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Kanaan Heads Back For Seconds At The Brickyard
Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2013 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Kanaan Heads Back For Seconds At The Brickyard

Apparently, it’s the best-tasting meal in auto racing: 100-year-old red brick coated with a thin film of motor oil and lightly sprinkled with a gritty dusting of pulverized rubber. It’s so good that Tony Kanaan just could not wait a whole year to put his lips to another helping.
During a teleconference on Tuesday afternoon, Kanaan [...]

NBC In, ESPN Out As NASCAR Home In 2015
Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2013 – 15:16 | Comments Off
NBC In, ESPN Out As NASCAR Home In 2015

The 2015 racing season will bring major changes to the broadcast coverage of NASCAR events.
NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced today they have reached a comprehensive agreement that grants NBC Universal exclusive rights to the final 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, final 19 NASCAR Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR Regional and Touring Series events [...]

Allen Johnson Crowned King Again In Colorado
Monday, 22 Jul, 2013 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Crowned King Again In Colorado

Allen Johnson cemented his reputation as the “King of Thunder Mountain” Sunday afternoon, claiming his second consecutive Pro Stock win at Bandimere Speedway – and fifth in seven years – during the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Johnson defeated Lakewood, Colo., native V. Gaines in an all-Mopar final round during the 25th [...]

New Sports Car Series Offers Look At Classes
Friday, 19 Jul, 2013 – 12:53 | Comments Off
New Sports Car Series Offers Look At Classes

United SportsCar Racing – the series born of the merger of the American Le Mans and Grand-Am – released more information on the structure of its car classes in 2014 on Friday.
The new GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will retain all of the ALMS’ current GT class specs. An important new safety feature will be [...]

Vickers Comes Back To Win Cup Race In Loudon
Sunday, 14 Jul, 2013 – 22:32 | One Comment
Vickers Comes Back To Win Cup Race In Loudon

LOUDON, N.H. – It has taken Brian Vickers three seasons to get his comeback into high gear. He finally made it to the top Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, pulling away from Kyle Busch on an overtime restart to win the Camping World RV Sales 301.
As he crossed under the checkered flags on the [...]

Dixon Dusts Off Championship Hopes in Toronto
Sunday, 14 Jul, 2013 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Dixon Dusts Off Championship Hopes in Toronto

Scott Dixon swept the IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader Sunday by winning his second race in two days at the 1.755-mile Canadian street circuit.
By winning both races, the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver moved to within 29 points of championship leader Helio Castroneves of Team Penske. Sunday’s win was his third straight.
Dixon, who won Race 1 [...]

Keselowski On Loudon Pole
Friday, 12 Jul, 2013 – 16:28 | Comments Off
Keselowski On Loudon Pole

LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski and his team have been waiting for something to go right.
For the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, what he hopes is a turning point in a very disappointing season came Friday in qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Keselowski, driving for Penske Racing, was the fastest of 10 drivers [...]

‘Dixie’ Is Whistling His Way Into Record Books
Wednesday, 10 Jul, 2013 – 15:07 | Comments Off
‘Dixie’ Is Whistling His Way Into Record Books

Largely overshadowed by his more flamboyant teammate, Scott Dixon’s latest IZOD IndyCar Series victory has served as a reminder of a workmanlike career well-done.
Dixon, who turns 32 on July 22, earned his 30th Indy car win in the Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco last Sunday, breaking a tie with Team Penske superstar Rick Mears [...]

It Was A Gray Day In Ohio
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013 – 18:36 | Comments Off
It Was A Gray Day In Ohio

Johnny Gray picked up his fourth NHRA Funny Car victory of 2013 on Sunday when he beat Ron Capps in the finals at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of [...]

IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono
Friday, 5 Jul, 2013 – 6:57 | Comments Off
IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono

All 24 IZOD IndyCar Series drivers participating in a one-day Open Test around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway Thursday posted lap times better than the track record of 42.510-seconds/211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi on Aug. 19, 1989.
The session was a prelude to qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco, as open-wheel racing returns [...]