Kanaan and Ganassi earn off-season bragging rights at Auto Club

Before last night’s IndyCar finale at Auto Club Speedway, car owner Chip Ganassi assembled his troops and reminded them that winning the race means they get to hold bragging rights for seven months.

Both Ganassi teams seem to have taken the advice to heart, as Tony Kanaan went out an led a Ganassi 1-2 result, finishing 3.6750 seconds ahead of teammate and last week’s winner, Scott Dixon.

Brittany Force to run Traxxas Nitro Shootout

NHRA Top Fuel driver Brittany Force will participate in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout in Indianapolis this weekend, after winning a lottery to determine the eighth and final qualifier for the event today.

The Traxxas Nitro Shootout is a specialty event run in conjunction with the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals. It is run during the Saturday portion of qualifying.

Vegas names 4 Atlanta co-favorites

Odds makers at Vegas Insider have listed four co-favorites to win this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta.

Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are all listed at 6/1 to win.

Last week’s Bristol winner Joey Logano opens at 8/1 before Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, and Matt Kenseth are clustered at 10/1.