NASCAR American Ethanol 200 for the second year in a row. Last season, a powerful run through Iowa Speedway helped Jones finally emerge from the tall shadows cast by bad luck, but the talented 19-year-old’s relationship with misfortune re-formed in 2015 — until, again, Iowa. He left victorious in what had been a frustrating season.
For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 16, 2015) – Charlotte-area mascots took over the frontstretch quarter-mile oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway as Hugo the Hornet scored the win in the third round of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series. Devin O'Connell and Daniel Wilk were among the winners in the full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero feature events on Tuesday night.
TORONTO - Results Sunday of the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.755-mile Streets of Toronto Exhibition Place circuit, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):
1. (11) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 85, Running
2. (6) Luca Filippi, Chevrolet, 85, Running
3. (7) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 85, Running
4. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 85, Running
5. (5) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 85, Running
TORONTO (June 14, 2015) - American Josef Newgarden led Luca Filippi across the start-finish line by 1.4485 seconds to give CFH Racing a 1-2 finish in the Honda Indy Toronto.
It was the second victory this season and the second of Newgarden's four-year Verizon IndyCar Series career.
"I'm so happy we were able to get a win, but a 1-2 is just amazing because Luca is such a star," said Newgarden, who also won at Barber Motorsports Park in April in the No. 67 Hartman Oil Chevrolet. "Just an amazing team effort. I'm definitely excited because this is Toronto and this is an INDYCAR town."
BROOKLYN, MI - RIS - Kurt Busch had the right strategy and came away with a win when rain shortened the NASCAR Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The race, which was halted four times for rain from pop up showers, finally ended at Lap 138. Busch led the last six laps--the only laps he led all day,
24 hours Le Mans - United States Sports Car Chapionship _RIS- the Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R #64, driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Jordan Taylor, races to victory at Circuit de la Sarthe Sunday, June 14, 2015
BROOKLYN, MI - RIS - Kyle Busch has only been back at work after a nasty crash in the initial Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway, but he surely hasn't forgotten the way to victory lane. Busch, mired back in the field after a pit stop, roared to the front during the final 10-lap shootout following the caution caused by a multi-car accident, and passed Chase Elliott for the win with three laps to go. Busch, who broke his ankle and leg in a horrific crash in the first Xfinity race of the season, held on to win the Great Clips 250.
INDYCAR - Points Leader Montoya Fastest in Practice 1; Hinchcliffe Named Grand Marshal for Honda Indy Toronto
TORONTO (June 12, 2015) - Verizon IndyCar Series championship points leader Juan Pablo Montoya recorded the quickest lap of 1 minute, 0.6343 of a second on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit on the opening day of practice for the Honda Indy Toronto.
BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – Kasey Kahne won his first pole in nearly three years in qualifying for the NASCAR Spring Cup Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Kahne circled around the two-mile track in 35.645 seconds (201.992 mph) to knock Kevin Harvick off the pole for Sunday’s race.
Harvick, who posted a 201.613 mph lap in the final session, had topped the charts in the first two rounds, matching Kahne's pole-winning time in the second.
The Coors Light Pole Award was Kahne's first of the season and the 27th of his career—but his first since the October 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
Mascot Mania and World's Best Grassroots Racing Returns During Round 3 of Bojangles' Summer Shootout
- For Immediate Release - Concord, NC - June 12, 201 - Fur will fly as Mascot Mania returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 16, for the third round of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, which features the best grassroots racers from around the country doing battle in seven Legends Car and Bandolero divisions.
Aldredge Wins School Bus Feathre; Holloman, Cormier And Torres Victors in Bojanglesí Summer Shootout
-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 9, 2015) – Harris Road Middle School principal Tripp Aldredge took his colleagues to school during Round 2 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout leading the field of two-ton school buses from the green flag to the checkered in an action-packed slobberknocker that pitted Cabarrus County principals against one another Tuesday night. John Holloman Jr., Carl Cormier and Michael Torres also scored A-Main wins in front of a packed house at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
LONG POND, PA – RIS – For three straight races, Martin Truex, Jr. had led the most laps, but had nothing to show for it but good finishes. The frustration was evident in his post-race comments. On this day, however, the frustration ended as he won the Axalta We Paint 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Truex again led the most laps, 97 to be exact, but after taking the lead for the final time at Lap 134, he was never headed over the last 27 laps and won by a margin of 1.34 seconds. It was the first victory of 2015 and gives him a great advantage in the race to qualify for the Chase.
"I knew we were going to get one," Truex said. "I knew we had the team. I knew we had what it took."
FORT WORTH, Texas (June 6, 2015) - Scott Dixon made his victory in the Firestone 600 look easy, though the three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion said it was one of the most hotly-contested and unpredictable in recent memory at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dixon led 97 of the 248 laps in the No. 9 Energizer EcoAdvanced Chevrolet to earn his second victory of the Verizon IndyCar Series season and his second at Texas Motor Speedway in the fast-paced race on the 1.455-mile, high-banked oval.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Results Saturday of the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.455-mile Texas Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):
1. (7) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet, 248, Running
2. (8) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 248, Running
3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 248, Running
4. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 248, Running
5. (11) Marco Andretti, Honda, 248, Running
FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2015) - Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the third consecutive year at the Texas Motor Speedway oval and tied a legendary Indy car driver for career pole positions in the process.
Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power recorded a two-lap average speed of 218.519 mph (47.9410 cumulative seconds) as the first of 23 Verizon IndyCar Series qualifiers for the Firestone 600 to be run under the lights June 6 (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN). It is Power's fourth pole this season and 40th of his 11-year career, tying him with retired Team Penske driver Rick Mears for fifth place on the all-time list.
FORT WORTH, Texas - Qualifying Friday for the Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.455-mile Texas Motor Speedway, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed:
1. (1) Will Power, Chevrolet, 218.519
2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 218.441
3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 218.069
4. (26) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 217.831
5. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 217.530
(LONG POND, PA – JUNE 5, 2015 – RIS) Denny Hamlin's spin with only 39 seconds left in the third qualifying session spoiled the final session for five drivers who had not started their timed laps: Logano, Kahne, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson all lost out in the incident, as they could not possibly leave the pits and drive around to the S/F line to begin a timed lap in the few seconds left. This handed Kurt Busch the pole, his career 19th, with a lap of 50.676 seconds/177.599 mph. "The circumstances though, I'd like to see everybody finish their lap," he commented about the spin. "I always thought they should freeze the time when somebody spins. That way everybody still gets to get back out there and make their lap."
Stars of racing's future will battle on the frontstretch quarter-mile of Charlotte Motor Speedway throughout June and July.
-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (June 4, 2015) – The world’s premier grassroots racing event, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, kicks off with an action-packed, two-night doubleheader Monday and Tuesday, June 8-9, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Entering its 22nd year, the 2015 racing series will feature more than 150 U.S. Legend Car and Bandolero racers competing in six divisions for 10 nights on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval.
Dover, DE - RIS - Jimmie Johnson became the fifth driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series History to have 10 or more wins at a single track. He joins the legends Richard Petty, David Person, Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt in that feat. Jimmie has done this at Dover, not too surprising that he has also lead 2999 laps there as well.
Dover, DE. - RIS - Chris Buescher drives the #60 Roush Performance Products Ford to victory at the 34th Annual Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket. Using a fuel milage saving technique, Buescher held off two charging bulls….Matt Kenneth and Regan Smith. Chris Buescher has been able to put together a super hot 2015 season with this being his second trip to Victory Lane. He now has eight top-10 finishes for the season also. He now leads Ty Dillon by 15 points in the NASCAR Xfinity Series point chase.
Dover, DE. - RIS - Darrell Wallace, Jr. wins the Coors Light Pole for the 34th Annual Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket. His lap of 23.378 second on the Monster Mile sets his speed at 153.991 mph. It also sets him up for a great run. This pole will be his second in 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series events. He brings the #6 Ford EcoBoost Ford to the front for the start.
Dover - RIS - Tyler Reddick, driving the #19 BBR Music Group Ford, wins the 16th Annual Lucas Oil 200. His first win on only his second start at Dover International Speedway turns out to be a great day. With Car Owner Brad Keselowski watching it was one great win for the team. This being his first full year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series he has faired well. His first win coming at Daytona earlier this season and with this win he is now trailing series leader Matt Crofton by a mear 11 points in the chase. With just a third of the season on the books it may be a banner year for Reddick and his team.
Dover - RIS - Denny Hamlin takes the Coors Light Pole for the 46th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism at Dover International Speedway. His speed of 160.121 mph and a time of 22.483 seconds kept the Martin Truex, Jr team off the pole and his 159.723 and time of 22.539.
As a welcome addition to their test sessions at zMAX Dragway's Pro pit area, Olsbergs MSE played host to a few media types to give a taste of the coming Global Rallycross season. After signing the paperwork and inspecting the cars, we walked over to the elevated platform behind the bleachers to don our fire suits and helmets for the ride.
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 24, 2015) Carl Edwards used a gutsy call by crew chief Darian Grubb to trust fuel mileage on his way to winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win came in the manufacturer's 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup start and in the 300th win for Toyota in national touring series races.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Verizon IndyCar Series
THE INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE RACE
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 24, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS – RIS – Juan Montoya made a historic run from 30th position to first to win his second Indianapolis 500. Montoya won the 99th running of the big race at the end of a breathtaking 12-lap duel with his Team Penske teammate Will Power. The drivers swapped the lead back and forth, inches apart, in a thrilling display of car control at over 225 miles per hour. Power was unable to overcome Montoya’s final pass for the lead on lap 197. Charlie Kimball, Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal rounded out the top five.
INDIANAPOLIS – RIS – Good Morning and welcome to the most historic race track in the world and the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The sun is beginning to burn away early morning cloud cover. No rain is forecast for the race.
(CONCORD, NC – MAY 23, 2015 – RIS) Austin Dillon set fastest lap in qualifying, led 163 of the 200 laps and won the Hisense 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race by 2.692 seconds over Denny Hamlin, winner of last week's Sprint All-Star million dollar race. He made a late pass to take the lead for the final time by going around Hamlin three-wide in traffic. Joining Dillon and Hamlin in the top five finishers were Kasey Kahne, Regan Smith and Darrell Wallace Jr. Three caution flags slowed the field for 22 laps. Rounding out the Top 10 was Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, Casey Elliott, Elliott Sadler and Ryan Blaney. Smith, Austin's younger brother Ty, Wallace and Suarez all qualified for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash for Cash at Dover Speedway.
CONCORD, N.C. (May 22, 2014) –Track Release - The 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder moved over to The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday as World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series points leader Donny Schatz captured his 10th win of the season and eighth victory at the lightning-fast, four-tenths-mile clay oval in the Circle K NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown.
Results from today's TAG/Heuer Pit Stop Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Twelve Verizon IndyCar Series teams battle for the title of fastest pit crew.
This year's participants include Alex Tagliani, Jack Hawksworth Charlie Kimball, Takuma Sato, Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves, James Jakes, Townsend Bell, Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe, and Will Power.
Roger Penske's Team Penske looks to add to their record fourteen championship wins.