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Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 – 10:37 | Comments Off on Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car

Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018
Wednesday, 22 Nov, 2017 – 11:09 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018
IndyCar Notes: Foyt Racing To Groove To Brazilian Beat In 2018

AJ Foyt Racing’s complete sweep of its two-car driver lineup has stretched from Waller, Texas, to Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
The latter location is the hometown of Matheus Leist, named last week to wheel the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2018. Leist, 19, will team with fellow-Brazilian Tony Kanaan, who […]

Roush Fenway Unveils Its Driver Development Lineup
Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2017 – 17:26 | Comments Off on Roush Fenway Unveils Its Driver Development Lineup
Roush Fenway Unveils Its Driver Development Lineup

Roush Fenway Racing will field a driver development team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) in 2018, with Ty Majeski, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe scheduled to share the company’s signature No. 60 Ford Mustang.
The project is intended to continue the progression and development of the three “Ford family” drivers and will be run by […]

Byron Lords Over Xfinity Series
Sunday, 19 Nov, 2017 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Byron Lords Over Xfinity Series
Byron Lords Over Xfinity Series

William Byron won the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and also became the 2017 Rookie of the Year on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished two places behind race-winner Cole Custer.
Byron is only the second driver to win the Series championship in his rookie season (Chase Elliott being the other in 2014).
Byron outlasted Championship […]

It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden
Friday, 17 Nov, 2017 – 16:30 | Comments Off on It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden
It’s Back To Work For IndyCar Champ Newgarden

FORT WORTH, Texas – Josef Newgarden reached the expiration date on his offseason earlier this week at Texas Motor Speedway, where the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion hot-lapped during a Chevrolet test session of the new-for-2018 universal aero kit.
Newgarden, of Team Penske, was joined by his previous car-owner/teammate Ed Carpenter and the latter’s latest protégé, […]

Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
Tuesday, 14 Nov, 2017 – 16:31 | Comments Off on Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA
Gray Joins 2017 Champs As Toast Of The NHRA

Teen-ager Tanner Gray has completed the first step in extending his family’s drag racing legacy.
A third-generation racer, Gray capped his first full season of Pro Stock competition Monday when he was named Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award winner as NHRA’s top rookie performer of 2017.
Gray joined newly-crowned professional champions Brittany […]

Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Sunday, 12 Nov, 2017 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set
Kenseth Wins PIR; Final Four Field Is Set

Matt Kenseth, a former champion who has no ride for the 2018 season, held off Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, who is not eligible to move to the final four in the Cup Playoffs and who will be dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favor of unproven […]

Byron Collects PIR Xfinity Win
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 19:45 | Comments Off on Byron Collects PIR Xfinity Win
Byron Collects PIR Xfinity Win

William Byron won Saturday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway to advance to the Championship 4 race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Behind him, JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler also qualified for the title race with finishes of 10th and 18th respectively. The JRM trio will join Daniel Hemric in an all-Chevrolet finale, after Hemric ran […]

Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona
Saturday, 11 Nov, 2017 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona
Top Fuel Duel Tightens At NHRA Season-Ender In Pomona

Top Fuel title contender Brittany Force cut into Steve Torrence’s point-lead via the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history Friday during qualifying for the season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Force earned the provisional pole with a 1,000-foot pass in 3.667-seconds at 330.31 mph, breaking the track record for elapsed time. Force […]

Capps Determined To Stay No. 1
Friday, 10 Nov, 2017 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Capps Determined To Stay No. 1
Capps Determined To Stay No. 1

Fifteen points separate Ron Capps from the “coolest part” of a last-chance bid to extend his reign as NHRA Funny Car world champion.
“Winning a championship has been bigger than I could have ever imagined for a lot of different reasons,” said Capps, previewing this weekend’s season-ending 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals. “The coolest part […]