Tue, 23/09/14 – 15:35 | No Comment

NASCAR announced a series of rule changes on Tuesday that will go into effect beginning with the 2015 racing season.
The rule changes apply to cars and engines and their aim, NASCAR officials said, is to improve competition, safety and the cost of doing business.
They include reduction of spoiler heights on the rear deck lids [...]

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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

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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
Power Wins Pole For IndyCar Season-Opener
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Will Power will start his 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season from the pole at St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sundayt.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole with a qualifying lap of 105.870 mph at the 1.8-mile street circuit.
Takuma Sato of A.J. Foyt Racing will start second and Simona de Silvestro of KV Racing Technology will start third.
“Yeah,” [...]

Sat, 03/23/13 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Hamlin Survives Engine Woes To Win Pole
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Denny Hamlin edged Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Biffle and Keselowski, however, will start the race from the back of the field as they were forced to change engines before the qualifying session.
Overcoming an early draw, Hamlin toured the two-mile track in [...]

Sat, 03/23/13 – 7:37 | Comments Off
De Silvestro Provides Surprise In St. Petersburg
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Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay were at the top of the time chart on the opening day of preparations for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. No big surprise.
The driver who ranked third, Simona de Silvestro, the first-year KV Racing Technology driver, was a bit of a surprise.
Power, who has [...]

Fri, 03/22/13 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Hodgdon Had A Wonderful Track Record
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Warner Hodgdon, a promiment developer from San Bernardino, Calif., passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 following several weeks of declining health. It’s only fitting that NASCAR rolls into neighboring Fontana, Calif. this weekend for activities at Auto Club Speedway.
Thirty years ago, Hodgdon’s name was synonymous with the most-famous racing [...]

Thu, 03/21/13 – 8:28 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: 2014 SportsCar Schedule Revealed (Not)
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
SEBRING, Fla. – Top Ten Tweets from the Sebring 12-hour
1. The new name of the merged Grand-Am and ALMS – drum roll please – is United SportsCar Racing. (Soon to be better known as the Rolex SportsCar Series Presented by Tequila Patron.)
2. Big bucks were paid to Sports Marketing Enterprises [...]

Mon, 03/18/13 – 7:25 | Comments Off
The Champ Gets The Win At Gatornationals
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Defending champion Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel victory at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, giving Don Schumacher Racing its 200th team win.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the tradition-rich NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sun, 03/17/13 – 19:41 | Comments Off