Matt DiBenedetto To Leave GoFas Racing At The End Of Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Matt DiBenedetto announced on Friday that the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last with GoFas Racing in their No. 32 Ford. DiBenedetto, has been with the team the last two years and has turned a ton of heads with them. Despite GoFas having a limited budget, DiBenedetto has three top 10 finishes, two of occurring in the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. Everyone had always wondered what DiBenedetto would do in a top ride. Well, it appears that we’re about to find out. 

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5 Favorites For Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 (10 a.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

INDIANAPOLIS – We’re likely set for a new winner in Monday’s rain delayed Lilly Diabetes 250 (10 a.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Of the past six years that the NASCAR XFINITY Series has been coming to the famed 2.5-mile track, only one of the past drivers that has won this event is on this year’s entry-list. That’s Ty Dillon. Is he among the favorites for Monday’s race? Without any on track practice time this weekend, stick with the veterans. Here are my top five favorites. 

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Some Underdog Drivers Could Win Fans Big Money For Sunday’s Brickyard 400 (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

INDIANAPOLIS – While winning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is normally no fluke, for some reason, the Brickyard 400 has produced some wild winners over the years. Names like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Jarrett, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte, Bill Elliott, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and others have all won races on the famed 2.5-mile track. So have Ricky Rudd (1997), Jamie McMurray (2010), Paul Menard (2011), Ryan Newman (2013) and Kasey Kahne (2017). Nothing against the latter drivers, but their wins were all surprises. Will we see another…

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Kahne Opens Up On Why He’s Getting Out Of His Seat For Indy, Says He Could Barely Keep His Eyes Open At Darlington

INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday evening, Leavine Family Racing announced that Kasey Kahne would be held out of racing for Sunday’s 25th Running of the Brickyard 400 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and that Regan Smith would replace him in the No. 95 Chevrolet. Kahne, was still dealing with lingering effects of heat exhaustion suffered during last weekend’s race at the Darlington Raceway. On Friday, Kahne held a teleconference and explained what exactly is going on with his body. Last Sunday’s Southern 500 wasn’t the first time that the Washington …

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XFINITY Series To Run Restrictor Plate Package At Indy, Cup Will Not This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – A lot of questions seem to be coming up on this subject and I get the confusion for race fans, so lets set the record straight from the start. There will be two races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, or next week, depending on how much rain Hurricane Gordon wants to pour on the 2.5-mile track. Yes, both are NASCAR sanctioned events. But, that’s where the similarities end. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race will have a different kind of races and rules package on their cars for…

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Defending Brickyard 400 Champion Kasey Kahne To Miss Race On Sunday, Regan Smith To Sub

Kasey Kahne hopped out of his car after last Sunday’s Southern 500 at the Darlington Raceway and immediately went to the infield care center. He was treated to heat exhaustion. Unfortunately, due to still feeling the effects of that illness, Kahne will not be able to defend his 2017 Brickyard 400 win this weekend. Leavine Family Racing announced the move Thursday evening, namin Regan Smith as the No. 95 Chevrolet’s replacement driver for Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/IMS Radio Network/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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USAC Racing Is Thriving Industry, All That’s Missing Is That Big TV Deal

INDIANAPOLIS – I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out, but among all the racing series’ and their problems right now, USAC seems to be getting it right. Now, I know they too have their flaws and they’re far from perfect, but after witnessing and covering the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, one thing is clear, USAC has a massive following. Granted, I’m not talking about millions of followers or even hundreds of thousands, but if you…

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Bacon Makes Late Race Pass To Win Inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Mother nature tried her best to ruin a good thing but the racing powers won out. Afternoon rain delayed the USAC National Midget Championship events by over four hours on Thursday night but shortly after 8 p.m. ET, hot laps would begin on the new .25-mile dirt track inside of Turn 3 of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Due to a nearing midnight curfew, IMS and USAC officials decided to run through hot laps for each of the eight groups then run all eight heat races after. Instead of…

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