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Pippa Mann Ready to ‘Move Forward’ Through Emotional Pocono Weekend

2016 Pocono INDYCAR Pippa Mann Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On relatively short notice, Pippa Mann finds herself in the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. However, it will prove to be a last-minute change for a lasting cause, as Mann, and teammate Conor Daly, pay tribute to fallen friend, Bryan Clauson, who passed away on August …

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Mikhail Aleshin Grabs 1st Career Pole in Pocono

2016 Pocono INDYCAR Mikhail Aleshin Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

At an average speed of 220.445 mph [with a best lap of 40.790 seconds] it’s Mikhail Aleshin who grabs his first career Verizon IndyCar Series pole at Pocono Raceway for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500, returning to the 2.5-mile track following a one-year hiatus. “I’m definitely very, very happy to be here,” Aleshin said. “The team …

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Multiple Drivers Crash Hard in Pocono IndyCar Practice

2016 INDYCAR Indianapolis Ryan Hunter-Reay Photo Walt Kuhn

(Photo: Walt Kuhn)

Turn 1 was a dangerous place during opening practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway. Following a blistering lap speed of 217.932 mph, Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda snapped sideways in Turn 1, leading to a massive shunt into the SAFER barrier. Though his chassis lifted off the ground after impact, …

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Joey Logano Wins XFINITY Pole at Watkins Glen

2016 Loudon I CUP Joey Logano Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

It’s a Team Penske sweep atop the boards in XFINITY Series qualifying at Watkins Glen International. Then again, it’s nothing new. Performing the 1-2 sweep for the third consecutive year at The Glen, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will lead the field to green in Saturday’s Zippo 200. In fact, Logano’s 1:10.824-second lap time – …

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Chase Elliott Leaning on Jeff Gordon, Test Time at Watkins Glen

2016 Kansas I CUP Chase Elliott Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist /NKP)

Under unexpected circumstances over the past few weeks, Chase Elliott has found a familiar name alongside his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon is continuing to substitute for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who continues on his path to recovery from concussion-like symptoms, and is back in his No. 88 Chevrolet this weekend at Watkins Glen …

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Kyle Larson Leads Final XFINITY Practice at Watkins Glen

2016 Pocono I CUP Kyle Larson Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Though they’re covering 2.45 miles at Watkins Glen International, Kyle Larson took final XFINITY Series practice by 0.005 seconds over Kyle Busch. At a lap time of 1:11.323 seconds, the No. 42 Chevrolet of Larson took the top spot after 10 laps on track in the one-hour session. With Busch in second, Joey Logano finished …

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Chris Buescher Shocks with Rain-Shortened Pocono Victory

2016 Pocono Cup Chris Buescher Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, rain, tornado warnings and a first-time winner jump to the scene at Pocono Raceway. Chris Buescher, who stayed out on the racetrack while the leaders came to pit road with 34 laps to go, stole a shocking victory after the race was officially called for bad weather. …

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Martin Truex, Jr., Paul Menard with Early Issues in Pocono

2016 Pocono I CUP Martin Truex Jr. Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis, Sr.)

It didn’t take too long before two of the top 3 starters ran into problems at Pocono Raceway. Shortly following a lap 18 restart after the competition caution, polesitter Martin Truex, Jr. cut a right-front tire into Turn 2, sending the No. 78 machine into the wall. The team found that the inner-liner valve stem …

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