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INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Quite A Spectacle, That Talladega Cup Event
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
So, at what point does racing cease being a sport and commence being mere spectacle? For a significant number of NASCAR drivers, that point is race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. For them, race weekend at Talladega is spectacle weekend and they plain don’t dig it.
That was made obvious – again [...]

Mon, 10/8/12 – 15:37 | 3 Comments
Rain Postpones NHRA Finals
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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the completion of eliminations for the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway until Monday at 11 a.m.
Nearly two rounds of racing was completed in Top Fuel, while only one round was finished in Funny Car and Pro Stock before rain showers moved into the area Sunday [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins At Talladega Amid Flying Metal
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With much of the field wrecking behind him, Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag and won the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Kyle Busch third.
Those drivers survived the wild final lap after a green/white/checkered restart.
The big wreck, which happened between turns 3 and 4 on the [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 16:25 | 2 Comments
Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Watching fans file past the press box at Talladega Superspeedway makes one wonder which of the Chase contenders would be able to bring back the blue-collar fans who have deserted NASCAR in recent years.
Talladega was and is Earnhardt country, as Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. have been [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Kligerman Rides Red Horse To Top At Talladega
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Parker Kligerman posted his breakthrough NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Saturday in the fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, thanks to a career revived by Red Horse Racing – and his Racermom.
Kligerman’s first career win came when he used a push in the draft from Johnny Sauter to pass James [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

For Erica Enders, drag racing comes naturally. After all, her father, Gregg, raced in Super Comp and Super Gas, and during her childhood years she was his “little crew chief.” At least, that’s what she thought as she ran around with a shop rag in her pocket assisting him with various tasks.
“He’s definitely the [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 18:33 | Comments Off
Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove
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Funny Car title contender Jack Beckman set a national record en route to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole
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Kasey Kahne scored his first Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
Kahne toured Talladega in 50.017 seconds (191.455 mph) in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to edge Ryan Newman (191.145 mph) of Stewart Haas Racing for the top starting spot in Sunday’s race.
The pole Kahne’s third of the season and the 25th of his [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His philanthropic work on behalf of children-in-need began in 1999, long before Jeff Gordon became a parent of two healthy children.
On his way to Talladega Superspeedway Thursday morning, Sir Jeff logged some quality time with a group of children not as fortunate as Ella and Leo Gordon, the beautiful and [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll
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Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance Friday to lead Funny Car qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), V. Gaines (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 7:10 | Comments Off