‘Motor Sports’ Articles
compiled from staff and wire reports
Ususally win Joey Logano wins the pole at the Kentucky Speedway, he wins the race.
That has been true in 2008, 2009 and now 2010.
The 20-year-old dominated on Saturday in winning his third straight Meijer 300 from the pole position. The victory was his first in 10 Nationwide Series starts in the number 20 Toyota this season.
Joey Logano (jgr)
Carl Edwards stayed with Logano for several laps and gained on him in the final laps, but wound up second in the number 60 Ford.
Series points leader Brad Keselowski finished third in the number 22 Dodge.
Logano made history in 2008 when, in his third career Nationwide Series start, he won the Meijer 300 from the pole at 18 years, 21 days old.
In 2009, he again swept the pole and the race. On Saturday, he became the first Nationwide Series driver to win three consecutive races from the pole at the same track.
There were 61,000 fans at Kentucky Speedway and the witnessed Logano lead five times for a total of 106 of the 200 total laps.
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Kurt Busch will start from the pole on Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway after qualifying at an average speed of 189.984 mph Friday.
Kurt Busch (nascar)
Jamie McMurray will start second and Jimmy Johnson third.
58-year-old Neal Parker of Millville, New Jersey, ran through a net at the end of the track and died of head injuries in a crash during a qualifying round at the NHRA SuperNationals at a New Jersey raceway, state police announced Friday.
Parker crashed at Raceway Park in Old Bridge and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Parker was competing in the Top Alcohol Funny Car competition.
Witnesses to the crash say it looked like Parker’s parachute wouldn’t open at all to aid in him to stop.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series continues this week as race #16 is upon us. They travel to the Great Lakes State of Michigan and the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, Michigan is in the southwestern part of the state in the scenic Irish Hills off U.S. Highway 12 between Ann Arbor and Jackson.
Michigan International Speedway (nascar)
The Heluva Good ! Sour Cream Dips 400 race is scheduled for June 13 at 1 pm on TNT.
Michigan International Speedway sits on a 1,400-acre site, the wide, saucer-shaped racing surface of the elongated oval allows the race car drivers to choose their groove ane emphasizes fuel mileage and pits stops, just like Texas Speedway.
The 119, 500 spectators that are expected, will see the race go 400 miles which is equal to 200 laps.
In 2009, the June race at MIS was called the “Lifelock 400 and Mark Martin led one lap, the one that mattered the most, as fuel mileage was a huge factor. Jimmie Johnson led 146 of the 200 laps but ran out of fuel.
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Sunday afternoon, Denny Hamlin won at Pocono Raceway for his fourth win of the season which vaulted him to third in the standings. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch finished second in his 200th Cup start. Tony Stewart was third, followed by points leader Kevin Harvick and four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson.
Denny Hamlin (nascar)
With Joe Gibbs Racing back in contention for the overall NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Hamlin says his team has a plan for the Chase. He might want to use the same number 11 car he used on Sunday. That car, even in a rotation , is perfect in three starts in 2010, winning at Martinsville and Darlington before winning again at Pocono.
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Kyle Busch will start his 200th career Sprint Cup race from the pole position.
Winner of two of the last four races, Busch turned a lap at 169.485 mph Friday to win the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania and extend his midseason hot streak which catapulted him to second in the points standings.
Kyle Busch (nascar)
Busch is a driver that most NASCAR fans hate because of his attitudewill be trying to use his pole position into a respectable finish or even a win. His best finish at Pocono is fourth in 2005, and he hasn’t finished higher than 16th over the last two years.
Busch won his second pole of 2010, claiming victory at Richmond last month after starting number 1.
Clint Bowyer will start second and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will start third.
Kyle Busch has had quite a six-race stretch that has seen his season go from 12th in the points standings to second, due to a third-place finish last week to put him 29 points behind leader Kevin Harvick.