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Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
Friday, 20 Feb, 2015 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona

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Hendrick Motorsports continues to motor right along in Speedweeks.
With Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson having already claimed the pole and outside-pole starting spots for Sunday’s Daytona 500, Johnson added a victory in one of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel qualifying races and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. the other.
Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting […]

INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015 – 19:16 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Plans for an expanded, 20-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule covering seven months were laid out by Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, in a “State of the Sport” news conference during Media Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 2015 season got off to a thud in late January when the […]

‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
Tuesday, 17 Feb, 2015 – 7:49 | Comments Off on ‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s revised group qualifying format for the 57th annual Daytona 500 produced a timely pole-winner in Jeff Gordon Sunday amid controversy and questions about “what’s best for the sport” as an entertainment vehicle.
The sanctioning body ditched its traditional albeit time-consuming single-car qualifying format for restrictor plate racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile […]

Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Sunday, 15 Feb, 2015 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the […]

The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2015 – 9:24 | Comments Off on The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick arrived at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks this month as The Man. After 14 years and 502 Sprint Cup starts, the driver with the built-in smirk finally got to walk the grounds at stock car racing’s grandest stage as a champion.
One of his first duties was to put […]

Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Friday, 13 Feb, 2015 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written […]

Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
Monday, 9 Feb, 2015 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson served-up the proverbial knuckle sandwich – or was it a middle finger? – to any and all doubters Sunday with a victory in the Top Fuel final of the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Operating on a limited budget after team-owner Johnson lost his primary […]

Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Sunday, 8 Feb, 2015 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former world champion Shawn Langdon, whose 2015 season was placed in financial jeopardy one month ago, raced to the quickest Top Fuel time in NHRA history Saturday during a rain-shortened day of qualifications for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The fourth and final round of qualifying was cancelled due […]

Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Saturday, 7 Feb, 2015 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Friday, 6 Feb, 2015 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]