Sat, 1/11/14 – 7:39 | No Comment

Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 [...]

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Lucas Wins Top Fuel In Darkness-Plagued Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd International Raceway.
The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA [...]

Mon, 08/18/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval
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Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Restarted Career Continues At MIS
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last January, during the annual Sprint Cup Series media tour in North Carolina, Jeff Gordon talked at length about the trouble he has been having with restarts during the double-file restart era. On Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, however, it was a perfect restart with 17 laps to go that [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 15:27 | Comments Off
Carpenter, Fisher Hartman Teams Announce IndyCar Merger
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Team-owners Ed Carpenter and Sarah Fisher will merge their current single-car organizations into the Verizon IndyCar Series’ newest multi-car entry _CFH Racing _ beginning in 2015.
The merger between Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, both based in Indianapolis, officially will take place during the offseason. CFH Racing will be headquartered at the current [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 12:58 | Comments Off
‘Slumps’ Nothing New To Johnson’s Title Runs
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Seems you couldn’t really be considered a legit reporter or editor this week if you weren’t writing about Jimmie Johnson’s rare slump. The thing is, the kind of “slump” that Johnson is going through in Sprint Cup right now is not rare. Not even close, and not even during his [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Brown Is P1 In Brainerd
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Top Fuel driver Antron Brown raced to his third No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.
Brown will try to score his sixth win of the season and continue to chase series leader Doug Kalitta when he faces J.R. Todd in the first round of [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 7:06 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Will Power, looking to gain momentum in his bid to win the 2014 IndyCar Series championship, won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at the Milwaukee Mile.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole at the historic flat track with a lap at 169.262 mph.
“I think I have three (poles) this year,” Power said, “but just [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Sauter Wins Battle Of ThorSport Truckers In Michigan
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Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
Sauter’s ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton finished a close second.
The teammates battled for the lead the final three circuits as the fans stood to watch the action at Michigan International Speedway.
Sauter’s 10th victory in his 142nd Camping World Truck Series [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
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While Frenchman Simon Pagenaud already has achieved his season goal of winning races he isn’t ready to be counted out as a contender for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
“I think it’s been a good season,” said Pagenaud, of Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports. “If everything goes accordingly to plan, you should be in the hunt. [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Hight On Provisional Pole At Brainerd
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Funny Car point-leader Robert Hight began chipping away at a 10-year run of frustration at Brainerd International Raceway Friday, racing to the provisional pole during the opening day of qualifications for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Hight never has been No. 1 qualifier at the Minnesota facility, one of [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 6:49 | Comments Off