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Looking For Right Zone In Texas
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Looking For Right Zone In Texas

Zone tread tire technology isn’t new to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., just to racing.
Known as the Assurance Tripletred, the multi-zone passenger tire introduced in 2004 inspired the racing tire unveiled at Atlanta last Labor Day and used at Texas Motor Speedway. The passenger tire’s three zones are designed to deal with ice, wet and [...]

Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas
Friday, 4 Apr, 2014 – 21:04 | One Comment
Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Looking to avoid the possibility of a repeat of the blowout issues that factored into the outcome of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 last month, Goodyear has mounted-and-aired-up its Zone Tread compound at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500.
And Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano says it couldn’t hurt.
“I don’t really [...]

Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
Monday, 31 Mar, 2014 – 6:29 | Comments Off
Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas

Female drivers Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) raced to victories Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
It was the second time that two female [...]

Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete

Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
Driving the Honda-powered No. 14 ABC Supply car, [...]

Hamlin Rips Critics; Vows Martinsville Victory
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 16:42 | One Comment
Hamlin Rips Critics; Vows Martinsville Victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin lost his ride for one race last weekend. But the Virginia native definitely hasn’t lost his passion and swagger.
Nursing what was initially thought to be a sinus infection, the driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry was forced to sit out Sunday’s NASCAR race in Fontana, Calif. for what turned [...]

Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Hamlin Cleared To Drive At Martinsville

Denny Hamlin will race in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from his doctors that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities, his Joe Gibbs Racing team said in a press release Wednesday.
Hamlin missed last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway. Sam Hornish Jr. [...]

Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 10:06 | One Comment
Long List Of Suspects To Grill After Fontana

So, wrong tires, bad decisions by teams or a race track in need of a new surface? The correct answer – though not one that those wanting to pick a fight on this one will want to hear – is: Yes.
NASCAR’s latest tire drama was one which featured three anti-heroes.
Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at [...]

Kyle Larson Outshines Big Stars In Winning NNS Race
Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Kyle Larson Outshines Big Stars In Winning NNS Race

Can’t-miss rookie Kyle Larson proved worthy of his description Saturday as he held off two of the best wheelmen in the business to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday.
Larson, driving the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, beat back challenge after challenge at the 2-mile oval [...]

Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
Friday, 21 Mar, 2014 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana

Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Kenseth won the pole with a a lap at 187.315 mph.
The pole was Kenseth’s first at the 2-mile Fontana oval.
“We unloaded and had some really good speed,” Kenseth said. “We worked [...]

Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride

Unimpressed. That’s a pretty good way to describe Juan Pablo Montoya as he has made his way through the American auto racing scene. Not really aloof or bored, but unimpressed.
He was that way when he got out of a CART car after logging his first test laps at the dangerously tricky oval at Gateway near [...]