‘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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Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
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Lewis Hamilton won his second F1 World Championship on Sunday.

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Lewis Hamilton didn’t need to be perfect in Sunday’s Formula One race in Abu Dhabi to be crowned World Champion, but he pretty much was.

Hamilton won the season-ending F1 event as he held off a charging Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s effort, combined with engine problems in the car of his Mercedes AMG teammate/closest pre-race pursuer – Nico Rosberg – allowed Hamilton to cruise to the 2014 championship.

The championship was the second for the British driver. The victory was his 11th of the year.

Rosberg limped to 14th-place finish – a lap down to his teammate.

Rosberg and Hamilton started the race – which paid double championship points – next to each other on the front row. They started with Hamilton having 334 championship points and Rosberg second with 317.

Hamilton quickly took control and began gapping his teammate, who won five races in 2014.

The big shoe fell on Rosberg on Lap 27 when problems with his Mercedes’ electronics began to rob his engine Read the full story »

Sun, 11/23/14 – 9:44 | No Comment
Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 [...]

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