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Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1
Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2017 – 12:23 | No Comment
Ferrari vs. Mercedes Thriller Shaping Up In F1

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg began the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Sunday in his new role as Josef Fan.
And after the checkered flag had fallen upon Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari at the Australian Grand Prix, Rosberg felt compelled to tweet: “Congrats Sebastian/Ferrari. Respect. Could be […]

Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak
Sunday, 26 Mar, 2017 – 18:01 | No Comment
Larson Wins Fontana; Ends Runner-Up Streak

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Kyle Larson survived a slew of late-race restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. and in doing so, ended a three-race stretch where he had finished as runner-up.
The victory for the 24-year-old Chip Ganassi Racing driver was the second of his career and helped him pad his […]

Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Saturday, 25 Mar, 2017 – 17:09 | No Comment
Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American-owned Haas F1 Team will begin its second season in the FIA Formula One World Championship Sunday searching for the elusive “incremental improvements” that separate a mid-pack organization from a potential title contender.
That process was accelerated Saturday, when lead driver Romain Grosjean qualified sixth on the 20-car grid for the […]

Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 18:11 | No Comment
Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought

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Ryan Newman ended a NASCAR Cup Series winless skid that dated back to 2013 on Sunday when he and his Richard Childress Racing team decided to not follow the leaders into the pits during a caution with six laps to go, held the lead for two laps and won at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I lost count […]

Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 9:22 | No Comment
Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In Jerry Savoie’s work-a-day world, straddling his 58-year-old body over the tank of a Pro Stock Motorcycle at speeds approaching 200 mph qualifies as borderline mundane. That’s because Savoie’s other profession _ alligator farmer _ might be viewed as borderline insane.
One of drag racing’s bona fide characters, Savoie will launch […]

Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race
Saturday, 18 Mar, 2017 – 7:42 | No Comment
Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race

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Joey Logano of Team Penske edged Ryan Blaney in Friday’s Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying session to win the pole for Sunday’s race at Phoenix International raceway.
The pole was Logano’s first at the 1-mile PIR oval and the 18th of his career. He got it with a lap in 26.216 seconds (137.321 mph).
Blaney put his Wood Brothers […]

Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Friday, 17 Mar, 2017 – 8:22 | No Comment
Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The curve was a long, high-speed, right-hand sweeper job – think of The Carousel at Road America, which was located just down the twisty farm-country back roads that made central Wisconsin so much fun to drive in the mid-’70s.
The car was a very evil looking black-on-black ’74 air-cooled Porsche 911 […]

Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping
Tuesday, 14 Mar, 2017 – 14:31 | No Comment
Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Long after the pyrotechnics marking the unveiling of Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled layout had settled Monday afternoon, the Texas Tire Monster continued upon its appointed rounds through Turns 1 and 2…and Turns 3 and 4. And on-and-on.
The Monster’s mission? To rubber-in and mimmick the […]

Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas
Sunday, 12 Mar, 2017 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas
Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas

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Martin Truex Jr. came up big – and lucky – at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday as he won all three stages of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race.
Truex, though he led the most laps (150), got the victory when Brad Keselowski lost power and fell out of the lead with two laps […]

Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat
Sunday, 12 Mar, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat
Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Simon Pagenaud will attempt to repeat as Verizon IndyCar Series champion in 2017 via an excruciating attention to detail that began during the long open-wheel offseason.
Pagenaud and the braintrust of his newly re-numbered No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet reviewed their 2016 season searching not only for the highlights of a […]