NASCAR: Kyle Busch collects 100th win on Saturday in New Hampshire

17 07 2011

Kyle Busch tied the all-time Nationwide Series win record at 49 and notched his 100th career major NASCAR win in Saturday afternoon’s New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Driving a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, the 26-year-old Las Vegas native led the last 33 of the 206 laps in winning the season’s fifth overtime race.

Fellow Cup stars Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne finished second and third, then full-time Nationwide drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Aric Almirola, Kenny Wallace and Michael Annett. Pole-winner Brad Keselowski–he tries to run every race in both series–was eighth. Nationwide regulars Steven Wallace and Justin Allgaier rounded out the top 10.

Busch has 14 wins this season: three in Cup, six in Nationwide and five in the Camping World Truck Series. His lifetime totals show 22 in Cup, 49 in Nationwide and 39 in the Truck Series. Only legendary Cup stars Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (106) reached triple-digits wins in major NASCAR races. The late Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip each had 97, Martin has 96, Jeff Gordon has 89, Bobby Allison 86, and Cale Yarborough 83.

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NASCAR Headlines – June 6 2011

5 06 2011

Bowyer wins Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway
Kansas City Star
Clint Bowyer erased the demons of runner-up finishes in NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at his home track Saturday with a dominant victory in the Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. “We’ve gotten close here and

Nascar Looking Into Kyle Busch
New York Times
By AP Nascar is looking into reports that Kyle Busch and the 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in an altercation after the Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway. Busch is on probation after a pit-road confrontation with Kevin

Out of gas: Allgaier wins Nationwide race
Seattle Post Intelligencer
NASCAR drivers bring their cars in for a pit stop during the Inaugural STP 300, a Nationwide series auto race at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Saturday, June 4, 2011. Photo: Nam Y. Huh / AP NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler(2) drives during the

Aged chassis has inside track to NASCAR success
The Virginian-Pilot
With NASCAR rules limiting the ingenuity in cars, most of the vehicles feel the same to drivers. That makes Newman’s impartiality for which of the 16 cars his Stewart-Haas team runs understandable. He’s raced this car 5768 miles – more than from New

NASCAR Trucks results
Kansas City Star
Winner’s average speed: 120.691 mph. Time of race: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 32 seconds. Margin of victory: 1.695 seconds. Caution flags: 7 for 28 laps. Lead changes: 15 among 10 drivers. Lap leaders: C.Bowyer 1-49; J.Buescher 50; J.Coulter 51;

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Danica Partrick Catty after Crash at Bristol

20 03 2011
BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 18:  Danica Patrick, drive...

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Danica Patrick’s spring session in NASCAR ended with a bang. A big one. And she wasn’t happy about it.

With 53 laps to go in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Patrick made contact with Ryan Truex. Patrick’s car spun hard into the wall – first the nose, then the rear, leaving her with a destroyed race car.

After getting out of her car, Patrick waited for the cars to come back around. When they did, Patrick walked onto the track, located Truex and spread her arms apart as if to say, “What gives?”

“It felt like to me – I came out of the corner I was just running down the straight and it felt like he came off the wall,” said Patrick, who was running 17th at the time, two laps down. “I don’t I know if he had a tag-slap off the wall, like he was pushing up and then it snapped on him and he came off. I don’t know. I don’t know if I may be giving him the benefit of the doubt right there.”

Upon first look it didn’t appear as though Truex did anything wrong. It looked liked Patrick got loose, slipped up the track and into Truex’s rear bumper. But the head-on replay does show Truex turning slightly into Patrick’s lane.

“It was my fault. I guess that’s just racing at Bristol,” Truex said. “We were racing there and I just came off the corner, got loose, and as I was saving it just came down the hill and got into her. My fault. I mean, I’m sorry. I didn’t want for that to happen. I don’t know if she thinks I did it on purpose. I guess she’s just mad because she was running good. It was an accident. I apologize.”

Regardless of fault, it was a tough way for Patrick to end this portion of her Nationwide schedule. She’d finished in the top 20 in her first three races, including a career-best fourth-place run two weeks ago at Las Vegas.

She ended up 33rd at Bristol.

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New car ‘very important’ for Nationwide Series

3 07 2010

After more than three years of work, countless hours in the wind tunnel, millions of dollars spent by teams and manufacturers and numerous on-track tests, the new Nationwide Series car debuts this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

The Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry usher in a new era in the series, an era NASCAR hopes creates a new identity for the Nationwide Series, as well as improves safety and decreases cost over time.

The Subway Jalapeno 250 is the first of four races for the new car — don’t call it the “car of tomorrow,” NASCAR insists — in 2010, with a full implementation next year. Many Nationwide Series teams fought the rollout of the car, and NASCAR backed off initial plans to use the car full time this season.

But after grumblings and complaints about the costs of the switchover, 44 cars are entered for this weekend’s race, one more than a full field.

“We think it’s very, very important for the Nationwide Series,” Nationwide Series director Joe Balash said. “We’ve been working on that project for a number of years now to try to put together what we feel is the best package to move the series forward, to continue to help us in all our safety aspects and to continue to tighten the competition on the race track. And that car is basically the formula that we put together to do that. We’re pretty excited about that launch in Daytona.”

The chassis is based on the Cup Series version of NASCAR’s “certified chassis,” with a few modifications. NASCAR has said more than half of the Nationwide chassis certified in its research and development center have been converted Cup cars.

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