Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:27 | No Comment

HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

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Cup Owners Form New Team Alliance Group
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The top team owners in NASCAR on Monday announced that they have formed an alliance which they say is intended to improve the sport.
Rob Kauffman, head of the alliance, issued the following statement about the new organization:
“A group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced today they have formed a [...]

Mon, 07/7/14 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Force Tops Capps In Old-School Thriller
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In a thrilling side-by-side final round duel with longtime rival Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force picked up his 140th career win on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Montoya Returns To Victory Lane
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Juan Pablo Montoya won his first IndyCar Series race since 2000 on Sunday when he got the victory at Pocono Raceway.
Pole-sitter Montoya, brought back to IndyCar by team owner Roger Penske after a nine-year break to drive in NASCAR, edge teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line.
“It’s huge,” Montoya said. “I was overly excited coming [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 14:56 | Comments Off
Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car
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Aric Almirola dove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford to victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened and crash-decimated Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was the first in Cup for Almirola and the first for the iconic 43 car since 1999.
While the weather was grim, Almirola was not when the race was [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 14:11 | One Comment
NASCAR’s France Talks Series’ Present And Future
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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France took to the podium at Daytona International Speedway’s media center to conduct a Q and A with the media on Saturday.
France talked about next year’s schedules, this year’s racing, empty grandstands, changes to the Chase, Daytona International Speedway and a number of other subjects.
The following is a transcript of [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono
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British rookie Jack Hawksworth will not compete in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway because of a head injury.
INDYCAR announced that Hawksworth has been diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in an incident July 5 during the second practice session for the Pocono INDYCAR 500.
Hawksworth was evaluated at the infield care center by INDYCAR [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Langdon Hot Streak Continues
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Reigning Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to a track record performance at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on Saturday to claim his third  No. 1 qualifier of the season
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Daytona Cup Race Postponed
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Rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
NASCAR officials made the decision shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.
When the race does begin, pole sitter David Gilliland in the Love’s Travel Stops Ford will share the [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 21:14 | Comments Off
Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity
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The new Chase rules, with its win-and-your-in format, has made the playoffs extremely accessible to the Sprint Cup Series’ traditional have-nots. And plate racing, with its bizarre capriciousness, has made winning extremely possible for the have-nots.
So, for a lot of the teams and drivers in the far ends of the [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 10:44 | Comments Off
Kahne Nips Smith For Nationwide Win
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Kasey Kahne edged Regan Smith in a green-white-checkered finish to win Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was Kahne’s first in the Nationwide Series since August 2007. It came after he sat 12th on the restart.
The victory was by just 0.021 seconds (third closest in the series at [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off