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Chilton Out To Solve ‘American Way Of Racing’
Tuesday, 13 Dec, 2016 – 16:55 | Comments Off on Chilton Out To Solve ‘American Way Of Racing’
Chilton Out To Solve ‘American Way Of Racing’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The Americanization of Max Chilton will continue at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017, with the Brit set to contest the full Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in the No. 8 Honda with primary sponsorship from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Chilton joined CGR in February 2016 after competing in Indy Lights in […]

Earnhardt, Hendrick Talk About Junior’s Return
Friday, 9 Dec, 2016 – 16:14 | One Comment
Earnhardt, Hendrick Talk About Junior’s Return

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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and team owner Rick Hendrick spoke to the media in a teleconference on Friday.
They talked about Earnhardt’s health, his return to racing after missing 18 races in 2016 with concussion-like symptoms, a test held this week and much more.
The following is a transcript of the teleconference:
DALE EARNHARDT, JR.: “Well, the […]

Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return To Driver’s Seat
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2016 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return To Driver’s Seat
Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return To Driver’s Seat

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., sidelined for 18 Sprint Cup races in 2016 because of injury, will be back in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports car in February at Daytona International Speedway it was announced Thursday.
“I feel great, and I’m excited to officially be back,” Earnhardt, 42, said. “I expected things to go really well yesterday, and […]

Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
Friday, 2 Dec, 2016 – 15:39 | Comments Off on Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Newly crowned Formula One World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg is won-and-done.
Rosberg shocked the motorsports universe Friday, announcing his retirement from Mercedes AMG and the FIA Formula One World Championship during a press conference in Vienna, Austria, where he and Mercedes were scheduled to collect their 2016 championship trophies at the […]

Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24

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Jeff Gordon is headed back to Daytona International Speedway for yet another post-NASCAR-retirement drive as it was announced Thursday that the four-time Sprint Cup champion will drive in the 2017 Rolex 24 sports car race.
Gordon will share the drivers seat of the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with members of Wayne Taylor Racing.
His co-drivers in the […]

Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing is downsizing from the three-car Sprint Cup operation that it had in place the last several years, to a two-car operation in 2017 it was announced Tuesday.
Driving for RFR next year will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Ford and Trevor Bayne in the No. […]

It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender
Sunday, 27 Nov, 2016 – 8:57 | Comments Off on It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender
It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton will launch his “Hail Mary” bid for a fourth Formula One World Driving Championship from pole position Sunday, after edging Mercedes teammate and point-leader Nico Rosberg for P1 during qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton toured the 3.451-mile/5.554-kilometer/21-turn Yas Marina Circuit in 1 minute, 38.755-seconds to […]

The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway
Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2016 – 10:14 | Comments Off on The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway
The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle’s 19-year tenure at Roush Fenway Racing ended abruptly Monday, with the veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver citing a relationship that had “kind of run its course.”
Biffle, RFR’s longest-tenured driver, has raced the No. 16 Ford in Cup since 2002. Biffle joined Roush Fenway in 1998, winning championships […]

Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship

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Daniel Suarez made history on Saturday night and he made it with style. The native of Mexico won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and also the series’ 2016 championship, thus becoming the first foreign-born driver to claim a national touring series title.
The 24-year-old driver from Monterrey beat Ty Dillon to the finish line […]

Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]