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ENNIS, Texas – Angelle Sampey-Drago says any fear she had about climbing back aboard the seat of a Pro Stock Motorcycle was resolved when she made her first test run in seven years.
“It was a different fear.  It’s because I’m a mom now,” said Sampey-Drago, a three-time NHRA world champion and drag racing’s winningest [...]

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Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin
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Mark Martin’s stint as substitute for injured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has been revised to a one-race deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Martin will fill-in for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry only at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Martin will then return to [...]

Thu, 03/28/13 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Gibbs: Logano Was Just Going For The Victory
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, says he does not believe that rival-team driver Joey Logano intentionally attempted to crash and injure JGR driver Denny Hamlin during the late going of last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway.
Instead, Gibbs said during a teleconference on Thursday, he thinks Logano [...]

Thu, 03/28/13 – 11:10 | 3 Comments
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GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association have announced a license and cooperation agreement with the Internationale Tourenwagen-Rennen (ITR e.V.), which administers DTM racing.
The collective goal is a North American version of DTM, the popular German touring car series.
Representatives from all three organizations made the announcement during a press conference at the InterContinental [...]

Wed, 03/27/13 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Injury To Keep Hamlin Out Of Car For Weeks
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After being evaluated by a doctor, it was determined that Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin will miss a large part of the 2013 season because of an injury to his back.
Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates said that Hamlin suffered an L1 compression fracture during an accident on the final lap of [...]

Wed, 03/27/13 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Hamlin Condition Update
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joe Gibbs Racing issued the following statement Monday afternoon on the condition of driver Denny Hamlin, who was injured during a last-lap crash in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.:
“Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Denny Hamlin suffered a L1 Compression Fracture following an accident on the final lap of [...]

Mon, 03/25/13 – 13:57 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Caps Wild Final Lap With A Victory
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Kyle Busch led the most laps, emerged from a final lap scrum and went on to win the Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
The victory was the second in two days for Busch as he won the Nationwide Series race on Saturday.
The victory came when Busch passed teammate [...]

Sun, 03/24/13 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Hinchcliffe Gets First IndyCar Victory Of Career
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James Hinchcliffe opened the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season with a victory at the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg. The victory was the first of his career and it came in his 32nd start.
“I don’t think you can get much better than winning the first one because as soon as I crossed the line [...]

Sun, 03/24/13 – 16:29 | Comments Off
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Three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull staved off teammate Mark Webber  to win the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Vettel fought it out with his teammate for most of the race at the Sepang circuit. Their cars almost made contact with each other. But Vettel grabbed the lead on the 46th lap and went [...]

Sun, 03/24/13 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Easy Winner In Fontana
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Kyle Busch’s ran away to victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Busch finished .834 seconds ahead of points leader Sam Hornish Jr. to claim his sixth win at the two-mile track and the ninth straight for Joe Gibbs Racing, extending the record for consecutive victories for a Nationwide [...]

Sat, 03/23/13 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Could Hamlin Be Immersed In More Hot Water?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Could Denny Hamlin be headed for more trouble with NASCAR officials as a result of a statement he made on Friday at Auto Club Speedway?
The statement was, after all, as potentially damaging to Sprint Cup’s Gen-6 car public relations campaign as was the statement which resulted in Hamlin being issued [...]

Sat, 03/23/13 – 17:05 | 2 Comments