Tag: NASCAR

Elliott wins in Kansas, championship candidates cut to eight

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a little bit of luck on pit road, and a car just fast enough to withstand two hard-chargers behind him, Chase Elliott won Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Elliott didn’t need the win to progress to the next round of championship playoffs; two weekends ago he guaranteed his advance by winning at […]

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Over 10k expected in ‘Tough Mudder NorCal’

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

SONOMA, Calif. ­­– More than 10,000 competitors from around the world have been competing at Sonoma Raceway since Saturday and are on course today to see if they are “Tough Mudders.” Although the track is best known for motorsports, Tough Mudder NorCal is strictly people-powered. It has been challenging participants for 5 to 10 muddy […]

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Dixon wins IndyCar Championship, Hunter-Reay takes Sonoma’s final Grand Prix

Dixon wins IndyCar Championship, Hunter-Reay takes Sonoma’s final Grand Prix

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sonoma Raceway saw its last IndyCar race weekend conclude Sunday night the crowning of five-time series champion Scott Dixon. It also awarded the Grand Prix of Sonoma trophy to Ryan Hunter-Reay, a driver who led the race virtually from green to checkered flags, and it introduced fans to Patricio O’Ward, a 19-year-old rookie who achieve […]

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Keselowski wins at Darlington by a nose

Keselowski wins at Darlington by a nose

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In NASCAR, sometimes the race is won on the track and sometimes it’s won on pit road. Brad Keselowski got his victory Sunday in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, but the real race wasn’t to the finish line – it was getting off pit road. That put him in prime position for the […]

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Brian France steps down from NASCAR Offices after arrest

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brian Z. France has stepped down as chairperson and chief executive officer of NASCAR after his arrest Sunday night by Sag Harbor Village N.Y., police who suspected him of driving while intoxicated and said he also was in possession of a controlled substance. Police said France was driving a 2017 Lexus north at 7:30 p.m. […]

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Pocono victor Kyle Busch ties Harvick in 2018 wins

Pocono victor Kyle Busch ties Harvick in 2018 wins

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kyle Busch outdueled rookie William Byron 112 laps into the Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon to take the lead at last and for good. He had missed leading two earlier times when it counted. Chase Elliott won Stage 1 of the race. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick, first driver this year to win […]

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Truex wins Toyota/Save Mart 350, cruises to victory circle after late pit stop

Truex wins Toyota/Save Mart 350, cruises to victory circle after late pit stop

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martin Truex Jr. returned to Sonoma Raceway’s victory lane Sunday afternoon after a surprising delayed pit call gave the defending Cup series champion the fresh tires he needed to cruise to the finish line well ahead of Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. “We played cat and mouse,” Truex said of his battle […]

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NASCAR returning to Sonoma Raceway this weekend

NASCAR returning to Sonoma Raceway this weekend

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Thursday’s Hauler Parade from the Capitol in Sacramento to Sonoma Raceway on to Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, NASCAR is coming to town for its 30th year at the intricate road course. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick is the defending champion, getting his first Cup win at the track and his first win in a Ford. […]

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Harvick gets second season win in Las Vegas

Harvick gets second season win in Las Vegas

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just as he did the previous week, Bakersfield’s Kevin Harvick turned a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race into a class on how to dominate at a track, cruising across the finish line well ahead of the pack after leading 214 laps. This time, it was Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas, […]

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