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Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 17:12 | No Comment
Monster Energy Replaces Sprint

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
Monday, 28 Nov, 2016 – 10:51 | No Comment
Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship

Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One World Driving Championship with a burnout, mosh pit ride and tears on the podium Sunday, after his second-place finish to Lewis Hamilton in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
And true-to-form, the finish between Rosberg and Mercedes AMG teammate/nemesis Hamilton was controversial. Hamilton, the three-time/reigning World Champion, began […]

NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2016 – 13:04 | No Comment
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta

Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Sunday, 20 Nov, 2016 – 19:19 | No Comment
Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title

For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
The […]

Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 9:50 | No Comment
Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown

Growing up as one of 12 children in a racing family, Johnny Sauter learned early-on what it means to compete…for everything.
Sauter, a son of legendary Midwest short-track racer Jim Sauter, added to the family legacy Friday night when his third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 200 secured the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at […]

Contenders Have Tough Friday
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2016 – 9:04 | No Comment
Contenders Have Tough Friday

No member of the Championship 4 will start Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup  race anywhere near the front row at Homestead-Miami Speedway as all contenders had blah qualifying efforts on Friday.
Instead, non-contender Kevin Harvick (177.637 mph) will start from the pole while fellow non-contender Brad Keselowski will line up second on Sunday.
Rounding out the top […]

Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Friday, 18 Nov, 2016 – 16:09 | No Comment
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu

Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]

Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2016 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
Foyt Hires Two New Drivers

A.J. Foyt Racing will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a revamped Generation Next driver lineup featuring 24-year-old Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly as part of a Texas-sized house-cleaning extending from the team’s base outside Houston to its new satellite shop in Speedway, Ind.
“Both of our drivers are very young and they’ve got […]

NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2016 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
NHRA Passes Out The Hardware

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]

Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Monday, 14 Nov, 2016 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona

Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
They joined Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) as 2016 champs; Brown clinched his crown the previous race weekend while Capps clinched with […]