Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Cruz Pedregon Takes Early Pole At Gatornationals
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Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Two-time world champ Pedregon, whose [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Fassler Puts Audi on Pole At Sebring
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Marcel Fassler set a track record with a 1:43.886 (129.604 mph) in Audi Sport Team Joest’s No. 1 Audi R8 e-tron quattro to win the pole position at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Friday.
The pole is the first for a hybrid car in the American Le [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a hastily-scheduled press conference, Denny Hamlin met with reporters behind his Joe Gibbs Racing team hauler just after 2 p.m. on Friday to discuss the $25,000 fine imposed against him by NASCAR.
Hamlin, who refused to pay the fine, announced on Thursday that he won’t appeal the [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 16:08 | One Comment
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
American Sports Car Racing Has A New Name
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More details about the American unified sports car racing series were unveiled Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. Among those details is the name for the new series, which is the result of the merging of the Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series.
The name of the series will be the United SportsCar Racing platform.
United [...]

Thu, 03/14/13 – 15:18 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Wed, 03/13/13 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing
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Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne in a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish Sunday to win the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The win is Kenseth’s first in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as he moved to the team following the 2012 season.
“I just knew it,” he said. “I just [...]

Sun, 03/10/13 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Hornish Rolls To Win In Vegas
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Sam Hornish Jr. won the Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The win was Hornish’s second in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and his first since Nov. 12, 2011 at Phoenix. It was the first Las Vegas victory for Penske Racing in any NASCAR series and the first Nationwide triumph [...]

Sat, 03/9/13 – 21:15 | Comments Off
This Georgia Driver Didn’t Have To Fake Success
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

When the press releases and news reports about Tia Norfleet planning to be the first black female to race in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series came out, long-time followers of the Georgia short track scene likely thought: “Here we go again.”
Back around 2000, Norfleet’s father Bobby Norfleet showed up for Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with similar [...]

Sat, 03/9/13 – 11:00 | 3 Comments
Free Speech Has A Long Tradition In NASCAR
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In light of NASCAR’s $25,000 fine imposed on Denny Hamlin for his mild criticism of the Generation-6 race car and the kind of racing it produced at Phoenix last week, racing that saw Carl Edwards lead the final 78 laps without a serious challenge and others complaining about the difficulty of [...]

Fri, 03/8/13 – 9:15 | 3 Comments