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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain
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Simulated wet-weather lapping of tire-supplier Pirelli’s new/wider rubber added another element to Romain Grosjean’s workload Thursday, as American-owned Haas F1 Team closed the opening week of preseason testing for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean completed a session-best 118 laps around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain in the second generation […]

Fri, 03/3/17 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain
Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean logged his first test laps of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Wednesday during a “methodical” session plagued by setup and electrical issues at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean, who returns for his second season with Gene Haas’ American-owned team, recorded 56 laps […]

Thu, 03/2/17 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test
Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team newcomer Kevin Magnussen shattered the second-year, American-owned organization’s single-day test mileage total _ and lowered his best lap time _ during Day 2 of preseason testing Tuesday for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Magnussen began hot-lapping in his No. 20 Haas VF-17 […]

Wed, 03/1/17 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps
TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast.
An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX […]

Tue, 02/28/17 – 18:37 | Comments Off on TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
Haas F1 Rolls Out Gen 2 Car In Barcelona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Second-generation car. Revamped international driver lineup. Same “can-do” American attitude.
That was the package Haas F1 Team rolled out Monday at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain on the official opening day of testing for the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Kevin Magnussen, who joined the team during the offseason, was the […]

Tue, 02/28/17 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Rolls Out Gen 2 Car In Barcelona
Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
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Ford Motor Co. executives readily admit their desire this season is to seize the manufacturer’s championship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a title they have not possessed since 2002.
Chevrolet dominated the competition for 13 years before Toyota dethroned the General Motors brand last year. Now Ford hungers to be the king of the […]

Mon, 02/27/17 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Ford Takes First Steps Toward Cup Rebirth At Daytona
Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
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Leah Pritchett repeated as Top Fuel winner at the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday, stirring what could prove to be prophetic comparisons to Gary Scelzi in the process.
Pritchett, of Don Schumacher Racing, defeated Brittany Force in the final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., for the second consecutive year. Winner […]

Mon, 02/27/17 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pritchett Makes It Two Straight
Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. […]

Sun, 02/26/17 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As Clint Bowyer walked an inspection lap around his expired Xfinity Series car as it sat in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2004,  he wore a look on his face that said “beware of the dog”.
No matter that it was his first real NASCAR race. […]

Sun, 02/26/17 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Bowyer’s Long Nightmare Has Come To An End
Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona
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Tommy Johnson Jr. set the Funny Car track elapsed-time record at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Saturday en route to qualifying on-pole for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Johnson powered his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T to a career-best 1,000-foot pass in 3.837-seconds at 329.10 mph during the final qualifying session in Chandler, Ariz., near Phoenix, […]

Sun, 02/26/17 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Rolls To Pole In Arizona