Victory Lane: Indiana 250
Kyle Busch wins the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Post-Race Reactions: Indiana 250
Brian Scott and Joey Logano talking how they ran in the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speeway.
Kyle Busch wins the Lilly Diabetes 250
Kyle Busch wins the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second year in a row.
Berry ready to make most of opportunity at Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa -- In the sport of NASCAR, one race can impact a driver's entire career. One wrong move or one gutsy pass that results in a win can change the path of a racing hopeful. Josh Berry learned that last year. Driving the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Berry's seventh-place finish at Richmond International Raceway in September shifted the spotlight quickly upon the young racer's shoulders, drawing praise from team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and attention from the media. It wasn't Victory Lane -- but for a young short track racer from Tennessee with three sporadic XFINITY starts to his name, it was pretty close. "That race at Richmond last year, I still can't believe how well it went," Berry recalled on Friday at Iowa Speedway to NASCAR.com. "I can't believe how well the race went, I can't believe how much attention I got, I can't believe how everything went. "… I think all the time how if a couple things would have went a little bit better, how that would have changed the path of my career from right that moment. We had a legitimate shot to win that race. I think if we had won that race, I might be in the series full-time." RELATED: Berry makes strong impression at Richmond Currently a successful Late Model racer for JR Motorsports with two 2016 wins, Berry will be making his first XFINITY Series start of the season this weekend driving the No. 88 JRM Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway in Saturday night's US Cellular 250 (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Just like last year at Richmond, the 250 -mile race will serve as an audition stage for the 25-year-old racer, who is still looking for a more expansive part-time ride or full-time deal in the XFINITY Series. "My whole career has been kind of race-to-race, you know?" Berry said. "I've never really had a lot of security. So for me, every race is like your last one. For me it's a huge opportunity to get in a very competitive car and show that I can do the job … I know that people are paying attention to how well I run and I don't want to let them down." He certainly won over bossman Dale Jr., who said after Richmond last year that with his talent, Berry was "one sponsorship away from being able to make a living as a race car driver." Many speculated Berry would drive for JR Motorsports full-time in 2016. Junior himself even campaigned for a sponsor for the talented Berry. But in a world where sponsorship calls the shots, talent doesn't always pave the path to your name above the car door every weekend. "It's tough when you see somebody as huge as Dale Jr. is, to stick his neck out there and say, 'hey, this is my guy, let's find something for him,' " Berry said. "And it didn't materialize. Obviously I didn't really get my hopes up, but I really thought that … somebody would sit there and say, 'that means something,' We worked hard -- everyone at JR Motorsports worked hard, I worked hard to try to find something, but we just couldn't get (it). "… It's just tough to get the opportunities -- you never know in this sport. There's so many people that have gotten opportunities come about real quickly," Berry said with a slight chuckle. "So, I don't know. Every time I think I'm getting closer, sometimes you get pushed back down the stairs a little bit. But we just got to keep working at it, keep running well, especially in that Late Model … and then when I get these opportunities, (try) to make the most of them." While his XFINITY career in 2016 hasn't been as extensive as he hoped, Berry is set to make another start in September for JRM at Kentucky Speedway . The time away from the series also gave Berry ample time to prepare for this weekend. "(I've been able to) watch film and really study the track," Berry said. "Went and did pit stop practice -- had time to do that over the past couple weeks, which that's something that I'm still learning. "…But it takes laps, a couple laps to get going, that's the thing. The car brakes differently, it accelerates differently from what I'm used to. So, really it just takes laps to get back in the feel of how the tires feel and obviously going faster at a different track and everything." The audition stage will be tough and pressure-filled for Berry on Saturday night in the Hawkeye State. But Berry is confident behind the wheel -- and will look to impress under the bright lights, no matter who is watching. "To see how that race (at Richmond) went and to see the publicity we got … it makes it possible knowing we could go do that here -- it's no doubt," Berry said. "There's a couple things that I realized I needed to improve on and there were some things that were kind of out of my control … so for me, I just try to take what I knew I did wrong and try to make myself better for these few races this year." "Hopefully if everything else can go the same and I do a better job, we'll be that much closer to getting a win."
GarageCam keeps its head on a swivel in Indy
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner takes you through the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as drivers gear up for the Lily Diabetes 250 .
Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America set for June 13 at MIS
Money raised through innovative partnership benefits paralyzed veterans BROOKLYN, Mich. (May 29, 2015) -- Michigan International Speedway is proud to announce a partnership with Great Clips and Paralyzed Veterans of America to sponsor the June 13 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the track, the Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America. This innovative partnership continues beyond race weekend. From July 1 through August 8, Great Clips patrons throughout Michigan, Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana will receive a $2 coupon toward a haircut with every $4 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Patrons receive $1 voucher for a haircut with every $2 donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America. While Great Clips has had a presence in NASCAR for years, this marks the first time the organization has sponsored a race at NASCAR's fastest track. As title sponsor, Great Clips will market its brand through television, radio, print and social mediums on a nationwide scale, all while benefiting paralyzed veterans. "It's special to work with two organizations who tirelessly support our nation's precious veterans," speedway President Roger Curtis said. "We're thrilled to help promote Great Clips and the work Paralyzed Veterans of America does by welcoming them by introducing them to the most brand loyal and giving fans in all of sports." Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, Paralyzed veterans of America has ensured veterans receive the benefits earned through their service to our nation, monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation, and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. "We are excited to expand our involvement in motorsports as the beneficiary of the Great Clips 250 ," Paralyzed Veterans National President Al Kovach, Jr. said. "Paralyzed Veterans has a rich history in Motorsports and partnering with Great Clips allows us to continue sharing our mission with so many loyal race fans, donors and veterans. We offer a special thanks to Great Clips Racing and Michigan International Speedway for supporting our ongoing fight for disabled veterans and their families." "Great Clips is proud to contribute our time, talents and resources to a variety of great causes including this partnership with Michigan International Speedway for the Great Clips 250 benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America ," Great Clips Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy and Analysis Dave Randall. "We look forward to an exciting weekend of racing. It's gonna be great!" Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,700 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 35,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips system and advanced technical skills. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And it's more convenient than ever with Great Clips' Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com . Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It's the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike. Tickets are on sale at http://www.MISpeedway.com or by phone at 800-354-1010. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Dillon on '17: 'Plan on being in the Sprint Cup Series'
NEWTON, Iowa -- The team is a question mark, the number is uncertain and the logistics are still behind closed doors. But one thing's for certain: If he has his way, Ty Dillon will be in a Sprint Cup Series ride next season. "I fully plan on being in the Sprint Cup Series next year full time," Dillon said Friday at Iowa Speedway. "We've got a lot of options on the table. A lot of chips still left to fall before we kind of get to that point, but hopefully we'll have something really close to getting done in a month or so." Dillon has made eight Sprint Cup starts this season, driving both the No. 95 Circle Sport -- Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet and filling in for then-injured Tony Stewart in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing ride. He etched a season-best Cup result of 15th at Phoenix in the No. 14 Chevrolet. He also served as a relief driver for Stewart at Talladega. RELATED: Dillon subs for Stewart With No. 31 driver Ryan Newman's RCR contract up after this season, it looks to be seen whether or not Dillon will take his place as the driver of the team’s third car or if organization will add a fourth car. The possibility of driving for a different team also looms. "Talks have progressed a lot further than they have in past years," Dillon said. "I had talks with other teams in the past couple years and had opportunities, but it's always been my dream to drive for RCR and be teammates with my brother. "But now it seems like the time's more and more important. We've got some things going with RCR but we're still slowly working on other options. So, I have plenty of options and we're going to make sure it's the right decision because I want to be able to compete and win races and I want to be part of a team I know I can do that with." MORE: 'Hero' moment for Dillon as Richard Childress makes NASCAR Hall
Pastrana spins, gets heavy damage
Travis Pastrana gets heavy damage after spinning in his opening lap of qualifying for the Indiana 250 .
Clements spins on pit road
Jeremy Clements spins around on pit road during the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Bowman smacks the wall in qualifying
Alex Bowman gets too low in the corner and end up in the wall in qualifying for the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.