Belmont Stakes 2017 schedule: No Triple Crown, but still great racing

For the second year in a row thoroughbred horse racing’s attention turns to the Belmont Stakes with a rather deflated excitement. Two years ago American Pharoah won the first Triple Crown in 37 years there. Last year, like this, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes were split. Races will be staged Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10, in […]

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Denny Hamlin leads Joe Gibbs Racing romp in final Clash practice

As the second of two practices began Friday night in preparation for Saturday night’s The Clash, Joe Gibbs Racing’s quartet of drivers, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Daniel Suarez, rolled onto Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile surface nose-to-tail to run laps together as drafting partners. It may have just been a practice for an […]