Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Ryan Blaney Hauls Off Iowa Victory In Trucks
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Eighteen-year-old Ryan Blaney became the youngest winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Saturday, winning the event at Iowa Speedway.
Blaney, making just his third truck series start, held off a final charge by Ty Dillon, who snared the points lead with a runner-up finish. Blaney drove a Brad Keselowski-owned truck to Ram’s first win [...]

Sun, 09/16/12 – 6:19 | Comments Off
Wilkerson Doing Lots With Less
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Most people in motorsports adhere to the philosophy that money buys speed, but sometimes a team’s heart and experience can overcome what many would consider insurmountable odds.
Such was the case Saturday at zMAX Dragway during qualifying for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Funny Car driver Tim [...]

Sun, 09/16/12 – 6:01 | Comments Off
With Power Down, Hunter-Reay Becomes Champ
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His Saturday dawned with a contract extension and ended with a late-night championship. It was the 500 miles of racing in-between that were a blur for Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series driver’s champion.
“I have no idea (how I won this championship),” Hunter-Reay said after his fourth-place finish in [...]

Sun, 09/16/12 – 5:31 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Jr. Wins, Moves To Points Lead
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who won Saturday’s Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.
In doing so, he moved past Elliott Sadler and into the points lead.
The victory was Stenhouse’s fifth of the season and the seventh of his career. He crossed the finish line 2.402 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch.
Austin Dillon ran third, [...]

Sat, 09/15/12 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Langdon Is P1 At ZMAX
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Shawn Langdon earned the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also secured No. 1 qualifying spots in their respective categories at zMAX Dragway for the first of six [...]

Sat, 09/15/12 – 17:29 | Comments Off
Johnson To Start Chase From The Front Of Field
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Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson will start the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from the pole.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway after covering the 1.5-mile distance in 29.530 seconds (182.865 mph) and waited for the rest of the field to try to knock him off the [...]

Sat, 09/15/12 – 15:06 | Comments Off
Top Seeds Falter As Countdown Begins At ZMAX
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. –  The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series’ season comes down to six races as the Countdown to the Championship begins this weekend at zMAX Dragway. It’s an intense stretch where one bad race can quickly end a team’s championship hopes. And for the Countdown’s top seeds, Friday’s [...]

Sat, 09/15/12 – 7:54 | Comments Off
Rules Force Massive Shake-up Of Fontana Grid
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

With the exception of front-row starters Marco Andretti and Ryan Briscoe, INDYCAR’s “fresh engine rule” will re-shape the starting grid for Saturday night’s IZOD IndyCar Series season-ending MAVTV 500, almost to the point of confusion.
Fourteen drivers – including championship leader Will Power and runnerup Ryan Hunter-Reay – will incur 10 grid-spot penalties from the sanctioning [...]

Sat, 09/15/12 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Wilkerson Stays Hot, Leads Funny Car At ZMAX
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Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the first of six NHRA playoff events.
Wilkerson led the Funny Car field with [...]

Fri, 09/14/12 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Graf Earns Pole At VIR
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Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set a track record en route to pole position for Saturday’s VIR 240 – the first race at the circuit for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
His lap of 1:35.434 (123.352 mph) bested the previous record: a 1:36.3 from a Benetton ex-F1 car in 2004. [...]

Fri, 09/14/12 – 19:52 | Comments Off