William Byron held off Paul Menard in the closing laps to win the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday for his third NASCAR XFINITY Series victory of 2017. The race was broadcast here on WEBO. The 19-year-old rookie became the youngest driver to win an XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis. Byron started third on Saturday and hung around the front of the field for much of the afternoon, winning Stage 1. After playing the pit strategy game with three laps to go in Stage 2, Byron fell back through the field missing out on any additional stage points, but was in prime position to restart the final stage near the front of the field. Byron restarted second in the final stage and stayed within shouting distance of the lead but it wasn’t until race leaders Kyle Busch and Erik Jones pitted with 19 laps to go which gave Byron the opportunity to score the victory.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies had a difficult weekend, losing to Harrisburg Friday night 1-0 and then again Saturday 7-3. However they recovered on Sunday to defeat Harrisburg 3-1.game…The Rumble Ponies will be in Akron tonight for a 7:05 start.
The New York Mets lost to Oakland 3-2.
The Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-4
In NASCAR, it has been announced that Alex Bowman will drive the 88 car at Hendrick Motorsports next season. Bowman will be replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr, who is retiring at the end of this season. The twenty-four year old Bowman drove the No. 88 Chevrolet in 10 of the final 18 Cup races last season in place of the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. He went on to earn three top-10 finishes with the team including a sixth-place result at Phoenix, where he won the pole position and led a race-high 194 laps. NASCAR will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend and can be heard here on WEBO. Coverage of the Xfinity race is Saturday at 3:30PM. Coverage of the Monster Energy Cup race begins Sunday at 1:30PM.
The demolition derby is coming to the Tioga County Fair. The qualifying heats will run on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd with finals to be held on Saturday, Aug. 5th. Classes for the derby include – 1) Modified Compact for six and four cylinder vehicles; six cylinder cars must be front-wheel drive; no all-wheel drive or 4×4 cars will be allowed; 2) Stock V8, open to any year passenger car; 3) Stock Compact; 4) Mini Trucks; 5) Mini Vans.
The Rumble Ponies were in Harrisburg last night. Harrisburg won the contest with a final score of 6-4
NASCAR is in New Hampshire for races that will be heard live on WEBO this weekend. The Xfinity Series will race tomorrow, and beware of the pole sitter. The car that has led the field to the green flag has won the last five Xfinity Series races at New Hampshire. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 3:30pm tomorrow. The Cup Series will race the Overton’s 301 on Sunday. Martin Truex, Jr. will look to extend his points lead in the Granite State at the track that the New Jersey native has adopted as his home track. PRN coverage will begin at 2pm Sunday on WEBO.
In NASCAR, both series will race live on WEBO this weekend under the lights of Kentucky Speedway. The Xfinity Series will race tonight. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 7:30pm. The Cup Series will race tomorrow, where Brad Keselowski won last year. PRN coverage will start at 6:30pm tomorrow on WEBO.
In NASCAR, Rickey Stenhouse, Jr. stormed past David Ragan on an overtime restart and went on to win the Coke Zero 400 that was heard live on WEBO Saturday night from the Daytona International Speedway. In the Xfinity Series, 19-year-old William Byron won his second consecutive race after a late pass of Joey Logano. Both series will race in Kentucky next weekend.
In other NASCAR news, Watkins Glen has announced that their race on the first weekend of August will now be named the “I Love New York 355 at the Glen.” The state helped the track pay for their recent repaving project.
In NASCAR, both the Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series will race under the lights of the Daytona International Speedway this weekend live on WEBO. It all begins tonight, with the Xfinity Series hitting the high banks of Daytona for the Firecracker 250. Motor Racing Network coverage will begin at 7pm. Tomorrow, the Cup Series will race the Coke Zero 400. Brad Keselowski won last year’s event, and this could be the final race at Daytona for the retiring Dale Earnhardt, Jr. MRN coverage will start at 6:30pm on WEBO.
In NASCAR, Kevin Harvick finally got his first win of 2017 when he stretched his fuel mileage to win yesterday’s road race at Sonoma. As heard on WEBO, Harvick led the last 22 trips around the track in California’s Napa Valley for his first win since last October. Clint Bowyer finished second with Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five. In the Xfinity Series, 19-year-old William Byron notched his first career victory Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Both series will race at Daytona next weekend.
In NASCAR, after four weeks together, the Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series will split for races this weekend that will be heard live on WEBO. The Xfinity Series will race under the lights of Iowa Speedway Saturday night. Motor Racing Network coverage of the American Ethanol 250 will begin at 8pm. Sunday, the Cup Series will go road racing in the hills of California’s Napa Valley. Tony Stewart won last year’s race by a nose over teammate Denny Hamlin. Performance Racing Network coverage of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 will begin at 2pm Sunday on WEBO.