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

Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014 – 9:44 | Comments Off
Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship

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Lewis Hamilton didn’t need to be perfect in Sunday’s Formula One race in Abu Dhabi to be crowned World Champion, but he pretty much was.
Hamilton won the season-ending F1 event as he held off a charging Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s effort, combined with engine problems in the car of his Mercedes AMG teammate/closest pre-race pursuer – [...]

Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014 – 0:12 | Comments Off
Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
As per Bernie Ecclestone’s script, Mercedes AMG teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will launch their bids for the 2014 Formula One World Driving Championship from the front row in Sunday’s season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
So, why was Valtteri Bottas fielding so many post-qualifying questions Saturday evening at [...]

Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2014 – 10:13 | One Comment
Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some pre-race thoughts on Sunday’s  season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
You have to remember that Wonderbread – that gooey, relatively tasteless and nutritionally neutral (at best) thing that kids seem to like but doctors say to avoid – is sliced. You have to remember that when somebody compares [...]