With team owner Rick Hendrick Jeff Gordon, Interim Driver Of The No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS, And Rick Hendrick, Owner Of Hendrick Motorsports, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to discuss Jeff climbing behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as he continues to heal from concussion like symptoms.
NASCAR Trucks Get Dirty in the Dirt at Eldora Kyle Larson rallied from a lap down to beat out Christopher Bell on a restart with 16 laps to go to win his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Wednesday nightâ€™s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway.
In a race that saw many of the usual suspects go into hiding in the closing laps, Matt Kenseth battled to the front of the field from the 18th starting position and pulled away after a late restart to win Sunday's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Winning for the second time this season and for the third time at the Magic Mile, Kenseth crossed the finish line 1.982 seconds ahead of Tony Stewart, who solidified his position in the top 30 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings â€“ and therefore in the Chase â€“ with the runner-up finish.
Only in NASCAR do the top racers steal money from the youngsters Another NASCAR XFINITY Series race, another set of milestones for Kyle Busch. Leading 190 of 200 laps in Saturday's AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Busch held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones in the closing laps to claim his 82nd career victory, extending his own series record.
With Pole winner Jimmie Johnson Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson captured the 50th pole position for the Chevrolet SS race car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with a quick lap of 28.430 seconds/133.971 mph in his No. 48 Lowe's Chevy SS. It marked Johnson's 35th career pole in 526 races and his first of the 2016 season thus far.
Breaks out of severe slump Jimmie Johnson took home the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Johnson got around the 1.058-mile track at 133.971 mph in the final of three qualifying rounds for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The pole was the first of the 2016 season for the driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, the 35th of his career and the first of his career at New Hampshire. Joining Johnson on the front row will be defending race winner Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 133.830 mph).
by Pete McCole Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is expected to miss at least one week of competition with concussion-like symptoms following several hard crashes in the last few weeks, leading to the possibility that four-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon could come out of retirement to fill in as driver of the no. 88 Chevrolet at the July 24th race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Has Just Enough Fuel To Beat Carl Edwards Brad Keselowski had his mojo working in Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Saving just enough fuel to get to the finish line, Keselowski eked out a heart-thumping victory over Carl Edwards to win his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and his third at Kentucky Speedway.
Dillon comes 2nd, Saurez 3rd It was a race Kyle Busch won with a dramatic run around the outside lane at Kentucky Speedway. It was a race Erik Jones lost when he hit the wrong switch on his dashboard, killed the engine and slowed under caution late in the race. It was the 10th win for Toyota this year in the Xfinity Series. Austin Dillon was 2nd with Daniel Suarez rounding out the top-3. Jones was 4th.
Keselowski Looks To Make It Two In A Row at Kentucky
NASCAR Even with the significant unknowns facing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers at Kentucky Speedway, including new pavement, a new aero package and a new tire compound from Goodyear, Team Penske figures to have an edge - and Penske driver Brad Keselowski hopes it all pays off with a second straight victory.
Earns Fourth Camping World Truck Series Win Of 2016 William Byron didn't have the fastest truck at the end of Thursday night's Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. But Byron had the most important ingredient in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the newly repaved and reconfigured 1.5-mile track. Byron held the top spot for all 42 laps after the final restart of the event on lap 108 of 150. It was no cakewalk. Byron had to stave off assaults from both runner-up John Hunter Nemechek and third-place finisher Daniel Hemric , who dogged the race winner -- and each other -- for the entire closing green-flag run.
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