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John Hunter Nemechek Wins NASCAR Truck Race for Second Victory in a Row

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NEWTON, IA - RIS - John Hunter Nemechek tallied his second straight victory with a win at the Camping World Truck Series M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway on Friday night. It’s turned into a big month for Nemechek, who was coming off his first win of the season at the Drivin’ for Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 20.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 12:09 AM, 06.24.2017

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TV News Personalities Racing School Buses in Summer Shootout

Local television media personalities square off in school buses during Tuesday’s Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway
In addition to the school bus slobberknocker, Tuesday’s racing action features a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero action including the rising stars of motorsports from across the nation 
Tickets for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost just $8 for adults while children under 13 get in FREE. Tickets are available at the gates, online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)
CONCORD, N.C. (June 22, 2017) – Area media members will share the spotlight with rising racing stars of all ages when the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout continues Tuesday with the captivating Media Mayhem school bus slobberknocker joining Legend Cars and Bandoleros on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 6:50 PM, 06.22.2017

Mascots Lock Horns during Action-Packed Week 2 of Bojangles’ Summer Shootout

Mascots on stage!

Homer the Dragon, left, from the Charlotte Knights, celebrates during Mascot Mania at Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Homer won the go-kart race against opponents including Lug Nut and Lugette, right.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout played host to a spectacular Tuesday night of grassroots racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway; A thriller of a Mascot Mania go-kart race saw Homer the Dragon from the Charlotte Knights prevail in one of several nail-biting finishes on the night
Action continues June 27 with the Media Mayhem bus race, Legend Car and Bandolero action
CONCORD, N.C. (June 20, 2017) – Racing’s future stars shone under the lights on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Week 2 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout featured a series of exhilarating Legend Car and Bandolero finishes under challenging weather conditions.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:12 PM, 06.22.2017

Nemechek Wins Gateway Truck Race

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MADISON, Ill. — John Hunter Nemechek gave his dad and truck owner Joe Nemechek an early Father’s Day present. The 20-year-old driver took the lead with four laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:51 PM, 06.18.2017

Hamlin Edges Byron for Michigan Xfinity Win

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BROOKLYN, MI – RIS – Denny Hamlin held of a charging William Byron to win the Irish Hills 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway.  The race began with a bang when Brad Keselowski made contact with Kyle Busch on the restart and ended with a close run to the checkers, much to the fans delight.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:39 PM, 06.18.2017

Kyle Larson Wins Michigan Pole

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BROOKLYN, MI - RIS - Kyle Larson continued his hot streak as the fastest Chevrolet by qualifying on the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.  It was the second pole of 2017 for Larrson, but the fourth time he will start first.  Two of his poles were because qualifying was rained out and Larson was leading the season standings.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 12:05 AM, 06.17.2017

Friday Test & Tune Returning to zMAX Dragway

Hot rod Caddy at zMAX

-- For Immediate Release -- Street legal and race-tuned vehicles welcome for Friday night summer showdowns at the Bellagio of drag strips
Vehicle registration starts at $20 for Junior Dragsters and $30 for cars and motorcycles; Admission is $10 at the gate and FREE for kids 13 and under

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 6:24 PM, 06.16.2017


The SVRA’s Entire Father’s Day Weekend At IMS Streamed Live By
Southlake, TX (June 13, 2017) – Thirty-three Indianapolis 500 veterans and NASCAR super star Bill Elliott have been paired with some of the top drivers and car owners of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) for this Saturday’s fourth annual Indy Legends Charity Pro Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Saturday, June 17 feature event will be covered live through video streaming on – as will the SVRA’s entire Brickyard Invitational weekend, June 16-18. 

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 10:32 AM, 06.13.2017

Iconic Wood Brothers Ford Back in Victory Lane at Pocono

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LONG POND, PA – RIS – Pocono Raceway is a great track nestled in the small village of Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  Many races in the triangular-shaped track end up as fuel mileage endurance events, but on some days, special things happen.  Such was the case on June 11, 2017. 

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 11:39 PM, 06.11.2017

Ryan Blaney Pulls Fox Out Of Hat To Win 36th Annual Pocono 400

Pre-race inspection on the Woods Brothers Ford at Pocono Raceway on the day the team would win it's 99th NASCAR Event and return to Victory Lane ending a 122 race drought. Dean Patton Photo.

Long Pond, PA - RIS - Ryan Blaney pulls a Fox out of his hat at Pocono Raceway, and in so doing he takes the Woods Brothers Team to Victory Lane. It has been 122 races since this historic team has been there, and Ryan Blaney drove one heck of a race, and beats Kevin Harvick by a mere .14 of a second, to the Checkered Flag. Second place was Kevin Harvick in the #4 Busch Beer Ford, followed closely by Erik Jones; a rookie, wheeling the Game Stop/Cars 3 - Driven to Win Toyota #77. Fourth place finisher was Kurt Busch driving the HAAS-Automation Ford #41, with fifth going to Brad Keselowski in the Miller Lite Ford #2

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 7:46 PM, 06.11.2017

Brad Keselowski Puts On Driving Exhibition To Win 2nd Annual Pocono Green 250

Brad Keselowski shows just how strong his Xfinity ride was wit a great run and win at the 2nd Annual Pocono Green 250. Dean Patton Photo.

Long Pond, PA - RIS - Okay, Brad Keselowski, well, what can I say… he overcomes a denied “Bumb and Run” by Elliott Sadler and runs down a pack of solid cars to make a LAST lap pass coming out of Turn One at Pocono to end a 46 Race drought for the win. Yep, that’s exactly what happened….. Brad Keselowski took the SKF Ford #22 to Pocono Raceway’s Victory Lane in a fashion that's not been seen for a long time…… Rubber Doughnuts on the doors, and one heck of a great drive by Brad places his ride in position to win it and darn if he does not pull it off.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 5:39 PM, 06.10.2017

Kyle Benjamin Will Start On The 2nd Annual Pocono Green 250 Pole

Kyle Benjamin rides his Hisense Toyota to the Poe at Pocono for the NASCAR Xfinity event with a speed of 172.844 MPH. Dean Patton Sports Photography, LLC photo.

Long Pond, PA - RIS - Kyle Benjamin wins the Pole Position for the 2nd Annual Pocono Green 250 set to kick off later today at Pocono International Raceway. Driving the Hisense Toyota #20 around the Tricky Triangle at 172.844 MPH Kyle Benjamin will start inside of Daniel Hemric’s Blue Gate Bank Chevrolet #21, who posted a speed of 172.305 for the event.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 11:58 AM, 06.10.2017

Kyle Busch Runs to the Pole for the 36th Annual Pocono 400.

#18 M&M’s Red, White and Blue Toyota, Kyle Busch's ride for the 36th Annual Pocono 400.

Dean Patton Sports Photography, LLC photo.

Long Pond, PA - RIS - Kyle Busch takes the #18 M&M’s Red, White and Blue Toyota to the Pole for the 36th Annual Pocono 400. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event is set to run on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Busch runs a timed speed of 50.237 seconds for the Tricky Triangles 2.5 miles of pure speed.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 9:27 PM, 06.09.2017

Bubba Wallace Jumps Into the No. 43

Bubba Wallace to Drive Iconic No. 43 Ford While Almirola Recovers from Injury
Wallace to Make First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Start

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 10:56 PM, 06.05.2017

Jimmie Johnson Wins the 48th Annual AAA 400 Drive for Autism

On the final Re-start Kyle Larson choose the outside allowing Jimmie Johnson the inside and this may have cost him the win. In this photo and during an earlier start Larson was repeatedly able to handle Johnson and would take a solid lead and build on it after making the turns in 1 and 2. Dean Patton Sports Photography.

Dover, DE - RIS - Okay, where do I start? Well, the weather was great….. if I could end here I probably would, but…… can’t do it. The total class of the field for the 48th Annual AAA 400 Drive for Autism, Kyle Larson, has to settle for second in the end. Why, well with a mere six laps remaining and Larson leading the field by a ton, David Ragan, lost control and took some of the wall with him in his #33 Overton Ford. This little mishap brings out the Yellow and now the fans, both Jimmie Johnson fans and those who were not stood, note they were not sitting for this re-start. 

All day long Larson took on all comers, and dismantled each as they stepped up to the plate. On this restart mind you he pitching to Johnson, who is no slouch by any body’s measure. Fans standing, heart beating it just looks like the entire start is done in slow motion. The pack comes off of turn four and Johnson edges to the front and as they pass the flag stand it’s Johnson who is in command. You hear the grown coming from the stands as they enter turn one. 

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 6:33 PM, 06.04.2017

Kyle Larson Wins 36th Annual OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway

Kyle Larson #42 and Ryan Blaney #22 battle door to door into turn two at Dover International Speedway early in the 36th Annual OneMain Financial 200. Dean Patton Sports Photography..

Dover, DE - RIS - Kyle Larson took it from the Pole to the Checkered Flag for the 36th Annual OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. Larson drove the #42 Parker Store Chevrolet to Victory Lane with a big smile and some handy racing. At Dover International Speedway it was a tire race today and not a full milage contest. In the end it’s not like Kyle Larson is a novice at Dover. This may have been his first victory at Dover, but it is his sixth top ten finish, in just six starts at Dover in the NASCAR Xfinity Cup Series. It is also his 8th career win in the series.

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Volume 2017, Issue 6, Posted 4:57 PM, 06.03.2017

Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Opens 2017 Season June 12

(CMS press release) The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout begins its 10-race season on June 12 with the future stars of racing joining a series of fun exhibitions including school bus races, the popular Mascot Mania race and a new Porta Potty competition on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Tickets for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost just $8 for adults while children under 13 get in FREE. Tickets are available at the gates, online or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267)

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 6:30 PM, 05.31.2017

Hornaday, Squier and Yates Talk at Charlotte

Robert Yates

(CONCORD, NC – May 28, 2017 – RIS) Three of the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees met in the Media Center at the Coca-Cola 600 to speak to the members of the media in attendance.Famed broadcaster Ken Squier said that: "Being honored in this way by the people who support this sport is beyond belief. I’m just overwhelmed with the fact that the media gets this kind of play. And, it does play an important factor in growing this sport.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 12:14 AM, 05.30.2017

INDY 500 - Press Conference with Takuma Sato, 2017 Indy 500 Champion

Takuma Sato, 2017 Indy 500 Champ at Press Conference, on the day after his win. ©RIS/Larry Clarino

Monday May 29, 2017

Takuma Sato

Press Conference

THE MODERATOR: We'll get started with our Indianapolis 500 winner's morning-after press conference. We are pleased to be joined by the champion of the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Takuma Sato. Congratulations. We've been together for most of the evening and this morning, but it's been a complete whirlwind experience for you, and I heard on SportsCenter this morning that you were actually out until 2:00 a.m.


THE MODERATOR: Tell us about what you've been doing.

TAKUMA SATO: Well, since checkered flag I've probably done 30 interviews, and it's really nice. It's nice to talk. I was exhausted, but somehow kept on going because I think the race just pumped me up and went through the couple pressers last night primarily for the team dinner. So all the team members were at the Marriott Hotel, and we had going at midnight, and then after that just supporting my member, gave a little talk and a little drink and then went until 2:00 a.m. Went to bed at 3:00 a.m. actually, because by that time my phone is just abuzz, exposure, the explosion from Japan, it being in the daytime.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 1:33 PM, 05.29.2017

Austin Dillon Makes the No. 3 a Winner Again

Austin Dillon returned the No. 3 Chevy to Victory Circle

(CONCORD, NC – May 28, 2017 – RIS) Austin Dillon became the seventh first-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner by outlasting Jimmie Johnson late in the race to take the 2017 Coca-Cola 600. Dillon's No. 3 Dow Chevrolet had just enough fuel on board late in the race to take the checkered flag and attempt to start a burnout before getting pushed into Victory Circle at the longest race on the schedule. "It hasn't sunk in yet. I can't believe it," gushed Dillon. "I was just really focused on those last laps. My fiancé wrote in the car, 'When you keep God in the first place, he will take you places you never imagined.' And, I never imagined to be here at the 600 Victory Lane. Praise the Lord and all these guys who work so hard; and my pit crew is the best on pit road. I love it for them. We're in the Chase. It's awesome."

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 2:26 AM, 05.29.2017

INDY 500 Unofficial Results

It was a day of gunfighters at today's Indianapolis 500.

Michael Andretti had six powerful bullets in his firearm. Four of Andretti's six drivers led laps today, dominating the race for Andretti Autosport and Honda. At the 200th lap, the checkered flag fell on Andretti's Takuma Sato - the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 5:55 PM, 05.28.2017

Veteran Driver Takuma Sato Wins Indy 500

Takuma Sato the 2017 Indy 500! ©RIS/Larry Clarino

SPEEDWAY, IN – RIS – Takuma Sato, driving for Andretti Autosport passed Helio Castroneves with three laps to go and held on for the victory in the 101st Indianapolis 500 Mile race. The margin of victory was 0.2011 seconds. Ed Jones, Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sato, from Tokyo, Japan started from the fourth position and battled for victory in a thrilling Indy 500 that had a record 15 leaders. There were 35 lead changes.

Castroneves loss was heartbreaking. The veteran driver had a chance to win a fourth Indy 500, which would have tied him with the three four-time race winners (A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears). His day almost ended when Scott Dixon’s car flew over Castroneves during an incident early in the race. Dixon’s crash was frightening and completely destroyed the vehicle.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 4:53 PM, 05.28.2017

Vettel Leads Ferrari 1-2 in Monaco

Sebastian Vettel drives through the streets of Monaco on Sunday to give Ferrari their first win in the principality sinace 2001. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Taking advantage of a better pit stop than his teammate, plus enduring a safety car period, Sebastian Vettel had no difficulties after the midpoint in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix at Monte Carlo by winning Formula One‘s most prestigious race by 3.1 seconds over Kimi Raikkonen. Daniel Ricciardo, who was disappointed last season by a botched pit stop, made up for that error by finishing in third.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 1:35 PM, 05.28.2017

INDY 500 - Driver Sebastien Bourdais discharged from hospital

Sebastien Bourdais leaves IU Health Methodist Hospital and is on the road to recovery. Photo courtesy Sebastien Bourdais

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 25, 2017) – Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais, injured in a crash May 20 during a qualifying attempt for the 101st Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, was discharged from IU Health Methodist Hospital on Wednesday and has been moved to a local rehabilitation facility.

Bourdais sustained multiple pelvic fractures and a fractured right hip when his No. 18 GEICO Honda crashed into the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 on the third lap of his qualifications attempt Saturday. The Dale Coyne Racing driver underwent successful surgery that evening at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

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Volume 2017, Issue 5, Posted 2:20 PM, 05.25.2017