Courtney Is The Stronger Force At Sonoma
Mon, 28/07/14 – 6:18 | No Comment
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Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
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Jeff Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
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Jeff Gordon, the original Brickyard champion, became the 2014 Brickyard champion on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.

Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut of stock cars at the legendary 2.5-mile oval.

“Whew, I’m exhausted,” Gordon said in Victory Circle.

And happy. As were the fans in the state of Indiana where Gordon at one time lived.

“I cannot believe this just happened,” Gordon said. “I was trying so hard with 10 to go to not focus on the crowd. I could every once in a while glance up there and see the reaction. I was trying not to let it get to me, not think about it too much.”

The victory was the second of the season for Gordon and enabled him to pad his series points lead as he goes for his fifth Cup championship.

It marked the 90th Cup victory of the Hendrick Motorsports driver’s career.

It was set up by a near perfect final restart of the day by a driver who admits to being lousy at restarts. With 17 laps to go, Kasey Kahne had the lead and opted to restart after a caution from the bottom line.

“I’ll be honest, I was hoping Kasey would pick the inside,” Gordon said. “I really was. He did. He was loose. I knew if I could just get to the outside of him, he was going to have a hard time using the throttle Read the full story »

Sun, 07/27/14 – 15:02 | No Comment
Jeff Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years [...]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 15:02 | No Comment
Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ‘15
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Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing will part ways following the 2014 season it was announced on Sunday.
“Carl has been a cornerstone of our success here in the last 10 years.,” RFR owner Jack Roush said. “He’s one of the drivers who have come to our program initially. We’ve had 48 drivers in 27-and-a-half-years [...]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 12:43 | No Comment
Hines Earns Bike Bonus; Eliminations Set At Sonoma
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Andrew Hines drove to victory in the inaugural MiraMonte Records Pro Bike Battle, a race within a race at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
Hines, the current points leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle, beat Scotty Pollacheck in the finals of the specialty bonus event final with a 6.835-second run at 196.02 on [...]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 7:02 | No Comment
Ty Dillon Earns NNS Win At Indy
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Ty Dillon passed Kyle Busch for the lead on a restart with 24 laps to go, led the rest of the way and won Sunday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the 22-year-old Richard Childress Racing driver’s NNS career. The 24 laps he led were [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 17:40 | No Comment
Harvick On Brickyard Pole
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Kevin Harvick won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole with a lap at 47.753 seconds and 188.470 mph. He set a new track record in the first round of the three-round qualifying session with a lap of 47.647 [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 14:33 | No Comment
Action Express Corvette Captures Brickyard GP
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The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP team took the lead with 48 minutes remaining, conserved fuel and went on to win Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix sports car race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield road course.
Driving the winning car in the timed event were Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa.
Barbosa was at the wheel on [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 7:27 | No Comment
Force Sisters Top Sonoma Round 1 Qualifying
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Sisters Courtney and Brittany Force amped-up their intramural rivalry Friday by racing to provisional pole positions in Funny Car and Top Fuel, respectively, during the opening day of qualifications for the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Jason Line (Pro Stock) and John Hall (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sat, 07/26/14 – 6:54 | No Comment
Dalziel Puts HPD On Pole At Indy
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Ryan Dalziel on Thursday drove the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 1 Patron HPD ARX-03b Prototype to the pole for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Brickyard Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dalziel, who won the pole with a best lap of 1:17.603, will share Brickyard Grand Prix driving duties on Friday with 2001 Indianapolis 500 [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 19:44 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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For a long time established professionals were not welcome in U.S. motor racing. Lawyers were despised due to racing’s vulnerability to the issues of liability and doctors were often feared – if a driver met one in the line of work it probably wasn’t a good thing. Engineers such [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 7:15 | 2 Comments
Wallace Holds Off Larson On The Eldora Dirt
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Darrell Wallace Jr. won Wednesday night’s second annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic at the Eldora Speedway dirt short track.
For Wallace, it was his second win in the series of the season and third of his career. For fans, it featured a wild, banzai chase over the final 25 laps that saw Kyle [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 6:18 | No Comment