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Robert Wickens tapped Ryan Hunter Reay and went flying up into the Pocono catch fencing
Robert Wickens hit the dangerous fence poles and sustained serious injuries, but he will recover
Alexander Rossi celebrates a dominating win in the ABC Supply Pocono 500
Winner Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, leads Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 DC Solar Chevrolet
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Race winner Alexander Rossi sets up Will Power for the winning pass
Top Fuel winner Billy Torrence
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2nd place finisher Will Power smokes his tires out of pits
Heat waves off the Top Fuel dragster of Antron Brown
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The winning team of Alonso, Buemi and Nakajima were stripped of their win for cheating
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IndyCar Pocono 500 post-race press conference
1st - Alexander Rossi (Andretti Honda)
2nd - Will Power (Penske Chevy)
3rd - Scott Dixon (Ganassi Honda)
Billy Torrence Scores First-Career NHRA Victory
Beckman, Kramer, Krawiec Also Winners at Brainerd
Billy Torrence picked up his first career Top Fuel victory with a win on Sunday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Deric Kramer (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Rossi dominates to win Pocono 500
by Brian Carroccio
Alexander Rossi drove the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda to victory in today’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. It was the fifth career win for the Nevada City, CA native and third of 2018. Two-time defending Pocono winner Will Power was second 4.4 seconds behind Rossi, with series championship leader Scott Dixon third. Sebastien Bourdais and Josef Newgarden rounded out the top-five.
Alonso team stripped of Silverstone win
Ferrari triumphs in LMGTE Pro
Following post-race technical checks at the conclusion of the 6 Hours of Silverstone – a race originally won by the No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID of Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima - both the No.7 and No.8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID cars were disqualified from the results. The two Toyotas were found to be in non-conformity of Article 3.5.6.d of the 2018 LMP1-H Technical Regulations which covers the deflection of the skid block. Toyota intends to appeal the Decisions and therefore the race results remain provisional.
B. Torrence, Hight, Enders, Smith Take Top Qualifiers
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway
Robert Hight raced to his second No. 1 qualifying position of the season and the 59th of his career at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Billy Torrence (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 17th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Busch Wins At Bristol - Kurt Busch, That Is
by Pete McCole
For the seventh time this season, a driver named Busch raced to victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but for the first time since 2017, that driver’s name wasn’t six-time winner Kyle Busch, but his older brother Kurt who rolled into victory lane. Kurt Busch survived two-late race restarts and held off Kyle Larson as well as his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer to collect his first win of the season – ending a 58-race winless drought dating back to his win in the 2017 season-opening Daytona 500.
Power leads Penske all-front row at Pocono
by Brian Carroccio
With a 219.511 miles per hour lap average, Will Power won pole position for tomorrow’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. It was the 53rd
career pole and third of 2018 for the driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. Josef Newgarden completed a Team Penske sweep of the front row with Alexander Rossi the lead Honda in third position. Ryan Hunter-Reay and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top-five.
Conway/Lopez and Alonso/Nakajima Toyota front row
Toyota Gazoo Racing continued its strong start to the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season by taking pole position for round three, the 6 Hours of Silverstone. The #7 TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez set the fastest time of the session to earn the top spot by 0.411secs from the #8 TS050 HYBRID of World Championship leaders Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso.
Kyle Larson Pulls Out OT Victory In Bristol Xfinity Race
by Brandon Reed
Going into Friday night, Kyle Larson had scored three second place finishes in NASCAR Xfinity Series action at Bristol Motor Speedway, but had not sealed the deal with a victory on the high banked half-mile raceway. By the end of the Food City 300, that statistic had changed. On an Overtime restart with rain threatening overhead, Larson held off first Justin Allgaier then Christopher Bell over the final three laps to score the win.
Kyle Larson Beats Out Chase Elliott For Bristol Pole
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway
Kyle Larson, a close second to Kyle Busch in the 2018 spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway, took the first step toward avenging that loss—and a handful of others—with a pole-winning effort in Friday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session at the .533-mile short track. In the final round, Larson covered the distance in 15.015 seconds (127.792 mph) to complete a sweep of the three rounds in the session.
Johnny Sauter Clinches Regular Season Truck Title
by Pete McCole
Johnny Sauter scored his fifth win of the season and secured the top seed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs with a victory in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 2016 truck series champion capped off the 2018 “regular season” by passing race leader John Hunter Nemechek with five laps to go and then held off Stewart Friesen to take the checkered flag for the 22nd time in his career. Friesen came home second while Nemechek held on to finish third.
Part 1: Colorado to California on US Route 50
by Stephen Cox
The Loneliest Road isn't quite as lonely as it once was, but it should still be on the bucket list of every automobile enthusiast. Having now crossed Death Valley, the American Mojave, Sonora and Great Basin deserts as well as spending a full month in the Sahara a few years back, I can say from personal experience that the desert you will cross on US Route 50 West is on par with any in the world.
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