Simon Pagenaud, Marco Andretti Lead IndyCar Practices on Friday at Barber

Leeds, Ala – We all knew Team Penske would likely be strong this weekend at the Barber Motorsports Park. They have won four of the seven trips to the 2.3-mile Alabama facility. Furthermore, all four of their drivers in their organization has won here as well. That’s why it came to no shock at all that the foursome took the top four spots on the speed chart in the first of two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. The defending Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama race winner Simon Pagenaud turned the…

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Shelby Blackstock Leads Indy Lights Practice at Barber on Friday

Leeds, Ala – Shelby Blackstock is on the verge of his first career Indy Lights Series victory. Blackstock, finished fourth and sixth respectively at St. Pete and fourth and fifth at Barber a year ago. With being on top in Friday’s practice session, Blackstock in his No. 51 Belardi entry is certainly going to be a favorite in the two races this weekend. Garth Rickards was second overall in his No. 11 Carlin entry with a lap around the 2.3-mile facility in 1:15.2030-seconds. 

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Erik Jones/Toyota’s Lead Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice at Bristol

Rain washed out the morning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at the Bristol Motor Speedway, but with rain coming back later on today, NASCAR decided to cancel qualifying this evening and replace it with a practice session instead. Luckily, with rain threatening the area, they were still able to get the full 55-minute session in. Rookie Erik Jones topped the speed charts with a speed of 127.843 mph in his No. 77 Toyota. Jones, has typically been good at Bristol over his brief NASCAR career, so him being…

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Justin Allgaier Leads XFINITY Series Practice on Friday in Bristol

Due to a morning rain shower and lingering rain forcasted for later today, NASCAR gave the XFINITY Series teams just 55-minutes of practice this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Luckily, that session was able to be run to completion without mother nature interfering. In that pratice, Dash 4 Cash contender Justin Allgaier topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1/2-mile Tennessee oval at 124.420 mph in his No. 7 Chevrolet. Allgaier, won the Dash 4 Cash by virtue of his victory at Phoenix back in March, and…

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Weather Cancels Qualifying, Food City 500 Set by Owners Points

Rain has forced the cancellation of Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, with NASCAR officials issuing a revised Friday schedule for on-track activity. Instead, race officials have planned for a pair of 55-minute practices for the Monster Energy Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The starting lineup for Sunday’s Food City 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be set according to the 2017 NASCAR Rule Book (owner points), meaning Monster Energy Series points leader Kyle Larson will…

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Jimmie Johnson Says Indy 500 Window “Closed” Blames Lack of Head Protection, I Say Leave It Alone

Leeds, Ala – How much did the Fernando Alonso move push the needle in motorsports with his Indy 500 announcement? Well, NASCAR drivers are talking about the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 5 1/2-hours away from the IndyCar race this weekend. On Friday morning, Kurt Busch said that Marco Andretti should try to run a Cup race, most notably at Daytona due to his love of the draft. Then, in his media availability after, seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson talked about the Indy 500 and said that the window…

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Kurt Busch Says Marco Andretti Should Give Daytona a Try, Andretti Says “Sign Me Up”

Leeds, Ala – We may be in NASCAR country this weekend for the annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, but that in turn is a great bonus for some comments made on Friday morning. The Barber Motorsports Park, the site of this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, is just 45 minutes west of the Talladega Superspeedway. But, a NASCAR driver, most notably this year’s Daytona 500 champion, as well as a driver who finished sixth in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, made some interesting comments 363 miles to the northeast of…

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