NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Saturday 5/23, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hisense 300, 2:00 PM, PRN
Verizon Indy Car Series:
Sunday 5/24, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500, 11am, IMS
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sunday, 5/24, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Coca-Cola 600, 5pm, PRN
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NASCAR News (all content provided by John Singler, MRN Radio)
JR MOTORSPORTS TRUCK SERIES TEAM PENALIZED
The Number-Double Zero Junior Motorsports team that competes in the Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rule infraction discovered during post-race inspection last Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The top splitter shelf height on Kasey Kahne’s race-winning Chevrolet did not meet the minimum post-race requirement. Crew chief Joe Shear has been fined six thousand dollars and placed on NASCAR probation through December 31st. Truck owner Dale Earnhardt Junior has been docked ten championship points … The Number-4 J-D Motorsports team that competes in the X-FINITY Series also was penalized Tuesday, for a rules violation committed last weekend during a practice session at Iowa Speedway. Weight that had been added to Ross Chastain’s Chevrolet was improperly attached. Crew chief Gary Gogswell has been fined fifteen thousand dollars. He and car chief Charles Kent were placed on NASCAR probation through December 31st. Chastain started seventeenth and finished thirty-second in Sunday’s 3-M 250.
► Chris Buescher drives the Number-60 Roush Performance Products Ford in the NASCAR X-FINITY Series. His crew chief at Roush Fenway Racing is Scott Graves.
► Buescher (Prosper, Texas) is coming off his second career victory and first on an oval – last weekend at Iowa Speedway.
► He was victorious in 2014 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
► Buescher, now 22, began racing motorcycles at the age of six. In 2011, he was named Rookie of the Year in the ARCA Racing Series and won the championship there the following season.
► He advanced to the X-FINITY Series in 2013, running seven races for team owner Jack Roush, and ran a full schedule the following year.
► Buescher finished seventh in the 2014 point standings with the victory at Mid-Ohio and thirteen other top-ten finishes in his thirty-two starts.
► In 2015, Buescher’s win at Iowa has lifted him into first place in the X-FINITY Series standings. He holds an eight-point lead over Ty Dillon heading into Saturday’s Hisense 300 in Concord, North Carolina.
► He is a cousin of 2012 Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher.
► Chris Buescher’s hobbies include fishing, motocross and movies.
► NASCAR cleared the Number-48 Hendrick Motorsports team on Tuesday, issuing no penalties for suspected infractions during Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race. Officials determined that Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew did not make an unapproved adjustment to a body panel during a stop late in Saturday’s race. NASCAR did, however, issue a written warning. Johnson, a four-time winner of the annual non-points special event, labored to a fifteenth-place finish in this year’s running – which was won by Denny Hamlin in the Number-11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
► Darlington Raceway’s tenth annual Blood Drive is today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time). You can reserve your donation time by visiting RedCrossBlood-dot-org, clicking on the appointment link and entering sponsor code … DarlingtonRaceway. Or you may call 1-800-RedCross … 733-2767. Since 2005, Darlington Raceway has collected more than two thousand units of blood for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross, potentially saving some sixty-two hundred lives.
ON THIS DATE … 25 YEARS AGO
May 20th, 1990: Dale Earnhardt became the first repeat winner in the six-year history of the NASCAR All-Star Race. He started from the pole and dominated the event in Charlotte, beating runner-up Ken Schrader to the checkered flag by three-tenths of a second. Mark Martin, Bill Elliott and Davey Allison completed the top five. Earnhardt would add a third All-Star victory in 1993 and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUN 6/7, Pocono Raceway, Pocono 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 6/14, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Quicken Loans 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 6/28, Sonoma Raceway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/5, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, 6:30 PM, MRN
SAT 7/11, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/19, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 12:00 PM, PRN
SUN 7/26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400, 12:00 PM, IMS
SUN 8/2, Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/9, Watkins Glen Int'l, Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/16, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM, MRN
SAT 8/22, Bristol Motor Speedway, TBD, 6:30 PM, PRN
SUN 9/6, Darlington Raceway, Bojangles' Southern 500, 5:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/12, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30 PM, MRN
SUN 9/20, Chicagoland Speedway, MyAFibStory.com 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 9/27, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 1:00 PM, PRN
SUN 10/4, Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/10, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 6:30 PM, PRN
SUN 10/18, Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 10/25, Talladega Superspeedway, Geico 500, 1:00 PM, MRN
SUN 11/1, Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, 12:30 PM, MRN
SUN 11/8, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM, PRN
SUN 11/15, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500, 2:00 PM, MRN
SUN 11/22, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2:00 PM, MRN
FRI 12/4, Wynn Las Vegas, NV, NASCAR Awards Banquet, 8:00 PM, MRN
NASCAR X-Finity Series
SAT 6/13, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250, 1:30 PM, MRN
SAT 6/20, Chicagoland Speedway, EnjoyIllinois.com 300, 8:00 PM, MRN
SAT 7/4, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 7:00 PM, MRN
FRI 7/10, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:30 PM, PRN
SAT 7/18, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN
SAT 8/1, Iowa Speedway, U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 8/8, Watkins Glen Int'l, Zippo 200 at the Glen, 1:45 PM, MRN
SAT 8/15, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, 2:15 PM, MRN
SAT 8/29, Road America, Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville, 2:15 PM, MRN
SAT 9/5, Darlington Raceway, VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200, 7:30 PM, MRN
SAT 9/19, Chicagoland Speedway, Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM, PRN
SAT 10/3, Dover Int'l Speedway, Nationwide 200, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 10/17, Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery 300, 3:00 PM, MRN
SAT 11/7, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 3:00 PM, PRN
SAT 11/14, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Nationwide 200, 3:30 PM, MRN
SAT 11/21, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 300, 4:00 PM, MRN
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
FRI 6/5, Texas Motor Speedway, WinStar World Casino & Resort 400, 8:30 PM, MRN
SAT 6/13, Gateway Motorsports Park, Drivin' For Linemen 200, 8:15 PM, MRN
FRI 6/19, Iowa Speedway, American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen, 8:00 PM, MRN
THU 7/9, Kentucky Speedway, UNOH 225, 8:00 PM (joined in progress), MRN
WED 7/22, Eldora Speedway, 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic, 8:00 PM, MRN
SAT 8/1, Pocono Raceway, Pocono Mountains 150, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 8/15, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Careers for Veterans 200, 12:00 PM, MRN
WED 8/19, Bristol Motor Speedway, UNOH 200 presented by Zloop, 8:00 PM, MRN
SUN 8/30, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Chevrolet Silverado 250, 1:00 PM, MRN
FRI 9/18, Chicagoland Speedway, Lucas Oil 225, 8:00 PM, MRN
SAT 9/26, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, UNOH 175, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Rhino Linings 350, 9:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/24, Talladega Superspeedway, Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola, 12:30 PM, MRN
SAT 10/31, Martinsville Speedway, Kroger 200, 1:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/6, Texas Motor Speedway, WinStar World Casino & Resort 350, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/13, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Lucas Oil 150, 8:00 PM, MRN
FRI 11/20, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 200, 7:30 PM MRN
Indy Car Series
SAT 6/6, Texas Motor Speedway, Firestone 600, 8pm, IMS
SAT 6/27, Auto Club Speedway, MAVTV 500, 4pm, IMS