Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Rebellion Racing came to the Petit Le Mans looking for its first over-all victory, a task made tougher for the Anglo-Swiss team because the race fell between the WEC rounds at Fuji and Shanghai. Arriving with its third car, Rebellion ran a trouble free race to win from the pole.
After [...]

Sun, 10/21/12 – 19:59 | Comments Off
Matt Kenseth Wins Overly Cautious Kansas Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The high speeds that were recorded in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway were expected. The track was, after all, repaved to dead smoothness. In addition, the banking was kicked up an additional five degrees.
Wild racing was also expected as repaved [...]

Sun, 10/21/12 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Jr. Wins Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. blew past Kyle Busch’s fuel-spent Toyota Camry for the lead as the two drivers headed for the checkered flag and went on to win Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The last-lap pass capped a wild comeback for Stenhouse, who had to come from [...]

Sat, 10/20/12 – 18:39 | Comments Off
The 200 MPH Barrier Is Taking A Beating In 2012
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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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
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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