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Force Wins 16th Title Amid A Year Of Distractions
Monday, 28 Oct, 2013 – 6:15 | 10 Comments
Force Wins 16th Title Amid A Year Of Distractions

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
John Force’s 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship has redefined the term “unprecedented” as it relates to drag racing drivers, and reinforced the undeniable fact that the manic character known as “Brut” truly is one astute businessman.
Force outran daughter Courtney in Sunday’s final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals [...]

Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013 – 18:11 | 2 Comments
Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Turns out that Kevin Harvick’s decision to part ways with Richard Childress Racing at the end of the current Sprint Cup season was not totally based on getting a too-good-to-refuse offer from Stewart-Haas Racing. Seems Harvick is not real crazy about his current team owner’s grandchildren.
This became evident after Saturday’s [...]

Keselowski Not Sure NASCAR Is Using Its Head
Friday, 25 Oct, 2013 – 20:04 | One Comment
Keselowski Not Sure NASCAR Is Using Its Head

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski says he’s trying to keep an open mind about the sanctioning body’s requirement for 2014 that drivers in its three national touring series undergo pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing.
“I don’t want to call it a negative, but at this point I haven’t [...]

With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future
Thursday, 24 Oct, 2013 – 7:11 | Comments Off
With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the 2013 Petit Le Mans wound down to a finish at Road Atlanta last Saturday night, as fans began pouring water on trackside campfires, as canvas canopies were folded and stowed, as the big old LMP1 cars were loaded onto haulers, an oh-geez moment struck.
It was a moment of; [...]

McMurray Ends Skid By Winning At Talladega
Sunday, 20 Oct, 2013 – 16:17 | 2 Comments
McMurray Ends Skid By Winning At Talladega

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Jamie McMurray took the lead with 17 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s relatively quiet Camping World RV Sales 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came under yellow and was the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver’s first win since 2010. It was his second win at Talladega and seventh of [...]

Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins His Third IndyCar Series Crown

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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When he clinched his third IZOD IndyCar Series championship within 10 years Saturday night, Scott Dixon joined a short list of domestic open-wheel drivers who clearly can be defined as “elite.”
At Target Chip Ganassi Racing, however, the adjective used to describe a driver like Dixon is “hardcore” – as in [...]

Dixon, Castroneves Both Vow To Win Season Finale
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Dixon, Castroneves Both Vow To Win Season Finale

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Helio Castroneves’ bid for the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship took a beating two weekends ago on the mean streets of Houston, where his once-robust 49-point lead over Scott Dixon morphed into a deflating, 25-point deficit during the course of two races in less than 24 miserable hours.
But Helio has [...]

Busch’s Final FRR Days Being Filled With Wonder
Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Busch’s Final FRR Days Being Filled With Wonder

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch and his enigmatic personality will be running full-bore – from farcical reincarnation of Ricky Bobby to staunch supporter of America’s wounded troops – during his final five starts with Furniture Row Racing.
It’s been NASCAR’s version of a shotgun marriage, one that has re-invented and re-branded driver and team.
“I [...]

Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 9:22 | 2 Comments
Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – A NASCAR test scheduled for Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway will deal with various aerodynamic devices on Sprint Cup cars in an effort to find a configuration that will eliminate aero push, thus allowing for easier passing and side-by-side racing during an event.
Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR’s vice president [...]

Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:51 | One Comment
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]