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Sato Joins Andretti
Friday, 2 Dec, 2016 – 17:38 | No Comment
Sato Joins Andretti

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Open-wheel veteran Takuma Sato has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Sato, who spent the last four seasons driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, replaces Carlos Munoz in the No. 26 Honda. In what played-out as an unintended driver swap, the 24-year-old Munoz joined Foyt’s Texas-based team last month as driver of the […]

Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 17:12 | No Comment
Monster Energy Replaces Sprint

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016 – 16:20 | No Comment
Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24

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Jeff Gordon is headed back to Daytona International Speedway for yet another post-NASCAR-retirement drive as it was announced Thursday that the four-time Sprint Cup champion will drive in the 2017 Rolex 24 sports car race.
Gordon will share the drivers seat of the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with members of Wayne Taylor Racing.
His co-drivers in the […]

Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb
Friday, 25 Nov, 2016 – 10:38 | No Comment
Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb

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A lot of wonderful perks go along with winning the overall championship at Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship title. Apparently keeping your job is not one of those perks.
Porsche announced this week that Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb would not be back as drivers of the team’s LMP1 919 Hybrid next season.
Pro forma, […]

Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 16:21 | Comments Off on Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix

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Is Ben Kennedy being groomed to take over the NASCAR family business? It sure sounds like it.
The NASCAR Wire Service reports that during a keynote presentation Friday at Transitions West 2016, a family business conference held in Phoenix – site of this weekend’s racing – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France shared stories of advice […]

Xfinity Final Field Set
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Xfinity Final Field Set
Xfinity Final Field Set

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Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won Saturday night’s Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International but the big news took place behind him where the Championship 4 field was set.
Earning berths in the championship-deciding final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next week are Justin Allgaier, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Elliott Sadler.
Busch led 190 of 200 laps […]

Suarez Trucks To Phoenix Win, Chase Finals
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2016 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Suarez Trucks To Phoenix Win, Chase Finals
Suarez Trucks To Phoenix Win, Chase Finals

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Daniel Suarez took the lead from Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate William Byron on lap 141 of Friday night’s 150-lap Camping World Truck Series race and went on to earn the first victory of his career in the series.
Byron lost the lead when is engine failed and as a result of his 27th-place finish, was eliminated […]

Haas F1 To Shake Up Driver Lineup
Friday, 11 Nov, 2016 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Haas F1 To Shake Up Driver Lineup
Haas F1 To Shake Up Driver Lineup

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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American-owned Haas F1 Team has signed Kevin Magnussen as teammate to Romain Grosjean for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Magnussen, a 24-year-old from Roskilde, Denmark, brings two years of Formula One experience to Haas F1 _ his rookie season with McLaren in 2014 and the 2016 season with […]

Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2016 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi
Flat Spot On: So Long Daytona Prototypes, Hello DPi

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The 2016 Petit Le Mans was the end of an era for the Daytona Prototypes, concluding a 14-year run as the lead pony in what is now called the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Next year, the new generation of DPi cars will feature 2017-spec LMP2 chassis, manufacturer-oriented […]

Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The first NASCAR race I covered was the first one I had ever seen, not an unusual event in newspaper sports departments of the mid-1970’s. The newest member of the staff, as in my case, often drew what was considered — when it came to stock car races — the […]