Tony Stewart Beats Hamlin For First Win Since 2013
by Pete McCole Just five months after suffering a back injury that nearly derailed his entire season, Tony Stewart broke through with a must-have victory in a thrilling last-lap duel with Denny Hamlin to win Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway to break an 84-race winless streak and bolster his chances for a championship bid in his final Sprint Cup season.
Christopher Bell Wins Wild Truck Series Race at Gateway
Toyota 1-2 A gutsy decision to use the bottom lane for a restart with two laps to go paid off for Christopher Bell, who earned his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Saturday night's third annual Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. Bell, driver of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra, survived a chaotic and intense second half to edge Ben Rhodes to the checkered flag, giving KBM its 50th victory in the series, tying Roush Fenway Racing for the all-time series wins lead.
From Sonoma CHIP GANASSI, TEAM OWNER, CHIP GANASSI RACING, met with members of the media at Sonoma Raceway to discuss the state of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, how important pit crews are in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and many other topics.
by Pete McCole If there's a favorite among the drivers entered in this weekend's road course race at Sonoma Raceway, A.J. Allmendinger can certainly be counted among them. For a proven winner with an extensive road-racing background, Sunday's race might be just what Allmendinger needs to get his team out of a slump and back into the Chase for the Sprint Cup field.
Back when Ford was going for the overall win Glen Wood, like other members of the Ford Performance family, will have a keen interest in this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, as Ford will make its return to sports car racing's premier event on the 50th anniversary of its breakthrough Le Mans victory. Wood, whose family-owned team fields the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney on NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit, was at Le Mans back in 1966 for that historic victory, which saw the Ford GT Mark II not only win the race, but sweep the top three finishing positions.
by Pete McCole After two weeks of falling short, Joey Logano finally broke through to collect his first victory of the season with a record-setting win in Sunday's Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Logano led 138 of the scheduled 200-lap distance and beat out rookie contender Chase Elliott for his 15th-career Sprint Cup victory. Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.
NASCAR Daniel Suarez surged to his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, taking the lead from Kyle Busch with two laps left. Suarez, the series' points leader, recovered from an early race speeding penalty and rallied in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota. He led twice for four laps and became the first Mexican-born driver to win in any of NASCAR's three national series. He also became the XFINITY tour's sixth foreign-born winner in his 48th career start.
William Byron Scores Second-Career Truck Series Win
by Pete McCole 18-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie William Byron collected his second-career win on Friday night after taking down two-time champ Matt Crafton and then holding off fellow rookie Rico Abreu to take the checkered flag in the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Coors Light Pole Joey Logano zoomed to the Coors Light Pole Award in Friday qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway. Logano drove the Team Penske No. 22 Ford to a best lap of 199.557 mph in the third and final session. The pole is Logano's second of the season, second at the 2-mile track and 16th of his Sprint Cup career. He won from the pole at Michigan in August of 2013. Martin Truex Jr., the Coca-Cola 600 winner, will start second in Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota. Three-time series champion Tony Stewart was third, marking his best qualifying effort in seven races so far this season after returning in April from an offseason back injury. Denny Hamlin (198.774 mph) and rookie Ryan Blaney (198.588 mph) rounded out the top five in qualifying.
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