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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 […]

Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Friday, 17 Mar, 2017 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The curve was a long, high-speed, right-hand sweeper job – think of The Carousel at Road America, which was located just down the twisty farm-country back roads that made central Wisconsin so much fun to drive in the mid-’70s.
The car was a very evil looking black-on-black ’74 air-cooled Porsche 911 […]

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
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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
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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 […]