Larson On Pole At Sonoma
Sat, 23/06/18 – 16:29 | No Comment
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Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit in Northern California on Saturday.
Larson laid down the fast qualifying lap at the 1.99-mile road course in 75.732 seconds (94.597 mph).
The pole was the California native’s second of the season, his second at Sonoma […]

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Newgarden Remains King Of The Road America
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Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden will start Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Road American in Wisconsin from the pole (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

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Josef Newgarden continued to be the driver in control at Road America this weekend as he followed up his quickest practice laps on Friday with a pole victory on Saturday.

The Team Penske driver won the pole for the IndyCar Series event with a lap at 140.020 mph at the 4-mile, 14 turn natural road circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

“It’s nice when you have the car to do it. We had the speed on Friday, so to finish it off today is nice,” Newgarden said. “It’s only goal one. Two races; one for pole, one for the race. We need to close it out. Verizon has been very good to us, and Team Chevy as well. Engine package has been phenomenal to get the most out of it. You see how well we work together with Team Penske and Team Chevy. We just have to be smart and get through the first couple laps. Save the tires, save some fuel and be smart if a caution comes out in the middle of the race. We’ll see what we have for tomorrow.” Read the full story »

Sat, 06/23/18 – 18:31 | No Comment
Larson On Pole At Sonoma
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Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road circuit in Northern California on Saturday.
Larson laid down the fast qualifying lap at the 1.99-mile road course in 75.732 seconds (94.597 mph).
The pole was the California native’s second of the season, his second at Sonoma […]

Sat, 06/23/18 – 16:29 | No Comment
Force Sisters Ruling Norwalk
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Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force secured provisional pole positions in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, during Friday’s weather-plagued opening schedule of time trials for the 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
On-track activity was delayed due to rain and cut short after one pro qualifying session due to inclement weather at Summit Racing […]

Sat, 06/23/18 – 7:31 | No Comment
Newgarden Is Fastest Friday At Road America
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Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

Sat, 06/23/18 – 7:25 | No Comment
Book Tells Story Of ‘Craziest Devil’ Villeneuve
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Memories of favorite native son Gilles Villeneuve annually are rekindled during Formula One’s Canadian Grand Prix, contested on the circuit in Montreal that bears his name.
How appropriate it was then that Sebastian Vettel punctuated his 50th career F1 victory in Canada on June 10 with a […]

Fri, 06/22/18 – 8:46 | No Comment
Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
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Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced not by such traditional reasons […]

Fri, 06/22/18 – 7:14 | No Comment
DSR Dominates Nitro Action In Thunder Valley
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Don Schumacher Racing celebrated Father’s Day by sweeping NHRA’s two nitro classes during the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tony Schumacher, son of the “Donfather,” prevailed in Top Fuel and Ron Capps earned the Wally trophy in Funny Car Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway. It was the first […]

Mon, 06/18/18 – 8:02 | No Comment
Toyota, Alonso Steal The Show At Le Mans
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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

Sun, 06/17/18 – 9:35 | No Comment
Millican On Top Fuel Pole At Thunder Valley
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Clay Millican secured the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the 18th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers at the 11th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Millican laid down his pole-winning run of 3.817-seconds at […]

Sat, 06/16/18 – 18:42 | No Comment
Courtney Force Rolls On
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Courtney Force continued to outrun the Funny Car field Friday in Bristol, Tenn., earning the provisional pole at the 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tennessee native Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also emerged as preliminary No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at Bristol Dragway during the 11th of […]

Sat, 06/16/18 – 16:40 | No Comment
FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

Fri, 06/15/18 – 7:57 | No Comment