• Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske rebut Wall Street Journal story critical of NASCAR, motorsports
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    Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske rebut Wall Street Journal story critical of NASCAR, motorsports

    NASCAR team owners Roger Penske and Joe Gibbs reacted Saturday to a Wall Street Journal story from earlier this week that questioned the state and health of motorsports, particularly in NASCAR. The story also questioned the leadership of NASCAR Chairman/CEO Brian France and his sister, Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation. Here are excerpts from the responses by both owners. Gibbs first: “I was interviewed for that article, and there wasn’t one comment I made that was in that article, or there was no slant to anything in there. And so think about this for a minute: What was brought up in that article is that the management team, Brian France, Lesa and everybody, it’s

  • Ryan Reed captures second season-opening Xfinity win in three seasons at Daytona
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    Ryan Reed captures second season-opening Xfinity win in three seasons at Daytona

    There’s something about Daytona International Speedway that brings out the best in Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed. The Bakersfield, California native earned his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series win during Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 — to go along with his win in the 2015 Xfinity series opener, also at the 2.5-mile “World Center of Racing.” Reed overcame minor damage in an early wreck, then needed four laps of overtime to capture the 124-lap race (originally scheduled for 120 laps). It was the first win in either the Xfinity or NASCAR Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing since Chris Buescher won at Dover in spring 2015. “I’ve had so many people tell me how amazing that first win was

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    Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 Win

    Hirschman Captures Richie Evans 100 WinPreece Takes World Series Modified Title at New Smyrna NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Hirschman used a late race move to score the win in Friday’s Richie Evans Memorial 100 for the Tour-Type Modifieds at New Smyrna Speedway.   Hirschman took the point from race leader Ron Silk on the final restart with just 12 laps to go, but it wasn’t over from there. Silk charged back to the bumper and chased Hirschman’s No. 60 all the way around to the checkered flag. However, Hirschman wasn’t going to be denied. The win completed the week for him in grand style – after he had finished second in two of the first three races.  “All week I’ve been trying to make the pass