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Stenhouse Wins Talladega With Last Lap Pass
Sunday, 7 May, 2017 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Wins Talladega With Last Lap Pass
Stenhouse Wins Talladega With Last Lap Pass

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. collected his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday when he passed Kyle Busch on the last lap in overtime, held off a big field of contenders and went on to win the 500-mile race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory came in Stenhouse’s 158th start, it came from the pole and it […]

Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega
Saturday, 6 May, 2017 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega
Stenhouse Jr. On Cup Pole At Talladega

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The pole was the Roush Fenway Racing driver’s first since he secured his only previous top starting spot in 2013 in Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It was the first pole for a Ford driver at Talladega since Travis Kvapil […]

Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Thursday, 4 May, 2017 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis
Alonso: So Far, So Good At Indianapolis

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso aced the Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the span of 51 laps Wednesday, the first step in his bid to qualify and compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“He gets it,” Andretti Autosport team-owner Michael Andretti said of Alonso, his […]

Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 – 15:52 | Comments Off on Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP
Alonso Shows His Oval Chops; Passes ROP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Meet Fernando Alonso, ovalmeister.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One World Driving champion, completed all three phases of the mandatory Rookie Orientation Program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday in his bid to qualify for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
Making his oval-track debut, Alonso logged 110 laps around […]

Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Saturday, 29 Apr, 2017 – 19:28 | Comments Off on Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World
Millican Hopes Concord Is His Wally World

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – At 51 years old, Top Fuel competitor Clay Millican is still searching for his first Wally, the trophy cherished by competitors that signify a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory.
Oh, he’s come close with eight runner-up finishes, but the Tennessean who still refers to his parents […]

Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car
Friday, 28 Apr, 2017 – 17:20 | One Comment
Force Wants To Field A Second Top Fuel Car

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force said Friday he plans to field a second Top Fuel dragster team, but he can’t say when it will join daughter Brittany Force at the starting line.
“I just can’t get the money to get there, but I’ve got a deal […]

Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Tuesday, 25 Apr, 2017 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season
Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following The 2017 Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday morning that NASCAR’s most popular driver will retire after the current racing season. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt held a press conference to address his decision.
The reason for retiring, he said, was wanting to call his own shots about his career.
“So that became my motivation, the opportunity […]

Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Sunday, 23 Apr, 2017 – 18:06 | Comments Off on Barber IndyCar Race Becomes A Newgarden Party
Barber IndyCar  Race Becomes A Newgarden Party

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Team Penske’s newest driver gave the team its first IndyCar Series victory of the season on Sunday when Josef Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham.
Newgarden took the lead late in the race when leader and teammate Will Power suffered a tire problem.
Once in […]

‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
Saturday, 22 Apr, 2017 – 19:40 | Comments Off on ‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – At least two NASCAR drivers believe competitors with dirt track experience may possess the upper hand in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway because of VHT, a traction compound, being applied to the track’s surface in the turns.
“This is a perfect style of track to […]

Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Friday, 21 Apr, 2017 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso’s Verizon IndyCar Series dance card is beginning to fill up.
Alonso is scheduled to log his first test laps with Andretti Autosport in preparation for competing in the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday, May 3, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alonso, the Formula One World Driving Champion in 2005 and […]