Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Haas To Team With Ferrari In 2016 F1 Launch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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California businessman Gene Haas will launch his foray into the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016 with Scuderia Ferrari as technical partner.
The most successful team in the history of Formula One, Scuderia Ferrari will provide Haas F1 Team with its power unit, gearbox and overall technical support. The multiyear [...]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 7:16 | Comments Off
DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals
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Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in the Patron XO Cafe Toyota Camry to defeat the current Funny Car points leader, who won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Sunday.
It [...]

Tue, 09/2/14 – 6:04 | Comments Off
Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows
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HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Kahne Wins Atlanta, Earns Berth In Chase
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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 [...]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Force Top Gun At Shootout; Finals Set At Big Go
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John Force won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding a day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, pocketed $100,000 and bragging rights when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in the Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang. He [...]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 19:34 | Comments Off
Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship
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Team Penske’s Will Power capped an often-frustrating 15-year trek that transported him from Toowoomba, Australia, to Southern California Saturday night with a “mega” ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 that secured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Power, who entered the season’s 18th race at the 2-mile/D-shaped Auto Club Speedway in [...]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Schumacher Top Fuel Top Gun In Shootout
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Tony Schumacher raced to the $100,000 payday in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout race-within-the-race on Saturday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indiana.
Schumacher, a seven-time NHRA champion defeated Richie Crampton in the specialty bonus event final round with a 3.748-second run at 328.54 mph at the controls of his [...]

Sat, 08/30/14 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Team Orders Are Filed In Penske’s Waste Basket
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Barring on-track contact between the two – and that’s entirely possible –  Saturday night’s season-ending MAVTV 500 figures to be a free-for-all between Team Penske’s Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
“We’re not big on ‘team orders,’ ” Roger Penske said Friday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. “Obviously we’ll see what’s [...]

Sat, 08/30/14 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Schumacher Off To Fast Start At U.S. Nationals
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Tony Schumacher earned the Top Fuel provisional pole Friday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final regular season race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Following [...]

Sat, 08/30/14 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Harvick On Pole in Atlanta
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Kevin Harvick won the pole for Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap at 190.398 mph.
The pole was Harvick’s sixth of the season his  first pole at the 1.54-mile AMS quad-oval.
Brad Keselowski was second fastest in qualifying with a lap at 190.058 mph.
Rookie Kyle Larson (189.883 [...]

Sat, 08/30/14 – 6:42 | Comments Off