Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Ford’s Allison Talks About Strengths, Struggles
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ongoing development of team synergy – specifically between longtime powerhouse Roush Fenway Racing and newcomer Penske Racing – dominated questions directed to Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing, during a national teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Through the season’s first 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Ford drivers have scored two victories in [...]

Wed, 06/12/13 – 11:30 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Slaps Texas-Winner With Big Penalty
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, penalized race-winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske Tuesday afternoon following an infraction discovered during post-race technical inspection after Saturday night’s Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves, driver of the No. 3 AAA Insurance Dallara/Chevrolet, has been fined $35,000 and docked 15 entrant points for not complying with [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 19:21 | One Comment
Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today
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By Len Hayward | Correpondent
FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s been more than a decade since an open-wheel car owned by Jim Hall has occupied space in an IndyCar Series garage.
But even as the cars have changed over the years, the innovations that the now 77-year old Hall and his team manufactured during the 1960s through [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 13:55 | One Comment
Helio Supplied Important Punchline At Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Facetious as it was, the question struck a nerve with Helio Castroneves.
This was Friday morning at Texas Motor Speedway, where Castroneves was asked if it was time for team-owner Roger Penske to hire a couple of drivers who knew how to win IZOD IndyCar Series races.
True enough, Castroneves and Team Penske [...]

Tue, 06/11/13 – 6:42 | One Comment
Newlywed Bayne Wins Iowa
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Trevor Bayne exchanged vows with new wife, Ashton, on Tuesday and celebrated their honeymoon on Sunday by winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway.
Bayne passed Austin Dillon with 11 laps remaining of Austin Dillon – who had led 207 laps – clinched the victory.
“It’s such a special week for me,” Bayne said. “I [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Johnson Is Anything But Pokey At Pocono
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Jimmie Johnson was the easy winner Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the Poconos 400. He lead 128 of the event’s 160 laps won for the third time in 2013.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver continued to build on his series points lead,  increasing his advantage over second-place Carl Edwards (18th Sunday) to 51 [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 17:25 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Texas, Is Lone Star In Points
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Helio Castroneves dominated the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
In getting the victory, the Team Penske driver, who started the evening tied with Marco Andretti, took sole possession of first place in the IZOD IndyCar Series championship standings.
Driving the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 AAA Insurance car, Castroneves led 132 of 228 laps on [...]

Sun, 06/9/13 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Justin Wilson’s hopes of repeating as winner of the Firestone 550 suffered a serious setback Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Englishman and veteran engineer Bill Pappas suddenly are stuck in 2004.
Dario Franchitti qualified on-pole for the Bombardier Learjet 500k night race here in June [...]

Sat, 06/8/13 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Jeb Becomes Latest Burton To Win In NASCAR
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Rookie Jeb Burton added another chapter to his family’s racing history Friday night when he won the 17th annual WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton, the 20-year-old son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, posted his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at the expense of Ty Dillon, grandson of NASCAR [...]

Sat, 06/8/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off
America’s Andretti Clan Holds Court In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas _ There is a legacy – or is it a burden? – that comes gift-wrapped with the surname Andretti, a fact of life realized over the past 30 years by Michael, Jeff and now Marco.
Family scion Mario Gabriele Andretti says sons Michael and Jeff caught the racing [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 20:13 | Comments Off