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  • John Wes Townley to sit out after Pocono crash

    August 1, 2014

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.Townley hit the wall hard during qualifying for the ARCA race and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. He eventually returned to the track, but his Twitter feed said he would be held out of all competition for one week.

  • JPM interested in running The Double for Penske

    August 1, 2014

    LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) - Juan Pablo Montoya would be willing to do ''The Double'' if team owner Roger Penske approved.Montoya finished fifth in the Indianapolis 500 this year in his first season driving for Team Penske in the IndyCar Series. He raced seven times in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 and said Friday he'd be interested in running both races on the same day.

  • Biffle loves his future with Roush-Fenway Racing

    August 1, 2014

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Gregg Biffle is ready to settle in as the unofficial captain of Roush-Fenway Racing.While Carl Edwards is headed elsewhere for 2015 - believed to be Joe Gibbs Racing - Biffle showed his commitment toward owner Jack Roush and recently signed a three-year contract extension.

  • Hunter-Reay tops after early Mid-Ohio practices

    August 1, 2014

    LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) - If the IndyCar Series is going to make it 3 for 3 when it comes to caution-free races at Mid-Ohio, the drivers will need to clean it up before Sunday's Honda Indy 200.Friday's afternoon practice was stopped twice for drivers going off course, causing a disjointed session.

  • Elliott looking to maintain NASCAR Nationwide lead

    August 1, 2014

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Chase Elliott is in the midst of one of the best rookie seasons in NASCAR Nationwide series history.The race Saturday at the Iowa Speedway could go a long way in determining whether Elliott ends such a promising year with a title.

  • Earnhardt has high hopes for Pocono sweep

    August 1, 2014

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. landed at Pocono in need of a cleaning tool.''Lookin for a broom,'' he tweeted.Junior will be on the hunt for one Sunday when he tries to sweep both races this season at Pocono Raceway.At least he can halt the search for a 2015 crew chief.

  • Goodyear tire test at Homestead moved back 2 weeks

    August 1, 2014

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - The Goodyear tire test at Homestead-Miami Speedway has been moved to Sept. 9, when the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field has already been set.The original test date was Aug. 26. NASCAR said Friday it was moved because too many teams already planned to test that week at Chicago.

  • Hamlin confident in interim crew chief Wheeler

    August 1, 2014

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Denny Hamlin said he'll use this week's suspension of his crew chief as motivation to prove his car can go fast ''no matter what.''Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Darian Grubb and car Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. Team engineer Mike Wheeler will fill in as the crew chief.

  • Hamlin confident in interim crew chief Wheeler

    August 1, 2014

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Denny Hamlin says he'll use this week's suspension of his crew chief as motivation to prove his car can go fast ''no matter what.''Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Darian Grubb and car Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000. Team engineer Mike Wheeler will fill in as the crew chief.