Biffle Baffled By Roush Woes
Sun, 22/03/15 – 15:31 | No Comment
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

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Logano Speeds To Pole At Martinsville
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Joey Logano will start from the pole position on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

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Team Penske’s Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

The pole was the second of the season for Logano and the 10th of his career in the series.

It was Logano’s first pole in Cup at the historic Martinsville short track.

“It feels great to finally get the pole here,” he said. “We’ve been close so many times and throughout my career I feel like we’ve always qualified well here, but was never able to get a pole. I caught a hard time about getting the track record here and not getting the pole, so to have a pole to back that up feels great. You win anything at Martinsville is a big deal.

“This is such a tough race track and it means a lot to say you’ve won something here even if it’s a pole. It’s a good start for us. To get out there, obviously, starting towards the front here is a huge advantage, probably bigger than most race tracks because it allows you the first run to be able to pace yourself a little bit and make sure you have some race car at the end of this thing.”

Logano covered the .526-mile distance in 19.232 seconds (98.461 mph).

Qualifying second fastest was  Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman, who posted the fastest speed during opening practice earlier in the day.

“I hate getting beat,” Newman said. “But Joey (Logano) won the pole here last fall. We’ve got a good Quicken Loans Chevrolet. We actually started in race trim and got one run in qualifying trim and went to P1. So, I felt like we were super competitive and just got beat by just a little bit. So, we’ll obviously focus on race trim like Read the full story »

Fri, 03/27/15 – 19:54 | No Comment
J.D. Gibbs To Begin Brain Treatment
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing since October 1997, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.
Gibbs’ condition was revealed Wednesday in a news release from JGR’s NASCAR headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. Gibbs, 46, is a son of team-founder Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as coach of the NFL’s Washington [...]

Wed, 03/25/15 – 15:46 | No Comment
Langdon To Compete At 4-Wides
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Alan Johnson Racing and Top Fuel point-leader Shawn Langdon will compete in this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, the team announced Monday. The fourth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is set for Friday through Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, won the season-opening [...]

Mon, 03/23/15 – 15:00 | No Comment
Eldora’s Baltes Passes Away
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Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93.
Baltes is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Starr, and her husband, Joe Schmitmeyer; son, Terry, and his wife, Dee; beloved sister, Susie Barga, and six [...]

Mon, 03/23/15 – 10:32 | No Comment
Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski passed Kurt Busch for the lead after a second green/white/checkered restart and drove away to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Keselowski led just the one lap in the race, which was scheduled for 400 laps but ended up going 209.
It [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Biffle Baffled By Roush Woes
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 15:31 | No Comment
Harvick Claims Xfinity Win
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Kevin Harvick won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. It was the California native’s second Xfinity win of the season, his first at Auto Club and the 46th of his career.
With two victories and two seconds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year to go with two wins [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 7:19 | No Comment
Corvettes Dominate The Half Day At Sebring
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Corvette Daytona Prototypes swept the podium in the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Very fitting for a race that came 50 years after Jim Hall and Hal Sharp drove the iconic Chevrolet-powered Chaparral 2 to victory at Sebring in 1965.
Getting the overall victory [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 7:07 | No Comment
IMSA, ACO Extend Alliance
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Shortly before the green flag waved to start the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO) announced a six-year extension of their strategic alliance to advance sports car racing in North America and around the world. The extension runs through the [...]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 9:49 | No Comment
Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole
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Last season, Ligier burst onto the Tudor United SportsCar Champion series scene with a fair-sized bang. A big enough bang, at least, to convince Krohn Racing owner Tracy Krohn to field a Judd-powered Ligier for the 2015 IMSA seasaon.
On Friday, Krohn’s belief in the Ligier JS P2 car was vindicated when Olivier Pla drove the [...]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 8:27 | No Comment
Kurt Busch Returns To Driver’s Seat With A Bang
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch says he is “putting the blinders on” in his return to the Sprint Cup Series following a NASCAR-imposed suspension for alleged domestic abuse.
Busch qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif., five days after making a delayed 2015 debut at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch [...]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 7:38 | No Comment