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2014 May 09

  1. Kyle Busch wins at Kansas in NASCAR Trucks

    May 9, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

    SFP 250 - Qualifying

    Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go and pulled away in the closing circuits to win a caution-marred SFP 250 for the Trucks tonight at Kansas.

  2. Noted racetrack designer Alan Wilson answers critics of New Orleans IndyCar race in 2015

    May 9, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    Noted racetrack designer Alan Wilson. (Photo courtesy WilsonMotorsport.com)

    When critics questioned the IndyCar Series for planning a race at New Orleans Motorsports Park in 2015, track designer Alan Wilson took the comments to heart. In an unusual move, Wilson wrote an op-ed column, defending his design — even though he didn’t need to do it — to those narrow-minded and short-sighted critics.

  3. MRTI: Brabham, Hargrove, Owen score Friday Indy wins

    May 9, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

    Photo: Pro Mazda

    Three first-time winners take day one of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis Mazda Road to Indy races.

  4. After owning NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson will soon own Charlotte: Receives ‘key to the city’ on Monday

    May 9, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

    Jimmie Johnson

    Six-time and defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will receive a ceremonial “key to the city” on Monday night during the Charlotte (N.C.) City Council meeting, according to The Charlotte Observer.

  5. Hendrick, Toyota camps not able to hit sharp end of Kansas grid

    May 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT

    Jeff Gordon

    All four Hendrick drivers were unable to make the final round of qualifying this afternoon in Kansas.

  6. Freaky Fast yet again: Kevin Harvick wins Sprint Cup pole at Kansas, Joey Logano alongside

    May 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

    Kevin Harvick

    The only drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to have two wins thus far this season — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano – will start from the front row in Saturday’s Five-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Kansas Speedway.

  7. NBCSN IndyCar reporter Robin Miller “dunked” by Tony Kanaan (VIDEO)

    May 9, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    The Indy 500 champion sent one of NBCSN’s own for a refreshing dip in the dunk tank at a charity event this evening.

  8. NASCAR driver David Gilliland selling historic house, spectacular estate — price tag: $4.9 million

    May 9, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

    And this is just the REAR view of David Gilliland's house! (Photo courtesy CarolinaMLS)

    NASCAR driver David Gilliland palatial estate near Mooresville, N.C. – honestly, “palatial” doesn’t do justice to describe how spectacular this place looks – is on the market for $4.9 million. Heck, that’s the SALE price.

  9. Ryan Newman looking for the “follow-through” at Kansas

    May 9, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    5-Hour Energy 400 - Practice

    Ryan Newman has been quietly consistent, but knows that he and his Richard Childress Racing team need to be better.

  10. Kyle Busch wins pole for Friday night’s Truck race at Kansas, Ryan Blaney starts second

    May 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

    Kyle Busch will seek his second win in the 2014 Trucks season, starting from the pole in Friday night's SPF 250 at Kansas Speedway. Busch is shown here following his win earlier this season at Daytona. (Photo: AP/David Graham)

    Kyle Busch will start Friday night’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway from the pole. Busch was the No. 1 qualifier with a field-best run around the 1.5-mile track at 178.921 mph (at 30.181 seconds).

  11. IndyCar: Saavedra’s pole continues growth to start 2014

    May 9, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    SaavedraPole2

    Sebastian Saavedra’s growth and maturation evident with pole for Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

  12. Preparing for Indy-Charlotte double has been a real workout for Kurt Busch

    May 9, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Kurt Busch

    Busy weekend for the ‘Outlaw’ as he races NASCAR tomorrow night in Kansas, and then starts Indy 500 practice on Sunday.

  13. IndyCar: Hawksworth adds to GP of Indy intrigue with outside pole

    May 9, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT

    HawkIMSP2

    P2 for Jack Hawksworth on the GP of Indianapolis grid a slight surprise, but still quite an effort from the improving single-car team with its rookie driver.

  14. Stenhouse gets zesty ‘cleaning up’ the media at Kansas

    May 9, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    STP 400 - Practice

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pass out bars of Zest soap at the Kansas Speedway media center this weekend in an effort to “clean up the media.”

  15. Hunter-Reay crash caps tough GP of Indy quals for Andretti Autosport

    May 9, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

    Ryan Hunter-Reay

    Luck clearly was not on Andretti Autosport’s side today in a rain-soaked qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  16. Tony Stewart fastest in second Sprint Cup practice at Kansas; Clint Bowyer second fastest, Jimmie Johnson third

    May 9, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

    Tony Stewart is a happy man after having the fastest speed during Friday's second Sprint Cup practice session at Kansas Speedway. (Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

    Tony Stewart waited until the last lap and literally the last second, but when he crossed the finish line as time expired in Friday’s second Sprint Cup practice at Kansas Speedway, Stewart had jumped to the top of the speed charts. On the last of 21 laps around the 1.5-mile layout, Stewart covered the distance at 192.809 mph and at 28.007 seconds.

  17. IndyCar: Sebastian Saavedra takes GP of Indy pole in bizarre session

    May 9, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

    SaavedraPole

    Sebastian Saavedra wins a shock pole position for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

  18. Paddock Pass: Spanish Grand Prix (VIDEO)

    May 9, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Spanish F1 Grand Prix - Practice

    F1 on NBC Sports reporter Will Buxton’s been busy getting all the news from this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, and he has plenty to report in the latest edition of “Paddock Pass,” NBCSN’s Original Digital Series.

  19. UPDATED: Is Greg Biffle having second thoughts about staying at Roush Fenway Racing?

    May 9, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    (Photo: AP/Chuck Burton)

    A month ago, Greg Biffle seemed all but signed, sealed and delivered to remain with Roush Fenway Racing and primary sponsor 3M for another three years. But based upon what Biffle told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday, what appeared to be a near-lock may not be as near or as much of a luck as it once appeared.

  20. Report: Richard Petty considering move from Ford to Toyota

    May 9, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    Can Richard Petty truly be serious about potentially shifting from Ford to Toyota in 2015?

    A media report Friday claimed that officials at Richard Petty Motorsports – including team majority owner and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty – are considering moving to Toyota power for 2015.

  21. Kansas has been ‘close, but no cigar’ for Carl Edwards

    May 9, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

    Bojangles' Southern 500 - Qualifying

    Clint Bowyer may be the locals’ favorite this weekend at Kansas Speedway, but as a Missouri native, Edwards should have more than a few fans in his corner as well.

  22. Vergne handed 10 place grid drop after unsafe release in FP2

    May 9, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Spanish F1 Grand Prix - Practice

    Toro Rosso also fined €30,000 after Vergne’s wheel broke free at the end of the session.

  23. Mercedes remains dominant, but there have been changes further back

    May 9, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Spanish F1 Grand Prix - Practice

    Lotus, Marussia and McLaren have all made up ground on their rivals, it appears.

  24. Kyle Larson fastest in Friday’s first Sprint Cup practice session at Kansas; Almirola second, Bowyer third

    May 9, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT

    Kyle Larson just seems to keep getting better and better with each new race on the Sprint Cup series. (Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

    For those who believe rookie Kyle Larson is close to earning his first Sprint Cup victory, if it happens Saturday night at Kansas Speedway, you can point to Friday’s first practice session as laying the foundation for a potential win. Larson was the fastest of the 44 drivers that took to the track on the 1.5-mile layout, and was also the only driver to exceed 189 mph, completing 61 laps with a best lap of 189.076 mph.

  25. Jimmie Johnson talks Keselowski crash from Talladega

    May 9, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

    NASCAR Aarons 499 Auto Racing

    The defending Sprint Cup champion says he would’ve taken a different approach, but admitted that Keselowski was in a tough situation.

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