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Force Kicks It Up At Route 66
Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Force Kicks It Up At Route 66

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Mired in a slump since winning the 2012 season-opener, John Force raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full [...]

Johnson Wins Pole at Kentucky
Friday, Jun 29, 2012 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Pole at Kentucky

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Jimmie Johnson on Friday won the pole for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway.
Johnson lapped the 1.5-mile speedway in 29.700 seconds (181.818 mph).
Johnson claimed his first pole award since Sept. 26, 2010 at Dover and the 26th of his career.
Kyle Busch (181.421 mph) qualified second, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny [...]

Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth
Friday, Jun 29, 2012 – 13:56 | Comments Off
Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth

Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, met with the media today at Kentucky Speedway, site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race.
Not surprisingly, Roush was asked about the announcement this week that driver Matt Kenseth would not return to Roush Fenway next season.
What follows is a transcript of the press conference.
Jack Roush: “On the matter [...]

Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 – 11:10 | 2 Comments
Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway

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Roush Fenway Racing announced today that 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will compete for the team full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition beginning in 2013, while Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway will part ways at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the [...]

Bowyer Hangs On To Win Cup Race At Sonoma
Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 – 17:06 | One Comment
Bowyer Hangs On To Win Cup Race At Sonoma

Clint Bowyer got his first victory of the season and his first victory since moving to Michael Waltrip Racing in the offseason Sunday when he won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
It was his sixth career victory and first since he won with Richard Childress Racing last fall at Talladega [...]

Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race
Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race

Andretti Autosport had a big – and late – night at Iowa Speedway Saturday as driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and teammate Marco Andretti finished first and second respectively there in the Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Series Race.
Hunter-Reay’s second consecutive short track victory was reason enough to celebrate. Closing to three points of IZOD IndyCar Series [...]

Piquet Jr. Wins Nationwide Series Race At Road America
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 – 17:19 | Comments Off
Piquet Jr. Wins Nationwide Series Race At Road America

Former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. put his road racing skills to good use Saturday as he won the Sargento 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.
The victory came in the Brazilian native’s third career start and first start of the season in the series. Piquet, the son of a three-time F1 World [...]

Pruett, Rojas Back To Winning Ways
Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Back To Winning Ways

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The defending series championship team of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas got its first victory of the season Saturday when it won the the Rolex 250 Driven by VISITFLORIDA.com GRAND-AM race at Road America in Elkhardt Lake, Wis.
In getting the victory, Pruett and Rojas ended their nine-race losing streak and a five-race victory streak by [...]

Franchitti Fastest At Iowa
Friday, Jun 22, 2012 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Franchitti Fastest At Iowa

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Dario Franchitti, who qualified for the Fast Eight heat race during the final seconds of practice, passed Marco Andretti on Lap 8 of 30 to claim pole position for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250.
Franchitti’s pole on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway oval in Newton followed his P1 effort at The Milwaukee Mile [...]

Ambrose On Sonoma Pole
Friday, Jun 22, 2012 – 20:47 | Comments Off
Ambrose On Sonoma Pole

Marcos Ambrose on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Sonoma, Calif. road course.
The Richard Petty Motorsports driver earned the pole with a lap at 95.262 mph.
The pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 was Ambrose second of the season.
Jeff Gordon (95.067 mph) was second fastest in the session Friday.
Gordon’s Hendrick [...]