INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis is quickly becoming Kyle Busch’s favorite racing venue. Last year, he pulled off a rare sweep by winning both poles and both races on Brickyard 400 weekend. It’s the last time Busch celebrated a Cup win and now that he’s back at the historic 2.5-mile oval, he doesn’t want to wait until next September to make a return trip.
Porsche has enjoyed a perfect day in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s first GT class-only race of the year, with a GT Le Mans and GT Daytona sweep between its two 911 variants at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The new mid-engined Porsche 911 RSR has claimed its first global victory since its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this year, following through on a run of poles in both IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship over the last month. Dirk Werner, who claimed the new Porsche’s first pole at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last time out, now has the car’s first win and shared it with 2015 GTLM class champion Patrick Pilet. The pair shared the No. 911 car. That
Bob Pockrass NASCAR • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com • 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year • More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Follow on Twitter INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Busch arrived Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway knowing he has won the last two NASCAR Cup races at the track. That should excite Busch. Except for one problem: The last time he won a Cup race came July 24, 2016 -- nearly a year ago at the Brickyard 400. So his trip to Indianapolis serves as a reminder that his winless drought is about to reach a new level. Busch enjoys his stats, and with the days approaching 365 and one race from him having a full season -- 36 races -- of a winless streak, is beyond frustrating