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NASCAR substance abuse policy
Driver AJ Allmendinger has been temporarily suspended from NASCAR competition based upon notification of a positive “A” test NASCAR received from the Medical Review Officer as stated in Section 19-11B (6,7) of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy. Pursuant to the rule book, Allmendinger has the opportunity to request within the next 72 hours that his “B” sample be tested.
The Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational will be part of “The Magic Mile’s” short track Saturday Showdown during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend.
In his ninth try at winning North America’s most prestigious sports car race
Team owner Michael Shank put his faith in a stock car driver. And that driver – A.J. Allmendinger – put in three grueling hours at the wheel of the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ford/Riley Daytona Prototype to win the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Between Shank and Ganassi Teams
After 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors.
Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race
At the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions.
Active offseason produces staggering 34 personnel moves across three series
Eleven years ago, the NASCAR race team then known as Roush Racing made an announcement of a sponsor change on its flagship No. 6 car. Valvoline was leaving, and the Roush organization had struck a megabucks deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to advertise a certain little blue pill on the hood of its vehicle beginning the following season.
Just three current pairings have been together for more than 100 races
Jake Elder got the nickname “Suitcase” for the sheer number of jobs he held during his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief. In an era when drivers and crew chiefs stayed together season after season, Elder’s lengthy and varied resume was considered unusual.
The scholarship was founded in 1990
The highest placed American drivers under 20 years-old in both the F2000 Championship Series and the F1600 Formula F Championship Series prior to the conclusion of the season (following F2000 at Mosport and F1600 at Mid-Ohio) will be included among the list of candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships.
Just as surely as the azaleas bloom at Augusta National
Kyle Busch celebrates his birthday with a victory at Richmond International Raceway. That has been the case for three years, at least, after Busch, who will turn 26 on Monday, won Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents 400 at the .75-mile track. The victory was Busch’s second in the Sprint Cup Series this season and the 21st of his career.
Now that Matt Kenseth has broken one drought, he’ll look to snap another on Sunday
Speeding around Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a track-record 28.589 seconds (188.884 mph) on Friday, Kenseth knocked fellow Ford driver Marcos Ambrose off the pole for the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at the 1.5-mile track.
Harvick second as it took several minutes to determine winner after last-lap crash
In a typical wild ending at Talladega Superspeedway, Clint Bowyer edged teammate Kevin Harvick for the victory Sunday, but all three contenders stayed neck-and-neck in the frantic race for the Sprint Cup Series championship.
Martin’s third-place time disallowed after failing post-qualifying inspection
The best medicine for a bad run is a victory the next time out, and Jimmie Johnson took the first step in that direction Friday at Dover International Speedway. With a lap at 155.736 mph (23.116 seconds), Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400 Cup Series race at the Monster Mile, edging A.J. Allmendinger (155.642 mph) for the top starting spot.
For a man who didn’t believe in momentum
In Nationwide: Harvick held off Keselowski to win at Richmond
Carl Edwards continued to build toward the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a pole-winning run Friday at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards will start from the top spot in Saturday’s Air Guard 400, the final race before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With a lap at 127.762 mph (21.133 seconds), Edwards edged Juan Montoya (127.455 mph) in winning his first pole at the three-quarters-mile short track.
Speed, Hornish Jr. complete unlikely top-three in quals
A.J. Allmendinger described his first Cup Series pole as “a small victory” — with the fervent hope that it leads to something bigger, as in a race win. Allmendinger led a quartet of former open-wheel stars in Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Team’s No. 02 suffers midnight fate; Van Overbeek leads in GT
They say that nothing good happens after midnight. For several competitors in the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, that statement summed up much of their race.
At Daytona International Speedway
The three-day Roar Before The Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway, the major tune up for GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Sports Car Challenge teams for the Rolex 24 weekend, wrapped up on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.