Fri, 22/08/14 – 7:21 | No Comment

A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]

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Courtney Force Zooms To P1 At Motorplex
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Courtney Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the all-concrete Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also led their categories at the second of six playoff events in the NHRA Full Throttle [...]

Fri, 09/21/12 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Ryan Blaney Looking For Second Victory, Shot At Moving Up
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

SPARTA, Ky. – The newest winner on the NASCAR circuit, Ryan Blaney, met the assembled media at Kentucky Speedway early Friday afternoon.
The 18-year-old Blaney became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Series on Saturday when he captured the checkered flag at the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Blaney’s victory came [...]

Fri, 09/21/12 – 17:37 | Comments Off
A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

ENNIS, Texas – Ron Capps is to the NHRA Funny Car class what Mark Martin is to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series – arguably, the best driver never to have won a championship.
Capps’ pursuit of that elusive first world title recently prompted him to network with a driver familiar with the art of closing the deal, [...]

Fri, 09/21/12 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Gordon Bounces Back
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Less than a week after a 35th-place finish appeared to kill the momentum Jeff Gordon established at the end of the regular season, the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has officially inserted himself back into the Chase for the championship mix.
The penultimate car in Friday’s qualifying session, Gordon piloted his No. 24 Drive to [...]

Fri, 09/21/12 – 17:17 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Has Become A ‘Serious’ Contender
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
LOUDON, N.H. – For years, people expected Dale Earnhardt Jr. to emulate his famous father and race for NASCAR championships.
And year after year, there has been nothing but disappointment for Junior and his legion of fans.
Now in his 13th full season in the elite Sprint Cup series, the 37-year-old Earnhardt [...]

Fri, 09/21/12 – 14:48 | Comments Off
Race Is Back On For The ‘Race-Within-A-Race’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

DALLAS – Courtney Force’s impressive rookie NHRA Funny Car season has produced her first pole, first victory and first Countdown to the Championship appearance.
Next up is Force’s first “race-within-a-race,” a format that traces its roots to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis. Led by top-seed Ron Capps, eight Funny Car drivers will vie for a [...]

Fri, 09/21/12 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]

Wed, 09/19/12 – 9:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reinstates Allmendinger
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NASCAR has reinstated driver AJ Allmendinger upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program.
Allmendinger had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on July 24 for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
Prior to his suspension, Allmendinger had been driving the No. 22 Dodge for Penske Racing. After failing his drug test, [...]

Tue, 09/18/12 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Eury Jr. Is Out at JR Motorsports
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Another change has been made at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports as the team announced Monday that Tony Eury Jr. has departed.
The departure of Eury Jr., who has been serving as crew chief for the No. 7 car of Danica Patrick, comes on the heels of news of 10 days ago  that his father has [...]

Mon, 09/17/12 – 14:13 | Comments Off
Langdon Starts Countdown With First Top Fuel Victory
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA Top Fuel competitor Shawn Langdon led a quartet of zMAX Dragway first-time winners Sunday, narrowly defeating Tony Schumacher in the four-hour rain delayed O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals.
Other winners at the dragway were: Funny Car, Ron Capps; Pro Stock, Jason Line; and Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines.
Langdon, who was the No. 1 [...]

Sun, 09/16/12 – 20:56 | Comments Off