JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK
Stolen ambulance pulled from bay in New York state
A stolen ambulance was pulled from a bay in western New York state on Sunday. Police say the female driver did not comply with attempts to pull her over and crashed the vehicle into the bay after a long chase. She was taken into custody. (June 14)news.yahoo.com
Runner-up finish ‘bittersweet’ for Portage’s Carson Hocevar after career-best NASCAR finish
Carson Hocevar recorded his best finish yet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But Hocevar told Fox Sports 1 after the race that he was hoping for more. “Second is bittersweet, you are the first loser,” Hocevar told Fox pit reporter Jamie Little after the race. But Hocevar finished strong, cutting the deficit to just under four-tenths after the leaders took the white flag. “I would have found the bottom in (turns) three and four better and got the restart better,” Hocevar said when asked what he would have changed.mlive.com
NASCAR Goes Dirt Racing.; F1 Debuts
Last year: Brad Keselowski won after starting from the pole (on concrete). Fast facts: Larson has moved from fifth to second in the points race behind Denny Hamlin. … Larson led 269 of the 325 laps and won the first two stages at Atlanta. … Bristol is the first of three straight short tracks on the schedule, but the series is off next week. … He’s won 11 races in each of the last three seasons, giving him 33 victories while starting in 58 of 59 events.detroit.cbslocal.com
NASCAR’s Top Series All Coming East To Atlanta
NASCAR CUP SERIESFolds of Honor QuikTrip 500Site: Hampton, GeorgiaSchedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m.Track: Atlanta Motor SpeedwayRace distance: 325 laps, 500 miles. Allmendinger won after starting 30th, the deepest starting spot in the field of any race winner in the series last year. Fast facts: Cindric, the defending series champion, has finished in the top five in all five races this season. He leads the points race followed by Daniel Hemrick, Jeb Burton, Allmendinger and Harrison Burton. Fast facts: Nemechek’s victory moved him past Ben Rhodes and into the series points lead after three races.detroit.cbslocal.com
Elliott ends Busch's win streak, collects $100,000 bounty
Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Gander RV & Outdoors, which sponsors the Truck Series, agreed to match Harvicks pledge, bringing the total to $100,000 for pandemic relief. Elliott rubbed a little salt in the wound after the race, borrowing Buschs celebratory bow after the race. That is all.It was the first Truck Series race since Feb. 21 when Busch won at Las Vegas. Elliott, John Hunter Nemechek and Brennan Poole were the three full-time Cup drivers eligible to collect the $100,000 bounty. He followed up a fourth-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday by winning the Xfinity Series race on Monday in overtime after passing Austin Cindric on the final lap.
Kevin Harvick looks to sweep NASCAR's return at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. The win by Kevin Harvick in NASCAR's return to racing over the weekend was a bit predictable considering the enormous task teams are facing in a flurry of rescheduled events. Harvick, a former series champion and former winner at Darlington Raceway, was also the points leader through the first four events. He will try for the sweep when NASCAR returns to Darlington for its first Cup race on a Wednesday since 1984, when Richard Petty scored his 200th and final victory. This anticipated midweek race is just 300 miles 100 fewer than Sunday's return race, and the same distance as next week's junior series Xfinity Series race at Charlotte but still will start a test of stamina. The Cup Series will race for a third time in a week this Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, the longest race on the schedule.