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Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Wednesday, 20 Aug, 2014 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval
Sunday, 17 Aug, 2014 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval

Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big [...]

Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2014 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee

Will Power, looking to gain momentum in his bid to win the 2014 IndyCar Series championship, won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at the Milwaukee Mile.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole at the historic flat track with a lap at 169.262 mph.
“I think I have three (poles) this year,” Power said, “but just [...]

Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
Saturday, 16 Aug, 2014 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More

While Frenchman Simon Pagenaud already has achieved his season goal of winning races he isn’t ready to be counted out as a contender for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
“I think it’s been a good season,” said Pagenaud, of Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports. “If everything goes accordingly to plan, you should be in the hunt. [...]

Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Wednesday, 13 Aug, 2014 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York
Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014 – 6:54 | One Comment
Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York

Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.
Stewart was reportedly unhurt but announced at Watkins Glen International that he would not drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. He [...]

Gordon On Pole At The Glen
Saturday, 9 Aug, 2014 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Gordon On Pole At The Glen

Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday.
It was the four-time series champion’s third pole at the 2.45-mile road course and the 75th of his career.
“I’m super excited,” Gordon, the series points leader who will be looking for his third win of [...]

Force Leads JFR To Swing Sweep
Monday, 4 Aug, 2014 – 6:08 | Comments Off
Force Leads JFR To Swing Sweep

Funny Car icon John Force earned his third win of the season Sunday at the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals, capping a sweep of the annual three-race Western Swing for his powerhouse team.
Brut Force’s victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., near Seattle, was preceded by Robert Hight’s win at Morrison, Colo., [...]

Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa

Brad Keselowski beat back an upset bid by Michael McDowell to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“A really good battle,” said Keselowski, who led 146 laps and has finished no worse than third in seven Nationwide starts this season. “He (McDowell) had me there for a minute. Somehow I slid back [...]

Larson Wins First Pole
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 19:33 | Comments Off
Larson Wins First Pole

Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph [...]