Mon, 20/10/14 – 15:03 | No Comment

Raymond Beadle, an icon of Texas motor racing, passed away Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion was 70.
At the peak of his success, Beadle campaigned cars in NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and was owner of Chaparral Trailer Company.
Widely-credited [...]

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Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A scary wreck just after the mid-point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International brought out loud and sometimes angry calls for improved safety measures at the aging New York road course.
The wreck occurred on Lap 55 of the 90-lap event.
As the field came out of the [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 15:11 | Comments Off
IMSA Releases 2015 Tudor Schedule
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IMSA today announced a 12-event calendar for the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship season on Sunday.
Each of the four TUDOR Championship classes will compete in 10 races.
The schedule includes the addition at the historic Lime Rock Park. The race at the Lakeville, Conn. circuit will be held on Saturday, July 25.
The season opens with the [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 12:02 | Comments Off
Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York
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Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.
Stewart was reportedly unhurt but announced at Watkins Glen International that he would not drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. He [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 6:54 | One Comment
Schatz Reigns At Knoxville Nationals
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Donny Schatz  continued his dominance of sprint car racing’s biggest event on Saturday night when he won the Knoxville Nationals for the eighth time in nine years.
Schatz is now just three wins away from tying Steve Kinser’s Knoxville mark.
Brian Brown finished second for the third year in a row.
Kerry Madsen, Craig Dollansky and Justin Henderson [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Ambrose Solidifies Ownership Of The Glen With NNS Win
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Marcos Ambrose extended his Nationwide Series ownership of Watkins Glen International Saturday when he held of Kyle Busch to win for the fourth time at the venerable old road circuit in Upstate New York.
The victory is the sixth overall in NASCAR for the Richard Petty Motorsports driver at The Glen as he also has two [...]

Sat, 08/9/14 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Gordon On Pole At The Glen
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Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday.
It was the four-time series champion’s third pole at the 2.45-mile road course and the 75th of his career.
“I’m super excited,” Gordon, the series points leader who will be looking for his third win of [...]

Sat, 08/9/14 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this [...]

Fri, 08/8/14 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Dixon Starts Last, Finishes First At Mid-Ohio
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Publicly, at least, Scott Dixon didn’t seem all that distressed about having to start dead last in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio. Perhaps during the race, he said after qualifying, he would catch some breaks and still have a shot at a decent finish.
Dixon’s finish in the Honda Indy 200 turned out to be [...]

Mon, 08/4/14 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Force Leads JFR To Swing Sweep
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Funny Car icon John Force earned his third win of the season Sunday at the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals, capping a sweep of the annual three-race Western Swing for his powerhouse team.
Brut Force’s victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., near Seattle, was preceded by Robert Hight’s win at Morrison, Colo., [...]

Mon, 08/4/14 – 6:08 | Comments Off