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Christopher Bell, Spencer Gallagher Unhurt in Vicious Michigan Crash

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Two months ago at Gateway Motorsports Park, Spencer Gallagher climbed out of his No. 23 Chevrolet ahead of a confrontation that ultimately led to a fight with John Wes Townley. However, when Gallagher made his way out of his No. 23 and ran towards Christopher Bell’s crashed truck at Michigan International Speedway, it was out of concern, …

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Denny Hamlin Tops Lightning-Shortened Happy Hour in Michigan Despite Crash

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Happy hour turned into a happy half-hour as Denny Hamlin topped a weather-shortened final practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Hamlin’s 36.386-second lap stood as the quickest lap in the session, which saw less than 30 minutes of practice time before lightning in the area from a nearby forced NASCAR to …

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John Wes Townley Soars to Michigan Pole

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Looking for a win to make his way into the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, John Wes Townley will lead the field to green later this afternoon after taking the Keystone Light Pole Award at Michigan International Speedway. Townley topped the field in both rounds of qualifying to claim the pole for Saturday’s Careers …

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Tony Stewart Paces Morning Practice in Michigan

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Tony Stewart was the lone driver to top 202 mph as the veteran topped an early morning practice in the Irish Hills. Stewart’s 35.622-second circuit around Michigan International Speedway served as the quickest lap in the session by more than a tenth of a second. The one-time Michigan winner will roll off 15th in his …

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Joey Logano Heads On-Track Early for Michigan Pole

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In June’s first look at the lower downforce package proposed for 2017 at Michigan International Speedway, Joey Logano took the pole and went on to win the race in dominant fashion. After Friday’s Coors Light Pole qualifying, Logano is halfway to repeating his June feat in August. Logano went out a minute before anyone else and …

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For IndyCar, What’s Old is New Again

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In many respects, trying to expand the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in recent seasons has proven to be a failure. Brazil failed. Boston did, too. Surfer’s Paradise has yet to materialize, and NOLA Motorsports Park’s torrid, wet 2015 race proved to be their only one. INDYCAR has struggled to bring in new venues, but in …

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Hayley, Reddick Search for First Victory As Inaugural Truck Chase Nears

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With three races remaining before the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase and just two spots on points left in the playoff field, the mantra for the series’ winless drivers is simple. Win or go home. That was the sentiment echoed Friday by championship hopefuls Tyler Reddick and Cameron Hayley, who each saw their …

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Tyler Reddick, Cameron Hayley Top Truck Practices in Michigan

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Tyler Reddick‘s goal of winning in front of his sponsors might not be too far of a race with the speed the Californian showed in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice. Reddick’s 38.765-second lap stood as the quickest time in the final practice session for Saturday’s Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Brett Moffitt …

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Martin Truex Jr. Tops the Charts in Opening Michigan Practice

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The first practice session of the weekend in the Irish Hills of Michigan went to someone who could use the luck of the Irish. Martin Truex, Jr., led the way in opening Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, with a time of 35.724 seconds. Following Truex in the …

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IndyCar Paddock Prepares for Texas Restart

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Back on June 12, while NASCAR rolled through the Irish Hills of Michigan and the world geared up for the Olympics, the Verizon IndyCar Series attempted to complete 600 kilometers of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. 71 laps, a brutal crash and multiple rain delays later, the race was postponed to a later date. “We …

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