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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Courtney Force Is P1 At Rain-Delayed U.S. Nationals
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Courtney Force raced to her first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the rain-delayed NHRA Full [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 21:06 | Comments Off
Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca
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Richard Westbrook, driving the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Antonio Garcia, upstaged both pre-pole favorites with a lap of 1:21.042 (99.415 mph) around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238 mile track and won the pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda.
Westbrook had been fifth fastest in the previous [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski admits he lobbied for Joey Logano to become the driver of the No. 22 car and notes the process to obtain the Connecticut native probably began 10 months ago.
“I felt like he had the right approach to be successful in so many [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 16:06 | 3 Comments
Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart possibly has never possessed as much power as he wields headed into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Currently 10th in the standings, Stewart’s performance in the 400-lap race on the 0.75-mile track will affect eight [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Harvick Cruises To NNS Win
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Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought Friday night when he won at Richmond International Raceway.
The Richard Childress Racing driver beat Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to the finish line by 1.944 seconds.
Kurt Busch of Kyle Busch Racing ran third, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Michael Annett.
“It’s been a [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 7:29 | Comments Off
Sadler Steaks Toward Title – And Uncertain Future
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR Nationwide Series point leader Elliott Sadler credits Richard Childress with resurrecting his career, so to know he won’t be with the team owner next year is a bitter pill to swallow.
“The stars don’t always line up,” Sadler said in explaining his situation Friday at Richmond [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 7:23 | Comments Off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. collected his first Richmond International Raceway pole Friday afternoon when he turned a lap at 127.023 mph.
The pole was also the first of the season for Earnhardt, and his first since the 2011 Daytona 500.
“It feels good,” Earnhardt, who will start Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race with a Chase berth locked [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Speaks The Truth About The Media
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he sat in front of the media during his weekly “hauler chat”, NASCAR driver/team-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. fielded the usual battery of questions about Danica Patrick. It is something that has become pro forma on race weekends.
One of the answers Earnhardt – who [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 16:34 | 11 Comments
JR Motorsports, Eury Sr. Part Ways
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JR Motorsports and competition director Tony Eury Sr., announced today the decision to amicably part ways, effective immediately.
Eury is a winner of 55 NASCAR races in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series as a crew chief. He has 28 years in the NASCAR industry, the last five of which were served as competition [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 14:28 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reels In Rear Steering
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Turns out Brad Keselowski was pretty much spot on in his analysis of Hendrick Motorsports’ cars. Specifically, that the cars had some hinky stuff going on with their rear ends.
NASCAR on Thursday, basically agreed as officials passed a rule that will limit the ability of teams to set their cars up in a way that [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 7:46 | Comments Off