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Enders’ 20-Year Quest Pays Off At Route 66
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 20:01 | One Comment
Enders’ 20-Year Quest Pays Off At Route 66

Erica Enders’ quest to earn respect in the male-dominated sport of drag racing was the subject of the inspirational Disney Channel movie “Right on Track,” which chronicled her rise through the ranks of the NHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing League.
Twenty years later, Enders entered a league of her own with a victory in the Pro Stock [...]

Barbosa Holds Off Gurney To Win At The Glen
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Barbosa Holds Off Gurney To Win At The Glen

Joao Barbosa in an Action Express Racing Corvette DP car passed the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Corvette driven by Alex Gurney with six and a half minutes to go, held off Gurney during the final two minutes and won the Six Hours of The Glen GRAND-AM Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday.
The margin of victory was [...]

Schumacher Leads Top Fuelers Into Route 66 Finals
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Schumacher Leads Top Fuelers Into Route 66 Finals

Chicago-area favorite Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher saved his best lap for last Saturday night, blasting into the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 13:56 | Comments Off
Q and A: Jack Roush Talks About Split With Kenseth

Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, met with the media today at Kentucky Speedway, site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race.
Not surprisingly, Roush was asked about the announcement this week that driver Matt Kenseth would not return to Roush Fenway next season.
What follows is a transcript of the press conference.
Jack Roush: “On the matter [...]

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 [...]