Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Dempsey Heads To Le Mans In His New Car
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Patrick Dempsey sounded kind of emotional last September as he talked about his team taking it’s last ride in a Mazda RX-8 GT. For good reason: His Dempsey Racing team had raced nothing but Mazda’s since forming five years before.
But any tears shed about having to move on for the [...]

Wed, 06/19/13 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Daytona  To Get Massive Facelift
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International Speedway Corporation today approved funding to redevelop the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway.
The multi-year project will break ground on July 5, 2013, and is targeted for completion in January 2016, in time for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th Daytona 500.
“We are truly creating history with this unprecedented endeavor,” said ISC’s Chief [...]

Tue, 06/18/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
John Force Ends Drought In Thunder Valley
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Funny Car star John Force ended a 31-event winless drought by racing to victory Sunday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Force earned his fourth victory at Bristol Dragway [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Biffle And Ford Look Like A Thousand In Michigan
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Greg Biffle gave beleaguered Ford Racing and its fans something to ease the pain Sunday when he and his Roush Fenway Racing Fusion won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Biffle, the third of the season for Ford and the 1,000th overall for Ford in [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Michigan Actually Is A Big Race For Ford This Time
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You can count on it. In fact, it occurs with such regularly that it has become a eye-rolling cliche:  Every time the Sprint Cup series arrives at Michigan International Speedway, somebody in the media will ask Ford drivers in general and Roush Fenway Racing drivers specifically about the importance of [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Action Express Duo Wins At Mid-Ohio
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Joao Barbosa gave Action Express Racing its first Daytona Prototype (DP) victory of the season, passing Spirit of Daytona driver Richard Westbrook with 29 minutes remaining in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Diamond Cellar Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Co-driving the No. 5 Corvette DP with Christian Fittipaldi, Barbosa made slight contact while making [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Repeats As Winner In Milwaukee
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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his second consecutive victory at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old Andretti Autosport driver passed race leader Takuma Sato with 52 laps and went on to win by 4.809 seconds over Helio Castroneves.
Will Power, Castroneves’ Team Penske teammate, finished third for his first podium of the season.
E.J. Viso and James [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Pole Positions Set In Thunder Valley
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NHRA Pro Stock points leader Mike Edwards will go for his fifth consecutive victory at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers Sunday at Bristol Dragway from the No. 1 qualifying position.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Del Worsham (Funny Car) also earned No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 18:22 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Pads NNS Points Lead By Winning Michigan
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Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith earned his second victory of the season Saturday by holding off Kyle Larson to win the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
Parker Kligerman gambled rain would end the race short of the scheduled 125 laps but lost the lead when he had to pit with 13 to [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Worsham Leads Assault On Record Book At Thunder Valley
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With the quickest run of his career and the quickest Funny Car run in 2013, Del Worsham led a parade of track records en route to the qualifying lead on Friday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol Dragway.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) [...]

Sat, 06/15/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off