By staying out front for most of the afternoon, Kurt Busch avoided the wildness exploding behind him — including a revenge play featuring Tony Stewart and Brian Vickers and sustained late-race drama involving Juan Pablo Montoya and a host of extras.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011
The scheduled 50-lap race on Road America’s 4.048-mile road course needed three green-white-checkered-flag attempts to determine a winner, and even on Lap 57, it was difficult to see that Reed Sorenson had won his first race since 2007.
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
The ICAR Late Model Series rolled into North Central Washington and when the dust settled Colton Garber and Eric Hector were heading home with first place trophies.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Greg Pursley, who set a track record in winning the Coors Light Pole Award on the .375-mile track earlier in the day, extended his lead in the championship standings to 201 points. It’s the largest lead any series driver in the past 20 years has...
Johnny Sauter, who had passed Hornaday for the lead with a powerful run through Turn 4 on Lap 130, was penalized for moving from the outside lane to in front of Hornaday before crossing the start/finish line on a green-white-checkered restart on Lap 167. The...
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
Spencer Massey drove his FRAM/Prestone dragster to a winning 3.821-second run at 319.07 mph to beat Top Fuel points leader Del Worsham on a holeshot. It was Massey’s second consecutive win of the season (Topeka) and fourth of his career.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Bowyer, from Emporia, Kan., beat Johnny Sauter to the finish line by 1.695 seconds to claim his third victory in 11 starts in the series. Todd Bodine ran third, followed by James Buescher and Joey Coulter, who passed Kyle Busch on the last of 167...
Saturday night's STP 300 was something else. Justin Allgaier coasted across the finish line to win despite running out of fuel after passing Carl Edwards on the final lap at Chicagoland Speedway as Edwards also ran out of fuel.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
John Force could pass NHRA Pro Stock icon Warren Johnson at the top of the all-time list by qualifying first in the 16-car Funny Car lineup at the event where Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Michael Phillips...
Motorsports correspondent Doug Pace keeps up with motorsports news and notes from around the region.