Man, tough deal, hope he gets well soon. Is weird seeing Gordon in the 88 though. Wonder what happens if talladega comes and JR cant race, he has always said he wont race another restrictor plate track again, if JR can go, I fear a crash and what that would mean, tough deal all around.
Martin Truex won the pole for Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400, as Toyota’s utter domination of NASCAR continued during Friday afternoon time trials at Pocono Raceway.
Truex claimed the No. 1 qualifying spot at the three-turn, 2.5-mile track with a lap of 179.244 miles per hour in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. It was the third pole of the year and the 10th of his career for the Mayetta, N.J., native.
And the competition should be very worried about Sunday. Truex won at Pocono last year and this time he is driving the same car that in May he won the Coca-Cola 600 with, a car that led 392 of 400 laps to set a NASCAR record with.
“This is the car we had at Charlotte,” said Truex. “Something about it just feels right to me.”
And with the pole, Truex will get the No. 1 pit box at the end of Pocono’s long pit road.
“That’s a huge advantage,” Truex said. “Looking forward to Sunday. The car’s been really good today.
Carl Edwards made it an all-Toyota front row,...
Kyle Busch has won the Brickyard 400 for the second consecutive year, once again sweeping the weekend.
Although Busch had to accept a bit of delayed gratification when the race was red-flagged at the 02:43:52 mark for a six-car accident on Lap 155 — and 10 laps longer than the advertised distance — the defending winner of the 2015 Brickyard 400 swept the weekend events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Busch, 31, became the first driver at any track to win both qualifying sessions, the Xfinity Series heat race and feature leading up to Sunday’s Sprint Cup win — the 38th victory of his career.
“This Skittles Camry was awesome,” Busch said. “It was so fast and able to get out front and stay out front. Not even some of my teammates could challenge us we were so hooked up. It was on rails.
“It was fun to come out here and have such a dominant piece at Indy, they don’t come along very often. I was just hoping that I didn’t screw it up."
When Busch was asked whether...
Stewart-Haas Racing has announced that they will expand their operations into the NASCAR Xfinity Series next year.
Per a release from SHR, the team will field a single full-time entry with a driver and sponsor lineup to be announced before the end of the 2016 season. Motorsport.com understands that Cole Custer is the leading candidate.
SHR is also expected to field a part-time effort for their Cup drivers, such Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer.
The team will be fielded out of the team's headquarters in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
“An XFINITY Series team has always been something we would consider when the time was right, and that time is now,” said Stewart, who co-owns SHR with Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation. “Staying successful in this sport means staying ahead of the curve, and having an XFINITY Series team provides an in-house driver development program and a new channel for personnel to make a positive impact with our race team.”
Tony Stewart mentioned...
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