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Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2015 – 17:24 | Comments Off on Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland
Hobbled Hamlin Sprints To Win At Chicagoland

Denny Hamlin may have been a casualty on a basketball court two weeks ago but he was a winner on Sunday as he opened the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver – who not only suffered severe damage to his right knee in the […]

Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2015 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC

AUSTIN, Tex. – Does Audi Sport have anything for Porsche’s 919 Hybrid in the second half of the World Endurance Championship season? Judging from the qualifying and results at the Circuit of the Americas, the answer is probably not.
Porsche Team won Le Mans going away in June with both better lap times and fuel efficiency […]

Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2015 – 17:54 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat
Johnson Jr. And Team Have Become A Serious Funny Car Threat

CONCORD, N.C. – Tommy Johnson Jr.’s NHRA career looked pretty grim about three years ago, but the Indiana resident revitalized it and this weekend entered the Countdown to the Championship at zMAX Dragway with one of the most consistent Funny Cars this season.
“We’re not running the record numbers,” Johnson Jr. said. “We’re racing what […]

American Rossi To Make F1 Debut
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2015 – 7:34 | Comments Off on American Rossi To Make F1 Debut
American Rossi To Make F1 Debut

Alexander Rossi’s overdue Formula One debut was of the baby-step variety Friday, as the American logged a combined 27 laps during two practices for the Singapore Airlines Grand Prix after crashing-out of the first session.
Manor Marussia F1 Team announced Wednesday from its headquarters in Banbury, U.K., that it had signed the native of Auburn, Calif., […]

Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2015 – 16:53 | One Comment
Langdon’s Championship Hopes Rescued By Don Schumacher

Earlier this week, it appeared that Shawn Langdon would be sitting out the six-race, championship-deciding NHRA Countdown playoff because his Alan Johnson Racing team had run low of operating capital.
But on Wednesday, Don Schumacher Racing came to the rescue.
DSR and AJR announced that former NHRA world champion Shawn Langdon will drive DSR’s Red Fuel Powered by […]

Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2015 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season
Elliott Gets His First XFINITY Victory Of Season

Chase Elliott was first off pit road under caution on Lap 218 of 250 and held the top spot the rest of the way in breaking a 39-race XFINITY Series winless streak on Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
Elliott’s victory trimmed his deficit to 21 points behind series leader Chris Buescher, who finished 10th. Elliott’s […]

Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell

RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin said Friday the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee wasn’t painful when he was in his race car and his only limitation was being able to walk without crutches.
“I think I’m probably about a day or maybe two away from maybe ditching the extra crutch to walk around, […]

NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2015 – 15:18 | Comments Off on NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo

A 23-race national event tour – with a return to Heartland Park Topeka pending – constitutes the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.  
NHRA officials currently are talking with the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka, and a 24th race could be added to the 2016 schedule pending the outcome of those […]

Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth

Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are facing a tough, slippery Darlington Raceway this Labor Day weekend with less downforce on their cars and most believe it’s the right way to go to improve the racing.
“Losing grip is usually a good thing for our racing,” Brad Keselowski said Saturday after winning the pole […]