Sat, 31/01/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Kahne Getting Tired Of Apologies From Busch
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the days between last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway and Saturday night’s event at Darlington Raceay, Kyle Busch has repeatedly stressed that he has nothing but respect and admiration for fellow driver Kasey Kahne.
He reportedly told Kahne that by way of a personal apology.
You’ve got to figure [...]

Sun, 05/12/13 – 13:36 | 4 Comments
Indianapolis Is Open And Business Is Brisk
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Native son Ed Carpenter topped the speed chart on Opening Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where his second-year IZOD IndyCar Series team is looking to bolster its history in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Carpenter, winner of the most recent IndyCar Series race on a superspeedway, [...]

Sun, 05/12/13 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins After Busch Fades At Darlington
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Matt Kenseth passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the lead with 13 laps to go and from there, went on to win Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Busch had dominated the race up to the pass by Kenseth but over the final laps, his No. 18 Toyota began losing speed. Busch finished [...]

Sat, 05/11/13 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Gets Rain-Delayed Victory In Atlanta
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Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel victory Saturday at the weather-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, which was delayed for one week due to persistent rain showers.
Brown claimed his second [...]

Sat, 05/11/13 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Hagan On Top As NHRA Returns To Atlanta
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Matt Hagan ended a 29-race drought from the top of Funny Car’s qualifying order by racing to the No. 1 position Friday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Saturday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Moves Furniture Row To The Front Row
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Kurt Busch earned his first pole of the season when he had the fastest lap during Friday’s qualifying session for Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
Busch’s lap in his Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet was at a track record 181.918 mph.
Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports was second fastest in the session [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Completes Rookie Test At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch completed the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program during a test Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion reached a top speed of 218.210 mph in a car without fenders.
“Pinch me, I am like a kid in a candy store,” Busch said after [...]

Fri, 05/10/13 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Appeals Panel Slashes Penalties Issued To Kenseth, JGR
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Penalties issued to the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and driver Matt Kenseth were scaled back significantly by the National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday.
Almost every penalty issued to the team was rescinded or reduced.
The penalties were issued after Kenseth’s Kansas Speedway race-winning car was found to have [...]

Wed, 05/8/13 – 15:48 | Comments Off
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Building Cool Cars, Rabid Following
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fans of Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” reality series dealing with an acute case of repeat episode withdrawal need to stay the course. Plenty of new shows are in the pipeline, beginning on June 10.
Co-stars Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufman and the crew at Gas Monkey [...]

Wed, 05/8/13 – 7:01 | 12 Comments
Entries For Indy 500 Announced
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Three-time winners Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among drivers named to 33 entries filed for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 26, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Franchitti and Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Castroneves of Team Penske are former winners assigned [...]

Tue, 05/7/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off