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A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
Saturday, 17 Jan, 2015 – 8:23 | Comments Off on A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Larry Foyt says the hardest part about celebrating his father’s birthday is trying to find a gift for “the man who has everything.”
As his personal odometer rolled over to 80 on Friday, Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. now also has the promise –the blessing – of health, courtesy of triple bypass […]

‘Big’ Bill France May Have Saved the ‘Vette Marque
Tuesday, 13 Jan, 2015 – 9:16 | One Comment
‘Big’ Bill France May Have Saved the ‘Vette Marque

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A 1953 Corvette Roadster with a little-known NASCAR pedigree and 60-plus years of provenance will cross the bidding block Saturday night as a bona fide budget-buster of the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Lot No. 5054, bearing VIN No. E53F001211, is the earliest-known Corvette race car. Billed as […]

Lights Come On At The Roar Before The 24
Sunday, 11 Jan, 2015 – 9:36 | Comments Off on Lights Come On At The Roar Before The 24
Lights Come On At The Roar Before The 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The lights went on at the Roar Before the 24 sports car test at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, but the fastest lap of the day was recorded when the Corvette Daytona Prototype of Wayne Taylor Racing drove lights out on Saturday morning.
The Roar – a three-day open […]

Andretti All Charged Up About Going E Racing
Saturday, 10 Jan, 2015 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Andretti All Charged Up About Going E Racing
Andretti All Charged Up About Going E Racing

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Marco Andretti will plug into the environmentally-conscious and socially-hip FIA Formula E Championship Saturday with his debut in the Buenos Aires ePrix.
Andretti will drive the No. 28 Spark-Renault SRT–01E for father Michael’s Andretti Formula E Team in the Argentine resort city, the first-year series’ fourth race and resumption of its 2014-15 season.
“I’ve […]

Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing
Qatar Cuts Ties With Alan Johnson Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA Top Fuel team-owner Alan Johnson admittedly was blindsided Monday when informed the Qatar Racing Club was terminating funding for all motorsports activities in North America.
The decision most prominently affects the two-car Al-Anabi Racing Team operated by Alan Johnson Racing. While the decision reportedly was made during the final days […]

‘Red Dragon’ To Return To Track After 2014 Tragedy
Thursday, 25 Dec, 2014 – 15:19 | 7 Comments
‘Red Dragon’ To Return To Track After 2014 Tragedy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dallas-based businessman Bob Stallings’ decision to return to racing in 2015 via the Pirelli World Challenge series went beyond the cold/hard corporate desire to “activate and develop brand awareness” for primary sponsor GAINSCO Auto Insurance.
Stallings and his championship-winning organization continue to deal emotionally with the aftermath of the devastating injuries […]

Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014 – 14:04 | One Comment
Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup Series will no longer exist after the 2016 racing season. Instead, a new entitlement sponsor’s name will precede the word “Cup”.
That became known Tuesday when it was announced that Kansas-based telecommunications giant Sprint will part with NASCAR’s top series after its current contract expires in 2016.
NASCAR Senior Vice […]

Harvick Cleans Up In Driver Of The Year Voting
Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2014 – 11:59 | Comments Off on Harvick Cleans Up In Driver Of The Year Voting
Harvick Cleans Up In Driver Of The Year Voting

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NASCAR’s Kevin Harvick was named a double winner by the Driver of the Year Award voting panel on Wednesday. Harvick was named winner of the Fourth Quarter DOTY and also winner of the year-ending overall 2014 DOTY.
The awards cap a season in which Harvick won his first Sprint Cup championship.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” Harvick […]

Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
Saturday, 6 Dec, 2014 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kevin Harvick says his journey from “scared-to-death” newcomer at Stewart-Haas Racing to 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion was inspired – believe it or not – by a phrase popularized last summer by the U.S. World Cup Soccer team.
Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and teammates adopted the “I believe!” mantra […]

Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
Saturday, 6 Dec, 2014 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title

NASCAR Wire Service
LAS VEGAS – As the culmination of a calculated risk that led to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, the NASCAR industry joined together Friday night at the Wynn to honor 2014 titleholder Kevin Harvick, who claimed stock car racing’s most coveted prize in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.
In his speech […]