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Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase

LONG POND, Pa. – With six races remaining until the field is set for this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson has been so dominant he could sit out one of the upcoming events and still hold a commanding points lead.
But that’s certainly not the case for the handful of drivers [...]

Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – On Thursday, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series sent out a media release about the new BMW Daytona Prototype engine that made it’s debut in the Brickard Grand Prix in Indianapolis last weekend.
The release was upbeat and positive. The mood among several of the teams that are competing against the BMWs [...]

Capps Tops Force To Win In Sonoma
Monday, 29 Jul, 2013 – 6:50 | Comments Off
Capps Tops Force To Win In Sonoma

Win or lose, NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps typically credits crew chief Rahn Tobler for the attention to detail on his 8,000-horsepower hot rod. On Sunday, Capps also could give himself a slap on the back for posting the starting line reaction time that helped him defeat 15-time world champion John Force in the [...]

Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard
Saturday, 27 Jul, 2013 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard

Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a record-setting lap at 187.531 mph on Saturday afternoon.
Points leader and the winner of last year’s Brickyard race Jimmie Johnson was second at 187.438 mph.
The pole was the 50th of Newman’s career  but first at Indy and his [...]

Starworks Shines, Wins Indy Grand-Am Race
Friday, 26 Jul, 2013 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Starworks Shines, Wins Indy Grand-Am Race

Ryan Dalziel took the lead with 9 minutes remaining and went on to take checkered flag for his Starworks Motorsports team Friday to win the Rolex Grand-Am Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sharing the wheel with Dalziel in the BMW Riley DP car was co-driver Alex Popow. The victory was the second straight at [...]

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 [...]