Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
Sun, 27/07/14 – 15:02 | No Comment
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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 [...]

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The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor RacinToday.com

Jack Roush has used his own hands to build his NASCAR teams into winners. What happens when Roush decides he's had enough? (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

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Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.

When asked about the long-term future of RFR, the former employee, who left the team on good terms, said that the fear is that there may be no long-term future for the team that Jack built into one of NASCAR’s elite.

That conversation immediately came to mind when word came out of Indianapolis on Sunday that Carl Edwards had opted not to return to RFR after his contract expires at the end of the 2014 season.

The waters have gotten choppy for Jack Roush and his NASCAR teams and drivers the last couple of years. Though still a top-tier team, RFR has dropped to the bottom of the top tier.

Since Matt Kenseth departed after the 2012 season, there have only been five race victories by the three Roush drivers. Four of those wins have come by way of the No. 99 Ford of Edwards. Greg Biffle, the other true veteran Read the full story »

Mon, 07/28/14 – 9:36 | One Comment
Courtney Is The Stronger Force At Sonoma
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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.
Force, who won the [...]

Mon, 07/28/14 – 6:18 | No Comment
Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
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 ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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