Mon, 11/12/17 – 15:14 | No Comment

Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

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Hight Adds Onto His Records
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John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

Sat, 09/23/17 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Hight Adds Onto His Records
Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending
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By Mike Harris| Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Jimmie Johnson can probably be excused if he is already thinking about next year.
It’s not that he isn’t in the thick of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship battle. The seven-time series champion is seventh in the points heading into Sunday’sISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, only […]

Fri, 09/22/17 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending
Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
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Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

Fri, 09/22/17 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
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Eleven-time open-wheel champion Chip Ganassi Racing will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season as a two-car team, with only Scott Dixon returning from the organization’s recent four-car lineup.
Team-owner Chip Ganassi confirmed the anticipated downsizing in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. Dixon, a four-time series champion, will remain in the No. 9 Dallara/Honda following […]

Thu, 09/21/17 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Ganassi Trimming His IndyCar Program
Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will contest the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where he will answer Graham Rahal’s long-running plea for a fulltime Honda teammate.
Sato drove for RLLR in 2012, a season highlighted by his wheel-banging, final-lap Indianapolis 500 duel with eventual race-winner […]

Wed, 09/20/17 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Sato To Drive Second Rahal Letterman Car In ’18
Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
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Kasey Kahne became the first veteran NASCAR free-agent driver to land a fulltime ride for next season Tuesday, when Leavine Family Racing confirmed he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the full 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) schedule.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, will replace Michael McDowell on […]

Wed, 09/20/17 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Kahne Lands At Levine’s Family Home
Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Penske Perfection put an almost-predictable wrap on Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. While Simon Pagenaud won the Verizon IndyCar Series 2017 season-finale, teammate Josef Newgarden finished second to secure the championship for domestic open-wheel racing’s most successful organization.
Pagenaud, the 2016 series champion, out-hustled Newgarden to the finish line by 1.0986-seconds to […]

Mon, 09/18/17 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Win Race, Championship At Sonoma
Countdown Off To Surprising Start
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CONCORD, N.C. – Numerous upsets Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway created a dramatic change in the Mello Yello Drag Racing point standings after just the first of six rounds in the Countdown to the Championship.
Heading into the Countdown, the standings leaders were: Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Ron Capps, Funny Car; […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 19:04 | Comments Off on Countdown Off To Surprising Start
Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet
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Martin Truex Jr. opened the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs survived early race adversity to win Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
The victory was his fifth of the season for the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota and second straight at the 1.5-mile Joliet track and, it gives him a berth in the […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 18:34 | Comments Off on Truex Kicks Off Playoffs With Easy Win In Joliet
Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The list of his Team Penske running mates to have won various Indy car drivers championships is a trivia question that cannot stump Helio Castroneves.
“(Gil) De Ferran, (Sam) Hornish Jr., (Will) Power, (Simon) Pagenaud,” said Castroneves, clicking-off the title-winning names from the solitude of a Team Penske motorhome during a […]

Sun, 09/17/17 – 13:02 | Comments Off on Sunday May Be Castroneves’ Last Shot At Title