Tag: NASCAR

Sports legend Joe Gibbs inducted to Sonoma Raceway’s ‘Wall Of Fame,’ reflects on career after Truex victory

Sports legend Joe Gibbs inducted to Sonoma Raceway’s ‘Wall Of Fame,’ reflects on career after Truex victory

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joe Gibbs, the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins who as race team owner has won four NASCAR Cup Series championships has been inducted to the Sonoma Raceway’s Wall of Fame. “I’m thrilled to be on the wall. It’s an honor,” Gibbs said. The owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Gibbs also is a 2020 […]

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NASCAR weekend culminates Sunday in Toyota/Save Mart 350

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

NASCAR’s premiere drivers anticipate the challenge of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway each June. But Sunday’s race will put them on the original 12-turn course for the first time since 1997. The track is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this year, and under its original name, Sears Point Raceway, it welcomed its first […]

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Elliott outlasts Bowman to win in Talladega

Elliott outlasts Bowman to win in Talladega

Seven laps from the finish at NASCAR’s GEICO 400 at Talladega Superspeedway, Chris Buescher tagged the outside wall, then collected Grass Valley’s Matt DiBenedetto with such force it ripped off the hood of the Californian’s car, as well as Martin Truex Jr. Justin Haley and Aric Almirola. That halted the Alabama race for more than […]

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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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