2014 May 09
May 9, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 9:17 PM EDT
Three first-time winners take day one of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis Mazda Road to Indy races.
May 9, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT
All four Hendrick drivers were unable to make the final round of qualifying this afternoon in Kansas.
May 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
The Indy 500 champion sent one of NBCSN’s own for a refreshing dip in the dunk tank at a charity event this evening.
May 9, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
Ryan Newman has been quietly consistent, but knows that he and his Richard Childress Racing team need to be better.
May 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT
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).
May 9, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
Sebastian Saavedra’s growth and maturation evident with pole for Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
May 9, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT
Busy weekend for the ‘Outlaw’ as he races NASCAR tomorrow night in Kansas, and then starts Indy 500 practice on Sunday.
May 9, 2014, 4:36 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT
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.”
May 9, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT
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.
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 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.
May 9, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT
Sebastian Saavedra wins a shock pole position for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
May 9, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT
Toro Rosso also fined €30,000 after Vergne’s wheel broke free at the end of the session.
May 9, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Lotus, Marussia and McLaren have all made up ground on their rivals, it appears.
Kyle Larson fastest in Friday’s first Sprint Cup practice session at Kansas; Almirola second, Bowyer third
May 9, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT
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.
May 9, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT
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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