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By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – When you know it’s time, it’s time. And that time has come for Martin Truex, Jr. On Friday at Iowa Speedway, the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion announced that the 2024 season would be his last in full-time Cup competition as he’ll hang up the helmet when the checkered flag falls I November. It will bring a 19-year career of racing full-time at NASCAR’s highest level to a close and cement a career that has included marquee wins and championships not only inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Build it and they will come…. eventually. After nearly two decades in existence, Iowa Speedway finally gets the call for a NASCAR Cup Series date this weekend, marking the latest track to host NASCAR’s premier series. The 0.875-mile oval in Central Iowa, a brainchild of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, has hosted three of the lower-level NASCAR series – Xfinity, Trucks, and ARCA – over the years, which only amplified the calls for the Cup Series to visit and the fans inRead More
By INDYCAR MILWAUKEE – It appears Wisconsin is Team Penske’s new playground. Two days after sweeping the podium at Road America, Team Penske drivers Will Power, Josef Newgarden and Scott McLaughlin were the three fastest drivers, respectively, in an NTT INDYCAR SERIES Open Test at Milwaukee Mile. SEE: Test Results Two-time series champion Power led with a lap of 161.521 mph in the No. 12 Chevrolet on the historic 1-mile oval. Two-time reigning Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Newgarden followed at 160.759 in the No. 2 Chevrolet, with McLaughlinRead More

Posted On June 9, 2024By David MorganIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Road America Notebook

By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The NTT IndyCar Series weekend in Wisconsin is complete, with Team Penske pulling off a podium sweep and Will Power breaking a nearly two-year winless streak in the process. In addition, there were a number of drivers happy with the way things went at Road America and others that left with nothing but hurt feelings. Two drivers that needed a pick-me-up of a weekend were Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Romain Grosjean and Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Graham Rahal. Grosjean started the weekend withRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SONOMA, Calif. – The hometown hero Kyle Larson executed as he needed to, making a pass for the lead with eight laps remaining in the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 to claim his second win at the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road course and third trophy of the season. It was a frantic start to the day on the newly-repaved 1.99-mile course through the rolling Northern Californian hills with seven caution flags falling before the 110-lap race’s halfway point – more yellow flags thanRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Winless streak no more. After coming agonizingly close to winning on a number of occasions since his last NTT IndyCar Series victory, Will Power finally had thing go his way Sunday at Road America, winning the XPEL Grand Prix to secure the 42nd win of his illustrious career. Power had last visited Victory Lane in June 2022 at Detroit, marking a stretch of 736 days since he was victorious. “I felt good about today. We had a very fast car, but I’veRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SONOMA, Calif. – New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen powered his way to the lead on a restart with 11 laps remaining in Saturday’s Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 on the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road course and bolted off to a 1.323-second victory – his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series win coming only a week after his first. The 35-year old Kiwi – who earned his first career pole position earlier Saturday at the 1.99-mile course and led a race best 32 laps –Read More

Posted On June 8, 2024By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Saturday Sonoma Raceway Notebook

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SONOMA, Calif. – Team Penske’s Joey Logano claimed his third pole position of the season Saturday afternoon at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway – turning a fast lap of 97.771 mph in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, bettering the previous record by more than a second on the newly-paved 1.99-mile road course in Northern California. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will start Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) alongside 23XI Racing’s Tyler Reddick, who was aRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Linus Lundqvist will have the best seat in the house when the green flag waves on Sunday’s XPEL Grand Prix, winning his first career NTT IndyCar Series pole at Road America. The Chip Ganassi Racing rookie methodically advanced through the first two rounds, but when the track finally dried out from the rain that has lingered over the 14-turn, 4.014-mile road course, it was go time and he delivered. Sporting a fresh set of Firestone alternates, Lundqvist jumped to the top ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series certainly had their hands full in the second practice session of the weekend at Road America with rain making for treacherous conditions. Despite it all, Colton Herta found himself at the top of the board when all was said and done by more than two seconds over his next closest competitor, leading the way with a lap of two minutes, 7.3027 seconds. After a hair-raising session that saw a number of drivers run off trackRead More