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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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GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Begining in 2014, there will be just one major sports car series operating in the United States as officials of the Rolex GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series announced Wednesday that they will merge their operations.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at Daytona International Speedway, site of [...]

Wed, 09/5/12 – 9:14 | Comments Off
Logano Happy About Fresh Start At Penske Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When Joey Logano arrived in the Sprint Cup Series in 2008, he came stamped with a “can’t-miss” tag. When he moves to his new gig at Penske Racing next year, he will do so with a new tag in place; one which reads “can-salvage”.
During a Wednesday morning teleconference with the [...]

Wed, 09/5/12 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Kenseth-To-Gibbs Announcement Finally Made
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As expected, Matt Kenseth will drive a Sprint Cup car for Joe Gibbs Racing next year. The long-anticipated announcement of that was made during a jovial press conference held Tuesday at the JGR team’s Huntersville, N.C. shops.
“In this sport, you’ve got to have somebody who can really wheel it,” team [...]

Tue, 09/4/12 – 12:14 | Comments Off
U.S. Nationals Postponed Until Next Weekend
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Persistent rains have forced NHRA officials to postpone the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to Sept. 8-9.
“The persistent weather has affected the racing surface and we have chosen to make the tough decision to postpone the race until next weekend,” said Graham Light, NHRA senior [...]

Mon, 09/3/12 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. – Top ten tweets from the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
1. Story of the weak: After vowing to run over Matt Kenseth at every turn following their wreck-o-rama at Bristol, Tony Stewart backed off in Atlanta. (Just when NASCAR needs a rivalry between major players during a championship run, Tony the team owner, who left [...]

Mon, 09/3/12 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta
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Denny Hamlin out ran Jeff Gordon over the final two laps and earned his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory Sunday night when he won the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Hamlin’s series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin, first out of the pits for the green/white/checkered [...]

Mon, 09/3/12 – 6:20 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Victory Puts Him Back Into Championship Fight
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Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport made a late-race charge to get the IndyCar Series victory in the Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday.
The victory for Hunter-Reay, combined with a sixth-place finish by points leader Will Power of Team Penske, sends the series to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. for the final race of the [...]

Sun, 09/2/12 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Rain Washes Out Final Qualifying At U.S. Nationals
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Persistent rains have forced NHRA officials to cancel the final two qualifying sessions for the Mac Tools U. S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Sunday.
The fields for all the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – have been [...]

Sun, 09/2/12 – 18:04 | Comments Off
By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
HAMPTON, Ga. – A colleague, Monte Dutton, wrote this week about how Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite its name, isn’t really an Atlanta track.
He’s right. It’s in Hampton, a small southern suburb and a location that many question given the larger population centers on the north side of Atlanta.
But back when [...]

Sun, 09/2/12 – 12:53 | One Comment
Late Stenhouse Pass Wins Controversial NNS Race
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. grabbed the lead from Kevin Harvick Harvick on the final lap, held off Brad Keselowski and went on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Keselowski, who helped Stenhouse move to the lead by way of a bump from behind, finished second.
Harvick, who dominated the race up [...]

Sun, 09/2/12 – 7:13 | Comments Off