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Stewart: Driver Death ‘Will Affect My Life Forever’
Friday, 29 Aug, 2014 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Stewart: Driver Death ‘Will Affect My Life Forever’
Stewart: Driver Death ‘Will Affect My Life Forever’

A visibly shaken Tony Stewart addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was involved in a sprint car race incident which claimed the life of 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in New York state.
Stewart read a prepared statement during a press conference in the media center at […]

Flat Spot On: A Captive of Success, Fame, Fortune
Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014 – 14:10 | 19 Comments
Flat Spot On: A Captive of Success, Fame, Fortune

I’ve never felt sorrier for a race car driver during his career than I feel for Tony Stewart. Usually, it’s an injury keeping a driver out of his race car or ending his career that prompts this sort of response, especially if he got hurt due to no fault of his own.
In Stewart’s case, I […]

Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015
Key Sprint Cup Races On The Move In 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring races have been moved next year to April 18-19, hopefully, signaling an end to the snow and extremely cold weather that has plagued the track’s March date, it was announced Friday.
That, however, won’t be the only change on the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Two others are expected […]

American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
Friday, 22 Aug, 2014 – 7:21 | Comments Off on American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut

A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified […]

Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014 – 16:16 | Comments Off on Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight […]

Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 16:50 | Comments Off on Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval
Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval

Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big […]

Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2014 – 19:01 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee

Will Power, looking to gain momentum in his bid to win the 2014 IndyCar Series championship, won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at the Milwaukee Mile.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole at the historic flat track with a lap at 169.262 mph.
“I think I have three (poles) this year,” Power said, “but just […]

Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2014 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More

While Frenchman Simon Pagenaud already has achieved his season goal of winning races he isn’t ready to be counted out as a contender for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
“I think it’s been a good season,” said Pagenaud, of Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports. “If everything goes accordingly to plan, you should be in the hunt. […]

Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Wednesday, 13 Aug, 2014 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at […]

Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 6:54 | One Comment
Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York

Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.
Stewart was reportedly unhurt but announced at Watkins Glen International that he would not drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. He […]