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Taylor, Angelelli Win Final Grand-Am Championship
Saturday, 28 Sep, 2013 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Taylor, Angelelli Win Final Grand-Am Championship

Wayne Taylor Racing’s driving tandem of Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor needed to finish fourth or better in Saturday’s season-ending Grand-Am Rolex race to win the 2013 Daytona Prototype championship. They finished better. Much better. Best, in fact.
With Taylor, the team owner’s youngest son, behind the wheel for the final stint at Lime Rock, the [...]

Hornish Jr. On The Cusp Of Title, Joblessness
Friday, 27 Sep, 2013 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
Hornish Jr. On The Cusp Of Title, Joblessness

Sam Hornish Jr. could end the season as 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion – and unemployed.
“I’m in the offer-taking stage right now. At this point they don’t have anything for me at Penske (Racing) next year,” Hornish said during an interview with RacinToday.com on Thursday. “It’s not anything performance-wise. It’s strictly money and not on [...]

Q&A: Foyt Talks Racing, Health, More Racing
Thursday, 26 Sep, 2013 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Q&A: Foyt Talks Racing, Health, More Racing

He is An American Original, big as Texas and tougher than a well-worn pair of Nocona Chocolate Brown cowboy boots.
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. has been banging around racetracks for 60 years, starting on the small dirt tracks around his Houston hometown in 1953 and graduating in rapid fashion to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and [...]

Kalitta Tops in Top Fuel In Texas
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Kalitta Tops in Top Fuel In Texas

The winners of Sunday’s NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Metroplex were Doug Kalitta in Top Fuel, Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Kalitta, who moved into a tie for the points lead, beat Shawn Langdon in the finals.
Pedregon beat old foe John Force [...]

Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship

ENNIS, Texas – Her historic, gender-breaking NHRA Pro Stock victory was capped by a marriage proposal, a series of real-world events fit for a second storybook Disney Channel movie.
As the cynics in the press box are wont to say…you can’t make this stuff up!
Erica Enders’ marriage to Richie Stevens Jr. is doing just fine, thanks. [...]

Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey

ENNIS, Texas – The life and times of NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey took a turn for the cursed last fall, the result of an indiscretion inflicted by a self-described “spoiled kid.”
“I believe I’m a better person now, and hopefully a better race car driver,” Massey said Friday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex in [...]

Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team
Friday, 20 Sep, 2013 – 20:09 | 2 Comments
Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team

LOUDON, N.H. – Michael Waltrip has faced difficult days before in his racing career. This time is different, though.
This time, longtime sponsor NAPA decided to break off its relationship with Michael Waltrip Racing, leaving the team facing 2014 with no primary sponsor for the No. 56 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr.
NAPA has been with Waltrip [...]

Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series
Wednesday, 18 Sep, 2013 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series

Nationwide’s run as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top development series will end following the 2014 season it was announced on Wednesday.
When the sponsorship does end, it will do so after a seven-year run.
The insurance company will remain in NASCAR as an official sponsor for auto, home, life and business insurance through 2017 and also focus [...]

Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014
Monday, 16 Sep, 2013 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014

Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team in 2014.
Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as he will join Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.
Montoya, 37, is a native of Colombia. [...]

Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
Sunday, 15 Sep, 2013 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Robert Hight repeated history Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals while Top Fuel’s Morgan Lucas secured his first-ever victory at the 6-year-old track as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began with some interesting
scenarios.
In the other two professional categories, Jeg Coughlin claimed his [...]