Truex’s Future Will Depend On Dough
Fri, 17/08/18 – 17:28 | No Comment
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. said Friday that sponsorship was the key to his remaining at Furniture Row Racing in 2019.
5-hour ENERGY, a co-primary sponsor on Truex’s Toyota with Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats for 30 Cup races this year, announced last month it was leaving the […]

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Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting
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Kasey Kahne will return to sprint cars after leaving NASCAR full-time.(RacinToday/HHP file photo by Gregg Ellman)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kasey Kahne said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that  he could no longer give 100 percent to a full-time NASCAR schedule and it wasn’t fair for him to continue, but he might run 40 to 50 Sprint Car races in 2019.

“You can do 40 or 50 (Sprint Car) races in about three months in that deal and still have eight or nine months to do other things,” said Kahne, who admitted he would be open to driving an occasional NASCAR race. “I think we can have fun in Sprint Car racing, for sure; and then, also, have some business opportunities down the road.”

Kahne, 38, announced Thursday via Twitter that after the 2018 season he would no longer compete fulltime in NASCAR.

When I was young my dad was all about if you do something, you do it 100 percent,” Kahne said. “I didn’t feel that I could seriously race all of next year and be completely committed 100 percent. I feel like there are guys out there that can be and that should have those opportunities over me at this point in time because I don’t feel like I can be that guy from this point on.” Read the full story »

Fri, 08/17/18 – 14:06 | No Comment
Kasey Kahne Will Walk Back Into Sprinting
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kasey Kahne said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that  he could no longer give 100 percent to a full-time NASCAR schedule and it wasn’t fair for him to continue, but he might run 40 to 50 Sprint Car races in 2019.
“You can do 40 or 50 (Sprint […]

Fri, 08/17/18 – 14:06 | No Comment
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Johnny Sauter picked up his series-best fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Thanks to Sauter’s win, Matt Crafton grabbed the eighth and final spot in the NCWTS Playoff on points. Also advancing to the Playoff were race runner-up Stewart Friesen and Grant Enfinger, who clinched the sixth […]

Fri, 08/17/18 – 7:07 | No Comment
Kahne Follows Sadler Into NASCAR Retirement
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – One day after Elliott Sadler announced that 2018 would be his final season as a full-time NASCAR driver, Kasey Kahne followed suit, saying Thursday he would not return next year.
In a letter released on Twitter, Kahne said he had thought about his decision for many months. He […]

Thu, 08/16/18 – 19:44 | No Comment
Alonso And McLaren To Split
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Fernando Alonso’s desire to “explore new adventures” in motorsports will continue in 2019, albeit not in Formula One.
A two-time F1 World Driving Champion, Alonso confirmed this week he will not compete with McLaren/Renault in the FIA’s F1 World Championship in 2019 _ without addressing his full-time future plans.
“After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, […]

Thu, 08/16/18 – 7:14 | No Comment
‘Poison Lil’ Is Still Looking Seductive At 82
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Auto racing historians Bill Green and Jim Scaptura welcomed a lifetime friend back to downtown Watkins Glen last week, when “Poison Lil” gently rolled off a trailer and into the International Motor Racing Research Center.
Looking resplendent and forever-racy in its red-and-black livery, this is the 1936 […]

Tue, 08/14/18 – 7:59 | No Comment
Harvick Rolls To Seventh Season Win At MIS
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick collected his series-leading seventh victory of the season when he drove away from the field late in the race to win the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, led a race-best 108 of 200 laps at the […]

Sun, 08/12/18 – 20:00 | No Comment
Hamlin Looking To Extend Streak
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Denny Hamlin won his second-straight pole on Friday when he posted the fastest time in qualifying for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
But it was another streak which the Joe Gibbs Racing driver had on his mind afterward – his streak of winning at least one race in every […]

Sat, 08/11/18 – 12:18 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: What Is Future of Brian France at NASCAR?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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If we haven’t already seen the end of the Brian France era in NASCAR, perhaps it should be under consideration.
The timing of France’s arrest Sunday night for driving with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood along with oxycodone in his car could not have been worse. With the […]

Thu, 08/9/18 – 17:46 | One Comment
NASCAR Boss France Arrested In New York; Will Take Leave Of Absence
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian Z. France was arrested in New York on Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated and possession of oxycodone.
France, who took over the leadership of NASCAR following the retirement of his father, Bill France Jr. in 2003, has issued an apology and said he will take […]

Mon, 08/6/18 – 13:56 | One Comment
Brown Wins Northwest Nats To Secure Career Victory No. 50
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown recorded a career milestone Sunday with a victory over Don Schumacher Racing teammate Leah Pritchett in the finals of the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Brown _ who scored his third consecutive victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash. _ became only […]

Mon, 08/6/18 – 7:13 | No Comment