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Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers

Another big weekend for auto racing. Here are some of the people, places and things that will be cool to scrutinize:
– The traffic situation at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The guess here is that about 100,000 of us will be watching it more carefully than others. Remember the scene last year before, during and after the [...]

Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway
Tuesday, 26 Jun, 2012 – 11:10 | 2 Comments
Former Champ Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway

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Roush Fenway Racing announced today that 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will compete for the team full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition beginning in 2013, while Matt Kenseth and Roush Fenway will part ways at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
“Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has more than proved his abilities on the [...]

Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2012 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Harvests The Victory At Corn 250 IndyCar Race

Andretti Autosport had a big – and late – night at Iowa Speedway Saturday as driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and teammate Marco Andretti finished first and second respectively there in the Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Series Race.
Hunter-Reay’s second consecutive short track victory was reason enough to celebrate. Closing to three points of IZOD IndyCar Series [...]

Piquet Jr. Wins Nationwide Series Race At Road America
Saturday, 23 Jun, 2012 – 17:19 | Comments Off
Piquet Jr. Wins Nationwide Series Race At Road America

Former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. put his road racing skills to good use Saturday as he won the Sargento 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America.
The victory came in the Brazilian native’s third career start and first start of the season in the series. Piquet, the son of a three-time F1 World [...]

Ambrose On Sonoma Pole
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 20:47 | Comments Off
Ambrose On Sonoma Pole

Marcos Ambrose on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Sonoma, Calif. road course.
The Richard Petty Motorsports driver earned the pole with a lap at 95.262 mph.
The pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 was Ambrose second of the season.
Jeff Gordon (95.067 mph) was second fastest in the session Friday.
Gordon’s Hendrick [...]

Ganassi Team Facing Big Challenge At Big Track
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 15:38 | Comments Off
Ganassi Team Facing Big Challenge At Big Track

Scott Pruett let loose with some very nice words about Road America this past week. Words that indicated that the central Wisconsin road circuit is among his very favorite race tracks. But the veteran sports car driver also indicated that he’s not all that confident about racing at Road America this weekend.
Not enough horsepower under [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Schumacher Ends His Skid In NHRA Top Fuel

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not the only driver to end a long winless streak Sunday as NHRA driver Tony Schumacher did the same.
Schumacher, winless since 2010, won the Top Fuel portion of the ThunderValley Nationals. The victory ended the longest winless streak of the seven-time champion’s career at 32 races.
Ron Capps won in Funny Car [...]

Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 6:23 | Comments Off
Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes

While Audi Sport Team Joest appeared headed to victory with one of its ground-pounding R-18 E-tron Quattro Hybrid Prototypes, Corvette Racing was forced to rally through a long night and difficult morning in the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Through 18 hours, the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were [...]

Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade
Saturday, 16 Jun, 2012 – 13:44 | One Comment
Ambrose Leads High-Speed Qualifying Parade

Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Ambrose won the pole with the fastest qualifying lap in track history – 203.241 mph. It is Ambrose’s first Cup pole.
“Lightning fast,” Ambrose said.
Guess so.
The record run came on a newly repaved MIS surface which has [...]