Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
Fri, 22/08/14 – 16:06 | No Comment
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing native Californian Rossi would get [...]

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Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

The Southern 500 will be returning to what many think is its rightful place on the schedule. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring races have been moved next year to April 18-19, hopefully, signaling an end to the snow and extremely cold weather that has plagued the track’s March date, it was announced Friday.

That, however, won’t be the only change on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Two others are expected when NASCAR announces the 2015 schedules for its top three series Tuesday on the television shows “Race Hub” on Fox Sports 1 and “NASCAR America” on NBC Sports.

A source close to the situation said the Southern 500 would return to Labor Day weekend, a date it held for more than half a century, and Atlanta would move to March, a place on the schedule the first Atlanta race held when the track conducted two events annually.

With the Darlington event’s return to Labor Day weekend, the sport’s races that comprise its Triple Crown are once again in their original alignment. The Triple Crown races are the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Southern 500.

Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith and BMS General Manager Jerry Caldwell said the fans had repeatedly asked that the Bristol date be moved to a “more traditional spring date” due to the Read the full story »

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:07 | No Comment
Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring races have been moved next year to April 18-19, hopefully, signaling an end to the snow and extremely cold weather that has plagued the track’s March date, it was announced Friday.
That, however, won’t be the only change on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 19:07 | No Comment
Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing native Californian Rossi would get [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 16:06 | No Comment
Kenseth: The Best Way Forward Is To Go Backward
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Matt Kenseth described the NASCAR aerodynamic-engine package test earlier this week at Michigan as really interesting, but said Friday he believed the best configuration was when all of the downforce was removed and the cars were given full power.
“It was like going back 15 years in time [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 14:35 | No Comment
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 7:21 | No Comment
Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Brad Keselowski, Thursday’s victory in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race not only made history, it also gave the Michigan native a special satisfaction on a personal and professional level.
The 30-year-old Keselowski’s victory provided him and his father, Bob, with the distinction of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 16:52 | No Comment
Keselowski Wins His First Ever Camping World Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Darrell Wallace Jr. late in Thursday’s rain-postponed Camping World Truck race at Bristol Motor Speedway to get his first victory ever in the series.
The victory came in his third start in the series in 2014 and his 62 career start. It made him the 25th driver to win in each of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 10:31 | No Comment
Rain Postpones Truck Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rain forced postponement of Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1.
Kyle Busch will start the race on the pole.

Thu, 08/21/14 – 6:15 | No Comment
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
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A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Wed, 08/20/14 – 16:16 | No Comment
Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015
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Months of speculation ended Tuesday when it was announced that Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with the 2015 season.
Edwards, who has been with Roush Fenway Racing since breaking into NASCAR, will drive the No. 19 Toyota for JGR.
Edwards’ arrival at JGR will make the team a four-car operation as [...]

Tue, 08/19/14 – 10:31 | No Comment
Lucas Wins Top Fuel In Darkness-Plagued Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd International Raceway.
The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA [...]

Mon, 08/18/14 – 8:01 | No Comment