Sun, 22/03/15 – 15:31 | No Comment

Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

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Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kevin Harvick says his journey from “scared-to-death” newcomer at Stewart-Haas Racing to 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion was inspired – believe it or not – by a phrase popularized last summer by the U.S. World Cup Soccer team.
Harvick, crew chief Rodney Childers and teammates adopted the “I believe!” mantra [...]

Sat, 12/6/14 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Harvick: Scary Change Of Scene Resulted In Title
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NASCAR Wire Service
LAS VEGAS – As the culmination of a calculated risk that led to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, the NASCAR industry joined together Friday night at the Wynn to honor 2014 titleholder Kevin Harvick, who claimed stock car racing’s most coveted prize in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.
In his speech [...]

Sat, 12/6/14 – 12:55 | Comments Off
Medlen Joins Prock At Don Schumacher Racing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
“Fast Jack” Beckman’s pursuit of a second NHRA Funny Car world championship will be led by crew chief Jimmy Prock and assistant John Medlen, the latest defection from the team of 16-time world champion John Force.
Medlen’s addition to Beckman’s lineup as Prock’s assistant at Don Schumacher Racing was announced Friday [...]

Fri, 12/5/14 – 16:29 | 4 Comments
IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Racing icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has been released from Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and is recovering at home from recent triple bypass heart surgery.
Although his heart surgery on Nov. 12 was successful, Foyt developed serious complications with his lungs. He was kept on a ventilator for eight days [...]

Thu, 12/4/14 – 17:39 | Comments Off
IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Undeterred by massive criticism about Formula One’s decision to offer double championship points in that series’ season-ending race in 2014, INDYCAR announced this week that it is following suit.
In fact, America’s premier open-wheel series announced it was one-upping its European-based counterpart.
When the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook was issued to teams this week, it included [...]

Thu, 12/4/14 – 10:17 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award
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Notes and quotes Friday from the world of auto racing:
JR Motorsports has added Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, to its driver lineup. Rhodes will drive in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.
The 17-year-old Rhodes joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 [...]

Wed, 12/3/14 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Hamilton Sees Title As A Crowning Achievement
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On the day he described as “the greatest in my life,” Lewis Hamilton surmised that Her Majesty’s still a pretty nice girl.
“I’m more hoping that I get to go and see the Queen again!” Hamilton said Sunday after his victory in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix clinched the [...]

Mon, 11/24/14 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
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Lewis Hamilton didn’t need to be perfect in Sunday’s Formula One race in Abu Dhabi to be crowned World Champion, but he pretty much was.
Hamilton won the season-ending F1 event as he held off a charging Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s effort, combined with engine problems in the car of his Mercedes AMG teammate/closest pre-race pursuer – [...]

Sun, 11/23/14 – 9:44 | Comments Off
Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
As per Bernie Ecclestone’s script, Mercedes AMG teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will launch their bids for the 2014 Formula One World Driving Championship from the front row in Sunday’s season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
So, why was Valtteri Bottas fielding so many post-qualifying questions Saturday evening at [...]

Sun, 11/23/14 – 0:12 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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 [...]

Thu, 11/20/14 – 10:07 | Comments Off