(NASCAR)—Columbia driver Carl Edwards will make his second straight start from the number two position this morning (Monday), weather permitting, when he and 39 other drivers hope to race for 400 miles at Pocono Speedway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
Edwards held the pole until Martin Truex nudged him aside by .104 second.
Edwards also started on the outside pole last weekend at Indianapolis. Pocono will mark the seventh time in 21 races this year in which he has started from the front row. He has been on the pole three times.
Joplin’s Jamie McMurray will start nineteenth. The top 23 starters qualified within one second of Truex’s time.
Rains and threats of continued rain forced NASCAR to move the race to this morning.
(INDYCAR)—Points leader Simon Pagenaud turned back a strong challenge from teammate Will Power to win yesterday’s race on the Mid-Ohio road course. Pagenaud and Power started 1-2. Pagenaud regained the lead with six laps to go when Conor Daley had to pit for fuel. Daley wound up sixth.
Power, who missed the first race of the season, had been closing the points gap with Pagenaud throughout the summer but he now trails by 62 points with only four races left in the season.
(FORMULA 1)—Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has won for the sixth time in the last seven races and has widened his points lead over teammate Nico Rosberg, who had led the standings until last week. Hamilton won the German Grand Prix by almost seven seconds over Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and his teammate Max Verstappen.
Hamilton started second, next to pole-sitter Rosberg, but sprinted to a first-turn lead while Rosberg was slow off the line and fell to fourth, where he finished the race after being assessed a five-second penalty