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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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Hines Won But Lost In Pro Bike Finals In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas – Andrew Hines exited Texas Motorplex Sunday fully aware his latest Pro Stock Motorcycle victory likely is being viewed as a classic no-win situation in the court of two-wheel opinion.
Hines won the final of the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals via a solo run when opponent Steve [...]

Tue, 09/23/14 – 15:09 | Comments Off
Sarge In Command After Weekend Sweep In Texas
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Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Sampey-Drago Leaves Fear Behind In NHRA Return
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas – Angelle Sampey-Drago says any fear she had about climbing back aboard the seat of a Pro Stock Motorcycle was resolved when she made her first test run in seven years.
“It was a different fear.  It’s because I’m a mom now,” said Sampey-Drago, a three-time NHRA world [...]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 14:48 | Comments Off
Gaughan’s Late Pass Nets NNS Win In Kentucky
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Brendan Gaughan secured his second NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Gaughan passed Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon for the lead on the final restart of the night to get the win.
“I love my restarts,” said Gaughan. “It was an awesome restart. Shane (Wilson, crew chief) kept [...]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Routine Mistake Costs John Force A Countdown Victory
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

ENNIS, Texas – Funny Car icon John Force was foaming at the mouth Saturday after an uncharacteristic red-light cost him a victory against Matt Hagan during the delayed Race 1 final of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at the Texas Motorplex.
Force outran Hagan over the 1,000-foot distance of the Motorplex’s all-concrete surface with a [...]

Sun, 09/21/14 – 7:06 | One Comment
Courtney Force Hangs On To Claim Funny Car Pole In Texas
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Courtney Force earned her fourth pole position of the season Saturday, when she qualified P1 at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. It is the second playoff race in the [...]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Pruett/Rojas Win Tudor Series Race At COTA
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Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas drove their No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford/Riley to their third victory of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship season on Saturday when the won the Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.
Pruett took the lead with 33 minutes remaining, and then held off both Joao [...]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Gordon Has Climbed To Top Of Hendrick Fave List
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
LOUDON, N.H. – It’s been 13 years since Jeff Gordon won the last of his four NASCAR Sprint Cup titles.
So how surprising is it that the 43-year-old driver is one of the favorites in this year’s Chase for the championship?
“Jeff is still one of the best drivers out there,’’ [...]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 14:17 | Comments Off
No Letdown For Keselowski In New Hampshire
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Brad Keselowski, who won the Chase-opening Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, set a track record in winning the pole for this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.
The pole was Keselowski’s fifth of the season, the eight of his career and his third in 11 starts at the 1.058-mile flat [...]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Trashes Texas Records
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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 [...]

Sat, 09/20/14 – 6:37 | Comments Off