Schumacher Cars Dominate Four-Wide Finals
Mon, 30/03/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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NASCAR Modifies Superspeedway Qualifying
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

When the Sprint Cup cars take to the track next at Talladega, the qualifying session will have a different look. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In the wake of criticism leveled by several top Sprint Cup Series drivers at Daytona International Speedway last month, NASCAR unveiled modifications to the qualifying format for superspeedway events across all three national series on Monday.

The updated format will take effect at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and Sprint Cup Series events next month on the high-banked, 2.66-mile layout in Alabama.

The changes are the result of driver complaints over the “knockout qualifying” format used for the season-opening Daytona 500 at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in February, where the post-time trial debate raged about “what’s best for the sport” as an entertainment vehicle.

Qualifying for May’s Talladega Superspeedway races, as well as the July events at Daytona International Speedway, will consist of the following:

– Two rounds of qualifying, with the top-12 posted lap speeds advancing to the second round.

– Race vehicles taking one, timed lap in each round of qualifying.

– Each race vehicle will be released in a predetermined timed interval as determined by NASCAR, with the Read the full story »

Mon, 03/30/15 – 14:00 | No Comment
Vettel Puts Ferrari On Top
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel reintroduced Scuderia Ferrari to the top of the Formula One podium Sunday with a tactical and emotional victory in the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. And then the four-time World Driving Champion showed off his Italian.
“As I said to the whole team, ‘Grazie!’ ” a physically drained Vettel said [...]

Mon, 03/30/15 – 7:42 | No Comment
Schumacher Cars Dominate Four-Wide Finals
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

Mon, 03/30/15 – 7:30 | No Comment
Montoya Leads Penske Parade In Season-Opening IndyCar Event
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Juan Pablo Montoya stripped the lead from Team Penske teammate Will Power during a green flag pitting sequence with just under 30 laps to go and then led the rest of the way to win the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Today was a good day [...]

Sun, 03/29/15 – 17:03 | No Comment
Hamlin Holds Off Keselowski To Win Martinsville
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 30 laps to go, held off Brad Keselowski over the final 20 laps and went on to win Sunday’s 500-lap Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was the first of the year for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. It [...]

Sun, 03/29/15 – 16:14 | No Comment
Kyle Larson Pulled From Martinsville Race
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Kyle Larson, who fainted during an autograph session on Saturday, will not race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on Sunday.
Taking his seat in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will be Regan Smith.
“After fainting yesterday at an autograph session in Martinsville, Virginia, Kyle Larson was first evaluated at a local [...]

Sun, 03/29/15 – 8:30 | No Comment
Records Fall On Cool Day At The Four-Wides
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Even though track records were broken Saturday in three of the NHRA’s four professional classes, competitors thought their two qualifying runs in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway would have been faster due to the unseasonably cold temperatures.
Funny Car was the only class that didn’t have a [...]

Sun, 03/29/15 – 7:41 | No Comment
Logano Adds Truck Win To Resume
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Logano led 150 laps in winning the first NCWTS race of his career and becoming the 26th driver to take a checkered flag in each of NASCAR’s top three national touring series.
“I just had a great restart,” Logano said of the [...]

Sat, 03/28/15 – 17:48 | No Comment
Power Claims Pole In St. Pete
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

Sat, 03/28/15 – 17:21 | No Comment
Hines Talks About Bikes And Being No. 1
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Andrew Hines’ defense of his 2014 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship momentarily became an afterthought during the season-opener for the two-wheel class two weeks ago.
A four-time world champion, Hines and his Harley-Davidson V-Rod were ambushed by Shawn Gann and his Buell during the quarterfinals of the 46th annual AMALIE [...]

Sat, 03/28/15 – 7:50 | No Comment
Logano Speeds To Pole At Martinsville
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Team Penske’s Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was the second of the season for Logano and the 10th of his career in the series.
It was Logano’s first pole in Cup at the historic Martinsville short track.
“It feels great to finally get the pole [...]

Fri, 03/27/15 – 19:54 | No Comment