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Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Friday, 24 Feb, 2017 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels
Elliott, Hamlin Win Duels

After winning the pole for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, Chase Elliott didn’t need to win his heat race in Thursday’s night’s first Can-Am Duel. But he wanted to and did.
In the second Duel, Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who had already won the outside pole for this Sunday’s 500 – on the next-to-last […]

Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
Sunday, 19 Feb, 2017 – 13:56 | Comments Off on Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win
Logano Makes Use Of Clash Crash; Rolls To Win

Joey Logano took advantage of a bout of fender-bending at the front of the field on the final lap to win Sunday’s weather-delayed NASCAR Clash exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway.
Logano blew past front-runners Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski – who made contact while fighting for the lead – on that final lap and cruised […]

The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
Friday, 17 Feb, 2017 – 9:16 | Comments Off on The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher
The Changes Just Keep Coming For Cup’s Buescher

Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season.
A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped route into the playoffs […]

Hildebrand Boasts Best Lap At IndyCar Testing In Phoenix
Sunday, 12 Feb, 2017 – 9:18 | Comments Off on Hildebrand Boasts Best Lap At IndyCar Testing In Phoenix
Hildebrand Boasts Best Lap At IndyCar Testing In Phoenix

Two days of on-track testing for 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams literally played-out like day and night.
Cars supplied with Chevrolet engines and aero kits dominated day sessions during the Phoenix Raceway “Prix View” Open Test, while those with the Honda package occupied the top of the leader board for the night practices. So, […]

Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2017 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona

Doug Kalitta recorded his career-best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday during the weather-interrupted opening day of time trials for the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Only the Pro Stock class was able to complete both rounds of qualifying, as rain began halfway through the second session […]

IndyCar Teams Get Back To Work In Phoenix
Friday, 10 Feb, 2017 – 17:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar Teams Get Back To Work In Phoenix
IndyCar Teams Get Back To Work In Phoenix

For the first time in 2017, all full-season Verizon IndyCar Series entries are testing this weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
Twenty-one cars are entered for the two-day test that concludes Saturday around the 1-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., steeped in Indy car history. From 1964-2005, 61 races were contested on the track, with legendary drivers A.J. Foyt […]

KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2017 – 18:58 | Comments Off on KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy

Jason Line is hard-pressed to imagine what he could do for an encore in 2017.
The veteran KB Racing driver compiled points from eight national event victories and six runnerup results to remain one hole-shot ahead of teammate Greg Anderson en route to his third National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock world championship last season. Anderson […]

Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season
Monday, 6 Feb, 2017 – 20:14 | One Comment
Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season

Nitro Spring Training concluded Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams tested their offseason work one week before the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pritchett posted the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history in her Top Fuel dragster Saturday […]

Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Friday, 3 Feb, 2017 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Texas Repave Hits The Pits

FORT WORTH, Texas – A complete repaving of pit road has been added to Texas Motor Speedway’s major offseason capital improvements project, which is entering its final phase on-schedule.
Announced on Jan. 6 and begun three days later, repaving of the entire 1.5-mile racing surface of “The Great American Speedway” will complete a four-stage process. “Paving […]

Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
Monday, 30 Jan, 2017 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
Phoenix Getting Major Facelift

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway, a quirky 1-mile oval known for its tricky backstretch dog leg, soon will undergo a $178-million makeover, a costly facelift that includes demolishing the frontstretch grandstands and repositioning the start/finish line in Turn 2.
“This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans […]