Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | No Comment

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 [...]

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Hamlin On Pole In Pocono
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By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service
LONG POND, Pa. – A four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup winner at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin, continued to excel on the 2.5-mile triangular layout on Friday, setting a track record in qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono 400.
But Hamlin says Pocono is a different animal than the track at which he won his first [...]

Fri, 06/6/14 – 18:17 | Comments Off
TUDOR Rolls Into Kansas With Brand New Format
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – So much will be new and unique in Saturday night’s Grand Prix of Kansas that competitors could probably leave the notebooks back at their shops and instead just bring a 3-by-5 note card or two with them to Kansas Speedway this weekend.
In fact, so much about the [...]

Fri, 06/6/14 – 17:20 | Comments Off
No ‘Magic Pill’ Yet For IndyCar At Texas Oval
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – An additional 300 pounds of downforce may not be the “magic pill” Verizon IndyCar Series teams are seeking in the never-ending aerodynamic conundrum surrounding open-wheel racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sanctioning body INDYCAR announced Thursday that teams competing in Saturday night’s Firestone 600 here will have the [...]

Fri, 06/6/14 – 14:18 | Comments Off
Gentilozzi And Family Have Settled Into Their PC Home
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The hauler which serves as the at-track office for his race team is smaller than they were for Paul Gentilozzi back in the day. The team is smaller. The budgets are definitely smaller and, quite frankly, the stage on which Gentilozzi and his RSR Racing team performs is much smaller.
What hasn’t [...]

Fri, 06/6/14 – 8:44 | One Comment
Jeb Burton Seeks Return To Winning Ways At TMS
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – It didn’t take long for the buzz generated by Jeb Burton’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win to wear off.
“Right when I left this chair last year, I knew I needed to win some more,” Burton said Thursday afternoon from a seat in the Media [...]

Thu, 06/5/14 – 21:38 | Comments Off
NASCAR Unveils Changes For Eldora Trucks Race
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NASCAR on Tuesday announced a series of format changes to the second annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Eldora Speedway dirt track, which is scheduled for July 23.
The changes include:
– Pit stops during competition cautions are now optional, whereas they were mandatory in last year’s inaugural event.
– Each qualifying race will now [...]

Tue, 06/3/14 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Crampton Tops Kalitta; Wins First Top Fuel Race
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Richie Crampton claimed his first career Top Fuel victory and became the 100th different winner in the category. The victory came at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, N.J. on Sunday.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were respective winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing [...]

Mon, 06/2/14 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Castroneves Puts Cap On Big Penske Weekend in Detroit
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Helio Castroneves finished off an all-Penske weekend in Detroit by winning Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Belle Isle road course.
Castroneves’ victory comes one day after Team Penske teammate Will Power won the first race of the Detroit weekend double header.
That double header is promoted by team owner Roger Penske, who calls Detroit his home [...]

Sun, 06/1/14 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Dover For Second Straight Victory
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson arrived in Charlotte, N.C. in mid-May for the Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 with people asking him when he was going to win a race this year. Johnson left Dover, Del. on Sunday with people wondering when he would next lose a race.
Johnson dominated large portions [...]

Sun, 06/1/14 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Kalitta To Lead Top Fuelers Into Englishtown Eliminations
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Doug Kalitta was quickest in Top Fuel Saturday and earned the No. 1 qualifying position at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the [...]

Sat, 05/31/14 – 19:29 | Comments Off