IndyCar drivers sound off on Kenseth vs. Logano, Gordon’s win in dramatic NASCAR race


The beauty, perhaps, of the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule ending when it does is that it frees up the field of drivers to watch – and comment – on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action.

So naturally, when Matt Kenseth appeared to intentionally retaliate versus Joey Logano – and if we’re honest, the use of “appeared” is to just be journalistically sound and polite – some IndyCar folks weighed in with some opinions.

Here’s some of the thoughts.

Naturally, Team Penske drivers felt fairly aggrieved that their NASCAR teammate, Logano, got wrecked out.

Will Power expressed his thoughts without the infamous “double bird:”

Juan Pablo Montoya’s wife Connie offered this nugget:

NBCSN IndyCar analyst and IMSA GT Daytona class champion Townsend Bell noted how frustrating it gets when your right front tire goes down… allegedly… as Kenseth said during his post-race interview.

Marco Andretti opened it up to the fans in asking their opinions of the contretemps.

Meanwhile, James Hinchcliffe and Josef Newgarden made some astute observations about race winner Jeff Gordon adding another grandfather clock to his collection.

Keating stripped of Le Mans GTE-Am win; No. 68 Ganassi entry also disqualified


FIA stewards announced Monday that two Ford GT entries have been disqualified from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, including the GTE-Am class-winning No. 85 entry from privateer Keating Motorsports.

Also DQ’d was the factory No. 68 Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais, which initially finished fourth in the GTE-Pro class.

Both entries were found in violation of fuel capacity regulations, with the No. 85 entry also failing to meet the minimum refueling time during pit stops.

The refueling system on the No. 85 entry, driven by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga, measured a time of 44.4 seconds during a stop, just shy of the minimum required time of 45 seconds.

As a result, the team was initially issued a 55.2-second post-race penalty by officials, which elevated the No. 56 Team Project 1 Porsche 911 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Patrick Lindsey, and Egidio Perfetti to the class win.

The time penalty was calculated by the difference in the refueling time (0.6 seconds) multiplied by the amount of pit stops made by the team (23), then multiplied by four.

The No. 85 entry was set to finish second in class, but then received an outright DQ after its fuel capacity was also revealed to be 0.1 liters above the maximum permitted capacity of 96 liters.

As for Ganassi’s No. 68 entry, it was found to have a fuel capacity of 97.83 liters, which is above the maximum allowed capacity of 97 liters for the GTE-Pro Fords.

The No. 67 Ford of Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell, and Jonathan Bomarito subsequently moves up to fourth, and the No. 69 Ford of Scott Dixon, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook moves up to fifth.

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