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SEMA Update: Mandalay Bay Adds 1,000 Rooms for SEMA Showgoers

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SEMA Show management recently announced that the Mandalay Bay has added 1,000 rooms for Showgoers heading to Las Vegas for the 2017 SEMA Show, Tuesday, October 31–Friday, November 3. Exhibitors and attendees who have not yet reserved a room are encouraged to book accommodations now to guarantee a room for Show week.Showgoers who make reservations through the Travel & Lodging page on www.SEMAShow.com have access to the latest hotel deals available. All reservations come with built-in benefits, including guaranteed low rates, no hidden fees and exclusive room blocks.The official SEMA Show hotel partner is OnPeak. For assistance with your booking, call 866-611-8831 (for international callers, dial +1-312-527-7300) between 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (CDT), Monday–Friday. Showgoers should be diligent if approached by any company or service other than OnPeak claiming to be the official SEMA Show housing provider. Reservations made through an agency other than OnPeak will be at your own risk

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Results: Hamlin Gets First Win of Season

Denny HamlinDenny Hamlin scored his first win of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Hamlin drove a backup car to the win after crashing his primary mount in Friday’s practice. He led 54 laps to claim his 30th career win and first since taking the checkered flag in last year’s regular season finale at Richmond Raceway.
He had to outrun a hard-charging Kyle Larson in the closing laps to give Joe Gibbs Racing its first win of the season.
“I was doing everything I could to pace,” Hamlin said after climbing out of the winning car. “I knew (Larson) had a very fast car. It just seemed like we were able to get off the corner pretty good. Really I just drove a pace there that I felt comfortable with, just in case we had to restart. I didn’t want to burn the tires up.”
Larson, who started from the back when what would have been a pole-winning qualifying run was disallowed for an illegal rear deck led, charged back to finish second for the seventh time this season. READ FULL STORY

XFINITY Series Results: Back-to-Back Wins for Busch

Kyle BuschKyle Busch won for the second consecutive week in the NASCAR XFINITY Series when he picked up the victory in Saturday’s Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Busch inherited the lead during a series of green flag pit stops late in the race when Brad Keselowski was penalized for taking equipment out of his pit box. The pass through penalty with 30 laps to go in the race handed the race to Busch, who was never challenged for the lead as he headed to the checkered flag.
“You can’t always count on the fastest car to win the race, I guess,” Busch said after leading 77 laps on Saturday. “We can count on teamwork. We had that today and my guys did a great job in the pits and they gave me a great piece in order to go out here and contend with them.
“We put the pressure on, kept them close enough that I knew when we pit they were going to have to pit right after us, probably in a hurry because we were going to have a lap of tires on them. Overall, just a great day.” READ FULL STORY

Camping World Truck Series Results: Bell Wins at Kentucky

Christopher BellChristopher Bell scored his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the year in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
Bell held off Brandon Jones in the closing laps to take his fifth career series win. All three of the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver’s victories in 2017 have come on 1.5-mile tracks.
“This is pretty special,” Bell said. “Practice didn’t go smooth. We had such a good Toyota Tundra. Just really glad to be here.”
Bell led 54 laps on his way to Victory Lane.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Results: Stenhouse Jr. Wins at Daytona

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. picked up his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in an overtime finish Saturday night in the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
It’s the eighth victory of the season for Ford – most among the three manufacturers – but more importantly after 17 races this season, it matches Ford’s win total from 2016.
“Wow, these guys. I kept my Talladega car and told them to build a new one,” Stenhouse said. “We won the Firecracker 400! This is awesome. I’ve been coming here since 2008. I love it! What a great weekend.”
The win tonight cements Stenhouse’s place in the playoffs this fall and backs up his win at Talladega earlier this season.
“This validates what we did at Talladega. We have been working hard at Roush Fenway and this pushes us further along,” Stenhouse said. “This Ford Performance team has been amazing. Ford has been dominant.” READ FULL STORY

Camping World Truck Series Results: Back-to-Back Wins for Nemechek

John Hunter Nemechek

NEWTON, Iowa — With six laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek made his bold, last-gasp move. Again.
Nemechek, who charged to a Father’s Day win for his dad, Joe, last week at Gateway Motorsports Park, reprised his stirring comeback role in Friday’s pulse-pounding NASCAR Camping World Series M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store at Iowa Speedway.
“Every one of these guys who works on this team, this is awesome,” said John Hunter Nemechek, who passed Johnny Sauter on the high-side with six circuits left.
The dramatic ending to a race that ran remarkably clean for most of the first two stages was set up by an incident involving ThorSport teammates Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton with 15 laps to go. READ FULL STORY

NHRA Results: Millican finally gets his first NHRA victory; Capps, Laughlin also score in Bristol

Clay Millican (on the left) piloted his Parts Plus / Great Clips dragster to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Ron Capps (Funny Car center in photo) and Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) were also winners in their respective categories at the 11th event of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Clay Millican

Millican, a Tennessee native, raced a 3.825-second pass at 316.38 mph to defeat Leah Pritchett, who raced a 3.881 at 307.09 in her Papa John’s dragster. He became the 103rd different driver to win in Top Fuel. This was Millican’s 254th NHRA Top Fuel start and the ninth final round of his career. “I love what I do,” Millican said. “There were times I ever wondered if this was going to happen. I don’t deserve this credit. I’m really happy for David Grubnic and all of the boys who work on this car and I mean that one-hundred percent.” READ FULL STORY

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Results: Larson Wins Again at Michigan

Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson scored his second consecutive win at Michigan International Speedway when he took the checkered flag in Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400.
Larson held off the field in a restart with five laps to go and went on to score his second win of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. He won last year’s August race at Michigan and his victory on Sunday made it back-to-back victories at the two-mile track.
“What a great Father’s Day present for myself and all the other fathers out there,” Larson said in Victory Lane. “My dad is here today, too. So, I’m looking forward to celebrating with him. We’ve been so close to so many other wins. This is our second Cup win of the year, but we’ve had six second place finishes. All-in-all, it’s a good season so far and we’ll continue to keep building on what we’ve got.” READ FULL STORY

XFINITY Series Results: Hamlin Edges Byron for Michigan Win

Denny Hamlin

BROOKLYN, Mich. – For the second week in a row, a last lap pass decided the finish for the NASCAR XFINITY Series as Denny Hamlin passed rookie William Byron coming to the checkered flag in Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
It’s the first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory of the season for Hamlin, the second of his career at Michigan and the 16th victory in 158 career starts.
Hamlin led three times for 34 laps in Saturday’s race including the final lap after getting by Byron in the thrilling finish.
“He did a really great job and really I knew he had a really good car,” Hamlin said. “I wanted to race him clean. I was going to turn him around or anything like that, so stayed low below him and got him a little bit loose through 1 and 2 that allowed me to get position and then into Turn 3 we both got sideways. READ FULL STORY