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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Kentucky Rain: Sprint Cup Race Postponed
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Heavy rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. The race is rescheduled to start Sunday at noon. TNT will carry the broadcast.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole Sunday – or whenever the race actually beings as Sunday’s forecast is for more rain.
Friday […]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 6:36 | Comments Off on Kentucky Rain: Sprint Cup Race Postponed
Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying
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Ron Capps led a parade of three-second Funny Car runs and claimed the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations […]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 6:24 | Comments Off on Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying
John Force Still Speeding At Route 66
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John Force kept his recent hot streak going Friday at Route 66 Raceway by powering to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their […]

Sat, 06/29/13 – 6:43 | Comments Off on John Force Still Speeding At Route 66
Keselowski Wins Wet NNS Race
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Brad Keselowski won Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway – a race that ended 30 laps short of the scheduled finish because of rain.
Keselowski took the lead for good on Lap 156, seven laps before NASCAR called the final caution.
The victory was Keselowski’s second of the season and […]

Sat, 06/29/13 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Wet NNS Race
Earnhardt Jr. On Pole In Sparta
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Earnhardt won the pole at the 1.5-mile oval with a track-record lap at 183.636 mph. He knocked Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson off the top spot before Carl Edwards knocked Johnson off the front row.
Johnson was followed by 2011 […]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. On Pole In Sparta
Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As a television “analyst”, Kyle Petty is paid handsomely to do little more than talk. On a national broadcast Thursday, Petty certainly earned his money as he offered up the opinion that Danica Patrick is “not a race car driver”, but “just a marketing machine”.
Like, ouch.
Bold analysis, for sure. But, […]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 15:48 | 6 Comments
Ty Dillon Is Truck Winner In Kentucky
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Ty Dillon crossed the finish line 5.736 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski to win Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch ran third, followed by reigning series champion James Buescher and Ryan Blaney.
“To beat Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, two of the best drivers on four wheels right now, is pretty […]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Ty Dillon Is Truck Winner In Kentucky
Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at […]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 18:17 | Comments Off on Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Trucker Jeb Burton Is Ready To ‘Do It Again’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Twenty days have passed since Jeb Burton scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway. Practically speaking, the celebration lasted less than 24 hours after 20-year-old Jeb had added his name to the Burton family’s NASCAR legacy.
“Everything’s calmed down. It was a really cool experience, but […]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Trucker Jeb Burton Is Ready To ‘Do It Again’
F-1’s Webber To Co-Drive New Porsche LMP1 Car
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Porsche’s return to the  LMP1 class at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship continues to take shape as the German carmaker announced Thursday that Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will co-drive the new car when it debuts next season.
For the 2014 season, Webber, who will leave his […]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 8:13 | Comments Off on F-1’s Webber To Co-Drive New Porsche LMP1 Car