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New Aero Kits Get Indy Workout
Thursday, 7 Apr, 2016 – 7:08 | Comments Off on New Aero Kits Get Indy Workout
New Aero Kits Get Indy Workout

Various configurations of the superspeedway aerodynamic bodywork kits produced by Chevrolet and Honda _ featuring new-for-2016 domed skid plates _ were tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday as preparations ramped-up for 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month.
Fifteen drivers turned a combined 501 laps around the historic 2.5-mile oval in-between intermittent rain on a […]

Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2016 – 15:50 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race, Sweeps Martinsville

Kyle Busch arrived at Martinsville Speedway this weekend without ever having won a NASCAR race at the series’ smallest and oldest track. He left the Martinsville half-mile on Sunday having won twice.
Busch followed up his Camping World Truck Series victory from Saturday with a dominating Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday.
“To win here in Martinsville […]

Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish
Sunday, 3 Apr, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish
Rosberg Wins Bahrain But Haas Driver Grosjean Logs Another Stunning Finish

Surrounded by voice recorders and note pads in the moments following Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean had to slap himself in the face. The purpose was to make sure he was not dreaming because for the second time in the two-race-old 2016 Formula One season, he and his Haas F1 Team had notched a […]

Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano claimed his third straight pole at Martinsville Speedway Friday and readily admitted that last year’s incident with Matt Kenseth at the half-mile track had become a major motivator for him.
“You have to use things like that to motivate you and your team,” Logano said following qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500. […]

Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With

Brittany Force raced to her first career victory and took control of the Top Fuel point standings Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla.
Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 3.772-second run at 318.77 mph to outlast Terry McMillen’s 3.981 at 266.90 in his Amalie Motor Oil dragster.
It […]

ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 9:06 | Comments Off on ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
ESM Streaks To Sebring Win

The No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 won its second-straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Saturday when it captured the 64th Twelve Hours of Sebring event in Florida.
As he did in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Pipo Derani captured the checkered flag for ESM with late-race heroics.
With five minutes […]

Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop

SEBRING, Fla. – Item: Five Huracan teams were given post-race time penalties after the Rolex 24 at Daytona, plus Lamborghini was stripped of its GTD manufacturer points and fined $25,000. It is the first time IMSA used the so-called sandbagging rule designed to penalize teams that do not cooperate in the Balance of Performance (BoP).
“Competitors […]

Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Friday, 18 Mar, 2016 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring

Honda-powered Ligiers JS P2 cars dominated prototype qualifying for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race on Friday.
Earning the pole was the No. 60 Ligier of Michael Shank Racing, which posted a lap at 121.061 mph. The car is being driven by the threesome of Ozwaldo Negri, John Pew and Olivier Pla, who drove in qualifying.
Second […]

Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Thursday, 17 Mar, 2016 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette

During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – On an overcast spring Sunday when Texas Motor Speedway stumbled out of the gate, Jeff Burton emerged as an unlikely and popular feel-good story.
That was April 6, 1997, when the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 went into the track’s record book as Burton’s first career Sprint Cup Series victory. With TMS […]