Bristol Update: Matt Kenseth leads at halfway

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Matt Kenseth led the halfway point of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after opting for track position with a two-tire pit stop under yellow at Lap 236.

Denny Hamlin has led 117 laps today, but sat second behind Kenseth with Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne (60 laps led) and Greg Biffle rounding out the Top 5 at Lap 250.

Kenseth is looking to follow up his first victory with Joe Gibbs Racing last week at Las Vegas with his third career triumph at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Food City 500

Top 10 (Lap 250 of 500)

1. Matt Kenseth

2. Denny Hamlin

3. Jimmie Johnson

4. Kasey Kahne

5. Greg Biffle

6. Kevin Harvick

7. Clint Bowyer

8. Joey Logano

9. Jeff Gordon

10. Brad Keselowski

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

Extreme E drivers Andretti
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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”