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Action Express Racing enters the penultimate round of the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at Circuit of the Americas this weekend as the championship leaders with drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi. In a season that has seen the team place among the top-five on the final scoring charts in all but one race this year, Action Express Racing carries even more momentum into COTA's Lone Star Le Mans event after having scored back-to-back wins in the two previous rounds of Indianapolis and Road America.
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Austin Dillon made his seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of 2014. Dillon, a past winner at Chicagoland Speedway, had the mentality of returning to victory lane with partnership from Rheem.
Ben Kennedy overcame a 17th-place starting position to earn a top-10 finish in his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. Despite starting the event with tight handling and experiencing a slight vibration, Kennedy was able to navigate his Heater.com Chevrolet to the front of the field, ultimately crossing the finish line in the seventh position and gaining two spots in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings.
Race Highlights: a Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard finished 15th, 16th and 21st, respectively. a Newman ranks 13th in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, while Dillon ranks 20th and Menard ranks 21st.
JOLIET, Ill.-One week it's a fan on the fence, the next week tires are stolen in the garage. On Saturday night tires were lifted from the No.
Make sure you're comfy, have plenty of snacks and are buckled in safely because Lone Star Le Mans' debut at the Circuit of The Americas is an event all about endurance. In Le Mans, France, when the race originated in 1923, commercial sports cars would race for 24 hours straight, balancing speed with the cars' ability to run that long without serious damage.
Tom Hessert won for the fifth time in his career Saturday and third time at Salem Speedway, but it's safe to say he has never won like this before. Hessert grabbed the lead from Mason Mitchell with 12 laps to go, then held on and beat Mitchell despite both cars bouncing off each other and the wall coming out of the final turn of the 200-lap event.
If Kyle Larson can't race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, he's certainly not going to allow his fellow competitors to forget about him. Larson led 20 laps and finished third at Chicagoland Speedway after battling with Chasers Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick, who finished second and fifth, respectively.
Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers for the most part didn't do much to cost themselves a shot at the title in the Chase opener Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Although the one driver hoping to maybe upset the conventional wisdom of who could advance ended up having the worst day.
SEPTEMBER 14: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, leads Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 14, 2014 in Joliet, Illinois. JONATHAN DANIEL - Getty Images The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Brad Keselowski has won the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, a victory that automatically advances him into the second round. Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick to snatch the lead away with 15 laps remaining at Chicagoland Speedway.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series made its second and final stop of the 2014 season at Chicagoland Speedway for the Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast 300. Dylan Kwasniewski and the No.
Race Highlights: Brian Scott qualified on the pole for the Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola and was the highest qualifying Richard Childress Racing entry at Chicagoland Speedway. Teammates Paul Menard, Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan, qualified sixth, eighth, and 15th, respectively.
Ryan Reed and the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes team finished 24th in Saturday afternoon's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Just when it looked like series points leader Greg Pursley would take his fourth NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win at Miller Motorsports Park in five years during Saturday's EnergySolutions Utah Grand Prix, everything went wrong. After starting on the pole and leading 43 laps of the 50-lap race, Pursley tangled with a lapped car in Turn 1 and fell to fourth.
A faulty sparkplug slowed the No. 88 Chevy's progress for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:26 am
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