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A big congrats to Scott Dixon! This past Sunday in Toronto, he moved into a tie for second place with the great Mario Andretti on the all-time Indy Car wins list. Dixon snapped a 22-winless race streak. We want to point out one of our long time Kentuckiana Motorsports sponsors, PNC Bank, is slapped all over Dixon's car! PNC has sponsored various levels of racing over the years. Not sure how many more wins the 41 year old Dixon will get, but expect more. The all-time INDY Car leader is victories in the legendary A.J. Foyt with 67.
Let's stay with the Andretti name. Marco Andretti yet again finished second in Tony Stewarts SRX Racing series. Andretti had a hard duel with Tony Stewart, who won the event. It was the 5th of six scheduled summer series races. This battle took place at the I-55 Speedway in Missouri. All events are on short tracks, and every time the drivers and stars of different racing series get together, the action is non-stop! And the stands are packed! One more race to go this Saturday night in Ohio at the Sharon Speedway. You can witness the excitement on the CBS Sports Network.
Tony celebrated another victory over the weekend. His wife and dragster Leah Pruett brought the power... to win the Top Fuel title at the Mile High Nationals in Colorado. Her run was impressive, beating strong competitors Shawn Langdon, Justin Ashley, Antron Brown, and Clay Millican. Though Pruett has won in the series before, it was Tony Stewart Racing's first victory-- as a team in NHRA. You can watch a majority of the NHRA events on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
Louisville's Ben Rhodes has one win in the NASCAR Truck Series this year, all but securing a playoff spot. But as of late, momentum has not been his friend. Last time we talked with Ben, he was upbeat. The defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion is second in points heading into Pocono this weekend. The past 3 races at Pocono, Rhodes has finished 17th, 5th, and 9th.
As for the NASCAR Cup Series, it now has 14 different winners. That means if the playoffs started today, only two drivers would make the playoffs on points (Not wins). That is because Christopher Bell passed Chase Elliott late at New Hampshire to take his first win of the 2022 season. There are six races left before the playoffs including Daytona, the last event of the regular season. Anything goes there! In theory, there is a chance a driver with a win this season could be bumped from the playoffs if three more drivers (Without a win) take the checkered flag. That is why stage points, and top 10 Finishes are so important!
There is still plenty of summer left. Whether driving to a local race, vacation, or across town, Lucas Oil Products work! They can help extend life to your car or truck, and provide better performance. We thank Lucas Oil as a huge longtime sponsor. Other backers: PNC Bank (Sponsor of Scott Dixon's Indy Car Series Car), Sportsdrome Speedway (Celebrating more than 75 years of Racing!) locally owned Bright Pest Control and Bright Retail in Louisville, (Offering Do-It-Yourself Professional Pest Products with a retail store), and Knox Ford in Radcliff (KY). KMS supporters also include: VoiceTel Kentucky (Offering telephone service for $30.00 a line, and that includes all taxes and fees), Temco Roofing, Andriots Paint, Flooring, & Blinds, ICA Dumpsters, Kentucky Raceway Ministries, St. Matthews Cycling, Nimlok Kentucky, Dynamic Healthcare, and Lyndon Mower Repair. We also thank our media connections in all series, especially NASCAR and with NASCAR Media for helping us bring the sport to the fans!
Enjoy the racing!