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Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain
Friday, 3 Mar, 2017 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain
Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain

Simulated wet-weather lapping of tire-supplier Pirelli’s new/wider rubber added another element to Romain Grosjean’s workload Thursday, as American-owned Haas F1 Team closed the opening week of preseason testing for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean completed a session-best 118 laps around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain in the second generation […]

Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Monday, 27 Feb, 2017 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona

Ford Motor Co. executives readily admit their desire this season is to seize the manufacturer’s championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a title they have not possessed since 2002.
Chevrolet dominated the competition for 13 years before Toyota dethroned the General Motors brand last year. Now Ford hungers to be the king of the […]

Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Monday, 27 Feb, 2017 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Pritchett Makes It Two Straight

Leah Pritchett repeated as Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday, stirring what could prove to be prophetic comparisons to Gary Scelzi in the process.
Pritchett, of Don Schumacher Racing, defeated Brittany Force in the final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., for the second consecutive year. Winner […]

Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Sunday, 26 Feb, 2017 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona

Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday en route to qualifying on-pole for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a career-best 1,000-foot pass in 3.837-seconds at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, […]

Reed Wins Ugly Xfinity Opener At DIS
Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017 – 20:07 | One Comment
Reed Wins Ugly Xfinity Opener At DIS

Ryan Reed won his second Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway as he survived a marathon crash-o-rama to win on Saturday afternoon/Saturday night.
Reed, who won the race in 2015, got the victory by holding off Kasey Kahne in overtime in a race which set a near-record for cautions (10) at DIS and lasted over […]

Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Saturday, 25 Feb, 2017 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel
Pritchett Continues To Fly In Top Fuel

Leah Pritchett continued her scorching start to the 2017 NHRA season Friday, setting the Top Fuel elapsed-time national record on her second pass during qualifying for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective […]

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, […]