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Jimmie Johnson
FORT WORTH, Texas—Jimmie Johnson continued his recent domination of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, rallying after a late pit stop for a victory in the 19th annual Duck Commander 500. Johnson, the six-time NSCS champion, took the lead on Lap 321 of the scheduled 334 when he drove under and past Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick exiting the dogleg of TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval. The final 14 laps featured a battle between Johnson and Harvick, the reigning NSCS champion, who finished second despite scrapingRead More
Kurt Busch, Duck Commander 500
FORT WORTH, Texas – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch knocked Harvick off P1 with under a minute remaining in Round 3 of time trials to claim his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and first at TMS for Saturday night’s 19th annual Duck Commander 500 (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX). Busch toured the high-banked, 1.5-mile TMS quad-oval inRead More
Joey Logano
At a media event to promote the upcoming Duck Commander 500 at the 1.5-mile oval, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage made mention of a possible “passing of the torch” from four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and defending Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano. Gordon’s first Sprint Cup Series start was at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992, the same race that saw Richard Petty, a seven-time champion and arguably the sport’s biggest icon, finish an illustrious career on the same day. Fast forward through the 90-plus wins and four titlesRead More

Posted On April 6, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Chevrolet Penalized for Engine Regulation Infraction

Chevrolet, which earned 128 points in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29, has been penalized 220 points per Verizon IndyCar Series regulations. According to Rule 10.6.4.4 of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook, 20 points will be deducted for a non-minor engine repair. Eleven of the 12 Chevrolet engines in the field underwent repairs following the St. Petersburg race. All Chevrolet and Honda competitors are using the first of their allotted four engines covering 10,000 miles for the season. Engine manufacturers, drivers and entrants receive championshipRead More
Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power made contact in the closing laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Posted On April 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XXI 04/03

This week the usual crew of Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday and joined by Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits. Listen in as the gang looks back to the IndyCar opener at St. Pete, Sebastian Vettel’s mighty win in Malaysia and Rossi’s victory in MotoGP as well as Nascar and the end of Kevin Harvick’s 1-2 streak. Joey and Adam talk about their recent trip to the Texas Motor Speedway Media day and the group gets a bit philosophical about the currentRead More
Denny Hamlin grabbed his fifth victory at the famed Martinsville Speedway.
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—With Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. In winning his first race of the season, his fifth at the .526-mile short track and the 25th of his career, Hamlin took the lead for good on Lap 473 of 500, passing teammate Matt Kenseth for the topRead More
Firestone Grand Prix, St. Petersburg, FL

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn IndyCar

Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete Qualifying Results

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Qualifying Saturday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.8 mile(s) St.  Petersburg street circuit, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.6931 (106.767) 2. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.7252 (106.710) 3. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8356 (106.517) 4. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:00.8532 (106.486) 5. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:01.1496 (105.970) 6. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1545 (105.961) 7. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:01.1182 (106.024) 8.Read More
Brad Keselowski celebrates with a traditional burnout after winning the Auto Club 400.

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XX 03/26

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of motorsport.com, Josh Farmer of motorsport monday and Matt Weaver of popularspeed.com. The gang will talk Kevin Harvick’s record streak of finishes, the recent caution filled chaos in California and a look ahead to Martinsville where Chase Elliot will be making his first Spring Cup series start. They also look ahead to the IndyCar season and the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series kicking off at St. Pete. F1 in the Malaysian Grand Prix and MotoGP in Qatar. Click the link below to tune in for all this and more as we takeRead More
Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane with girlfiend Paige White after winning the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Posted On March 22, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Keselowski Surges to Victory in Last Lap Thriller

FONTANA, Calif.—After Sunday’s Auto Club 400, there may be a warrant issued for Brad Keselowski. After all, the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford committed his own version of “Grand Theft Auto” at Auto Club Speedway—he stole an entire race. Benefitting from a four-tire call on the last lap of regulation and two opportune cautions that extended the event nine laps beyond its scheduled distance, Keselowski passed polesitter Kurt Busch on the final lap (209) and pulled away to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ofRead More
Jimmie Johnson celebrates at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a burnout after winning the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, adding to his legacy with career victory No. 71. Just five behind NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt on the all-time wins list.

Posted On March 5, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVIII 03/04

Adam Tate & Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) are teamed with the duo of Christopher DeHarde(Motorsports.com) and Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), breaking down the latest news in auto racing. The gang will be joined by special guest Brian Carroccio from AR1 with the latest on IndyCar and Formula One news. NASCAR gears up to hit Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with fresh faces in new places they break down Brett Moffitt’s incredible run with Michael Waltrip Racing at Atlanta this past weekend, Jimmie Johnson’s win, and much more. So click the linkRead More