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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole
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Last season, Ligier burst onto the Tudor United SportsCar Champion series scene with a fair-sized bang. A big enough bang, at least, to convince Krohn Racing owner Tracy Krohn to field a Judd-powered Ligier for the 2015 IMSA seasaon.
On Friday, Krohn’s belief in the Ligier JS P2 car was vindicated when Olivier Pla drove the […]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole
Kurt Busch Returns To Driver’s Seat With A Bang
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch says he is “putting the blinders on” in his return to the Sprint Cup Series following a NASCAR-imposed suspension for alleged domestic abuse.
Busch qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif., five days after making a delayed 2015 debut at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch […]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Returns To Driver’s Seat With A Bang
Blood Problems Again Sideline Vickers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brian Vickers’ NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career again has been placed on hold.
Vickers has experienced a reoccurrence of blood clots, prompting the 31-year-old to begin taking a blood-thinning medication that will prevent him from competing in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Michael Waltrip Racing has […]

Fri, 03/20/15 – 16:30 | Comments Off on Blood Problems Again Sideline Vickers
Taylor Racing Needs Concrete Results At Sebring
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Team owner Wayne Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing was looking to make a statement in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Daytona in January. Just not the kind of statement he ended up making. Make that, a statement he ended up issuing.
Taylor, whose Daytona Prototype Corvette dominated a large […]

Thu, 03/19/15 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Taylor Racing Needs Concrete Results At Sebring
Massey Snaps Up Gatornationals Victory
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Spencer Massey claimed his first Top Fuel win of the season Sunday during the 46th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were class winners at the third of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events […]

Sun, 03/15/15 – 19:38 | Comments Off on Massey Snaps Up Gatornationals Victory
Harvick Wins Phoenix For Second Victory In Row
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Kevin Harvick survived a couple of late restarts and tires older than many of those chasing him to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was the second in a row and gave the defending series champion two victories and two runner-up finishes in the first four races of the 2015 […]

Sun, 03/15/15 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Phoenix For Second Victory In Row
Hamilton, Mercedes start ’15 the way they ended ’14
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning World Driving Champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg continued their stranglehold on the FIA’s Formula One World Championship Sunday, posting a runaway 1-2 finish in the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Pole-sitter Hamilton, a two-time world champion, finished 1.360-seconds in front of Rosberg at the conclusion of […]

Sun, 03/15/15 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Hamilton, Mercedes start ’15 the way they ended ’14
Cruz Pedregon Again On Gatornationals Pole
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Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 seed in Funny Car at the Gatornationals for the fourth straight year on Saturday.
Pedregon raced to a track record 4.022-second run at 312.13 mph in his Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry at the Gainesville, Fla. strip to earn his 58th career No. 1 qualifying position.
The 1998 Gatornationals winner is seeking […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Again On Gatornationals Pole
Logano Nabs Xfinity Win At Phoenix
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway and did it with relative ease.
Logano led 176 of the 200 laps at the one-mile track and held off Matt Kenseth to get the victory – his first this year in the series.
“It felt good,” said Logano, who collected his second win at Phoenix […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 19:02 | Comments Off on Logano Nabs Xfinity Win At Phoenix
Hamilton On Pole In Australia
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Lewis Hamilton will launch defense of his Formula One World Driving Championship from P1 Sunday, as the Brit and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg swept the front row during knockout qualifying for the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
In a reprise of their dominant 2014 form, Hamilton covered the 3.3-mile/16-turn Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne in 1 […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Hamilton On Pole In Australia