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Logano wins Nationwide race at Chicagoland

Joey Logano in 2007 (photo by Stacy via wikipedia commons)

Joey Logano held off Defiance, Ohio native Sam Hornish Jr. to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.

With Hornish’s second-place finish, car owner Roger Penske garnered the top two spots.

Austin Dillon finished third earning a $100,000 bonus.

The lone Sprint Cup regular driving in the race, Logano earned his second Nationwide Series win of the season and the 2oth of his career.

Stenhouse wins Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway


Ricky Stenhouse Jr (photo by John Harrelson of Getty Images courtesy of

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led for 209 of 250 laps and came away as the winner of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

The win was his third in a row on Iowa’s short oval track.

Elliott Sadler finishes second, Michael McDowell was third, rookie Austin Dillon was fourth followed by Kurt Busch in fifth.

The All-Star Sprint Cup Race in Charlotte, North Carolina kept all regulars out of the Nationwide race but Busch.

Stenhouse, picked up his third win of the season and stretches his points lead to 28 over Sadler.



Info compiled from NASCAR Nationwide Series news

Sadler ends 14-year drought with win in Nationwide Series


Elliott Sadler (file photo)

Elliott Sadler took the lead after a late caution and held on down the stretch to record his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win in 14 years over the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, Arizona.

Brad Keselowski finished second and defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was third.

Kevin Harvick led the most laps but finished fifth behind Austin Dillon after his pit strategy failed on the last caution.

Sadler was able to celebrate his first Nationwide win since October 31, 1998 at North Carolina Motor Speedway.

Sadler, a former full-time driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, started eighth and never got near the lead until late in the race. It was hisw first win in 91 races in the series.


Info compiled from NASCAR Nationwide Series news

Buescher wins Nationwide race at Daytona; Patrick from pole finishes 38th


James Buescher (photo by John Harrelson of Getty Images for

Danica Patrick (photo by John Harrelson of Getty Images for

NASCAR’s Nationwide race has been won by James Buescher at Daytona International Speedway.

An unlikely winner, Buescher took the checkered flag under a caution in Saturday’s Drive4COPD 300 race.

A first-time winner in the Nationwide Series, Buescher took full advantage of a final-lap wreck involving the two leaders, Trevor Bayne and Tony Stewart, to take home the trophy.

Finishing second was Brad Keselowski, Elliott Sadler was third, with rookies Cole Whitt finished third and Austin Dillon fifth.

The pole sitter for the race was Danica Patrick for the first time in 26 tries on the Nationwide circuit. She was the first female driver to garner that honor since Shawna Robinson started on the pole at Atlanta in March of 1994.

Patrick earned the Coors Light Pole Award, but the race did not go her way.

She exited the race on Lap 49, after a colliding with her teammate at JR Motorsports Cole Whitt. She lost 48 laps while her car was being repaired. She returned to the race on Lap 98 and finished 38th. She made $52, 427 for her efforts.

The average speed of the race was 129.636 mph, lasting 2 hours, 18 minutes, 51 seconds. There were 8 caution flags fo35 total laps and 18 lead changes involving 16 drivers.


Info compiled from NASCAR, Radio & TV news

Indianapolis Motor Speedway adding 3 more races in 2012


Danica Patrick's IRL car ( photo)

The NASCAR Nationwide Series and Grand-Am Road Racing will be holding events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the same weekend as the Brickyard 400 next year, adding a new series and three races to the IMS schedule.

The Nationwide Series will debut at the Speedway on July 28, and the Brickyard 400 will be July 29. It will be the first time in history that the famous racetrack will have road and oval races during the same weekend.

The Grand-Am Series which features such drivers as Scott Pruett and Memo Gidley, will debut at the Speedway with road events for both of its Rolex and Continental sports car series on July 27.


Info courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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