Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Enders-Stevens Becomes Elite Driver
Erica Enders-Stevens, the most prolific female driver in Pro Stock history, has joined Elite Motorsports for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Enders-Stevens will drive the team’s new Chevrolet Camaro, which will be tuned by the father/son duo of Rick and Rickie Jones with in-house horsepower provided by Nick Ferri and Jake Hairston.
“I’m […]

Fri, 11/22/13 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Enders-Stevens Becomes Elite Driver
TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s November preseason testing seession concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, with six GTLM and 19 GTD teams taking laps in preparation for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014.
IMSA and Continental Tire officials decided Wednesday morning to suspend testing for Prototype and Prototype Challenge race cars due […]

Thu, 11/21/13 – 8:23 | Comments Off on TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona
Bernstein Departs Morgan Lucas, Joins Al-Anabi
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Brandon Bernstein and Joe Barlam, released Tuesday from Morgan Lucas Racing, have joined Al-Anabi Racing, the team announced Wednesday.
Bernstein, a 19-time Top Fuel race winner, joins Al-Anabi Racing as the team’s general manager, filling the position vacated by Chad Head one year ago.
Prior to joining Morgan Lucas Racing in 2012, Bernstein served as the driver […]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Bernstein Departs Morgan Lucas, Joins Al-Anabi
Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jimmie Johnson emerged as a non-controversial “sexy, six-time champion” during his historic guest host appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Tuesday evening, a NASCAR-themed hour that dredged-up the time-worn drivers-as-athletes debate.
Co-anchors John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak steered Johnson through a full menu of stick-and-ball coverage, during which he wasn’t asked to mouth […]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona

Track records for both Prototypes and GT cars were set at Daytona International Speedway during the first of two days of Tudor United SportsCar Championship testing.
Action Express Racing led the Prototype class with a lap of 1:39.623 (128.645 mph) in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while SRT Motorsports led the GTLM class with a lap […]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona
Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Nevada Speedway in central Missouri is less than 100 miles from Kansas City’s tall buildings, hip nightspots, five-star restaurants and magnificent NASCAR facility. But Neveda’s dirt track is also several decades away from Kansas City.
Nevada is the kind of race track which is more about race than track. The Modifieds […]

Tue, 11/19/13 – 8:14 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing […]

Mon, 11/18/13 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Vettel Rewriting German History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – Comparisons between Formula One superstars Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have become routine this season as the “Baby-Faced Killer” continues to accelerate the pursuit of his fellow-German countryman and boyhood idol.
Vettel, so-dubbed on the cover of a recent issue of “AutoWeek,” one-upped his hero via a […]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 21:58 | Comments Off on Vettel Rewriting German History
Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship
It didn’t come without some tense moments, but Sprint Cup championship No. 6 did come for Jimmie Johnson at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson finished eighth in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 but that allowed him to clinch a title that is just one shy of tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the all-time championship […]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 18:27 | One Comment
Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments

Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas on Sunday. And, as per usual, the German driver did it in dominating fashion.
Starting from the pole position, Vettel, a four-time champion who has already clinched this year’s championship, got through the critical first turn with his […]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Vettel Adds Texas Victory To His List Of Accomplishments