Austin Dillon Wins XFINITY Brawl
Sun, 5/07/15 – 7:29 | No Comment
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Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory in the Subway Firecracker 250 came after a green/white/checkered restart.
“This is Daytona, man,” Dillon, the grandson of long-time team owner Richard Childress, said. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me […]

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Cup Qualifying Cancelled; Earnhardt On Pole
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was awarded the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was awarded the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Stormy weather in Central Florida led to the cancellation of Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

sprint-logo-08The cancellation means that the field will be set by times set during Friday’s first practice session. Fastest in that practice, and awarded the pole for the race, was Dale Earnhardt Jr.

In the first of two practices Friday, Earnhardt posted the day’s fastest lap of 202.284 miles per hour (44.492 seconds) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, driving the No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet. Earnhardt won the Coke Zero 400 in 2001 and has 15 victories at Daytona overall.

“We have a very fast car … a winning car,” Earnhardt said.

Starting second will be Austin Dillon.

Rounding out the top five are Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard and Trevor Bayne.

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Sat, 07/4/15 – 17:22 | No Comment
Cup Qualifying Cancelled; Earnhardt On Pole
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Stormy weather in Central Florida led to the cancellation of Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The cancellation means that the field will be set by times set during Friday’s first practice session. Fastest in that practice, and awarded the pole for the race, was Dale Earnhardt Jr.
In the […]

Sat, 07/4/15 – 17:22 | No Comment
Hagan On Early Pole In Norwalk
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Defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan continued his recent hot streak by powering to the qualifying lead Friday under the lights at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event […]

Sat, 07/4/15 – 7:43 | No Comment
Earnhardt Fast In Practice; Calls Car A Winner
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick led the two practice sessions Friday at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Sprint Cup Series race
In the first of two practices, Earnhardt posted the day’s fastest lap of 202.284 miles per hour (44.492 seconds) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval, driving the No. […]

Fri, 07/3/15 – 18:24 | No Comment
INDYCAR Boss: Ooops On Fontana Downforce Call
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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

Wed, 07/1/15 – 18:29 | No Comment
INDYCAR Acts On Rahal’s Fueling Violation
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Graham Rahal has been fined $10,000, with $5000 suspended, by INDYCAR officials for driving away from his pit stall with the fuel hose attached to his car en route to victory in Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Mi-Jack Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing […]

Wed, 07/1/15 – 18:08 | No Comment
Compton Retires; Clifford To Head The NHRA
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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

Wed, 07/1/15 – 14:24 | No Comment
VisitFlorida Has Successful Visit To The Glen
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The No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP driven by Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante were awarded the victory at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International Sunday under yellow after a stalled GT car could not be towed off the track in time to allow the race to finish under green.
After […]

Mon, 06/29/15 – 7:24 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Muscles Way To Victory At Sonoma
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Guess everybody can consider Kyle Busch’s recovery from the serious leg injuries he suffered during Speedweeks in February to be complete – if not in a physical sense then certainly in a competitive sense.
Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of the season because of injuries sustained in […]

Sun, 06/28/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Rahal Becomes Leader Of The Pack In Fontana
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The term “pack racing” returned to the Verizon IndyCar Series lexicon Saturday at Auto Club Speedway, where Graham Rahal temporarily dodged a pit-road infraction en route to winning a record-smashing MAVTV 500.
Rahal’s second career Indy car victory was punctuated by a record 80-lead changes among 14 drivers around the 2-mile, […]

Sun, 06/28/15 – 10:13 | No Comment
Rain Sets Sahlen’s Grid At Watkins Glen
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A heavy rain Saturday afternoon forced the cancellation of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins International. The grid will be set by driver championship points, per Article 40.2.5 of the IMSA Sporting Regulations.
Christian Fittipaldi will start from the pole in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling/Cider Tree […]

Sat, 06/27/15 – 19:26 | No Comment