Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

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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Hornish Wins NNS Pole At Talladega
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Sam Hornish Jr.on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler and Darrell Wallace Jr. qualified second and third.
Hornish, who is making his first Nationwide start this season, had a fast lap of  186.783 mph in the closing seconds of the third and final round of Friday’s qualifying session.
It was [...]

Sat, 05/3/14 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope KO Qualifying Doesn’t KO Qualifiers
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – One of the most-anticipated qualifying sessions in the history of NASCAR will occur Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.
The new “knock out” format has stirred so much interest that the first-ever round of Sprint Cup time trials under the new three-round procedure at a restrictor plate track will [...]

Fri, 05/2/14 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Ambrose Briefs Media About The Richmond Ruckus
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In the minutes following last Saturday night Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, Marcos Ambrose hit Casey Mears. Not with his car, but with his right fist. Hard. Very hard, video and Mears both say.
The series is back at a race track this week – Talladega Superspeedway – and both drivers will be present.
On [...]

Thu, 05/1/14 – 16:37 | One Comment
Teams Hit The Road For Inaugural Grand Prix Of Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves neatly summarized Wednesday’s Verizon IndyCar Series Open Test for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
“There is only going to be one winner of the inaugural Grand Prix of Indy, and I want that to be me,” Castroneves said after completing 74 laps around the [...]

Thu, 05/1/14 – 8:24 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Voted First Quarter Winner Of Prestigious DOTY Award
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500, has been voted recipient of the First Quarter Driver of the Year Award for 2014.
Earnhardt prevailed in balloting by a national panel of motorsports journalists and broadcasters with seven of 17 first-place votes.
Ending an almost two-year winless drought, Earnhardt took the checkered flag at Daytona International [...]

Wed, 04/30/14 – 20:16 | Comments Off
Montoya To Return To Sprint Cup For Team Penske
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Juan Pablo Montoya’s NASCAR days are, it seems, far from over.
Team Penske announced Wednesday, that Montoya, who left NASCAR following the 2013 season and is now driving full time for the Penske IndyCar program, will drive one of its cars in two Sprint Cup races in 2014.
And no, those races [...]

Wed, 04/30/14 – 9:59 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Wins Pro Stock Title In Baytown
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Erica Enders-Stevens drove to the Pro Stock victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNational in Baytown, Texas.
The victory was her second of 2014 and the 99th by a woman in the history of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Robert Hight (Funny Car) each raced down Royal Purple Raceway [...]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Hunts Down Victory At Barber Motorsports Park
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Ryan Hunter-Reay sped past leader Will Power, who scooted of the track with about and hour and 16 minutes to go, and went on to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The win was the second straight at the Barber road course for the Andretti Autosport driver.
Sunday’s was Hunter-Reay’s ninth [...]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Logano Overcomes Pack Mentality To Win Richmond
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Joey Logano emerged from a zig-zagging pack of cars after the final restart of the night, took the lead and went on to win Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano, who had restarted the race in fifth position, won for the second time in the 10-race-old 2014 season. It was the Team Penske [...]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 6:22 | One Comment
Torrence Rises To Top In Baytown
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Texas native Steve Torrence is the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the sixth of 24 events on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 20:15 | Comments Off