Race Weekend Wrap Up
Logano wins the Sprint All-Star Race: #22-Joey Logano passed #42-Kyle Larson with 2 laps to go to win the Sprint All-Star Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and $1 million, his first victory in the annual non-points race.
This was Logano's sixth start in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. His previous best finish was second, in 2013.
#2-Brad Keselowski finished second, matching his career-best finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. He also finished second in 2012.
Team Penske finished 1-2 in the all-star event. This was the first time one team finished 1-2 in the annual non-points event.
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third, his best finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race since 2002.
NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 to be announced on Wed: The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and winner of the 2017 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, May 25th at 5:00pm/et following a vote by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel. The five NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees will be selected from the list of 20 nominees, and the third Landmark Award recipient will be chosen from the list of five nominees. The announcement will air live on NBCSN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, NASCAR.com and MRN.com.(NHOF), more info on the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the list of the nominees on Jayski.com's NASCAR Hall of Fame page (5-23-2016)
NEXT RACE: This Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway; TV on FOX at 3 p.m. PT
Kalitta, Hagan & Line Win in Topeka: Doug Kalitta raced to his third consecutive Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday and had to navigate Heartland Park Topeka's dragstrip in an ill-handling racecar to turn on the win light in the final round at the NHRA Kansas Nationals. Kalitta's Mac Tools dragster lost traction at the hit of the throttle and got sideways two times as he worked the steering wheel to cross the finish line in front of fellow finalist and rival Antron Brown. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) joined Kalitta in the winner's circle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
VIDEO: Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson had a bizarre crash in the semi-finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsRgrk9QpsY
NEXT RACE: New England Dragway in Epping, N.H., June 3-5
James Hinchcliffe wins pole for 100th Indianapolis 500
James Hinchcliffe, who nearly lost his life at the same track a year ago in a crash during Indianapolis 500 practice, put together a scintillating four-lap run of 230.760 mph as the final driver of the day in the Fast Nine Shootout. It allowed the Canadian fan favorite to claim the Verizon P1 Award and $100,000 prize for earning the pole position and the right to lead the 33-car field to the green flag to start the epic race May 29.
Driving the No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, Hinchcliffe collected the first pole of his Verizon IndyCar Series career in what will be his 79th race, edging Josef Newgarden for the honor by a mere 0.0407 of a second over the 10-mile run.
It is the first Indianapolis 500 pole position for manufacturer Honda in five years, also with Schmidt Peterson and then-driver Alex Tagliani, and first since Chevrolet re-entered the series as an engine manufacturer in 2012. It also ended Team Penske's string of seven consecutive pole positions in all Verizon IndyCar Series races and is Honda's first in series competition since the second race of the Houston doubleheader in June 2014, 31 races ago and again with Schmidt Peterson.
Newgarden, in the No. 21 Preferred Freezer Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing, was second with a run of 230.700 mph, with 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay third at 230.648 in the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport.
CLICK HERE: 100th Indianapolis 500 starting lineups
NEXT RACE: The legendary 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is set for Sunday, May 29, with coverage beginning at 8 a.m. PT on ABC
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