Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 2017 Race Info
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series information about the Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway. Sunday, July 30. Green flag 3:20pm/et.
Overton's 400 Race Information.
Entry List for the Overton's 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
36 teams with Charters are guaranteed to make the field. The rest need to make the field via qualifying / qualifying races / rules book (owners attempts/points).
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Sorenson, #23-LaJoie, #33-JEarnhardt, #55-Cope*, #83-TBA*.
The #51 team is not entered.
Since only 38 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
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Kyle Larson set to launch racing-themed children's book
The picture book project, titled "Kyle Loves Racing", is being created in conjunction with Chris Workman and Apex Legends, an established motorsports children's book publisher.
Indianapolis TV ratings
NBC earned a 3.3 overnight for the Brickyard 400, up 18% over last year.
The driver of the golf cart in an accident Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that sent four pedestrians to the hospital in stable condition was arrested, according to Speedway (Ind.) Police. Colonious Thomas, 40, of Noblesville, Ind., was charged with leaving the scene of a crash while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, police said.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. joining NBC in 2018
Earnhardt will be utilized in a number of capacities on NBC's NASCAR coverage, with specifics to be announced in the coming months. In addition, the agreement allows Earnhardt a wide range of opportunities in the company's media businesses.
Indianapolis ticket renewals now available
Race fans can renew their tickets now for the 2018 Big Machine Brickyard 400 and Lilly Diabetes 250 - at 2017 prices.
Sunday Indianapolis Notebook
Earnhardt exits Brickyard early after chain-reaction crash; Restart wreck eliminates the two fastest cars; Trevor Bayne comes tantalizingly close to victory
Brickyard 400 commercial breakdown
For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Kasey Kahne snatches improbable victory at the Brickyard
In semi-darkness, as the sun set behind the frontstretch grandstand at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne did all he could to dispel the shadow overhanging his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his racing career.
NASCAR explains end of Indianapolis race
NASCAR defended its action on when the caution was called during the second overtime in Sunday night's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Indianapolis 2017 Race Info
Kasey Kahne won the The Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his first win of the season.
Kasey Kahne won the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his 1st win of 2017, 1st win at Indianapolis, and 18th career win. It is his first win since Atlanta in August of 2014.
#2-Keselowski finished 2nd then #31-Newman, #22-Logano, #20-Kenseth, #4-Harvick, #19-Suarez, #32-DiBenedetto, #37-Buescher, and #47-Allmendinger.
The race ended under caution during the second attempt at overtime and with it getting darker at the track. There was a wreck on the backstretch, but the leader had already passed the overtime line when the caution came out.
Kahne got into position for the win by pitting with 11 laps to go, only to have a caution with 10 laps remaining. When most other drivers pitted, he took the lead. Keselowski lead on the final restart, but Kahne passed him in turn one.
Pole sitter, #18-Busch dominated the first half of the race, winning both stage 1 and stage 2 and leading 87 laps. However with 50 laps to go, Truex got loose on a restart and slid up into Busch, sending them both into the wall. Busch finished 34th, while Truex finished 33rd.
#78-Truex Jr. driver points lead increases to 48 points over #42-Larson.
There were 10 lead changes among 7 drivers and a record 14 cautions for 55 yellow flag laps.
Thee race was red flagged for 1 hour, 47 minutes on lap 13 because of rain and again on laps 190 and 163 for track cleanup after accidents.
The average speed of the race was: 114.384mph.
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings:
[after Indianapolis, race 20 of 36]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr , 780
2) #42-Kyle Larson [2 wins], 732, -48
4) #4-Kevin Harvick , 683, -97
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 673, -107
5) #11-Denny Hamlin , 612, -168
2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Indianapolis, race 20 of 36, 6 more races until the playoffs]
1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 3 wins
2) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3 wins
3) #42-Kyle Larson, 2 wins
4) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2 wins
5) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2 wins
6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 1 win
7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 1 win
8) #21-Ryan Blaney, 1 wins
9) #41-Kurt Busch, 1 win
10) #31-Ryan Newman, 1 win
11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 1 win
12) #3-Austin Dillon, 1 win
currently in on points
13) #18-Kyle Busch, 673 points
14) #1-Jamie McMurray, 599, +66 ahead of 17th
15) #24-Chase Elliott, 588, +55
16) #20-Matt Kenseth, 566, +33
currently outside the playoffs
17) #14-Clint Bowyer, 533, -33 behind 16th
18) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win but can't be used for playoffs], 515, -51
19) #77-Erik Jones, 440, -126
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Golf cart crashes into people at Brickyard
Four patients were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital and two patients were treated at the track's infield care center after a golf cart apparently crashed into several pedestrians in a tunnel at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Hendrick, Earnhardt, Jr., Bowman press conference transcript
Following the announcement that Alex Bowman would drive the #88 next season, Rick Hendrick, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Alex Bowman met with the media Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Goodyear's Campbell set to retire after Brickyard race
Rick Campbell, Goodyear's Project Manager for NASCAR Programs, will retire after the Brickyard 400 race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Campbell is in his 39th year with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
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Alex Bowman, the driver of the No. 88 car next year, has a contract with Hendrick Motorsports that he signed last year and runs through 2019. Team owner Rick Hendrick said his organization plans to have four cars next year. Sponsorship questions remain on the No. 5 car of Kasey Kahne for 2018, and Hendrick declined to comment on who will drive the No. 5 car next year.
NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience to merge
They will consolidate the two organizations and their operations to deliver the ultimate on-track fan experience at more than 20 racetracks around the country.
Richard Petty Motorsports searching for sponsorship for Wallace; Petty comments
Richard Petty says the team would be interested in having him drive for them.
Paul Menard has the standard answer of "focused on Indianapolis" to any and all questions about next year plans and if will be back at Richard Childress Racing. Menard has sponsorship from his family's chain of home improvement stores.
NASCAR Related Racing Birthdays
Happy Birthday [7/24]: Johnny Anderson, Dave Humphrey
'Boss' shut down Kyle Busch's Indy 500 run
Kyle Busch said Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that his intention to compete in the Indy 500 wasn't approve by his boss.
NASCAR considering further limits to Cup drivers in XFINITY Series
One possibility would be for Cup drivers to be limited to five Xfinity races only regardless of their experience level.
NASCAR weekend provides big win for SCC, nonprofits at New Hampshire
New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, close to 70 volunteer groups combine to raise more than $280,000
NASCAR Television Listings
Television listings for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series, and Camping World Truck Series
NASCAR has changed the laboratory to conduct drug tests of drivers and crew members. Instead of having Aegis Laboratories administer and diagnose the tests, NASCAR will have Drug Free Sport administer the tests and have then send them to the Sports Medicine and Research Testing Laboratory. A NASCAR spokesman said it wasn't the case of NASCAR being unhappy with Aegis but an opportunity to work with a group exclusively devoted to drug testing in sports.
Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt, Jr. in the #88 next season
In addition, Nationwide Insurance has extended its sponsorship for an additional year and Axalta has added two races next season.
Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 fans encouraged to plan ahead
Fans attending the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 and Lilly Diabetes 250 on July 21-23 at Indianapolis are encouraged to "Plan Your Visit" through an interactive web page that serves as a home base for those headed to the track.
"Two for $88" ticket package back to honor Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for his final Talladega start
The special ticket package offers fans an incredible $42 savings off the regular price for two Lincoln Grandstand tickets for the Alabama 500, set for Sunday, Oct. 15.
Driver appearances and autograph sessions
NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Indianapolis and Eldora
A look at many new, notes and story lines for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Allison Grandstand at Dover to be open for Goodyear Tire Test on Tuesday, July 25
Earnhardt, Kenseth, Logano, Cassill scheduled to participate in Monster Mile session.
The Struts to play free concert at Dover on Oct. 1
The Struts, an English rock band that has opened for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses, will perform a free concert on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza.
La Colombe joins Gray Gaulding and Premium Motorsports at Pocono
La Colombe, a leading coffee roaster and ready-to-drink coffee disruptor, sponsor Gaulding in the #15.
New Hampshire TV Ratings
The Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway drew 3.2 million viewers on Sunday.
Darlington tire test completed Tuesday
Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman participated in the 7 hour test.
Brandon Igdalsky joins NASCAR
He will be Managing Director of Event Marketing and Promotion. He was previously the president and CEO of Pocono Raceway. Nick Igdalsky washas been named Chief Executive Officer and Ben May promoted to President at Pocono.
Earnhardt, Jr. unveils Darlington throwback scheme
The scheme is patterned off the ACDelco scheme Earnhardt, Jr drove to his first XFINITY win in 1998.
#20 crew chief Ratcliff will not return to that role in 2018
he isn't sure if he will stay at Joe Gibbs Racing, but expects the rest of the team members to be back with JGR
Report: Dodge Won't Return to NASCAR
apparently the brand's return to stock car racing is a no-go.
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Sunday, July 23, 2017; Stages at laps: 50/100/160; green flag scheduled 2:44pm/et, TV=NBC
41 drivers / cars entered
Hamlin was fastest at 187.414mph, Truex, Jr. second.
Erik Jones fastest at 185.854mph. Harvick and Blaney followed.
Round-by-round results of qualifying
#18-Busch wins pole at 187.30mph, #4-Harvick starts second.
#5-Kahne wins at Indianapolis. #2-Keselowski finishes 2nd.
#78-Truex Jr. leads drivers points by 48 over #42-Larson
Official Race Results and Drivers/Owners Points Standings
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back to Long Pond, PA for the Overton's 400 on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Scheduled green flag approx. 3:20pm/et. Get all the information, times, TV info, weather, odds and updates here.
Sunday, July 30. Stages at laps: 50/100/160; green flag scheduled for 3:20pm/et; TV=NBCSN
38 teams entered.
Saturday, July 29, 9:00 - 9:55 am/et, TV-CNBC
Saturday, July 29, 11:30 am - 12:20 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
Sunday, July 30 at 11:30 am/et, TV-NBCSN
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