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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, […]

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Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch seemingly knocked older brother Kurt Busch off the pole with a minute and 20 seconds left in the third and final session of Friday’s qualifying event for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
But after Kyle failed a post race inspection, Kurt was awarded the pole.
“Real […]

Fri, 02/26/16 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Edges Big Brother For Pole At Atlanta But Then Fails Inspection
Big News Of Week Left Many People Wondering
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When it was announced this week that Stewart-Haas Racing would sever ties with Chevrolet and campaign Fords next season, a lot of people openly questioned whether or not SHR would continue to get top-shelf pieces and support from current supplier Hendrick Motorsports for the rest of this season.
Jimmie Johnson, the lead […]

Fri, 02/26/16 – 18:15 | One Comment
Haas Wraps Up First Test Session
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Haas F1 Team completed its historic, four-day preseason testing debut Thursday with Esteban Gutierrez running a race simulation and live pit stop practices at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain.
Gutierrez completed 89 laps/257.21-miles/414.29-kilometers in his No. 21 VF-16 and its Ferrari 061 turbo V-6 powerplant. The American-based team, which made its testing debut Monday, […]

Thu, 02/25/16 – 17:49 | Comments Off on Haas Wraps Up First Test Session
Q and A: Stewart-Haas And Ford Talk About New Deal
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During a teleconference with the media on Wednesday, officials from Stewart-Haas Racing and Ford Performance answered questions about the announcement that the two organizations would work together beginning in 2017.
Stewart-Haas had been a Chevrolet team since it was founded in 2010.
The following is a transcript of the teleconference:
TONY STEWART, Co-Owner, Stewart-Haas Racing – CAN YOU EXPAND […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 18:33 | Comments Off on Q and A: Stewart-Haas And Ford Talk About New Deal
Nominees For Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 Unveiled
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Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners, drivers and the most recognizable voice in motorsports. The talents, eras and levels may differ, but all share a common thread: They shaped NASCAR, and on Wednesday, they were recognized as nominees for the highest honor the sport bestows – enshrinement into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
NASCAR today announced the […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 18:24 | One Comment
Haas’ Grosjean Second Fastest Wednesday In Spain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Romain Grosjean added to Haas F1 Team’s lap-count and data bank during the third day of preseason testing Wednesday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain.
Grosjean logged 82 laps around the 2.89-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn circuit during his second stint in the No. 8 VF-16 and its Ferrari 061 turbo V-6 […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Haas’ Grosjean Second Fastest Wednesday In Spain
NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500
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By Reid Spencer
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Sunday’s Daytona 500 provided fans with the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race when winner Denny Hamlin edged runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds — roughly four inches on the track. But Hamlin’s impressive victory at Daytona International Speedway wasn’t the only record-setting event of the day.
On […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 16:54 | Comments Off on NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500
Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
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Citing a desire to build its own chassis, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that it bolt from its alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet beginning next year.
Ford Performance announced that Stewart-Haas will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.
The multiyear agreement means that, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks in February 2017, […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The news that Furniture Row Racing would switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016 was a bit like the news that Team Penske would switch from Dodge to Ford after the 2012 season: Both teams were coming off best-ever seasons only to celebrate by switching manufacturers. Both prompted the question; […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 9:12 | Comments Off on The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
Haas’ Gutierrez Cracks Top 6 In Testing In Spain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Esteban Gutierrez methodically advanced up the timing chart during his preseason testing debut for Haas F1 Team Tuesday, logging 79 laps around Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain en route to a sixth-place overall result.
Gutierrez’s trouble-free run in the No. 21 VF-16, powered by the Ferrari 061 turbo V-6, […]

Tue, 02/23/16 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Haas’ Gutierrez Cracks Top 6 In Testing In Spain