Sat, 23/05/15 – 19:19 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-one years ago Jeff Gordon stepped into the spotlight on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That night the then 22-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver and his Ray Evernham-led crew outsmarted veteran Rusty Wallace and his Penske team on the competitors’ final stop in the Coca-Cola 600 to claim their first […]

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Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the […]

Sun, 02/15/15 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Keselowski Revs Up The Jaws On Eve Of The 500
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If former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski isn’t the Smartest Guy In The Room, he’s willing to debate anyone who thinks he is, 24/7.
Stock-car racing’s reigning poster boy for social media, Brad K. is hell-bent on returning the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion fielded by team-owner Roger Penske to its title-winning form […]

Sat, 02/14/15 – 17:59 | One Comment
The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick arrived at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks this month as The Man. After 14 years and 502 Sprint Cup starts, the driver with the built-in smirk finally got to walk the grounds at stock car racing’s grandest stage as a champion.
One of his first duties was to put […]

Sat, 02/14/15 – 9:24 | Comments Off on The Champ Opens Speedweeks By Opening Up
Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The thing that strikes you as you watch Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in February is the deja vu of it all.
It’s like they have this hat containing slips of paper upon which the same questions that have been asked every year since the Streamline Hotel meetings are written […]

Fri, 02/13/15 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Daytona Media Day: It All Seems So Very Familiar
Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
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An interview with Jason Line two weeks ago began with an ice-breaker question that didn’t result in an ice-breaker answer. No, the two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion said, waving off standard answer of  something ike “absolutely”, he was not ready for the 2015 season to begin. He and his team needed more time to do […]

Mon, 02/9/15 – 15:32 | Comments Off on Turns Out That Line Was Ready For Start Of 2015 Afterall
Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Shawn Langdon and Alan Johnson served-up the proverbial knuckle sandwich – or was it a middle finger? – to any and all doubters Sunday with a victory in the Top Fuel final of the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Operating on a limited budget after team-owner Johnson lost his primary […]

Mon, 02/9/15 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Langdon, AJR Post ‘Cheap’ Victory In Pomona
Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals
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Reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher and crew chief Mike Green have had their marching orders re-issued for the 2015 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season: Install six-disc clutch…hit throttle…rule the world.
It’s a formula that carried Schumacher, Green and the U.S. Army dragster to victories in three-of-six Countdown to the Championship playoff races […]

Sun, 02/8/15 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Q&A: Schumacher Talks About Countdowns And U.S. Nationals
Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former world champion Shawn Langdon, whose 2015 season was placed in financial jeopardy one month ago, raced to the quickest Top Fuel time in NHRA history Saturday during a rain-shortened day of qualifications for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The fourth and final round of qualifying was cancelled due […]

Sun, 02/8/15 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Langdon Sets Record, Earns Pole In Rainy Pomona
Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tommy Johnson Jr., Doug Kalitta and Jason Line rolled into historic Auto Club Raceway in Southern California rust-free Friday, each emerging as provisional No. 1 qualifiers after the opening two rounds of time trials for the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Kalitta (Top Fuel) and Line […]

Sat, 02/7/15 – 8:12 | Comments Off on Tweaks Put Johnson On Provisional Pole In Pomona
Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan begins defense of his 2014 NHRA Funny Car world championship this weekend armed with his typical optimism and a new body, courtesy of his manufacturer.
Hagan’s offseason included a visit to the Fiat Chrysler Automotive headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., where the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T carbon-fiber body he […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Champion Hagan Can’t Wait To Show Off New Car