Barrichello To Do Rolex
Tue, 11/12/18 – 10:27 | No Comment
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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

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Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
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John Paul Jr. in the cockpit of his Formula Ford.


By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Few racing car drivers arrive with as much star talent as John Paul Jr. and none from his own era met such a star-crossed career. It’s fitting that a novelist, Sylvia Wilkinson, has composed his biography.

Titled 50/50 – Race Car Driver John Paul Jr. and His Battle with Huntington’s Disease, the book comprises several genres at once. It’s a memoir in the sense that Paul Jr. provides his own perspective on his racing and family life through conversation with the author and in the context of his ongoing battle with his debilitating disease. Given the breadth of ground covered, it’s like an autobiography, except that the book also contains selected comments from many who crossed paths with Paul Jr., including team owners, drivers, crewmen, sponsors and journalists.

Wilkinson turns this approach into a symphony, adding independent observations drawn from her novelist’s eye and deep racing experience. The ultimate goal is to raise money for Huntington’s research.

Within racing, Paul Jr.’s professional story is well known and many are aware of how Huntington’s, a disease he inherited from his mother, sidelined him. What’s new is the intimate view from Paul Jr. of his struggles within his family and in motor racing as well as with Huntington’s.

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Tue, 12/11/18 – 8:49 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
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John Paul Jr. in the cockpit of his Formula Ford.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Few racing car drivers arrive with as much star talent as John Paul Jr. and none from his own era met such a star-crossed career. It’s fitting that a novelist, Sylvia Wilkinson, has composed his biography.

Titled 50/50 – Race Car Driver […]

Tue, 12/11/18 – 8:49 | No Comment
Nemechek On The Move
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John Hunter Nemechek is headed to a new team in 2019. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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John Hunter Nemechek has joined GMS Racing and team-owner Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. for the full 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season in a bid for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

Nemechek, of Mooresville, N.C., ran […]

Sun, 12/9/18 – 19:08 | No Comment
Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that it has hired 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch to drive its No. 1 Camaro in 2019.
Busch, who has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing the past several years, will take the place of Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 car.
“I am tremendously proud to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing […]

Tue, 12/4/18 – 15:13 | No Comment
Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will pay a return visit to the Indianapolis 500 next year it was announced on Tuesday.
The Spanish driver will drive a Chevrolet Powered car and be sponsored by McLaren, the company for which he has driven in Formula 1.
Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 […]

Tue, 12/4/18 – 8:53 | No Comment
NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
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First-time live FOX broadcast network coverage of the annual NHRA SpringNationals from Houston Raceway in Baytown, Texas, highlights the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
The FOX broadcast network schedule also includes live coverage of the summertime “Western Swing” through the Denver, Sonoma (Calif.) and Seattle markets as well as the prestigious Chevrolet […]

Sat, 11/24/18 – 13:14 | Comments Off on NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Any question as to who was now overseeing NASCAR was quickly addressed by NASCAR President Steve Phelps Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway during a lengthy press conference regarding the state of the sport.  
“Our chairman and CEO is Jim France,” Phelps said. “For those of you who have gone to all of the […]

Mon, 11/19/18 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR
The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Joey Logano possessed one dream as a child – to be a NASCAR champion. On Sunday at Homestead-Motor Speedway his dream finally became reality.
With a Ford that was powerful on the short runs, Logano bolted into the lead with 12 laps remaining and stretched his advantage to […]

Mon, 11/19/18 – 8:06 | Comments Off on The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled
Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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In the lead-up to Sunday’s season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, “The big three and me.”
In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked “me” hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in […]

Sun, 11/18/18 – 19:31 | Comments Off on Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – JR Motorsports has a knack for transforming young rookie drivers into NASCAR Xfinity Series champions. Anyone who doubts it need only look at Tyler Reddick, William Byron and Chase Elliott.
All three earned their Xfinity Series titles with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team as rookies. Reddick, who shunned the underdog label during this year’s […]

Sun, 11/18/18 – 16:27 | Comments Off on Reddick Gives Earnhardt Another Xfinity Series Championship
Reddick is 2018 Xfinity Champ
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Tyler Reddick pulled away from pole winner Cole Custer during a long green-flag run to the finish to win Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway by 6.902 seconds.
The victory made him the 2018 series champion.
“I picked a really good time to get my life together and decide to win a race,” Reddick said […]

Sat, 11/17/18 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Reddick is 2018 Xfinity Champ