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Kyle Busch wins the pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250

Kyle Busch wins the pole for the Lilly Diabetes 250

For the second year in a row Kyle Busch will be starting on the pole for the Nationwide race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was one of the last cars to cross the start/finish line in the final segment of qualifying and shot to the top of the chart with a lap of 50.031 seconds at a speed of 179.888 miles per hour. Busch’s time is a new track record for the Nationwide cars, breaking his one year-old track ... Read More »

NASCAR Summary for Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NASCAR Summary for Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Friday was the first day of on-track activity for the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup teams. The Nationwide cars were on track for their only two practice sessions of the weekend while the Cup teams hit the track just once. When the red and black flags waived a the end of the sessions, David Ragan was quickest in the first session for the Nationwide series while Ty Dillon was at the top of the charts in the final session. On ... Read More »

Ragan, Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices

Ragan, Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices

The 42 Nationwide Series teams were on track bright and early on Friday morning for their practice sessions for Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Practicing at 8:30 AM may not be the best preparation for a race that starts just shy of 5 PM EDT, but the teams did their best to prepare. The fastest driver in the session was David Ragan, driving the No. 98 Shelby Engines/DenBeste Heavy Equipment Rental Ford with a time of ... Read More »

David Byrne Triumphs in Rich Vogler Classic

David Byrne Triumphs in Rich Vogler Classic

David Byrne wins the J.D. Byrider 100 Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. Byrne led the final quarter of a lap to score the win and become the 100th winner in USAC Silver Crown history.Tanner Swanson started on the pole and led the first 99 laps before losing the lead in the final corner. Kody Swanson rounded out the podium while Ryan Newman and Bobby Santos completed the Top 5. Chris Windom, Jacob Wilson, Bobby East, Jaret Andretti ... Read More »

Hamilton Confident in Future Despite Vettel Rumors

Hamilton Confident in Future Despite Vettel Rumors

2008 Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton insists that his long term future with Mercedes is not in doubt, despite increasing speculation linking four time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel to the team. Red Bull’s lead motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has suggested that Mercedes has started to ramp up their efforts to try to lure Vettel for 2016, after Hamilton’s current deal expires. Although Hamilton knows the speculations are beginning to run rampant, he remains confident that will be at Mercedes ... Read More »

Ambrose, Penske V8 Supercar Deal Close

Ambrose, Penske V8 Supercar Deal Close

From all appearances over the last couple of weeks, it was starting to look certain that Marcos Ambrose would return to Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 9 Ford Fusion in 2015. However, a report surfaced on Thursday that Ambrose would be leaving NASCAR at the end of this season and returning to his native Australia. According to the Brisbane Courier – Mail, Ambrose, a two time Supercars champion would drive for a team co-owned by legendary IndyCar and NASCAR ... Read More »

Jeremy Clements Racing Announces New Crowd Funding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing Announces New Crowd Funding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing announced on Thursday the launch of  “Help Jeremy Clements Achieve Greatness,” an Indiegogo campaign to help support Clements’ efforts in the Nationwide Series. For Jeremy Clements Racing, underfunded is the norm as they battle to remain competitive against the elite teams in the Nationwide Series. However despite having about 80% less funding than the bigger teams, Clements has enjoyed great success in 2014 by recording two top-10 finishes, highlighted by a sixth-place run at Road America in June. ... Read More »

Stewart Dreams of More NASCAR Races at Eldora

Stewart Dreams of More NASCAR Races at Eldora

Prior to Wednesday night’s 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic, track owner Tony Stewart was in the Media Center to unveil a new multipurpose building that will be constructed in Eldora Speedway’s infield beginning in October.  It will house a new Media Center, infield hospitality, Infield Care Center and concessions. However, that was not the only topic of discussion during Stewart’s press conference.  While there, Stewart was asked about the feasibility of additional NASCAR series racing at Eldora.  Stewart was honest. “I’d ... Read More »

Darrell Wallace Jr. dominates Eldora for win in 2nd Annual Mudsummer Classic

Darrell Wallace Jr. dominates Eldora for win in 2nd Annual Mudsummer Classic

Darrell Wallace Jr. scored his second win of the season with a very dominant performance at Eldora Speedway. Wallace led two times for 97 laps. Ron Hornaday Jr. came home in second with Ryan Blaney rounding out the podium. Ken Schrader and Ty Dillon completed the Top 5. There were five leaders with five lead changes. The race was slowed by seven cautions for 33 laps. The average speed of the race was 50.195.. The race lasted 1 hour 29 ... Read More »

Report: Costs Around $1.5 million Per Race Weekend for Four-Car Team

Report: Costs Around $1.5 million Per Race Weekend for Four-Car Team

Late last month, Sports Business Daily writer Tripp Mickle followed Stewart-Haas Racing for the Kentucky Speedway race weekend to determine the cost of being a competitive race team in the Sprint Cup Series. The findings are startling, to say the least. Team expenses including flights, hotels, pit box transport, food, drinks and other expenses total up to $125,181. Competitive expenses such as the racecar, labor, tires, credentials and entry free total up to around $1,434,654. “Over the course of three days ... Read More »