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IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
Friday, 14 Apr, 2017 – 8:07 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS
IndyCar Drivers Get Taste Of ‘Crazy’ New TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Fourteen Verizon IndyCar Series drivers experienced their first laps through Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled Turns 1 and 2 with eyes, throttles _ and apparently mouths _ wide-open.
“It’s a big difference going down there into (turns) 1 and 2,” Graham Rahal said at the close […]

IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
Wednesday, 12 Apr, 2017 – 19:02 | Comments Off on IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News
IndyCar Drivers Go Gaga Over Alonso News

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Verizon IndyCar Series drivers testing on Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled pavement Wednesday enthusiastically greeted the sensational news that Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso would be joining them for the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500.
“Yeah, that’s cool! Big news,” said Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy […]

It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS
Saturday, 8 Apr, 2017 – 17:16 | Comments Off on It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS
It’s Biz As Usual: Jones Wins Xfinity Race At TMS

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Drop the green flag on a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, and Erik Jones is money.
Jones scored his second series victory in five starts in Cowtown Saturday afternoon, dominating the 110-lap third segment of the 21st annual My Bariatric Solutions 300.
Jones, who also […]

Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Friday, 7 Apr, 2017 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas
Harvick Sweeps His Way To Pole In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick will start on-pole for the 21st annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 after completing a three-segment sweep of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harvick toured TMS’ repaved and re-profiled 1.5-mile oval in 27.217-seconds and 198.405 mph in […]

Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Sunday, 2 Apr, 2017 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville
Keselowski Out-Duels Busch To Win Martinsville

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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go, moved out to a relatively comfortable lead and went on to win Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at the Martinsville Speedway short track.
The victory was the second of the year for Keselowski – who also won at Las Vegas three weeks ago – and […]

Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Friday, 31 Mar, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge
Earnhardt Jr.: Repaved Tracks Are A Challenge

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DALLAS – Concussion symptoms in his rearview mirror, NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one week away from his next career challenge _ the repaved and re-profiled racing surface at Texas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series peers will roll onto the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth as […]

Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Saturday, 25 Mar, 2017 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid
Haas F1 To Start ’17 High On Confidence, Grid

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American-owned Haas F1 Team will begin its second season in the FIA Formula One World Championship Sunday searching for the elusive “incremental improvements” that separate a mid-pack organization from a potential title contender.
That process was accelerated Saturday, when lead driver Romain Grosjean qualified sixth on the 20-car grid for the […]

Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought
Ryan Newman Wins In Desert To End Drought

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Ryan Newman ended a NASCAR Cup Series winless skid that dated back to 2013 on Sunday when he and his Richard Childress Racing team decided to not follow the leaders into the pits during a caution with six laps to go, held the lead for two laps and won at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I lost count […]

Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Sunday, 19 Mar, 2017 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In Jerry Savoie’s work-a-day world, straddling his 58-year-old body over the tank of a Pro Stock Motorcycle at speeds approaching 200 mph qualifies as borderline mundane. That’s because Savoie’s other profession _ alligator farmer _ might be viewed as borderline insane.
One of drag racing’s bona fide characters, Savoie will launch […]

Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race
Saturday, 18 Mar, 2017 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race
Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race

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Joey Logano of Team Penske edged Ryan Blaney in Friday’s Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying session to win the pole for Sunday’s race at Phoenix International raceway.
The pole was Logano’s first at the 1-mile PIR oval and the 18th of his career. He got it with a lap in 26.216 seconds (137.321 mph).
Blaney put his Wood Brothers […]