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Kasey Kahne became the first veteran NASCAR free-agent driver to land a fulltime ride for next season Tuesday, when Leavine Family Racing confirmed he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the full 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) schedule.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, will replace Michael McDowell on […]

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Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
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Ryan Preece, held off Kyle Benjamin in a green-white checkered finish that came after the third restart in the race’s final 17 laps to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“I thought this race would never end, that’s for sure,” an emotional Preece told the NBCSN after finally slowing his fast Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Preece Wins Xfinity Race In Iowa
Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio
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Ryan Hunter-Reay continued his recent surge to the front of the Verizon IndyCar Series running order Friday, setting the pace during the opening day of practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The Andretti Autosport driver was fastest in the second of two 45-minute sessions on the 2.258-mile/13-turn natural terrain layout in […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 7:43 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Shows Speed At Mid-Ohio
Hight Tops 339 In Sonoma
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Robert Hight reset the NHRA record book with the fastest pass in any category and nearly eclipsed the next major speed milestone _ 340 mph _ during Funny Car qualifying Friday for the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Following a 4.507-second, 1,000-foot pass at 184.62 mph […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Hight Tops 339 In Sonoma
Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche, the world’s most successful endurance sports car racing nameplate, will exit the LMP1 class of the FIA’s World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2017 season and transition into competition in the Formula E Championship with a factory team beginning in 2019.
Porsche confirmed “with great regret” the end […]

Fri, 07/28/17 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske raised the profile of “Silly Season” transactions this week when it announced rising star Ryan Blaney would exit Wood Brothers Racing and join the stock car arm of Roger Penske’s empire as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018.
Penske’s return to […]

Fri, 07/28/17 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS
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Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in its superspeedway configuration was unanimous.
“From […]

Thu, 07/27/17 – 8:40 | One Comment
Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
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Rising star Ryan Blaney will exit Wood Brothers Racing and join Team Penske as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018, as team-owner Roger Penske returns to a three-car operation in stock car racing’s premier series.
Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with “The Captain,” will pilot the […]

Thu, 07/27/17 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
New IndyCar Chassis Hits The Bricks At IMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season via a Dallara chassis that has been “reverse-engineered” made its on-track debut Tuesday during a day-long test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Inspired by “old favorite” designs but clearly pointing toward what’s “NEXT” for the series, the chassis […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 14:44 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Chassis Hits The Bricks At IMS
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
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A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-NASCAR retirement as full-time driver officially will include more than trips to the grocery store for mayo.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), Junior will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018. The TV gig was announced […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18