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NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs
Sunday, 14 Dec, 2014 – 9:19 | Comments Off
NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs

Drivers who seldom get much national attending were honored Saturday night at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.
“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said 26-year-old Abraham Calderone of Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way [...]

Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015
Friday, 12 Dec, 2014 – 12:19 | Comments Off
Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015

All the conjecture surrounding Jenson Button’s impending exit from McLaren and the FIA Formula One World Championship turned out to be complete rubbish.
Button will contest his sixth season with McLaren in 2015 alongside Fernando Alonso, who rejoins the team after five seasons with Scuderia Ferrari. The pairing of Alonso and Button _ who have won [...]

Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams
Thursday, 11 Dec, 2014 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams

The International Motor Sports Association today delivered 2015 sporting regulations and technical regulations to teams entered to participate in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2015.
The Tudor series will kick off its second season of competition at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 9-11.
“We requested and [...]

Tires Tested In Charlotte
Wednesday, 10 Dec, 2014 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Tires Tested In Charlotte

NASCAR and Goodyear completed a two-day tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Four teams participated in the test, which was conducted under the 2015 Sprint Cup rules package.
The four teams and drivers that participated in the test were No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford (Sam Hornish Jr.), No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota [...]

Nemechek Wins Snowball Derby
Monday, 8 Dec, 2014 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Nemechek Wins Snowball Derby

John Hunter Nemechek took the lead on lap 286 of the 300-lap 47th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla. Sunday and went on to get the victory.
His win came after he finished second in the Snowflake 100 under card event which, because of rain, had finished just hours earlier.
“We definitely had [...]

IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014 – 10:17 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015

Undeterred by massive criticism about Formula One’s decision to offer double championship points in that series’ season-ending race in 2014, INDYCAR announced this week that it is following suit.
In fact, America’s premier open-wheel series announced it was one-upping its European-based counterpart.
When the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook was issued to teams this week, it included [...]

NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award
Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2014 – 17:13 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award

Notes and quotes Friday from the world of auto racing:
JR Motorsports has added Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, to its driver lineup. Rhodes will drive in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.
The 17-year-old Rhodes joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 [...]

Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8
Saturday, 15 Nov, 2014 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8

Tony Schumacher woke up Saturday as a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion. He went to bed Saturday night as an eight-time champ.
Schumacher clinched the 2014 championship when closest challenger
Spencer Massey failed to improve on his sixth-place qualifying position at the close of time trials for the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway.
Schumacher [...]

Crafton Repeats As Top Trucker
Saturday, 15 Nov, 2014 – 7:32 | Comments Off
Crafton Repeats As Top Trucker

Darrell  Wallace Jr. won Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, by finishing ninth, Matt Crafton repeated as series champion.
Crafton and his ThorSport Racing No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra captured the title by 21 points over second-place Ryan Blaney – becoming the first driver in Camping World [...]

Pomona II Means It’s Force Vs. Hagan Time
Friday, 14 Nov, 2014 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Pomona II Means It’s Force Vs. Hagan Time

NHRA Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan knows the road to his second world championship likely will run through John Force, drag racing’s consummate showman.
So, armed with a 21-point/two-rounds of racing lead heading into the season-ending 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals…it’s on with the show!
“It’s going to be one hell of a show, and I’m [...]