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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Jeff Jacobs

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Matt Holden

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

    David Moulthrop is an award winning motorsports photo journalist and has covered auto racing since the mid-seventies. While he is most well known for his NASCARimages he has also covered F1, American Road Racing, and IndyCar on a regular basis. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online news sites including, National Speed Sport News, Area Auto Racing News, Auto Racing USA, Stock Car Magazine, Sprint Cup Dateline, and Jayski. David joined the iRacing team in 2004 as a contract photographer and became iRacing's Laser Scan Project Manager in 2005.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Kenseth secures pole at Charlotte

October 9th, 2015

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Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth will start the first race of the second leg of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup title Chase from pole. Kenseth claimed pole position for Saturday’s 500-mile race at Charlotte with a time of 27.759 seconds in his Toyota. It completes a set of two pole positions at the North Carolina track this year, and is Kenseth’s fourth pole of 2015. Kyle Busch was 0.198 seconds behind Kenseth in the final phase of qualifying to make it an all-Joe Gibbs Racing front row. Team-mates Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards – who won Charlotte’s race in May – will start fifth and eighth. Joey Logano and Greg Biffle will share an all-Ford second row, while Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch was the best of the Chevrolets in sixth. Chase [...]

Alfalla Closes NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Season on a Winning Note

by Jason Lofing on October 7th, 2015

Alfalla closed the season with an impressive win at Homestead.

Ray Alfalla (Slip Angle Motorsports) punctuated yet another stellar season in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing by earning his fourth victory of the 2015 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Alfalla, who started a lap down because of technical trouble, sliced through the field in the early going and drove every bit like a driver with nothing to lose. Last Row Motorsports’ Jake Stergios finished second, followed by brother PJ. The Stergios brothers had the cars to beat on the short run, but could not match Alfalla’s speed as the laps added-up on their virtual Goodyears. Bryan Blackford was fourth, just edging Chris Overland and mirroring their places in the final standings. Alfalla and Jake Stergios dominated for most of the evening, leading a combined 146 of 167 laps. [...]

Kevin Harvick wins Dover – Advances to next round of The Chase

by David Moulthrop on October 5th, 2015

Kevin Harvick wins Dover – Advances to next round of The Chase

Defending Sprint Cup Champion, Kevin Harvick looked as if he would be on the outside looking in when The Chase for The Sprint Cup advanced to the contenders round following this weekend’s race at  Dover. Having cut a tire in the first race of round one at Chicagoland, and then following that up by running out of gas in the lead with three laps remaining at New Hampshire the only way that Kevin Harvick was going to be able to defend his title was to win on The Monster Mile at Dover. That situation was nothing new to Harvick. In last years championship the only way he could advance to the final round at Homestead Miami Speedway was to win the previous race at Phoenix and a win in the [...]

Dominant Harvick saves Chase place

October 4th, 2015

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Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick dominated at Dover Speedway to take the win needed to progress through to the next round of the Chase. After low finishes at Chicagoland and New Hampshire, the Stewart-Haas driver was quick from the start, controlled restarts well and withstood pressure from Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch to avoid going out early. Busch, who also needed a high finish to secure his place in the next round of the Chase, did have a spell in the lead but was unable to keep Harvick behind, finishing second ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer never looked like making the grade for the next Chase stage but the biggest scalp of the round was claimed when six time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson [...]

Bowyer to race for HScott in 2016

October 2nd, 2015

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Clint Bowyer has landed a drive with HScott Motorsports for 2016 ahead of replacing Tony Stewart when the three-time NASCAR Cup champion retires at the end of next year. The 2012 runner-up was announced as Stewart’s replacement for 2017 earlier this week, but he was without a drive for next year following Michael Waltrip Racing’s decision to downscale to a part-time operation. Bowyer will spend one season racing for HSM, which has a technical partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports. “I am very thankful to Harry Scott Jr [team owner] for putting this opportunity together,” said Bowyer. “There have been some real unknowns for me career in the past couple of months, but I’m happy that my future is secured and full speed ahead.” Scott, whose team has competed [...]

Qualifying cancelled, Kenseth on pole

October 2nd, 2015

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NASCAR has cancelled Sprint Cup qualifying at Dover due to extreme weather associated with Hurricane Joaquin, putting Chase leader Matt Kenseth on pole. The poor weather has caused all of Friday’s planned track action to be called off. That means no practice running will take place on the opening day either, preventing the grid from being decided by practice pace. The previous system of setting grids on championship standings will therefore be used, putting Kenseth on pole ahead of his Joe Gibbs Racing team-mates Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards. Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson will complete the top five. Sunday’s race is the first cut-off point in the 2015 Chase, with four of the 16 title contenders eliminated afterwards. Reigning champion Kevin Harvick is among those currently in trouble, sitting [...]

Bowyer NASCAR appeal rejected

September 30th, 2015

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Michael Waltrip Racing’s appeal of the penalties issued to Clint Bowyer and his NASCAR crew at Chicagoland has been rejected. Bowyer was penalised 25 points, with his team picking up the same punishment along with a $75,000 fine, plus a three-month suspension and six months’ probation for crew chief Billy Scott, when incorrectly-installed parts were found on the #15 Toyota. MWR appealed the decision in the hope of rescuing Bowyer’s championship hopes, with the National Motorsports Appeals Panel hearing the case on Wednesday. “Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the panel are: the appellants violated the rule or rules set forth in the penalty notice; that the panel affirms and upholds the original penalty assessed by NASCAR. MWR has the option to send the case to the National Motorsports [...]

Stewart to retire at the end of 2016

September 30th, 2015

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Three time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart has announced he will retire from full-time racing at the end of the 2016 season. The 44-year-old co-owner of the Stewart-Haas team will step down after what will be his 18th season competing in NASCAR’s top level. “This is a moment every driver eventually comes to terms with, and I know this is the right decision for me,” said Stewart. “2016 will be my last year in a Cup car, but it’s not my last year in NASCAR. “I love this sport and I love being a part of it, and instead of seeing me in a firesuit on Sundays, you’ll see me in a pair of jeans, and maybe even a pair of khakis.” Clint Bowyer, who will split with Michael Waltrip [...]

Chubirko Outsmarts The Monster

by Scott Smith on September 30th, 2015


Monsters are known as tough critters – and usually the only way to tame the gnarly beasts is by knockin’ their blocks clean off. In last night’s running of Round 28 of the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Series, Jake Stergios almost had Miles The Monster’s head severed and the virtual Dover International Speedway conquered, enjoying nearly a full straightaway advantage over Nikolas Shelton with only nine laps remaining. Nevertheless, late race cautions can throw a monkey wrench into the strategy of even the fastest racers. And that’s exactly what happened as Jacob Herbert’s spinning Chevrolet Camaro brought out the third yellow flag of the race. The leaders pitted, employing a mixed bag of both two and four tire strategies. Scored in 13th at the time, Brandon Chubirko rolled the [...]

2015 World Cup of iRacing Slated for October-November

by Mike Ouellette on September 28th, 2015

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The World Cup of iRacing is back for its 7th year and this time it’s better than ever. For one month from October 24th thru November 14th the World Cup takes center stage and you can be a part of making your club victorious. If you take pride in where you are from, this an opportunity to join with others like you and prove that your club has what it takes. The sim racing competition starts with the Qualifying Round on Saturday, October 24 and features NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Mustangs and Toyota Camrys on the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the Dallara DW12 IndyCar at Suzuka International Circuit. The top 16 club teams will advance to the Tournament Group Stage on Saturday, November 7 with the top five [...]

Furniture Row Racing to Field Toyotas in 2016

September 28th, 2015

Furniture Row Racing to Field Toyotas in 2016

by Dave Moulthrop… The Furniture Row, NASCAR Sprint Cup Team announced Sunday morning prior to the start of The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that it has entered into a partnership with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to field Toyota Camarys for driver Martin Truex Jr, starting with the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. The Denver, Colorado-based team also announced that as well as re-signing Truex they have also entered into a technical allaince with Joe Gibbs Racing and will have engines build by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Truex last drove Toyotas for  Michael Waltrip Racing in 2013 and said, ” I know the folks from Toyota and I am looking forward to being part of their team again. They build fast engines and having a technical alliance with the [...]

Stewart set to retire after 2016

September 28th, 2015

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Tony Stewart will retire at the end of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The three-time Cup champion, who is currently struggling through one of the worst seasons of his career and sits 25th in the points, is scheduled to formally announce his decision on Wednesday. Clint Bowyer, whose current team Michael Waltrip Racing will close shop at the end of the year, is widely reported to have been signed to replace Stewart in the #14 Stewart-Haas entry in 2017. There is speculation that he will spend next year with HScott Motorsports in the interim. Stewart will leave a complicated legacy: his three NASCAR titles are joined by the 1997 Indy Racing League crown, however he has also been dogged by controversy. He missed three races last year after being [...]

Kenseth wins after Harvick runs dry

September 27th, 2015

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Matt Kenseth won at New Hampshire to secure his place in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase, as long-time leader Kevin Harvick ran out of fuel. Harvick dominated the race, leading 216 of the 300 laps, but slowed with just two laps remaining after trying to stretch fuel mileage through a wild end to the event. That handed the lead to Kenseth, who came home to claim his fifth win of the campaign by eight seconds from Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Denny Hamlin. Defending Cup champion Harvick dropped to 21st after his late stop and now sits 15th in the Chase rankings with just a single race left in the opening round of the playoffs. Joey Logano was third for Penske, ahead of non-Chase runner Greg Biffle [...]

Carl Ewards Puts Joe Gibbs Racing on Pole at New Hampshire

September 26th, 2015

Carl Ewards Puts Joe Gibbs Racing on Pole at New Hampshire

by Dave Moulthrop… Joe Gibbs Racing starts the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where they left off last weekend in Round 1 of the Chase For the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway. Then it was Denny Hamlin who took the win for Gibbs.  On Friday afternoon in Coors Light Pole Qualifing, teammate Carl Edwards, captured the top starting spot for the 19th Annual Sylvania 300 with a lap of 27.604 seconds at an average speed of 137.980 mph. This was the second career pole for Edwards at New Hampshire and his third pole of the 2015 season. Edwards has qualified on the pole 16 times in his 401 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts. The Final Qialifing Round: 1. Carl Edwards 137.980 2. Kevin Harvick 137.845 3.Kurt Busch 137.800 [...]

Edwards claims New Hampshire pole

September 25th, 2015

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Joe Gibbs Racing driver Carl Edwards will start the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from pole. Edwards, fastest in practice, clocked a lap of 27.604 seconds in the final five-minute qualifying shootout to edge his Chase rival Kevin Harvick to pole by 0.027s, taking his second of the year at New Hampshire. Kurt Busch, the fastest man in the opening phase of qualifying, had to settle for third, ahead of Brad Keselowski and three-time New Hampshire race winner Jimmie Johnson. Kyle Larson was the best of the non-Chase drivers, lapping sixth fastest for Chip Ganassi. Chicagoland winner Denny Hamlin will start from seventh, while Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon rounded out the top 10. Hendrick Motorsports team-mates Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kasey Kahne [...]

Pastrana returns to NASCAR fold

September 25th, 2015

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Travis Pastrana will return to NASCAR next month when he joins the Truck field at Las Vegas. The extreme sports star, who is currently driving for Subaru Rally Team USA in the Global Rallycross Championship, announced the deal via his Instagram account. He will drive a Chevrolet prepared by NTS Motorsports. “I couldn’t be more excited right now,” he said. “It’s time to go racing boys! “Read over all my notes from both of my previous Vegas races – pulled the past six Nascar races that were held there from my DVD collection and have a box of popcorn ready to sit on the couch for a day of homework. “Can’t wait to get in my Truck series racer next weekend.” The 31-year-old has only made one other start in [...]

Bowyer granted hearing by NASCAR

September 25th, 2015

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NASCAR will hold an appeal hearing on September 30 in order to decide whether to uphold the penalties issued to Michael Waltrip Racing and Clint Bowyer earlier this week. Bowyer was docked 25 points, dropping him to last among the Chase runners with just two races left before the first round of eliminations, after his No.15 Toyota Camry was found to have an incorrectly-fitted part at Chicagoland last weekend. However the series has agreed to the team’s request to have the three-race suspension issued to crew chief Billy Scott deferred, meaning that he will be permitted to man the pitwall at New Hampshire this weekend. Scott was also fined $75,000, and placed on probation for six months.

NASCAR penalises Bowyer and MWR

September 24th, 2015

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Clint Bowyer’s 2015 Sprint Cup championship aspirations have taken a huge hit after NASCAR penalised his Michael Waltrip Racing team for a technical irregularity at Chicagoland last weekend. Bowyer was docked 25 points due to series officials discovering incorrectly-installed parts on the #15 Toyota. The punishment that drops him to last among the 16 Chase contenders, with just two races remaining before four drivers are eliminated. In addition to the points penalty, crew chief Billy Scott was fined $75,000, suspended for the next three races, and placed on probation for six months. MWR has appealed the decision. “MWR has made mistakes in the past, but we feel we are correct in this instance,” said a team statement. “We look forward to the opportunity to present our case to the appeals [...]

Alfalla’s Win, Humpe’s Title

by Jason Lofing on September 23rd, 2015

Chicagoland produced a pair of winners: Alfalla (2) scored his third win of the season while Humpe (58) clinched the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series title.

One week after coming up a single position short at Darlington, Ray Alfalla (Slip Angle Motorsports) turned-in a dominating performance at Chicagoland Speedway to score his third victory of the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing. Alfalla started fourth and quickly showed his would be the car to beat, pacing the field for a race-high 117 of 167 laps. Aero Precision’s Taylor Hurst finished second, 3.79s behind the winner. Bryan Blackford was third, followed by Michael Conti (Drill Aisle), who battled from thirty-third on the grid, and Chris Overland (Last Row Motorsports). The biggest winner of all, however, finished a lowly twenty-ninth.  That would be Kenny Humpe (The TEAM) who came into the race with a virtually insurmountable lead in the points and went on to clinch the [...]

Hamlin wins despite early spin

September 20th, 2015

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Denny Hamlin recovered from a first-lap spin to win the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase race of 2015 at Chicagoland. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Hamlin found himself in trouble at the start as he tagged AJ Allmendinger and quickly fell a lap behind as he visited the pits. But following an inspired call to stay out and regain that lap during a mid-race caution, Hamlin found himself third behind Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon into the final 10 laps, after electing to stay out during a late pace car period. Having previously stopped for tyres three laps and five laps later than Gordon and Busch respectively, Hamlin made full use of his relative advantage and shot past the pair on the restart with five laps to go to claim his [...]