Sunday, May 22, 2016

James Hinchcliffe Will Start on Pole at Indianapolis

In a nail biting ending to qualifying day from the Indianapolis 500 James Hinchcliffe knocked Tennessee native Josef Newgaraden off of the pole for the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe of course was not able to race in the Indianapolis 500 last season after racing for his life after a practice crash before the Indianapolis 500. This is the ultimate comeback story for James and will certainly be one of the most eventful Indianapolis 500's in a long time. Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell, Carlos Munoz, and Will Power round out the first two rows of 3 in the starting lineup.

Starting Lineup

1 5 James Hinchcliffe
2 21 Josef Newgaraden
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
4 29 Townsend Bell
5 26 Carlos Munoz
6 12 Will Power
7 7 Mikhail Aleshin
8 22 Simon Pagenaud
9 3 Helio Castroneves
10 77 Oriol Servia
11 98 Alexander Rossi
12 14 Takuma Sato
13 27 Marco Andretti
14 9 Scott Dixon
15 6 JR Hildebrand
16 42 Charlie Kimball
17 2 Juan Pablo Montoya
18 10 Tony Kanaan
19 11 Sebastien Bourdais
20 20 Ed Carpenter
21 19 Gabby Chaves
22 8 Max Chilton
23 24 Sage Karam
24 18 Conor Daly
25 63 Pippa Mann
26 15 Graham Rahal
27 61 Matt Brabham
28 88 Bryan Clauson
29 16 Spencer Pigot
30 25 Stefan Wilson
31 41 Jack Hawksworth
32 4 Buddy Lazier
33 35 Alex Tagliani

Race Information

The second race of the greatest day of Racing will be the Indianapolis 500 but this year it's special. It will be the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and many names will look to place their names in the history books with guys like Mears, Unser, Andretti, Foyt, Fittipaldi, among many other legendary drivers. Hinchcliffe will look to make a comeback story of the ages by winning the Indianapolis 500 but there are 33 cars looking to deny him of the pleasure of kissing the bricks! The prerace show for the Indianapolis 500 will be televised live on ABC starting at 11:00am. The Indianapolis 500 coverage will begin at 12:00pm on ABC Also! For more information regarding Sunday's Historic race please see http://indymotorspeedway.com/500broadcast.html

Andrew Ranger Wins Pinty's Series Season Opener!

Andrew Ranger lead just 3 laps en-route to his 21st NASCAR Pinty's Series win. Ranger, who started 2nd passed Jason Hathaway with 2 laps to go to take his 21st victory of his career in the Pinty's Series! Alex Labbe led the first 8 laps but was passed by eventual race winner Andrew Ranger. Ranger led just one lap before being passed by D.J. Kennington who led laps 10-15. Simon Dion-Viens led laps 16-18 but would be passed by Jason Hathaway who would lead up until Andrew Ranger took the lead at during the Green White Checker and would go on to win! There were 5 cautions for 19 laps. Andrew Ranger with 47 points will hold the points lead over Robin Buck.

Results

1 2 27 Andrew Ranger
2 14 1 Robin Buck
3 7 17 D.J. Kennington
4 11 76 Cayden Lapcevich
5 1 32 Alex Labbe
6 9 4 J.F. Dumoulin
7 12 2 Kerry Micks
8 21 37 Simon Dion-Viens
9 6 3 Jason Hathaway
10 4 59 Gary Klutt
11 3 18 Pier-Luc Ouellette
12 5 47 L.P. Dumoulin
13 23 84 Larry Jackson
14 22 25 Joey McColm
15 24 75 Bryan Cathcart
16 15 71 Patrick Dussault
17 19 46 Brett Taylor
18 20 40 David Michaud
19 18 95 Anthony Simone
20 8 22 Kaz Grala
21 17 8 Kevin Poitras
22 16 6 Carlos de Quesada
23 27 74 Kevin Lacroix
24 25 87 Mel Shaw
25 10 56 Matthew Scannell
26 26 67 David Thorndyke
27 13 42 Ryan Klutt

Next Race

Jason Hathaway won the Budweiser 300 at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Joncton, Quebec in 2015. The NASCAR Pinty's Series will return on June 11th and Jason will look to win his first race of the season after finishing 9th in the Season Opening race at CTMP. It will certainly be one race you will not want to miss especially if you live in the Quebec area! We are glad to bring you news and original articles leading up to the June 11th race at Autodrome! 

What's The Fans Opinion? - Which Xfinity Driver Will Pick Up His First Win First?

With the Xfinity Series Returning this weekend, we wanted to reveal the results of out latest poll and roll out a new one! We asked ya'll Which Xfinity Driver Will Pick Up His First Win First? and you voted! Here are the results!

  1. Daniel Suarez
  2. Blake Koch
  3. Brennan Poole
  4. Darrell Wallace Jr.
  5. Ryan Sieg
  6. Jeremy Clements
  7. Brandon Jones
  8. Jeb Burton
  9. Ross Chastain
  10. Dakoda Armstrong

New Poll

We will have a one week long poll asking a question that we think will be a toughie!
Which Former Coca-Cola 600 Winners Who Are Currently Winless Could Get Their First Win Sunday?
  • Kasey Kahne (600 Winner)
  • Kurt Busch (600 Winner)
  • Casey Mears (600 Winner)
  • None of The Above


Logano Comes Out on Top in a Full Moon All-Star Race

Finally Joey Logano returns to victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the first time in 2016. Logano is now One Million Dollars richer as he took the checker in tonight's Sprint All-Star Race after a late race battle between him and Kyle Larson. In a confusing race altogether things got panned out and went for the better for Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Brad Keselowski. As the green flag fell for the final 13 lap segment, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson who were the two drivers who had to stay out and in front of the cars
with fresh tires began to fall and fall fast leading to one of the best battles of the 2016 Season between Joey Logano and Kyle Larson. Larson would get lose and hit the outside wall hard relegating him to a 16th place finish. In a race filled with confusement, new quotes, and an angry Tony Stewart it's shaping up to be a fun Homecoming in Charlotte! The Motorsports (NASCAR) News Source will be in attendance for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday!

NASCAR News Source Driver Of The Week

Kyle Larson came up short once again but is begining to show he is a driver who is getting better over time. Larson has battled for the lead in 3 of the last 3 races and has been a contender in many others. That #42 Car seems to be getting closer and closer to that win everyone was saying would happen a few years ago. Larson impressed me this weekend and that's why he is this week's Driver of the week! As we enter the endurance race of the Coca-Cola 600 next weekend things will begin to heat up as we head into the summer and I have a feeling Kyle Larson will be the first Popcorn kernel to pop. 

Results

  1. Joey Logano
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
  4. Carl Edwards
  5. Kurt Busch 
  6. Chase Elliott
  7. Trevor Bayne
  8. Greg Biffle
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Kyle Busch
  11. Kevin Harvick
  12. Jimmie Johnson
  13. Ryan Newman 
  14. Martin Truex Jr.
  15. Danica Patrick
  16. Kyle Larson
  17. Jamie McMurray
  18. Matt Kenseth
  19. Kasey Kahne
  20. Tony Stewart

Next Weekend

We stay in Charlotte for the 10 day's of thunder and it's only going to get hotter as time goes on. Drivers like Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, among many other drivers who finished up in the Top of the All-Star Race will enter the Longest Race of the season without a win and will look to capitalize on the on track experience they gained tonight and will look to get better and maybe steal a win and a chase spot. We will be in attendence for Sunday's race in Charlotte so if you'd like to meet up email me at christiank9540@gmail.com!