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Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014 – 15:02 | Comments Off
Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400

The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

Harvick On Brickyard Pole
Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014 – 14:33 | Comments Off
Harvick On Brickyard Pole

Kevin Harvick won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole with a lap at 47.753 seconds and 188.470 mph. He set a new track record in the first round of the three-round qualifying session with a lap of 47.647 [...]

Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA
Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014 – 8:42 | 18 Comments
Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events
Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014 – 17:39 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events

Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens will skip the NHRA national events in Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle her team announced on Sunday.
According to her Elite Motorsports team owner, Richard Freeman, the decision to sit out the remaining two races of the Western Swing is based on making improvements on the team.
“This has been the game [...]

Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars
Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars

There is a sign at the entrance of the visitors’ locker room at Denver’s Mile High Stadium which reads: “ELEVATION 5,280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.” It was put there as a psychological weapon.
Competing in athletic events in Colorado has been a challenge forever. Doesn’t matter which sport you’re talking about. The thin air at altitudes [...]

Cup Rookie Larson In No Mood To Take Vacation
Friday, 18 Jul, 2014 – 16:27 | Comments Off
Cup Rookie Larson In No Mood To Take Vacation

JOLIET, Ill. – This is a rare off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series. But that didn’t stop Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson, full-time drivers in NASCAR’s top series, from showing up in Chicago on Friday to participate in Saturday night’s Nationwide Series EnjoyIllinois.com 300.
As they met the media at Chicagoland Speedway early Friday afternoon, Larson [...]

Hunter-Reay Stuns Kanaan In Iowa IndyCar Race
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Stuns Kanaan In Iowa IndyCar Race

If somebody was going to beat Tony Kanaan in Saturday night’s Iowa Corn Indy 300, he was going to have to do something bold in the late going. That somebody turned out to be Michael Andretti.
Andretti, the owner of Andretti Autosport, ordered driver Ryan Hunter-Reay – who was running 10th – into the pits during [...]

Helton: NASCAR Plans To ‘Stay The Course’
Friday, 11 Jul, 2014 – 11:07 | One Comment
Helton: NASCAR Plans To ‘Stay The Course’

LOUDON, N.H. _ NASCAR president Mike Helton made it very clear Friday morning that the stock car sanctioning body does not believe this week’s announcement that its top car owners have formed an alliance poses a threat to the sport or to NASCAR.
“We’ve got great respect for all or stakeholders,’’ Helton said. “Any perception of [...]

Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car
Sunday, 6 Jul, 2014 – 14:11 | One Comment
Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car

Aric Almirola dove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford to victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened and crash-decimated Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was the first in Cup for Almirola and the first for the iconic 43 car since 1999.
While the weather was grim, Almirola was not when the race was [...]

Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky
Wednesday, 2 Jul, 2014 – 16:37 | One Comment
Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky

Every day of the week, adrenal glands turn solidly grounded people into fools. They tend to over-rev ambition and loosen the tongue. Last Saturday night in Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway, it appeared Brad Keselowski’s adrenal gland was setting him up for some major “I said what?” next-morning moments.
And an hour later, after plenty of [...]