By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – When the green flag dropped on Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250 at Iowa Speedway, the odds were long for Will Power starting deep in the field, but as we have learned time and time again, the Aussie is never one to be counted out. Starting from 22nd place and with track position at a premium, the driver of the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet shifted into strategy mode early, electing to save fuel to run longer in an effort to make up groundRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250 was one lap shy of ending as a clean and clear affair, but on the final lap, chaos struck. Coming off Turn 2 on the final lap, Alexander Rossi was off the pace, apparently running out of fuel when Sting Ray Robb ran up on him at a high rate of speed, making contact and launching his No. 41 Chevrolet skyward. The car did a pirouette while in the air, coming down hard on the driver’s side, sendingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Dale Coyne Racing is calling in the reliever for the second race of the Hy-Vee IndyCar Weekend at Iowa Speedway. With Jack Harvey in extreme pain that has persisted since last weekend at Mid-Ohio, Conor Daly will take up driving duties for the No. 18 Honda for Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250 on the 0.894-mile oval. Coming into the weekend, the outlook for Harvey to drive at all was murky, but he was able to push through the pain to at least practiceRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Scott McLaughlin has been a roll all weekend in Iowa. Fastest in practice? Check. A pole and another front row start? Check. Now he can add an NTT IndyCar Series oval win to his resume after winning Saturday night’s Hy-Vee Homefront 250 at Iowa Speedway over Pato O’Ward. “Hell yeah. Give me a beer!” McLaughlin exclaimed after climbing from his car in victory. “The XPEL Chevy was unreal. What got it done tonight was the pit stops, the team. Got me out inRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Cole Custer claimed his first win of the 2024 season Saturday beating his closest championship challenger Justin Allgaier to the Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 checkered flag and giving Ford its first series win of the year. Custer’s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang took the lead from Allgaier on a re-start with nine laps remaining and then held off the JR Motorsports Chevy by .670-second to secure his 14th career victory in a thrilling finishRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Fast in Corn Country. In the first oval race of the hybrid era in the NTT IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway, Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin cemented themselves as the fastest drivers in qualifying on Saturday, banking the pole for the Hy-Vee Homefront 250 later this evening and Sunday’s Hy-Vee One Step 250. Herta’s lap of 17.1506 seconds (187.655 mph) was enough to secure him the top spot for Saturday night, his second pole of the season, as well as his first everRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Defending Pocono race winner Denny Hamlin conceded Saturday that securing NASCAR records do indeed matter to him and his legacy. The 43-old veteran holds an active driver’ series best mark of seven wins at Pocono Raceway – including his career first victories in the NASCAR Cup Series – a sweep of the 2006 season. Hamlin currently has 54 wins – one shy of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace’s 55-victory total and second only to Kyle Busch’s mark of 63 wins among active drivers. “Where I’veRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ty Gibbs earned his second career NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Pole Position Saturday claiming the top starting spot for Sunday’s The Great American Getaway 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, USA Network, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The 21-year old Gibbs will line up first in the No. 54 JGR Toyota, equaling his best previous series qualifying effort at Charlotte Motor Speedway this May. His lap of 170.039 mph around the 2.5-mile Pocono oval was .118-seconds faster than WilliamRead More