Sat, 20/09/14 – 6:37 | No Comment

ENNIS, Texas – Courtney Force had the blinders on at the Texas Motorplex Friday evening, and cranked out a blinding pass to back it up.
Force claimed the provisional Funny Car pole during second-round qualifying for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 314.90 mph. Both numbers set Motorplex [...]

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Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car
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Aric Almirola dove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford to victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened and crash-decimated Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was the first in Cup for Almirola and the first for the iconic 43 car since 1999.
While the weather was grim, Almirola was not when the race was [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 14:11 | One Comment
NASCAR’s France Talks Series’ Present And Future
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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France took to the podium at Daytona International Speedway’s media center to conduct a Q and A with the media on Saturday.
France talked about next year’s schedules, this year’s racing, empty grandstands, changes to the Chase, Daytona International Speedway and a number of other subjects.
The following is a transcript of [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Injury Sidelines IndyCar’s Hawksworth At Pocono
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British rookie Jack Hawksworth will not compete in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway because of a head injury.
INDYCAR announced that Hawksworth has been diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in an incident July 5 during the second practice session for the Pocono INDYCAR 500.
Hawksworth was evaluated at the infield care center by INDYCAR [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Langdon Hot Streak Continues
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Reigning Top Fuel champion Shawn Langdon raced to a track record performance at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio on Saturday to claim his third  No. 1 qualifier of the season
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Daytona Cup Race Postponed
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rain forced postponement of Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.
NASCAR officials made the decision shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.
When the race does begin, pole sitter David Gilliland in the Love’s Travel Stops Ford will share the [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 21:14 | Comments Off
Daytona Gives Minor Teams A Major Opportunity
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The new Chase rules, with its win-and-your-in format, has made the playoffs extremely accessible to the Sprint Cup Series’ traditional have-nots. And plate racing, with its bizarre capriciousness, has made winning extremely possible for the have-nots.
So, for a lot of the teams and drivers in the far ends of the [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 10:44 | Comments Off
Kahne Nips Smith For Nationwide Win
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Kasey Kahne edged Regan Smith in a green-white-checkered finish to win Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was Kahne’s first in the Nationwide Series since August 2007. It came after he sat 12th on the restart.
The victory was by just 0.021 seconds (third closest in the series at [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Kalitta Rolls On In Top Fuel
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Top Fuel point-leader Doug Kalitta has advanced to the final round in six races this season, and his hot streak continued Friday as he raced to the provisional qualifying lead at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at [...]

Sat, 07/5/14 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Lesser Stars Provide Fireworks In Cup Qualifying
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It was a day for the have-nots on the beach Friday.
Front Row Motorsports continued to show its strength at restrictor-plate tracks as David Gilliland won the pole for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The pole comes on the heels of teammate David Ragan’s victory at Talladega in [...]

Fri, 07/4/14 – 18:21 | One Comment
Higgins Named Squier-Hall Recipient
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Longtime Charlotte Observer reporter Tom Higgins was named the recipient of the 2015 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence on Friday.
Higgins was the first beat writer to cover every race on the NASCAR schedule, a role he held from 1980 until his retirement in 1997.
He will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony [...]

Fri, 07/4/14 – 14:08 | Comments Off