Fri, 24/06/16 – 17:32 | No Comment

It sounds as there will be very few tears in driver Tony Stewart’s eyes when he retires at the end of the current season. It sounds like the three-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s primary emotion after getting out of his car for the final race will be: good riddance.
Stewart, who announced last year that 2016 is […]

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McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Missouri driver Jamie McMurray was asked the usual local-media questions about coming “home” to race this weekend. And he issued the usual polite, geographically correct answers.
“Always nice to come home,” the native of Springfield said. “Special.”
But for McMurray, reliving the past is way down there on his weekend to-do list. P1 […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 16:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time will tell if the format for this year’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be a big challenge for the teams and drivers competiing in it. But it’s obvious right now that the format is a big challenge for those seeking to understand it.
The […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 16:19 | Comments Off on All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
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Long-time drag racing participant Mike Gittings, most recently chief starter in the NHRA’s Northwest Division and a certified team member of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, has been appointed official NHRA Chief Starter.
Gittings is only the fourth chief starter in the sport’s 65-plus year history, following the late Buster Couch (1955-1996), Rick […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Those who tap into in-race radio communication know that Clint Bowyer has not been wonderfully delighted about driving for his Harry Scott-owned Sprint Cup team this year.
Nothing personal, Bowyer said Thursday. Just Bowyer being Bowyer.
“I think everybody knows me,” Bowyer said during an interview at Kansas […]

Thu, 05/5/16 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Bowyer Hopes His Interim Season Is Turning
Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

Thu, 05/5/16 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
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Leah Pritchett’s nomadic journey through the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has reunited her with powerhouse Don Schumacher Racing for Round 7 of the schedule at Atlanta Dragway, and beyond.
Pritchett, who won her first Top Fuel event in Race No. 2 of the season near Phoenix on Feb. 28, was left without […]

Wed, 05/4/16 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Pritchett Lands Gig At Schumacher
Rosberg Joins Elite Club With Sochi Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nico Rosberg’s relentless pursuit of Formula One perfection remains intact following a dominating performance in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, where the Mercedes ace scored his fourth win in as many 2016 starts and seventh in a row dating to last season.
Rosberg, the pole-sitter, led all 53 laps around the 3.634-mile/5.848-kilometer/18-turn […]

Tue, 05/3/16 – 18:36 | Comments Off on Rosberg Joins Elite Club With Sochi Victory
Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World
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For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

Mon, 05/2/16 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Force Sisters On Top Of Nitro World
Shank Racing, Ford GT Get Big Wins At Laguna Seca
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Ozz Negri and John Pew drove the Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Honda Ligier JS P2 car to its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory Sunday at the Tire Monterey Grand Prix Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in California.
Negri led all but five of the final 31 laps on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit to give the […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 19:48 | Comments Off on Shank Racing, Ford GT Get Big Wins At Laguna Seca
Keselowski Holds Off Wreck-Thinned Field At ‘Dega
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski spent the last 30 or so laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in the only safe place at the 2.66-mile oval – out front. And that’s where he sat at the end of the last lap as he won the crashfest at NASCAR biggest […]

Sun, 05/1/16 – 16:00 | One Comment