Fri, 23/09/16 – 7:16 | No Comment

Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Erik Jones Earns Dark Victory At PIR
Erik Jones scored the definitive “lights-out” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, where power outages delayed the start and ultimately shortened the distance of the Lucas Oil 150.
The defending event winner, Jones started on-pole and led 114 of 126 laps around PIR’s 1-mile trioval en route to his third […]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Erik Jones Earns Dark Victory At PIR
Hamlin On Pole At PIR
Denny Hamlin on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin, who needs to finish 11th or better in Sunday’s race to secure a spot in the four-driver, season-ending Championship Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, won the pole with a lap in 25.332 seconds (142.113 mph) […]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Hamlin On Pole At PIR
Q&A: Gene Haas Getting A Rolling Start On F1 Effort
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas _ Businessman/racer Gene Haas says his start-up American Formula One team figures to dive into the international driver market in approximately one year in preparation for entry into the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Still, it’s never too early to start the scouting/schmoozing process, which was part of […]

Thu, 11/6/14 – 17:14 | Comments Off on Q&A: Gene Haas Getting A Rolling Start On F1 Effort
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Texas Brawl
In the wake of Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from […]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 18:04 | 4 Comments
Takes On Fat Lips, Driver Codes And James Brown
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Ten quick thoughts about Texas after dark:
1. Jeff Gordon screwed up. First by taking the outside line for the fateful restart and then by opening the door to Brad Keselowski on the restart. Gordon’s restart was anything but clean at a time when it should have been immaculate. The guess here is that upon viewing […]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 9:20 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win

After every Sprint Cup race, the drivers who finished first through third are brought to track media centers for press conferences.
Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway so, there he was on the dais late Sunday afternoon. The majority of the questions put to him, as one would expect, concerned the […]

Mon, 11/3/14 – 9:10 | Comments Off on Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win
Enders-Stevens Back On Top After Winning In Vegas
Erica Enders-Stevens reclaimed the Pro Stock points lead with one race remaining by earning a major victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Enders-Stevens powered her Royal Purple Chevy Camaro to a 6.587-second pass at 209.36 mph to defeat reigning world champ Jeg Coughlin in the final. […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 22:34 | Comments Off on Enders-Stevens Back On Top After Winning In Vegas
Austin-tatious: Hamilton Is Dominating In Texas
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AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton exited Texas as the winningest driver in Great Britain’s glorious Formula One history and Circuit of The America’s less-heralded tenure Sunday afternoon, complete with Stetson hat and sheriff’s badge.
Hamilton’s second United States Grand Prix victory in three starts at COTA stretched his championship advantage over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 22:27 | One Comment
Johnson Wins Texas; Brawl Follows Testy Finish
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Jimmie Johnson became the second straight non-Chase driver to win a race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship Sunday when he beat the field at Texas Motor Speedway.
Johnson’s victory means that none of the remaining eight Chase drivers have yet won and, hence, have not locked themselves into the […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 16:11 | 2 Comments
JFR’s Werner Wins Chapman Award
Elon Werner, who directs the publicity and communications for drag racing’s biggest star, John Force, and Force’s championship team, today was announced as winner of the 2014 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It […]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 14:06 | Comments Off on JFR’s Werner Wins Chapman Award