Tag: NASCAR

Kyle Busch gets 200th win in California

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kyle Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty to get his 200th NASCAR win Sunday in the Auto Club 400 in Fontana. Busch also won the first two stages of the race. The penalty happened when Busch joined other drivers down pit road after the second stage, and it forced the driver to the back […]

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Logano finally wins in Las Vegas

Logano finally wins in Las Vegas

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Finally! I got a win here!” a jubilant Joey Logano shouted over his radio Sunday after beating his Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, to the finish line in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. It’s his first win of the new season and the 22nd in the career of the Monster Energy NASCAR […]

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DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

DC Solar files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show multi-million dollar debt

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

(DC Solar’s name has backed some of Chip Ganassi’s racing team drivers, including Elk Grove native Kyle Larson, one the stars of the younger crop of racers in both the second-tier Xfinity Series and the premiere Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.) DC Solar and its affiliated companies have filed for reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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Federal agents raid home, business of Martinez resident

Federal agents raid home, business of Martinez resident

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided the Martinez home of Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, owners of DC Solar and the Martinez Clippers baseball club. Armando Gomez, the Carpoffs lawyer, emailed a statement to the Gazette Thursday evening. “The Carpoff family was surprised and disappointed with the actions taken by the government earlier this week, which […]

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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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