Sat, 28/03/15 – 17:21 | No Comment

Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

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Hamilton Sees Title As A Crowning Achievement
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On the day he described as “the greatest in my life,” Lewis Hamilton surmised that Her Majesty’s still a pretty nice girl.
“I’m more hoping that I get to go and see the Queen again!” Hamilton said Sunday after his victory in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix clinched the [...]

Mon, 11/24/14 – 9:06 | Comments Off
Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
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Lewis Hamilton didn’t need to be perfect in Sunday’s Formula One race in Abu Dhabi to be crowned World Champion, but he pretty much was.
Hamilton won the season-ending F1 event as he held off a charging Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s effort, combined with engine problems in the car of his Mercedes AMG teammate/closest pre-race pursuer – [...]

Sun, 11/23/14 – 9:44 | Comments Off
Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
As per Bernie Ecclestone’s script, Mercedes AMG teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will launch their bids for the 2014 Formula One World Driving Championship from the front row in Sunday’s season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
So, why was Valtteri Bottas fielding so many post-qualifying questions Saturday evening at [...]

Sun, 11/23/14 – 0:12 | Comments Off
NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

Thu, 11/20/14 – 10:07 | Comments Off
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Guys Getting Very Fast And Very Loud
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of [...]

Tue, 11/18/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments
Enders-Stevens Completes The Dream In Pomona
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ten years after launching her professional drag racing career against a stacked quarter-mile lineup featuring Greg Anderson, Warren Johnson and Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders-Stevens joined the club Sunday as the NHRA’s first woman Pro Stock world champion.
Enders-Stevens recorded her sixth victory of the 2014 season when two-time world [...]

Mon, 11/17/14 – 7:51 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

When Kevin Harvick took the seat of the deceased Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 2001, a lot of people figured that Harvick would most certainly become a Sprint Cup champion. It’s taken 13 years but on Sunday, Harvick proved those people correct.
Harvick won Sunday’s season-ending race and with it, the 2014 Sprint Cup championship.
The victory was [...]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Championship Takes: Bread, Bullies And Cinderella
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Some pre-race thoughts on Sunday’s  season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
You have to remember that Wonderbread – that gooey, relatively tasteless and nutritionally neutral (at best) thing that kids seem to like but doctors say to avoid – is sliced. You have to remember that when somebody compares [...]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 10:13 | One Comment
Schumacher Clinches Top Fuel Championship No. 8
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Tony Schumacher woke up Saturday as a seven-time NHRA Top Fuel champion. He went to bed Saturday night as an eight-time champ.
Schumacher clinched the 2014 championship when closest challenger
Spencer Massey failed to improve on his sixth-place qualifying position at the close of time trials for the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Pomona (Calif.) Raceway.
Schumacher [...]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins Final NNS Race
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Matt Kenseth won the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday.
Chase Elliott, who had clinched the driver’s championship last Saturday in Phoenix driving for JR Motorsports, finished 17th after scraping the outside wall late in the race.
Brad Keselowski finished eighth to give Roger Penske the owners’ championship.
Elliott also received [...]

Sat, 11/15/14 – 22:10 | Comments Off