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Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he [...]

Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain
Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015 – 13:25 | One Comment
Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly two months after Brian Vickers once again found himself in open heart surgery, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver is focused on his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, the 31-year-old driver admitted Tuesday the scenario could have been much different.
“It was a pretty traumatic [...]

France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
Monday, 26 Jan, 2015 – 19:13 | Comments Off
France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Touting NASCAR’s march towards innovation while balancing that with the cost and the benefits to the individual teams and to the sport, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said the rules for the cars would always evolve, but there would be no change this year to the Chase format.
“It [...]

Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex
Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015 – 14:15 | One Comment
Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Dixon tracked down and passed Jordan Taylor with just over and hour to go and went on to win the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Dixon, driving the No. 02 Ford-powered Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, took the checkered flag at the end [...]

Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power
Sunday, 25 Jan, 2015 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power

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When dawn broke at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, it was a battle between Chevrolet and Ford power that was the big story in the Rolex 24.
At the 18-hour mark of the race, which came just after 8 a.m., the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes of Action Express and Wayne Taylor Racing were running first and [...]

Hinchcliffe, Mazda Ready To Make Move At 24
Friday, 23 Jan, 2015 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe, Mazda Ready To Make Move At 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
At least SpeedSource Racing and its factory-backed Mazda turbo diesel prototypes didn’t let anybody down in last year’s Rolex 24. Not really. Not even when its two cars failed to finish. The Lola-based P2 cars, with their SKYACTIV technology, were new, they were complicated, they were not battle tested and [...]

2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 11:26 | Comments Off
2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will retire from full-time driving in the series following the 2015 season.
Gordon, who has driven in the series the past 22 years, announced his decision Thursday morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992.
“As a race car [...]

Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
Tuesday, 20 Jan, 2015 – 10:23 | Comments Off
Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As he talked about strategy for this weekend’s Rolex 24, long-time race-team owner Derrick Walker rolled out a version of the old hare vs. tortoise parable. Depending on circumstances in a twice-around-the-clock sports car race, he said, teams can opt for all-out sprinting, or slow-and-steady.
Asked how his Team Falken Tires [...]

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

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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 [...]