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Capps Wins Epping To End Funny Car Skid
Sunday, 22 Jun, 2014 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Capps Wins Epping To End Funny Car Skid

Ron Capps raced to his first  Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway.
Capps drove his NAPA [...]

Gaughan Survives Rain, Side Trips To Win At Elkhart Lake
Sunday, 22 Jun, 2014 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Gaughan Survives Rain, Side Trips To Win At Elkhart Lake

Brendan Gaughan had trouble keeping his car on the track at times during Saturday’s Gardner Denver 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. And each time he left the racing surface, he collected enough grass and weeds on his grill work to make a couple of very large salads.
But in the end, the off-road [...]

Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround
Friday, 20 Jun, 2014 – 16:59 | One Comment
Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround

Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year [...]

Audi Again Up To Challenges, Wins 2014 Le Mans
Sunday, 15 Jun, 2014 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Audi Again Up To Challenges, Wins 2014 Le Mans

This was supposed to be the year that Audi’s domination of the 24 of Le Mans was to end. This was supposed to be the year that really fast Toyotas and Porsche’s return to the LMP1 class were going to upstage Audi.
Nope.
Even a sweeping new set of technical regulations couldn’t deprive the German marque of [...]

Harvick Leads Speed Assault On Michigan During Qualifying
Friday, 13 Jun, 2014 – 18:14 | Comments Off
Harvick Leads Speed Assault On Michigan During Qualifying

Kevin Harvick won his third Sprint Cup pole of the year on Friday when he posted the fastest qualifying lap for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
His pole winning lap came at 204.557 mph, a MIS record.
“Obviously it was a really fast lap, a really fast couple of laps,” the Stewart-Haas Racing driver [...]

Carpenter Hammers Out Big Win In Fort Worth
Sunday, 8 Jun, 2014 – 0:52 | Comments Off
Carpenter Hammers Out Big Win In Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas – Owner/driver Ed Carpenter added the title “winner” to his 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series resume Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, holding off an inspired Will Power in what amounted to an unintentional green-white-checkered flag finish to the Firestone 600.
“I’ve loved this racetrack for a long time but had a lot of [...]

TMS Adds Some Pomp To Camping World Race
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 18:32 | Comments Off
TMS Adds Some Pomp To Camping World Race

FORT WORTH, Texas – Leave it to flamboyant Texas Motor Speedway promoter Eddie Gossage to link fast cars to the graduation tune Pomp and Circumstance.
As the starting field is introduced for tonight’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, 18-year-old Erik Jones will receive his high school diploma as [...]

Gentilozzi And Family Have Settled Into Their PC Home
Friday, 6 Jun, 2014 – 8:44 | One Comment
Gentilozzi And Family Have Settled Into Their PC Home

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The hauler which serves as the at-track office for his race team is smaller than they were for Paul Gentilozzi back in the day. The team is smaller. The budgets are definitely smaller and, quite frankly, the stage on which Gentilozzi and his RSR Racing team performs is much smaller.
What hasn’t [...]

Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit
Sunday, 1 Jun, 2014 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit

Helio Castroneves finished off an all-Penske weekend in Detroit by winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Belle Isle road course.
Castroneves’ victory comes one day after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the first race of the Detroit weekend double header.
That double header is promoted by team owner Roger Penske, who calls Detroit his home [...]

WOODY: Nashville Superspeedway Sold, Now What?
Saturday, 31 May, 2014 – 14:44 | One Comment
WOODY: Nashville Superspeedway Sold, Now What?

NASHVILLE – Dover Motorsports on Thursday announced plans to sell idle Nashville Superspeedway to NeXovation, a technology-innovation company, and now the big question is:
What does the new owner plan to do with it?
The 1.3-mile asphalt track, located in the pastoral suburbs of Gladeville, 35 miles east of Nashville, has sat idle for three years. Dover [...]