Sat, 31/01/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Harvick Wins Phoenix; Chase’s Final Four Is Set
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Kevin Harvick bulled his way into the four-driver, all-deciding, Championship Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs when he won at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was his fourth of the year, second of the 10-race Chase and, as it turned out, it was also essential as he pursues his first [...]

Sun, 11/9/14 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Looking Like A Million: Chase Elliott Is NNS Champ
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Speedway while Chase Elliott collected enough points to clinch the series title.
Elliott finished fifth and became the first rookie to win an NNS championship and also, at 18 years old, [...]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 19:36 | Comments Off
Erik Jones Earns Dark Victory At PIR
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Erik Jones scored the definitive “lights-out” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, where power outages delayed the start and ultimately shortened the distance of the Lucas Oil 150.
The defending event winner, Jones started on-pole and led 114 of 126 laps around PIR’s 1-mile trioval en route to his third [...]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole At PIR
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Denny Hamlin on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin, who needs to finish 11th or better in Sunday’s race to secure a spot in the four-driver, season-ending Championship Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, won the pole with a lap in 25.332 seconds (142.113 mph) [...]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Q&A: Gene Haas Getting A Rolling Start On F1 Effort
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas _ Businessman/racer Gene Haas says his start-up American Formula One team figures to dive into the international driver market in approximately one year in preparation for entry into the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Still, it’s never too early to start the scouting/schmoozing process, which was part of [...]

Thu, 11/6/14 – 17:14 | Comments Off
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Texas Brawl
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In the wake of Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from [...]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 18:04 | 4 Comments
Takes On Fat Lips, Driver Codes And James Brown
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Ten quick thoughts about Texas after dark:
1. Jeff Gordon screwed up. First by taking the outside line for the fateful restart and then by opening the door to Brad Keselowski on the restart. Gordon’s restart was anything but clean at a time when it should have been immaculate. The guess here is that upon viewing [...]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 9:20 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win
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After every Sprint Cup race, the drivers who finished first through third are brought to track media centers for press conferences.
Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway so, there he was on the dais late Sunday afternoon. The majority of the questions put to him, as one would expect, concerned the [...]

Mon, 11/3/14 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Back On Top After Winning In Vegas
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Erica Enders-Stevens reclaimed the Pro Stock points lead with one race remaining by earning a major victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Enders-Stevens powered her Royal Purple Chevy Camaro to a 6.587-second pass at 209.36 mph to defeat reigning world champ Jeg Coughlin in the final. [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 22:34 | Comments Off
Austin-tatious: Hamilton Is Dominating In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton exited Texas as the winningest driver in Great Britain’s glorious Formula One history and Circuit of The America’s less-heralded tenure Sunday afternoon, complete with Stetson hat and sheriff’s badge.
Hamilton’s second United States Grand Prix victory in three starts at COTA stretched his championship advantage over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 22:27 | One Comment