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Robert Wickens takes 1st win since 2018 spinal cord injury

Jun. 25, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

Robert Wickens won for the first time since suffering a spinal cord injury in 2018 by teaming with Mark Wilkins to win the TCR class Saturday in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at Watkins Glen International in New York. Wickens was a promising IndyCar rookie when he was injured in an...

Allgaier dominates at Nashville to win Xfinity Series race

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Allgaier routed the field at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday for his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. The JR Motorsports driver led 134 of the 188 laps in his Chevrolet and beat Trevor Bayne by 4.513-seconds on a hot, steamy afternoon...

Ron Capps tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Norwalk

Jun. 25, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Ron Capps took the No. 1 position in Funny Car qualifying at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The defending series champion coming off a victory last week at Bristol, Tennessee, Capps had a run of 3.901...

Hamlin to lead field to green at hot Nashville Superspeedway

Jun. 25, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green at Nashville Superspeedway while debuting a heat-combating device for the first time in his career. The Sunday forecast calls for temperatures in the high 90s, which would raise the heat inside the race car closer to...

Truex Jr. tells Joe Gibbs Racing he's returning in 2023

Jun. 25, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It took Martin Truex Jr. only seven words to end the season-long speculation about his future in NASCAR. “I’m back in the 19 next year,” Truex said at Nashville Superspeedway. A statement from Joe Gibbs Racing was even more brief: ”I'm coming back,"...

Ryan Preece makes it 2 for 2 at Nashville in NASCAR Trucks

Jun. 25, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece won for the second straight year at Nashville Superspeedway and gave David Gilliland Racing its second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night. Preece moved ahead on the final restart with nine laps left and held off...

Brittany Force breaks both ends of Norwalk NHRA track record

Jun. 24, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force broke both ends of the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park track record Friday night to open qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. In the final pair of the second session, Force had a 3.666-second...

Stenhouse signs multi-year contract extension with JTG

Jun. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. announced Friday that he has signed a multi-year contract extension to continue driving for JTG Daugherty Racing. He made the announcement at Nashville Superspeedway, a de facto home NASCAR track for the native of Olive Branch,...

Castroneves hoping SRX win leads to seat in Daytona 500

Jun. 24, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

Justin Marks' own mother heard the rumor and texted her son, the owner of Trackhouse Racing, to find out if Helio Castroneves will be running the Daytona 500 for the NASCAR team. That would be the logical spot for the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner who has longed to give NASCAR a...

Alex Bowman seeks big Nashville weekend for sponsor Ally

Jun. 24, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Bowman looks back at last year’s return to Nashville Superspeedway as a bit of a bust. The weekend opened just fine: Hendrick Motorsports announced a two-year contract extension with Bowman that locked him in the No. 48 Chevrolet through 2023. The deal...