Sun, 19/04/15 – 18:28 | No Comment

Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

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Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ
Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon is rounding into championship form as he raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all will lead their categories as the […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch 2 for 2 At Chicagoland Speedway
Kyle Busch won his 10th NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 20 starts this season on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Busch started from the pole and led 195 of the 200 laps in claiming the record 61st victory of his career. The victory Saturday gives Busch – who won the Camping World Truck Series race in Joliet […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: What Would Earnhardt Do?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Tweet me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we living in the age of the Celebrity Industrial Complex?
So it makes me wonder why sports stars such as Clint Bowyer would be so dull as to think any move they make isn’t watched and recorded carefully, if not obsessively? (This is particularly […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 16:24 | 5 Comments
NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions
NASCAR has announced a set of officiating revisions to further reinforce its in-race rules and regulations following a week-long review of events that transpired during last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
NASCAR officials met with drivers, owners and crew chiefs this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway to address these revisions that will […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 13:21 | One Comment
Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
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CONCORD, N.C. – Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown says going after his second title isn’t nearly as stressful as trying to get the first one.
“The first championship is the hardest, just like winning the first race, because you don’t know how to do it; you don’t know how to get the job done,” […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Early Funny Car Leader In N.C.
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Cool temperatures in a night qualifying session for the Carlyle Carolina Nationals resulted in one track record being set and another being equaled as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began Friday at zMAX Dragway.
Cruz Pedregon’s elapsed time of 3.980 seconds was not only a […]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Penalized Penske Wins Front Row At Chicagoland
Less than three hours after NASCAR placed the organization on probation for alleged collusion last Saturday at Richmond, Penske Racing  drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski qualified 1-2 for Sunday’s GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the expanded Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Logano, who streaked around the 1.5-mile track in 28.509 […]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 18:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Puts Jeff Gordon Into The 2013 Chase
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
JOLIET, Ill. – In a surreal moment, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today at Chicagoland Speedway that Jeff Gordon will be added to this year’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, which begins with the Geico 400 here on Sunday.
“We’ve decided that, due to the totality of the events […]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 15:02 | 34 Comments
NASCAR Continues To Discuss Adding Gordon
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
JOLIET, Ill. – Speculation continues to mount that NASCAR will add Jeff Gordon to the field of drivers in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
As practice got underway shortly at noon for Sunday’s Geico 400, there were numerous reports circulating that NASCAR officials were huddling here at Chicagoland […]

Fri, 09/13/13 – 13:00 | 2 Comments
All Appears Right With Hight As Playoff Begins
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Robert Hight’s NHRA resume is golden. Basically, it’s a long list of victories, final-round appearances and a Funny Car championship. But two weeks ago at this time, Hight was wondering if it was also a mirage. A list perhaps built more on circumstance that driving talent.
“You do start believing, wow, […]

Thu, 09/12/13 – 17:53 | Comments Off