Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending
Sun, 13/04/14 – 20:06 | No Comment
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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One
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Gene Haas, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, talked about his venture into F1 on Monday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)

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CONCORD, N.C. – California businessman Gene Haas said Monday he believes basing his Formula One operation in Kannapolis at the current Stewart-Haas Racing location will be an enhancement rather than a distraction to his four NASCAR teams.

“There are a lot of similarities between both forms of racing,” Haas said. “Both teams use wind tunnels, a lot of CFD computers, both teams need a seven-post rig, which we have at Stewart-Haas Racing.

“One of the biggest things we can take from Formula One is what we learn in aero. Formula One teams are much more into aero packages, especially when it comes down to things like brake ducting and radiator intakes, how air comes back out the wing. These are things the NASCAR teams are just starting to touch on now that the bodies have been regulated in how the air goes over them. I’m hoping knowledge from one side can transfer over to the other.”

Haas was notified last week he had been granted a license for an F1 team. However, he has yet to decide if he will enter competition in 2015 or 2016. He described one as too close and the other too far. He noted there were currently three engine suppliers and they were required to make their engines available.

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Mon, 04/14/14 – 14:17 | No Comment
Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending
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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 20:06 | No Comment
Antron Brown Nets First Victory At The Four-Wides
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA 2009 Funny Car champion Robert Hight was the only familiar face in the Four-Wide Nationals victory lane Sunday at zMAX Dragway as three veteran drivers celebrated first-time wins in the unique event.
Antron Brown, the 2012 Top Fuel champion and the weekend’s fourth qualifier, earned his first [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 19:55 | One Comment
Harvick Adds Darlington To His Cup Resume
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Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the next-to-last lap of the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish and went on to win Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver became the  first two-time winner in the series this year.
The victory was Harvick’s first at Darlington and the 25th of his career. It was [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 0:40 | No Comment
Pruett/Rojas Rule Long Beach
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Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and their No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley dominated the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase on Saturday at the Long Beach Street Circuit.
Their victory was their second-straight in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
They led 76 of the race’s 77 laps, with Rojas starting the No. 01 of Chip Ganassi Racing [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 0:26 | No Comment
Action, Games Heat Up At Four-Wide Nationals
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CONCORD, N.C. – Drag racers always play mind games with one another and when it comes to the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway the challenges faced in the staging area are doubled.
“I know a lot of people think you just get in the car, stand on the pedal and put the parachutes out, but [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 19:55 | No Comment
Hunter-Reay To Start Long Beach From Pole
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Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified for the pole of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Satuday.
Hunter-Reay earned the pole by edging Andretti Autosport teammate James Hinchcliffe on his final lap of the Firestone Fast Six session with a lap of 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn course. Hinchcliffe, driving the No. 27 United [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 18:21 | No Comment
Pruett, Magnussen Win Tudor Poles In Long Beach
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Scott Pruett captured the pole on Friday for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in Long Beach, driving the No. 01 Telcel/Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP.
The one-hour, 40-minute event, the third race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, is set for Saturday afternoon (6 p.m. ET, live on FOX Sports [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 7:53 | No Comment
Chase Wins Battle Of Elliotts In Darlington
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Chase Elliott muscled his way past Elliott Sadler on the final lap of Friday night’s Nationwide race to score his second straight win in his seventh start in the series.
Elliott, who restarted sixth on Lap 146, charged to the front and claimed victory in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 in his first [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 7:40 | No Comment
Harvick On Darlington Pole
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Kevin Harvick won the pole in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Darlington Raceway.
With a lap at 183.479 mph in the five-minute third round of time trials, Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at the 1.366-mile speedway.
The pole was Harvick’s first of the season, his first at Darlington and [...]

Fri, 04/11/14 – 19:57 | No Comment
Female Drag Racers Close In On Milestone At ZMAX
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CONCORD, N.C. – On any given race weekend, a track record is always a possibility, but this Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway a milestone could be reached in the victory department.
Women competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have totaled 98 victories since Shirley [...]

Fri, 04/11/14 – 19:27 | No Comment