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Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping
Tuesday, 14 Mar, 2017 – 14:31 | Comments Off on Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping
Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Long after the pyrotechnics marking the unveiling of Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled layout had settled Monday afternoon, the Texas Tire Monster continued upon its appointed rounds through Turns 1 and 2…and Turns 3 and 4. And on-and-on.
The Monster’s mission? To rubber-in and mimmick the […]

Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas
Sunday, 12 Mar, 2017 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas
Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas

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Martin Truex Jr. came up big – and lucky – at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday as he won all three stages of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race.
Truex, though he led the most laps (150), got the victory when Brad Keselowski lost power and fell out of the lead with two laps […]

Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat
Sunday, 12 Mar, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat
Pagenaud Sweating The Details In Drive To Repeat

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Simon Pagenaud will attempt to repeat as Verizon IndyCar Series champion in 2017 via an excruciating attention to detail that began during the long open-wheel offseason.
Pagenaud and the braintrust of his newly re-numbered No. 1 Team Penske Chevrolet reviewed their 2016 season searching not only for the highlights of a […]

Power Secures Pole For IndyCar Series Opener
Saturday, 11 Mar, 2017 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Power Secures Pole For IndyCar Series Opener
Power Secures Pole For IndyCar Series Opener

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Will Power of Team Penske won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday.
The pole is the 45th of Power’s INDYCAR career and 39th as a Penske driver.
Power posted a lap of 1 minute, 1.0640 seconds (106.118 mph) in the Fast Six to capture the pole position for the […]

Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes
Wednesday, 8 Mar, 2017 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes
Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team newcomer Kevin Magnussen kicked-off the second and final week of preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Tuesday by turning a combined 81 laps on a day when veteran Felipe Massa topped the time sheet.
Massa, whose retirement plans abruptly ended in mid-January, posted a lap in 1 minute, […]

Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
Saturday, 4 Mar, 2017 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Newly-minted Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch says his victory in last Sunday’s “Great American Race” has come gift-wrapped with a “sense of calm” for the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Sense of calm? KuBu? Recently married and all grown up? Incredible.
“It’s an incredible feeling to win […]

Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta
Friday, 3 Mar, 2017 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta
Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta

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Kevin Harvick drove to the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver claimed P1 with a lap at 190.398 mph at the 1.5-mile Atlanta oval.
Afterward he gave big credit to his team.
“We have had two different styles of body on this chassis so I […]

Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test
Thursday, 2 Mar, 2017 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test
Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean logged his first test laps of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Wednesday during a “methodical” session plagued by setup and electrical issues at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean, who returns for his second season with Gene Haas’ American-owned team, recorded 56 laps […]

Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps
Wednesday, 1 Mar, 2017 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps
Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Haas F1 Team newcomer Kevin Magnussen shattered the second-year, American-owned organization’s single-day test mileage total _ and lowered his best lap time _ during Day 2 of preseason testing Tuesday for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Magnussen began hot-lapping in his No. 20 Haas VF-17 […]

TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017 – 18:37 | Comments Off on TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast.
An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX […]