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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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It’s Been A Go-Figure 2013 Sprint Cup Season
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The 2013 NASCAR season has been one of surprises. Not huge surprises like getting a pony on your birthday when you figured you were getting socks and underwear again. But mild and very interesting surprises emanating from driver performances and race-day culture.
The eve of the Sprint Cup Series’ 10th race [...]

Thu, 05/2/13 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Money Woes To Force Panther DRR To Cut IndyCar Season Short
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

One of open-wheel racing’s longest-tenured organizations is planning to hit the pause button because of economics.
Panther DRR – formerly Dreyer & Reinbold Racing – announced Wednesday it will scale back its participation in the IZOD IndyCar Series following the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.
Panther DRR announced it is committed to competing [...]

Thu, 05/2/13 – 7:45 | Comments Off
Panel Nixes Penske Appeal
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The National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel on Wednesday upheld all penalties which NASCAR levied against Penske Racing.
The Panel heard almost six hours of testimony at the NASCAR R&D Center in Concord, N.C.
Penske said plans to appeal today’s decision to John Middlebrook, the National Stock Car Racing Chief Appellate Officer.
The penalties concern Sections 12-1: Actions [...]

Wed, 05/1/13 – 16:27 | Comments Off
Vandergriff, Pedregon Cruise In Baytown
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Cruz Pedregon became the first two-time winner in the Funny Car category in 2013 by racing to the victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Bob Vandergriff Jr. (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sun, 04/28/13 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Arana Brothers Team Up On Dad At SpringNationals
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Brothers Hector Jr. and Adam Arana upstaged their championship-winning father at Royal Purple Raceway Saturday, adding a family angle to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the rain-plagued 26th annual O’Reilly NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
Arana Jr. secured his second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 12th of his career with a [...]

Sun, 04/28/13 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Harvick Gets His First Victory Of The Season
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Kevin Harvick broke free shortly after the green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first of the season for Harvick.
Finishing second was Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing while Joey Logano of Penske Racing was third.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to have [...]

Sat, 04/27/13 – 22:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski Gets First NNS Win Of Season
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Brad Keselowski held off Kevin Harvick in a 12-lap run to the finish to win Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Race at Richmond International Raceway.
Keselowski passed Kyle Busch to the lead with nine laps left, with Harvick following into second place a lap later. Keselowski crossed the finish line .718 seconds ahead of Harvick [...]

Sat, 04/27/13 – 7:23 | Comments Off
Coughlin Brakes His Way To Baytown Lead
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned the provisional Pro Stock pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway during a run in which feathering the brakes proved every bit as pivotal as standing on the gas.
Coughlin’s second quarter-mile pass of 6.569-seconds at 211.20 mph initially was flawless, capping [...]

Sat, 04/27/13 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’
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Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing was hit with severe penalties after the car driven by Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway last week was found to have a piston rod which was ruled to be of an improper weight – it was 2.7 grams too heavy.
Gibbs held a press conference on Friday at Richmond International [...]

Fri, 04/26/13 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole at Richmond
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Matt Kenseth, who was slammed with penalties by NASCAR this week, responded by winning the pole Friday for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
With a track-record run at 130.334 mph (20.716 seconds), Kenseth edged Brian Vickers (130.303 mph), subbing for injured Denny Hamlin for the third straight week, by .005 seconds.
Kenseth will [...]

Fri, 04/26/13 – 18:42 | Comments Off