Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | No Comment

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Rookie Sebastian Saavedra got “back to business” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, logging seven laps before practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 was curtailed by rain.
The shortened session was significant for Saavedra, who returned to the cockpit after avoiding what could have been tragic consequences at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Grand [...]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay raised the speed ante by nearly 2 mph Monday during the second day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, as Honda V6 power replaced Chevrolet’s twin-turbo at the top of the speed chart.
Hunter-Reay’s fast lap of 39.9955-seconds around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor [...]

Tue, 05/13/14 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Penske Looking Strong In Bid For Another 500 Win
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske’s bid for a record 16th Indianapolis 500 victory began with a sweep of the top three spots on the speed chart Sunday, as practice for the 98th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” opened at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Twenty-four car/driver combinations logged a total of 731 incident-free laps [...]

Mon, 05/12/14 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Magnifique In Historic Indianapolis Road Race
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

There may come a day when Simon Pagenaud is held in the same reverential esteem at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500.
After his victory in Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Pagenaud certainly can be mentioned in the same sentence as fellow French-born racers Jules Goux, Rene Thomas, Gaston [...]

Sun, 05/11/14 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Gordon Has A Night To Remember In Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was by .112 seconds and was the first of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway.
The [...]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 23:56 | One Comment
Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have said to “expect the unexpected” on the revised Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sebastian Saavedra’s first pole and Verizon P1 Award fits neatly into that idea.
Saavedra, a 23-year-old native of Bogota, Colombia, claimed his first series pole during [...]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Busch Overtakes Kansas Curse; Wins In Truck
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a Sprint Cup driver, Kyle Busch has been a disaster at Kansas Speedway. As a Camping World Truck Series driver, he has become a winner.
Busch led a race-best 104 laps at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in winning Friday night’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race [...]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 0:20 | Comments Off
Tires Get Post-Practice OK From Drivers At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan – Notebook items for the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway:
* Tires get quick endorsement from drivers
* Johnson revisits Talladega incident
* Bowyer feeling his age, with baby on the way
* Allmendinger ‘lobbying’ for Sprint All-Star Race fan vote
The two NASCAR Sprint Cup practices are [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Kansas Cup Race To Feature Plenty Of Speed
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The fastest field in the 13-year history of Kansas Speedway will usher in the inaugural Sprint Cup race under the lights on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday night.
Less than two years after the first complete repaving job in the history of the facility, more than half of the field shattered Matt Kenseth’s previous [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Young Blaney’s Future Is Sprint Cup, Not Sprint Cars
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dave Blaney was a short track monster. He was a Silver Crown champion and a World of Outlaws champion. He won the Knoxville Nationals and the Gold Cup at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He’s a dirt-track owner and recently voted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
Now he has [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 13:40 | One Comment