NASCAR

Dillon, Larson set to battle again in truck race at Eldora

Last year's truck race at Eldora marked the first time in nearly 43 years a NASCAR national touring series event was held on a dirt track. The last major NASCAR race ran on dirt had been on Sept. 30, 1970 when Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Inside Line: 'Smoke' fired up about Eldora, Indy

As a driver, team owner and track owner, Tony Stewart is in the midst of a very busy week with his obligations at Eldora Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Scott on pole for Nationwide race at Chicagoland

Brian Scott will start on the pole for Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race after posting the quickest lap in qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway.

Chicagoland the next round in the 'Dash 4 Cash'

JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith won the first round of the Dash 4 Cash last Saturday at New Hampshire, collecting a $100,000 bonus from series title sponsor Nationwide Insurance and qualifying himself for the chance to win $1 million. If Smith can win the first three rounds of the D4C -- New Hampshire, Chicagoland and Indianapolis (July 26) -- and the Aug. 2 Iowa race outright, then he will be awarded an extra $600,000 - totaling $1 million.

This Week in Auto Racing July 19 - 20

Nationwide Series

The Inside Line: Gordon gearing up for the Chase

With seven races to go before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins, two drivers have clinched a spot in the playoffs -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.

Johnson crashes early at N.H. due to tire failure

Six-time and defending Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson had his race end early at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday when he suffered a blown tire and then crashed into the wall.

Kyle Busch grabs New Hampshire pole with new track record

Kyle Busch will start on the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 after setting a new track record and beating Jimmie Johnson in Friday's qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Peters looking to win another truck race at Iowa

Timothy Peters is the only driver with multiple truck victories at this track, having won the July race the past two years.

Racing for a $100,000 bonus at New Hampshire

Those drivers who qualified for New Hampshire based on their finishes at Daytona include: Regan Smith (second-place finish), Ryan Sieg (third), Ryan Reed (fourth) and Jeremy Clements (eighth). All four drivers are first-time participants in the Dash 4 Cash. Sieg and Reed are rookies in the series this year.

San Diego football not facing more sanctions

The Pioneer Football League said Tuesday it did not impose additional sanctions on the University of San Diego beyond its voluntary removal from last year's league championship race.

NASCAR News
Dillon, Larson set to battle again in truck race at Eldora

Last year's truck race at Eldora marked the first time in nearly 43 years a NASCAR national touring series event was held on a dirt track. The last major NASCAR race ran on dirt had been on Sept. 30, 1970 when Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jags WR Sanders facing suspension

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Ace Sanders announced Tuesday he is facing a four-game suspension from the NFL and would likely miss most of training camp.

A's, Oakland agree to 10-year lease extension

The Athletics and the Oakland City Council announced a 10-year lease extension agreement that could have the team continue to play its games at O.co Coliseum.

Cavs nab Lucas in four-player swap with Jazz

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired three players, including guard John Lucas III, from the Utah Jazz in a trade announced between the teams on Tuesday.

Maple Leafs sign Booth

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward David Booth to a one-year contract, general manager David Nonis announced on Tuesday.

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