‘Fast N’ Loud’ Guys Getting Very Fast And Very Loud
Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Double-points format could decide 2014 F1 championship.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As per Bernie Ecclestone’s script, Mercedes AMG teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will launch their bids for the 2014 Formula One World Driving Championship from the front row in Sunday’s season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

So, why was Valtteri Bottas fielding so many post-qualifying questions Saturday evening at Yas Marina Circuit? Bottas, of Williams/Mercedes, qualified third on the 20-car grid and depending upon how aggressive – or cautious – Hamilton attacks his teammate flying into Turn 1, Bottas could become a difference-maker in an event paying double points down the bloody line.

“I offered Valtteri … I’m paying (for) a wellness night (for him Saturday) – a spa session, all-inclusive, hoping that he can be in extra special form and do the impossible tomorrow,” Rosberg joked after touring the 3.451-mile/21-turn layout in 1-minute, 40.480-seconds. Hamilton’s hot lap of 1:40.866-seconds was 0.0386-seconds slower than his teammate, who is faced with overcoming a 17-point deficit. Rosberg, who bagged his third consecutive pole, now will have 55 laps to do so.

On cue, the controversial double-points format will pay 50 for a victory and 36 for second, rather than the Read the full story »

Sun, 11/23/14 – 0:12 | No Comment
NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

Thu, 11/20/14 – 10:07 | No Comment
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Guys Getting Very Fast And Very Loud
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

Tue, 11/18/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments
Enders-Stevens Completes The Dream In Pomona
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ten years after launching her professional drag racing career against a stacked quarter-mile lineup featuring Greg Anderson, Warren Johnson and Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders-Stevens joined the club Sunday as the NHRA’s first woman Pro Stock world champion.
Enders-Stevens recorded her sixth victory of the 2014 season when two-time world [...]

Mon, 11/17/14 – 7:51 | No Comment
Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When Kevin Harvick took the seat of the deceased Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 2001, a lot of people figured that Harvick would most certainly become a Sprint Cup champion. It’s taken 13 years but on Sunday, Harvick proved those people correct.
Harvick won Sunday’s season-ending race and with it, the 2014 Sprint Cup championship.
The victory was [...]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 18:52 | No Comment
Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some pre-race thoughts on Sunday’s  season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
You have to remember that Wonderbread – that gooey, relatively tasteless and nutritionally neutral (at best) thing that kids seem to like but doctors say to avoid – is sliced. You have to remember that when somebody compares [...]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 10:13 | One Comment
Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8
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Tony Schumacher woke up Saturday as a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion. He went to bed Saturday night as an eight-time champ.
Schumacher clinched the 2014 championship when closest challenger
Spencer Massey failed to improve on his sixth-place qualifying position at the close of time trials for the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway.
Schumacher [...]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 23:00 | No Comment
Kenseth Wins Final NNS Race
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Matt Kenseth won the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday.
Chase Elliott, who had clinched the driver’s championship last Saturday in Phoenix driving for JR Motorsports, finished 17th after scraping the outside wall late in the race.
Brad Keselowski finished eighth to give Roger Penske the owners’ championship.
Elliott also received [...]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 22:10 | No Comment
Kalitta On Top In Top Fuel After First Day Of Qualifying In Pomona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Doug Kalitta earned the provisional pole in Top Fuel Friday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
If he can hold his lead through Satuday’s final two rounds of qualifying, Kalitta will win his seventh pole of the season.
“That was a nice run for us tonight,” Kalitta said. [...]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 7:39 | No Comment
Crafton Repeats As Top Trucker
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Darrell  Wallace Jr. won Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, by finishing ninth, Matt Crafton repeated as series champion.
Crafton and his ThorSport Racing No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra captured the title by 21 points over second-place Ryan Blaney – becoming the first driver in Camping World [...]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 7:32 | No Comment
Gordon On Pole At Homestead
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Jeff Gordon edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET on ESPN), as three of the four contenders in the Championship Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup qualified in the top nine during Friday’s time trials.
In [...]

Fri, 11/14/14 – 21:23 | No Comment