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New NASCAR Fusion Ready to Contend for Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2016; Debuts at Daytona Speedweeks

  • The new NASCAR Fusion, which hits the track next month at Daytona Speedweeks, is capable of producing 750 horsepower at 9,000 rpm under the current rules package
  • Ford Fusion NASCAR drivers will digest more information with a new digital dashboard system that is mandatory this season – teams can switch between as many as 16 preset screens to display information with three different graphic looks
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Volume 2016, Issue 1, Posted 5:11 PM, 01.11.2016

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INDYCAR - New Verizon IndyCar Series Logo Ushers in Legendary Season

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2015) - INDYCAR has introduced a new Verizon IndyCar Series logo to highlight its ongoing partnership with title sponsor Verizon. The designed series logo signals renewed efforts to bring INDYCAR's speed and excitement to its fans across the nation. For Verizon, the revised series identity marks the beginning of a new chapter in its effort to distinguish the Verizon brand in the minds of its consumers and signal the promise of the digital world - simple, reliable and in ways consumers want and need.

"We're excited to introduce the new Verizon IndyCar Series logo. Aesthetically, the new design is clean and highlights the Verizon checkmark - the universal sign of getting things done," said CJ O'Donnell, Chief Marketing Officer of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "This is appropriate for two brands with lofty aspirations for what will be a legendary 2016 season."

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Volume 2015, Issue 12, Posted 9:36 AM, 12.19.2015

Teams Making 2016 Decisions--Buescher to Front Row and Scott to Petty

Chris Buescher wil drive the No. 34 Ford in 2016

CONCORD, NC - RIS - With only 64 days left to the beginning of the 2016 NASCAR season, pieces are falling into place for the February 13th Sprint Unlimited.  Drivers are filling vacant seats and teams are getting ready to go racing.  Today, Front Row Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing announced that 2015 Xfinity Champion Chris Buescher will drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in 2016 with enhanced support from RFR, including full engineering and pit support.

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Volume 2015, Issue 12, Posted 12:05 AM, 12.11.2015

Tanner Thorson Wins 75th Turkey Night GP

Tanner Thorson after Turkey Night win. photo speedblur101

PERRIS, CA -RIS- It seemed that Christopher Bell was on his way to a second Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix win until he jumped the cushion, smacked the wall and flipped giving the lead and the win to his Keith Kunz teamate Tanner Thorson on lap 93 of the 98 lap feature race.

Photos of event.

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 5:31 AM, 11.27.2015

Kyle Busch Wins Ford 400 and is Crowned 2015 Sprint Cup Champion

Mark Rebilas/USA Today Sports

HOMESTEAD, FL - RIS - Kyle Busch passed leader Brad Keselowski on the final restart with seven laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford 400 and the 2015 driver's championship for 2015.  It is Busch's first Sprint Cup championship in his ninth season despite missing the first 11 races of the season due to an injury in an Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February.  His title is the first for Toyota, which joined the Sprint Cup Series in 2007 and had shots at championships but came up empty again and again. It was also fitting because Joe Gibbs Racing dominated a huge portion of this season and was the overwhelming favorite to win the title with one of its four drivers

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 9:13 PM, 11.22.2015

Who Would Have Won in 2015?

Kyle Busch hoists the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup trophy

(CONCORD, NC - NOV 22, 2015) - This was first written as an exercise in historical research. Since then, we’ve tried to keep it updated. In light of past seasons’ somewhat controversial endings, especially where the 2004 championship was concerned, here’s the version for the 2015 championship year just ended.

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 PM, 11.22.2015

Clauson Takes Western World Title At Tucson

Bryan Clauson in victory lane. photo Speedblur101

TUCSON, AZ -RIS- After Five lead changes between four different leaders Bryan Clauson ended up the 2015 Western World champion. Robert Ballou came in a close second after leading 12 of the 30 laps.

It was a night of champions as four USAC divisions crowned their champions. They included the National Sprint Car Champion, Robert Ballou; the USAC/CRA Champion, Damion Gardner; the West Coast Sprint Car champion; Danny Faria Jr.; and the Southwest Series champion, R. J. Johnson.

Photos of Western World Night 3

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 12:14 PM, 11.22.2015

Larson Wins Homestead, Buescher Wins Championship

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Chris Buescher wins first championship

HOMESTEAD, FL – RIS – It had been 18 long months since Kyle Larson had won a NASCAR race.  The young driver who had been given the label of “can’t miss” was having a winless season until Saturday.  Larson hadn’t won since October, 2014 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but on this day he was in a fierce battle with Kyle Busch.

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 1:04 AM, 11.22.2015

It's Bacon In Tucson On Western World Night 2

"Macho Man" Brady Bacon after Western World win. photo Speedblur101

TUCSON, AZ-RIS- Brady Bacon took his seventh feature of 2015 in the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series. It was the 15th career victory for Bacon in the series and was the 100th victory for the Hoffman stable in USAC competition. The win was a part of the Western World Championship and goes along with a second place finish on Thursdays opener to put Bacon in a good position for the finals Saturday night.

Photos from night 2

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 12:54 PM, 11.21.2015

Western World First Night Another Ballou Victory

The Winner's Check. Photo- Speedblur101

TUCSON,AZ -RIS- It looked to be a night for the local hero as Jerry Coons Jr. took the lead of the first first of three “Western World” feature events on lap two. He lead with no challengers until traffic and Robert Ballou combined to spoil his fun as he rolled multiple times on the back straight while trying lap a backmarker on lap 25. Ballou went on to win his 13th USAC National Sprint Car feature race of the year which ties him with J. J. Yelley for second behind Tom Bigelow, the all time leader at 14.

Night One Photos

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 11:15 AM, 11.20.2015

Earnhardt Wins Phoenix in Rain-Shortened Race as Final Four is Set

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AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – In the desert, it’s not supposed to rain, but come it did.  So much so that a race scheduled for early afternon didn’t start until much later.  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 500 at turned out to be only 220 miles long as the rains came to Phoenix International Raceway.   Due to good pit work, Dale Earnhardt got out first on the final caution and was declared the winner.

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 1:24 AM, 11.16.2015

Bryan Clauson Newest Oval Nationals Sprint Champ

Clauson and wife enjoy victory celebration. photo Speedblur101

PERRIS, CA -RIS- Bryan Clauson did an all 'nighter' after the race Friday, driving from Perris, California to Glendale, Arizona and back to get a new engine for his car. In Friday nights race his sprintcar engine had seized and blown causing a wreck during the second of three nights of racing in the 2015 edition of the “Budweiser Oval Nationals”. When he returned Saturday morning his crew had the car chassis apart and ready to put back together. All this 'thrashing' paid off in Bryan's first Oval Nationals win.

Photos of night 3

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 5:30 AM, 11.15.2015

Who Can Stop Ballou?

Robert Ballou after fourth Perris win in-a-row. Photo Speedblur101

PERRIS, CA -RIS- Winning his fourth feature in a row on the Perris oval looked too easy for Robert Ballou. Damion Gardner lead the early laps but as he caught the back of the field Ballou took advantage of the lapped traffic to take the lead and go on to his fourth win in-a-row on Perris clay. It was also Ballou's 12th win of the season tying him with Pancho Carter and Larry Dickson for third on the all time one season win list.

Photos of night 2

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 1:39 PM, 11.14.2015

Peters Wins at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series battle changed dramatically with a wreck involving the two series leaders, Timothy Peters held off John Hunter Nemechek to win Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 12:16 AM, 11.14.2015

Ballou Continues to Roll At Perris

Chase Stockon passes Dave Darland while Robert Ballou trails. photo Speedblur101

PERRIS, CA -RIS- The 20th edition of the Budweiser Oval Nationals began Thursday night with the 2014 champion, Robert Ballou continuing his winning ways. In a race which went the full 30 laps without a caution and had five lead changes Ballou passed Dave Darland for the win on lap 28.

Photos from night 1

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 4:25 AM, 11.13.2015

INDYCAR - Jay Frye Named INDYCAR President

Hulman Motorsports Announces Leadership Appointments

• Industry Veteran Jay Frye Named INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations
• Leading Sports National Governing Body Executive Rod Davis Named Hulman Motorsports Chief Revenue Officer

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 12, 2015) - Hulman & Company CEO Mark Miles announced today that widely respected motorsports industry veteran Jay Frye has been named President of Competition and Operations for INDYCAR. Frye previously served as Chief Revenue Officer for Hulman Motorsports after decades of experience leading successful NASCAR racing teams and securing industry first sponsorships.

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Volume 2015, Issue 11, Posted 2:12 PM, 11.12.2015

Jimmie Johnson Comes On Strong to Win Texas in the Closing Laps

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FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Jimmie Johnson passed a dominant Brad Keselowski with four laps to go and went on to win the AAA 500 NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Keselowski was dominating the race, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.  Keselowski led a track-record 312 of 334 laps Sunday after starting from the pole, but couldn't keep Johnson from winning the Texas fall race for the third straight year.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 9:55 PM, 11.08.2015

Keselowski Wins Texas Xfinity Race, Gives Owner Championship to Team Penske

David Kent/TNS

FORT WORTH, TX – RIS – Brad Keselowski won the Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway with a fast car and a little bit of luck. Keselowski grabbed the lead from Coors Light Polesitter Austin Dillon on Lap 189 of 200 after a restart with 16 laps left in the race. The No. 22 Ford finished 1.137 seconds ahead of the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick, who passed Dillon for the runner-up spot with four laps left.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 11:01 PM, 11.07.2015

World of Outlaws World Finals Friday Ends Early Saturday

Dusty Zomer took the checkers for the first Sprint Car race

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2015) - Track Release - A near-capacity crowd stuck around for Friday's Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and were treated to a wild night of racing that saw first time winners and seasoned veterans hoist coveted World Finals trophies.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 5:01 AM, 11.07.2015

Record Fields Charge Into Bad Boy Buggies World Finals

A huge crowd for Thursday night's qualifying rounds

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2015) track release - A record 189 cars rolled onto The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday Nov. 5 for the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals. The prestigious World Finals combines dirt racing’s three premiere divisions, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, and the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 6:18 AM, 11.06.2015

Kenseth, Patrick Draw Penalties From Martinsville

(DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - November 3, 2015 – RIS) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick were both subjected to penalties following their actions in Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 race. Patrick got her wrist slapped for going after David Gilliland for a perceived earlier bump.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 11:09 PM, 11.03.2015

Gordon Wins Goody's 500 Under Controversial Circumstanes

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS -  Jeff Gordon won his ninth race at Martinsville Speedway after the two dominating cars were taken out under curious circumatances.  The  two Team Penske cars dominated the race all day, with Joey Logano leading leading 159 laps and teammate Brad Keselowski leading 113 laps (272 of the 500 laps), but events in the last 125 laps tainted that somehat.  First came a typical Martinsville accident between Keselowski and others.  That caused  a tie rod break on Keselowski's car.  Logano took the lead and a disabled Kenseth as Logano was passing him ran into him and destroyed Logano's car.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 5:50 PM, 11.01.2015

Martinsville Sees Rain Early

Photo by Ron Fleshman

MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Early morning rain has dampend enthusiasm at Martinsville Speedway.  Thefe appears to be a window this afternoon to race, but as you can see, things are wet.  Stay tuned for further reports.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 9:31 AM, 11.01.2015

Play by Play - Matt Crafton Easily Takes Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series Race

MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – October 31, 2015   Cole Custer driving the #00 Haas Automation Chevrolet started on the pole position under an overcast sky on a Halloween afternoon.  Custer pulled away to lead #8 John Hunter Nemechek past the start finish line with a three truck length lead.  Second place qualifier #13 Cameron Haley slid into line for third place. 

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 4:20 PM, 10.31.2015

Crafton Wins Truck Race at Martinsville, Points Lead Tightens

MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – Matt Crafton started lucky 13th on Halloween at Martinsville Speedway and ended up in victory circle in Saturday’s Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Series truck race at Martinsville Speedway.  In a race dominated by Cole Custer who led most of the early laps, Crafton methodically moved up through the field to take the lead and go on to victory despite a flurry of cautions over the last 50 laps.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 4:16 PM, 10.31.2015

Logano Continues His Hot Streak--On Pole at Martinsville

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tMARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – The definition of hot probably has Joey Logano’s picture along with his biography.  Logano, after winning the last three races in the second round of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, won the pole for Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 12:16 AM, 10.31.2015

2016 Sprint Cup Schedule Released, Five-Year Track Agreements

NASCAR Reaches Five-Year Sanction Agreements with National Series Tracks
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Will Visit 23 Markets in 2016;
Popular 'NASCAR Goes West' Returns for Second Year

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2015) – NASCAR today announced agreements with 23 tracks to field NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for the next five years. Additionally, 24 tracks will host NASCAR XFINITY Series races through 2020.


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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 3:01 PM, 10.27.2015

INDYCAR - 2016 Schedule...Finally!

INDYCAR's 2016 Schedule Features 100th Indy 500, Key Venues, Longer Span

•    Legendary 100th Running of Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for May 29
•    Three new events increase INDYCAR's presence at traditional venues (Phoenix and Road America) and in a new major Northeast metro market (Boston)
•    2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule expands by five weeks, starting earlier (St. Petersburg, March 13) and ending later (Sonoma, Sept. 18)
•    New schedule poised to continue momentum INDYCAR has experienced with 38 percent growth in TV ratings and viewership over the last two years

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 9:08 AM, 10.27.2015

Austin Cindric Joins Brad Keselowski Racing At Martinsville

Austin Cindric will make his first NASCAR start at Martinsville

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Tuesday, Oct. 27) - Team release: Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that Austin Cindric will drive the team's No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 in the October 31 Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 2:08 PM, 10.27.2015

Logano Sweeps Contender Round With Win at Talladega

Butch Dill - AP

TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Joey Logano was able to be ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., by the width of a splitter as Earnhardt described it, on a green white checker finish to win the Camping World 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.  Of course, the win wasn’t without controversy, whether it be the first attempt at a G-W-C or a move by defending champion Kevin Harvick on the final lap.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 10:03 PM, 10.25.2015

Gordon Wins Pole in Final Race at Talladega

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TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Jeff Gordon led a dominant performance by Hendrick Motorsports to win the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.  Gordon led teammates Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson in a sweep of the top three starting spots for the race Sunday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified fifth to put the four Hendrick drivers in the first three rows at the 2.66-mile track.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 2:15 AM, 10.25.2015

Peters Wins Truck Race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, AL – RIS – Timothy Peters won the Camping World Truck race at Talladega Superspeedway on a green-white-checker finish that didn’t last long.  Peters took the lead on the final restart, but a caution in the first lap of overtime left Peters in the lead.  Under new rules created by NASCAR for weekend races at the 2.66-mile high-banked speedway, only one G-W-C finish, so when the yellow caution showed, Peters only had to finish the last lap to win, something he was able to do.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 1:45 AM, 10.25.2015

Logano Wins Second Straight Chase Race at Kansas

Chuck Burton/AP

KANSAS CITY, KS – RIS – The last two seasons, Joey Logano has left no doubt that he is very talented, but now he has a new title.  He’s hot.  Logano won his second straight Chase race in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, but it came about because of a move he made with five laps to go.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 8:50 PM, 10.18.2015

Kyle Busch Wins 75th NASCAR Series race in Kansas Xfinity Contest

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KANSAS CITY, KS - RIS - Kyle Busch won his 75th NASCAR national series race Saturday at Kansas Speedway.  In the Kansas Lottery 300, Busch brushed aside a pit road speeding penalty, a hole in the nose of his No. 54 Toyota, a pit stop that dropped him to seventh for the final restart, an unwelcome green-white-checkered-flag restart and a teammate who had the fastest car for much of the afternoon.Busch won for third time at Kansas and for the fifth time in 20 starts this season.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 12:55 AM, 10.18.2015

Keselowski Wins Kansas Pole

Credit:  Getty Images for NASCAR

KANSAS CITY, KS - RIS - Brad Keselowski is suffering his first slump in three years, but the No. 2 Miller Ford driver and team found their sea legs in qualifying at Kansas Speedway.  Keselowski was quickest in the first and third segments of qualifying to win the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race and fully admitted his starting position was not as important as where he finishes at the end of the race.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 2:50 PM, 10.17.2015

SCCA --2017 Runoffs will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway to host SCCA Runoffs in 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2015 - The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Sports Car Club of America announced today that the IMS road course will be the site of the 2017 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, with race days Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

The event is unprecedented for both the Club and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, pitting the amateur National Championship event on the 14 turn, 2.439-mile road course that hosts the Verizon IndyCar Series' Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

"Many Indianapolis 500 veterans have their racing roots in SCCA competition, so hosting the SCCA national championships at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a natural fit," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "The Runoffs will provide drivers who have dreamed of competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway an opportunity to do so and will hopefully motivate some participants to continue on the path to compete in the Indianapolis 500 someday. It is going to be a tremendous event showcasing the talent and passion that makes SCCA racing so exciting."

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 3:25 PM, 10.14.2015


ENNIS, Texas – RIS -  In his ideal world, everyone would be chasing reigning Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher as he made a push towards his ninth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship.

But as it currently stands, Schumacher is going to have to do the chasing, and that’s perfectly fine, too, considering his impressive ability to perform at a high level when the situation demands it.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 10:27 PM, 10.12.2015

Logano Enters Contender Round With Charlotte Win

Logano and crew in Victory Lane

(CONCORD, NC – 11 OCT, 2015 – RIS) Joey Logano held the winning hand in the Bank of America 500, leading only four times, but for a total of 227 laps out of 334 for the distance. Kevin Harvick, driving the No. 4 Jimmy John's Chevy, ran second, 0.703 second behind the winning Ford. The win locks a spot in the 'Chase' for Logano and was his fourth victory of the 2015 season. A total of nine caution periods slowed the race, only two for minor crashes, but three for smoke and oil on the track. "I was pretty much like a catfish today, I was always on the bottom," Logano laughed when asked about several of the cars talking about oil in the track's high groove.

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Volume 2015, Issue 10, Posted 6:43 PM, 10.11.2015