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Aug. 31, 2015
Volume IX, Edition CLII
Monday's TV Schedule can be found in Couch Potato Tuesday here.
Paul Menard Stretches Fuel Mileage to Win at Road America
Out in Wisconsin, Richard Childress Racing's Paul Menard made his final stop of the XFINITY Series Road America race on lap 24 during the second yellow of the day. From there, he was able to make his fuel hold out to take his first NASCAR road course victory. Ryan Blaney was second, followed by Brian Scott, Chase Elliott and Darrell Wallace, Jr. Read more
IndyCar: Scott Dixon Snakes His Fourth Championship at GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
With heavy hearts, the Verizon IndyCar Series kept Justin Wilson's memory in mind as they took to Sonoma Raceway to settle their series title. Scott Dixon moved up through the field, pushing through with his Chip Ganassi Racing car and had the cautions fall at the right time for him to claim his third win of the year. Juan Pablo Montoya finished sixth, hurt from contact with a teammate and the points differential gave Dixon his fourth championship via a tiebreaker (more wins). Read more
Erik Jones Grabs First Road Course Win in Canada
Justin Bonsignore Brings Out the Broom at Riverhead Raceway
by Phil Allaway
Point Standings (1-16): 1) Kevin Harvick 908, 2) Joey Logano -43, 3) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. -89, 4) Brad Keselowski -115, 5) Jimmie Johnson -116, 6) Martin Truex, Jr. -137, 7) Matt Kenseth -155, 8) Kurt Busch -195, 9) Denny Hamlin -196, 10) Jamie McMurray -212, 11) Ryan Newman -225, 12) Paul Menard -234, 13) Jeff Gordon -236, 14) Carl Edwards -242, 15) Clint Bowyer -253, 16) Aric Almirola -288.
Drivers Outside the top 16 Eligible for Chase: 29) Kyle Busch -475.
XFINITY Breakdown: Road America 180
Q: When then-Sears Point Raceway was awarded a Cup Series race in 1989 in order to replace the closing Riverside International Raceway, a number of improvements were required. What were they?A: The most notable change was the switching of pit road. Previously, crews set up on pit road with their backs to turn 11 and drivers pitted on the right side. For 1989, that setup was flip-flopped. In addition, much of the track was resurfaced the previous year.
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