Thu, 20/11/14 – 10:07 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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The 200 MPH Barrier Is Taking A Beating In 2012
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Not that long ago, 200 mph on a Sprint Cup track was the OMG threshold. It was the point where excitement met danger. Pulse rates rose, mouths dried out. And the debate would commence.
If the 200 mph threshold was crossed on a non-restrictor plate track, the [...]

Sat, 10/20/12 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying
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Neel Jani of Rebellion Racing took the pole for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans sports car race at Road Atlanta with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Switzerland’s Jani was 0.339 seconds clear of Lucas Luhr in Muscle Milk Racing’s [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Kahne Leads Assault On Kansas Qualifying Record Book
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. –Hendrick Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne became the first pole winner on the repaved, reconfigured Kansas Speedway oval Friday when he logged a record-blitzing lap at 191.360 mph.
The old qualifying record was set by Matt Kenseth in 2005. It was 180.856 mph.
“I went into (Turn) 3, and felt like [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Hamlin Says His Head Is Back In The Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Denny Hamlin said Friday that his bell has stopped ringing and that he has no concerns about his physical condition in the wake of a hard hit he took during Thursday’s Sprint Cup test session at Kansas Speedway.
“Feel 100 percent today,” Hamlin said. “Thought I was [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 16:08 | Comments Off
Stewart Insists His Plan For Danica Will Pan Out
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The pointy heads call it “tough love’, that thing where authority figures subject their charges to small slices of hell in an effort to instill discipline that could serve them well in the future.
Tony Stewart, the Sprint Cup team owner, said Friday that despite some bouts [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 15:20 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – It seems like a no brainer. Don Panoz helped revive the Le Mans 24-hour from its doldrums at the turn of the century and Jim France re-invented a sagging Daytona 24-hour. Combining the respective American series launched by these two men seems like a great idea [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Is NASCAR Sending Message On Head Injuries?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan, – Officially, not much has changed with NASCAR’s policy on driver injuries in the wake of what happened to Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega two weeks ago. Officially, a driver who can navigate his damaged car back to the garages after a wreck still will not be [...]

Thu, 10/18/12 – 15:16 | One Comment
NASCAR Announces Major Format Changes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR officials on Tuesday unveiled a number of competition changes for the 2013 season, the most significant of which is a new qualifying format in the Sprint Cup Series.
That new format marks a return to the past as automatic entry into race fields by the top 35 cars in owner [...]

Tue, 10/16/12 – 11:39 | One Comment
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

Tue, 10/16/12 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
New Cars Won’t Take Sting Out Of Plate Racing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR’s retooled-for-2013 Sprint Cup cars, with their emphasis on showroom-style bodywork and mechanical grip, will not necessarily change what Greg Biffle calls the “hornet’s nest” that is restrictor plate racing.
“You’re always going to have plates. I don’t think it’s going to change it an ounce,” Biffle [...]

Mon, 10/15/12 – 8:24 | 3 Comments