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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 [...]

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Changes At Kalitta: Worsham Back To Driver’s Seat
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Kalitta Motorsports announced a significan change of personnel in its NHRA racing operation.
Del Worsham has been named as driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, replacing Jeff Arend.
Also, Tommy DeLago has been picked as the crew chief on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by 2012 Rookie of the Year candidate Alexis [...]

Tue, 11/27/12 – 12:17 | Comments Off
2012 Formula 1 Season Ends With A Vettel Triple
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The message filling Sebastian Vettel’s helmet as he crossed the finish line behind Formula One’s Safety Car Sunday was loud-and-proud: “You’re a triple World Champion. You are The Man!”
Unfortunately, the radio in Vettel’s dinged-up race car was only half-working and his Red Bull Racing/Renault teammates couldn’t hear his reply. [...]

Mon, 11/26/12 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Hamilton Stays Hot, Wins F1 Pole In Brazil
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s 2012 season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on-pole, determined to close-out his mercurial McLaren/Mercedes career on a two-race winning streak while also playing spoiler in the World Driving Championship.
Hamilton toured the 2.677-mile Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo Saturday in 1-minute, 12.458-seconds during the 10-minute Q3 session to [...]

Sun, 11/25/12 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Top Fuel Driver Massey Dumped By Schumacher
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Black Friday was no career bargain for NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey, who was unceremoniously released by Don Schumacher Racing 12 days after finishing third in the 2012 Countdown to the Championship point chase.
Team-owner Don Schumacher announced Massey’s termination in a terse release emailed to media at 6 p.m. [...]

Sat, 11/24/12 – 8:51 | 13 Comments
Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing
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Elliott Sadler and his primary sponsor have found a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Sadler, NNS championship runnerup by 23 points in 2012, will drive the No. 11 Toyota Camry next year with primary sponsorship from OneMain Financial, a personal loan solutions company. [...]

Thu, 11/22/12 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Jegs, Allen Johnson To Team Up In Pro Stock
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Reigning NHRA Pro Stock world champion Allen Johnson will team with four-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. beginning with the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Johnson and Coughlin will continue to drive Mopar-backed Dodge Avengers powered by Hemi motors, which will originate from Johnson’s J&J Racing shop in Greeneville, Tenn.
“Allen and I were teammates this [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Bad Brad Could Be A Real Tiger For NASCAR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those documenting the retreat of NASCAR as a major American exhibition-sport attraction can scratch “dull champion” off their lists of reasons-why. In Brad Keselowski, NASCAR appears to have found its Tiger Woods – pre pathetic public meltdown, that is.
Now comes the part where we all find out if having a [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 13:07 | 2 Comments
Starworks Unveils Impressive Rolex 24 Driver Lineup
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A world-class lineup featuring Allan McNish, Alex Popow, Ryan Dalziel and Sébastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley/Ford Daytona Prototype during the season-opening 51st GRAND-AM Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27, 2013.
In 2012 Starworks became the first LMP2 Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the first North American team [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Hamilton And COTA Are The Big Winners At USGP
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The 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship will go down to the wire down in South America next weekend.
Lewis Hamilton’s victory over Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s inaugural United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas allowed the latter to stretch his lead over Fernando Alonso from 10 to 13 points heading into Sunday’s Brazilian [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 6:01 | Comments Off
Q & A: A Winning Press Conference
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The following is the complete, unedited transcript from the post-race press conference with 2012 champion Brad Keselowski, team owner Roger Penske and crew chief Paul Wolfe:
ROGER PENSKE: First I want to thank the media and obviously all the fans that turn out for these races for 38, 39 weekends around the country and all [...]

Sun, 11/18/12 – 21:42 | Comments Off