Race Weekend Central

Breaking: Jeff Gordon Crashes in Final Brickyard 400

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Jeff Gordon entered his final race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway hopeful to earn a Chase-clinching sixth win. Instead, the Pittsboro, Indiana driver will leave disappointed. Gordon, 43, was running inside the top 15 during Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard when he was involved in a lap 50 accident with …

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Good Luck Charm Saves Kyle Busch From Repeating Indianapolis Disappointment

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For much of the final stint in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250, it appeared that Kyle Busch was going to suffer a repeat of last year’s loss to Ty Dillon. Making his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the year, Busch had led 52 of the race’s opening 75 laps, on par with the 51 laps …

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July Struggles Jeopardize Chris Buescher’s Xfinity Series Championship Run

Chris Buescher in the garage at Bristol Motor Speedway

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July has been a month to forget for NASCAR Xfinity Series points leader Chris Buescher. Buescher thrilled in the first five months of his sophomore season with Roush Fenway Racing, scoring eight top fives and two wins in a series typically dominated by Sprint Cup Series veterans. July, however, has been a different story. After …

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Ryan Blaney After Indy Loss: “It’s My Fault”

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As Ryan Blaney came to the white flag in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250, it appeared that he was going to claim a career-defining win at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Veteran Kyle Busch ran right in Blaney’s slipstream, but all Blaney had to do was avoid a mistake and he would go to victory lane. …

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Flying: Stewart-Haas Racing Teammates Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick Top Final Practice at Indy

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Looking for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch put down the fastest lap in Friday’s final practice. Busch, who has two wins to date despite running three fewer races than his championship competitors, laid down a 181.987-mph lap to top the session. Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick …

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Rookie Daniel Suarez Tops Final 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 Practice at Indianapolis

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Daniel Suarez might not have any experience at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but it isn’t slowing him down. Suarez, a rookie for Joe Gibbs Racing, laid down a 176.810-mph lap around the 2.5-mile Speedway, Indiana circuit to top the final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session for Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250. Suarez was joined by JGR teammates …

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Dale Yeah! Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 Practice at Indianapolis

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As the 20th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s lone triumph in the 1995 Brickyard 400 approaches, his son is now showing potential to accomplish the same feat. BEARDEN: Childress, Myers Remember Earnhardt’s Big 1995 Brickyard Win Dale Earnhardt Jr. laid down a 181.466-mph lap to top the second practice session for Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the …

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Roger Penske, Joey Logano Seek Racing “Trifecta” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Roger Penske doesn’t have to say anything for his team to know the importance of winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Just ask Joey Logano. Logano, who won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February, made an appearance in the media center prior to second practice for Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the …

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Rowdy Busch at the Brickyard: Kyle Tops 2015 Lilly Diabetes 250 Practice at Indy

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In the first NASCAR Xfinity Series practice of the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the race’s three defending winners topped the charts. Kyle Busch, 2013 victor at the 2.5-mile Speedway, Indiana track laid down a 178.717-mph lap to set quick time in opening practice for Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250. Busch put down the …

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Denny Hamlin Tops Opening 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 Practice at Indianapolis

Danny Hamlin stands next to the No. 11 Toyota in the garage at Michigan International Speedway

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In NASCAR’s first practice session with the new high-drag rules package, familiar faces made their way to the top of the charts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Denny Hamlin laid down a 49.934-second lap to top opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard. Looking to …

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Ryan Newman Returns to His Roots at Lucas Oil Raceway, Doesn’t Seek NASCAR Return to the Track

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12 hours before returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Ryan Newman took the time to return to his racing roots. Newman, 37, returned to the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series Thursday night, piloting the No. 21 Bricker’s Pub Beast/Chevrolet for Bowman-Armstrong Racing in the Rich Vogler Classic at Lucas …

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Cody Erickson Reverses Fortune, Makes 2015 Eldora Truck Race

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ROSSBURG, Oh. – One year after failing to qualify, Cody Erickson redeemed himself in the third annual 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic. Erickson, a veteran of dirt-track racing, drove from fourth to the lead in the first two turns and held off a hard-charging Ben Kennedy to win the race’s last-chance qualifier and advance to the …

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