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Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
Friday, 2 Dec, 2016 – 15:39 | No Comment
Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Newly crowned Formula One World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg is won-and-done.
Rosberg shocked the motorsports universe Friday, announcing his retirement from Mercedes AMG and the FIA Formula One World Championship during a press conference in Vienna, Austria, where he and Mercedes were scheduled to collect their 2016 championship trophies at the […]

Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 16:20 | No Comment
Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24

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Jeff Gordon is headed back to Daytona International Speedway for yet another post-NASCAR-retirement drive as it was announced Thursday that the four-time Sprint Cup champion will drive in the 2017 Rolex 24 sports car race.
Gordon will share the drivers seat of the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with members of Wayne Taylor Racing.
His co-drivers in the […]

Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016 – 16:42 | No Comment
Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing is downsizing from the three-car Sprint Cup operation that it had in place the last several years, to a two-car operation in 2017 it was announced Tuesday.
Driving for RFR next year will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Ford and Trevor Bayne in the No. […]

It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender
Sunday, 27 Nov, 2016 – 8:57 | No Comment
It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton will launch his “Hail Mary” bid for a fourth Formula One World Driving Championship from pole position Sunday, after edging Mercedes teammate and point-leader Nico Rosberg for P1 during qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton toured the 3.451-mile/5.554-kilometer/21-turn Yas Marina Circuit in 1 minute, 38.755-seconds to […]

The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway
Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2016 – 10:14 | No Comment
The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle’s 19-year tenure at Roush Fenway Racing ended abruptly Monday, with the veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver citing a relationship that had “kind of run its course.”
Biffle, RFR’s longest-tenured driver, has raced the No. 16 Ford in Cup since 2002. Biffle joined Roush Fenway in 1998, winning championships […]

Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship

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Daniel Suarez made history on Saturday night and he made it with style. The native of Mexico won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and also the series’ 2016 championship, thus becoming the first foreign-born driver to claim a national touring series title.
The 24-year-old driver from Monterrey beat Ty Dillon to the finish line […]

Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2016 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – As retirement gifts at Texas Motor Speedway go, Tony Stewart could have done worse.
Consider that last November, TMS President Eddie Gossage presented retirement-bound/four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, and children Ella and Leo, a pair of Shetland ponies named Scout and Smoky…and a shovel…and […]

Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set

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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Speedway in overtime and in doing so secured a spot in next weekend’s four-driver Championship 4 Chase playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Man this feels good,” the Team Penske driver said in Victory Lane. “I never felt this good about a win before. There’s so […]

Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]