Castroneves Sits On Barber Pole
Sat, 25/04/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves became a back-to-back IndyCar Series pole winner Saturday when he recorded the fastest lap during qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park.
Castroneves, who won the pole a week ago in the streets of Long Beach, Calif., won the pole for Sunday’s race when he recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.1925 seconds […]

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The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
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NASCAR has always tried to keep things simple under the hood. But the times are changing. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

NASCAR has always tried to keep things simple under the hood. But the times are changing. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In a technology driven society, NASCAR is faced with a delicate balancing act of determining the proper amount of technology to incorporate into its race cars without overshadowing a driver’s talent.

buganalysisA digital dash under development for use in NASCAR would provide a driver with a myriad of information during a race, some of which must now be conveyed to the competitor by a crew chief or during a test.

“It will provide things to us that we’ve not had before,” six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said. “We’d love to have lap times in the car. You could have a page just for pit road and then take your tach and really spread the hash marks out on the tach mark … and fine-tune and nail it to exact pit road speed. The track bar display could be on there right now on a separate little device somewhere else.”

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Thu, 04/23/15 – 7:18 | No Comment
Logano On Pole At RIR
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Team Penske’s Joey Logano on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano took the pole with a lap at 127.071 mph. His time in his fast laps around the .75-mile race track was 21.248 seconds, .046 seconds faster than the effort of second-place qualifier Denny Hamlin (126.796 […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 7:07 | No Comment
Hamlin Dominates In Richmond
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Virginia native Denny Hamlin led 248 of 250 circuits in winning Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Finishing a distant second to Hamlin was Joey Logano, who led all laps in winning last week’s Xfinity race in Bristol.
“He was so fast—we had nothing for him,” said Logano, who could keep Hamlin […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 6:57 | No Comment
Track Records Fall In Rainy Houston
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“Fast” Jack Beckman posted Royal Purple Raceway’s first three-second Funny Car run to close a record-setting qualifying session and take the provisional class lead Friday during the 28th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Shane Gray (Pro Stock) also emerged as first-day qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 04/25/15 – 6:51 | No Comment
Crampton Riding A Rocket In Houston
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While driving a 320-plus mph Top Fuel car never will be classified as easy, Richie Crampton insists his comfort level is growing exponentially with each pass this season in the Lucas Oil dragster.
The NHRA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, Crampton hasn’t lost a first-round matchup through five races in 2015 – a streak capped by […]

Fri, 04/24/15 – 10:33 | No Comment
The Pace Of Technology Is Quickening In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In a technology driven society, NASCAR is faced with a delicate balancing act of determining the proper amount of technology to incorporate into its race cars without overshadowing a driver’s talent.
A digital dash under development for use in NASCAR would provide a driver with a myriad of information during a […]

Thu, 04/23/15 – 7:18 | No Comment
Kennedy Could Be Racing His Way To The Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s mid-afternoon at a food bank located on the economically challenged east side of Kansas City and bags and boxes are efficiently and quickly being stuffed with things like canned spaghetti and sliced peaches.
It’s an unlikely spot to find the 20-something man who some day just […]

Tue, 04/21/15 – 17:26 | No Comment
Kenseth Gets First Victory Of Season In Bristol
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Matt Kenseth ended a long dry spell on a set day as survived a series of rain delays, wrecks and extra laps to earn his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013 on Saturday night when he won at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The victory for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver came when he finished .287 seconds ahead […]

Mon, 04/20/15 – 6:28 | No Comment
Dixon Comes Alive, Wins In Long Beach
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Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 18:28 | No Comment
Taylor Brothers Win From Pole In Long Beach
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jordan and Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing drove the No. 10 Corvette Prototype to victory in the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach street circuit on Saturday.
Jordan Taylor held off  Joey Hand in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley to win by […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:51 | No Comment
Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Pole In Long Beach
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It took only eight minutes during the first of three rounds of knockout qualifying Saturday for the track record to start falling at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The rewriting began when Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Tony Kanaan logged a lap in 1 minute, 06.7442-seconds around on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. During the […]

Sun, 04/19/15 – 7:30 | No Comment