Sat, 31/01/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

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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Larson In Middle Of Chase To Win First Cup Race
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first [...]

Fri, 09/19/14 – 13:38 | One Comment
Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

ENNIS, Texas – Re-routed into the Lone Star State, NHRA’s problem-plagued Countdown to the Championship will resume at the Texas Motorplex Friday with a weekend schedule that leaves no room for error.
The 2014 opener of NHRA’s six-race playoff for its professional categories ended with a thud Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte. [...]

Fri, 09/19/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. You got your “Spin and Win”. Your “Pass in the Grass”.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a crazed humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been [...]

Thu, 09/18/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. – For many curious visitors, Mark Theobald’s hobby shop is the last business they expect to find in this sleepy, Central New York village.
“It’s a very common response,” said Theobald, owner and curator of Adirondack Motorbooks & Collectibles. “There’s only a couple of stores like this in [...]

Wed, 09/17/14 – 8:03 | Comments Off
DA Sends Stewart Case To Grand Jury
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

Tue, 09/16/14 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Aleshin Leaves Hospital
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Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin was released from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday to continue his recovery from injuries sustained in an accident during practice for the season- ending event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Aug. 29.
“I’m feeling better each day,” said Aleshin, of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. “I’m very happy to be [...]

Tue, 09/16/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

Sun, 09/14/14 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Wreck And Rain Force Postponement Of Countdown Opener
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – V. Gaines escaped injury Sunday when his Dodge Dart flipped four times near the finish line at zMAX Dragway in the first round of Pro Stock eliminations during the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals.
The accident forced a halt in the first event of the Countdown to the [...]

Sun, 09/14/14 – 16:49 | 4 Comments
Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win Chicagoland
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brad Keselowski cruised between Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick as they fought side-by-side for the lead with 16 laps to go, survived a restart with six laps to go and then sprinted away to win the Chase-opening Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the [...]

Sun, 09/14/14 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Pit Call Gives Harvick NNS Win
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
JOLIET, Ill. — Kevin Harvick got the track position he needed with a two-tire call under caution late in Saturday’s Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300.
Then he and crew chief Ernie Cope got the victory they deserved for choosing the right strategy at the right time.
Harvick beat Kyle Larson to the finish [...]

Sun, 09/14/14 – 9:19 | Comments Off