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Gordon Looking Straight Ahead In Loudon
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2012 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Gordon Looking Straight Ahead In Loudon

LOUDON, N.H. – Jeff Gordon knows he can’t afford to worry about what the other 11 drivers in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship are doing.
A week after a crash relegated him to a 35th-place finish in the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway, four-time champion Gordon is determined to keep his focus on the future [...]

Ryan Blaney Looking For Second Victory, Shot At Moving Up
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Ryan Blaney Looking For Second Victory, Shot At Moving Up

SPARTA, Ky. – The newest winner on the NASCAR circuit, Ryan Blaney, met the assembled media at Kentucky Speedway early Friday afternoon.
The 18-year-old Blaney became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Series on Saturday when he captured the checkered flag at the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Blaney’s victory came [...]

A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:31 | Comments Off
A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career

ENNIS, Texas – Ron Capps is to the NHRA Funny Car class what Mark Martin is to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series – arguably, the best driver never to have won a championship.
Capps’ pursuit of that elusive first world title recently prompted him to network with a driver familiar with the art of closing the deal, [...]

Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]

Eury Jr. Is Out at JR Motorsports
Monday, 17 Sep, 2012 – 14:13 | Comments Off
Eury Jr. Is Out at JR Motorsports

Another change has been made at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports as the team announced Monday that Tony Eury Jr. has departed.
The departure of Eury Jr., who has been serving as crew chief for the No. 7 car of Danica Patrick, comes on the heels of news of 10 days ago  that his father has [...]

Langdon Starts Countdown With First Top Fuel Victory
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 20:56 | Comments Off
Langdon Starts Countdown With First Top Fuel Victory

CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel competitor Shawn Langdon led a quartet of zMAX Dragway first-time winners Sunday, narrowly defeating Tony Schumacher in the four-hour rain delayed O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals.
Other winners at the dragway were: Funny Car, Ron Capps; Pro Stock, Jason Line; and Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines.
Langdon, who was the No. 1 [...]

John Force Says: Five More Years In The Cockpit
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
John Force Says: Five More Years In The Cockpit

CONCORD, N.C. – Fifteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon. The 63-year-old Force said at zMAX Dragway he was in meetings with sponsors Castrol and Auto Club about extending his contract.
“We’ve got two years left and we’re looking at pushing it out three more to five,” said Force, [...]

Langdon Is P1 At ZMAX
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2012 – 17:29 | Comments Off
Langdon Is P1 At ZMAX

Shawn Langdon earned the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 qualifying spots in their respective categories at zMAX Dragway for the first of six [...]

Rules Force Massive Shake-up Of Fontana Grid
Saturday, 15 Sep, 2012 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Rules Force Massive Shake-up Of Fontana Grid

With the exception of front-row starters Marco Andretti and Ryan Briscoe, INDYCAR’s “fresh engine rule” will re-shape the starting grid for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-ending MAVTV 500, almost to the point of confusion.
Fourteen drivers – including championship leader Will Power and runnerup Ryan Hunter-Reay – will incur 10 grid-spot penalties from the sanctioning [...]

Advantage Power As Final Weekend Begins
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Advantage Power As Final Weekend Begins

Championship leader Will Power exited a day-long practice at Auto Club Speedway with a pronounced psychological advantage over runnerup Ryan Hunter-Reay, as preparations continue for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships season-finale.
Team Penske’s Power emerged as third-fastest of 22 cars testing during an eight-hour private session Wednesday around the D-shaped, 2-mile [...]