Crampton Riding A Rocket In Houston
Fri, 24/04/15 – 10:33 | No Comment
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While driving a 320-plus mph Top Fuel car never will be classified as easy, Richie Crampton insists his comfort level is growing exponentially with each pass this season in the Lucas Oil dragster.
The NHRA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, Crampton hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 – a streak capped by […]

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The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
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NASCAR has always tried to keep things simple under the hood. But the times are changing. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

NASCAR has always tried to keep things simple under the hood. But the times are changing. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In a technology driven society, NASCAR is faced with a delicate balancing act of determining the proper amount of technology to incorporate into its race cars without overshadowing a driver’s talent.

buganalysisA digital dash under development for use in NASCAR would provide a driver with a myriad of information during a race, some of which must now be conveyed to the competitor by a crew chief or during a test.

“It will provide things to us that we’ve not had before,” six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said. “We’d love to have lap times in the car. You could have a page just for pit road and then take your tach and really spread the hash marks out on the tach mark … and fine-tune and nail it to exact pit road speed. The track bar display could be on there right now on a separate little device somewhere else.”

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Thu, 04/23/15 – 7:18 | No Comment
The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In a technology driven society, NASCAR is faced with a delicate balancing act of determining the proper amount of technology to incorporate into its race cars without overshadowing a driver’s talent.
A digital dash under development for use in NASCAR would provide a driver with a myriad of information during a […]

Thu, 04/23/15 – 7:18 | No Comment
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]

Tue, 04/21/15 – 17:26 | No Comment
Kenseth Gets First Victory Of Season In Bristol
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Matt Kenseth ended a long dry spell on a set day as survived a series of rain delays, wrecks and extra laps to earn his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013 on Saturday night when he won at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver came when he finished .287 seconds ahead […]

Mon, 04/20/15 – 6:28 | No Comment
Dixon Comes Alive, Wins In Long Beach
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Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 18:28 | No Comment
Taylor Brothers Win From Pole In Long Beach
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jordan and Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing drove the No. 10 Corvette Prototype to victory in the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach street circuit on Saturday.
Jordan Taylor held off  Joey Hand in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley to win by […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:51 | No Comment
Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Pole In Long Beach
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It took only eight minutes during the first of three rounds of knockout qualifying Saturday for the track record to start falling at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The rewriting began when Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan logged a lap in 1 minute, 06.7442-seconds around on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. During the […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
Rookie Suarez Serves Notice In Bristol Xfinity Race
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Xfinity Series rookie Daniel Suarez knew he faced a steep learning curve when the 2015 season began, so when he finished second in Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway he left many in disbelief, including himself.
“I can’t explain to you in words right […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 18:19 | No Comment
Logano Perfect In Bristol
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Joey Logano led all 300 laps in winning Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It was the first time a driver led every lap in a race since Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in winning the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Sept. 5, 2014.
The victory was […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 17:09 | No Comment
Taylor Racing To Start Long Beach From P1
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Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing edged Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett to win the pole for Saturday’s Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in the streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Taylor ran a fast lap of one minute, 14.790 seconds (94.729 mph) to capture his first TUDOR Championship pole in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP […]

Sat, 04/18/15 – 7:24 | No Comment
Kenseth On Pole At Bristol
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Matt Kenseth, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds), earned the 14th pole of his career on Friday when he was fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kenseth edged Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski (128.442 mph) by .022 seconds.
Carl Edwards (128.322 mph) qualified third while Kevin Harvick (128.211 mph)  was fourth.
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (who was fastest in […]

Fri, 04/17/15 – 18:46 | No Comment