Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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France Talks Playoffs And Penalties During Homestead Presser
NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France held a state of the sport press conference Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of this weekend’s season-ending races.
France was asked questions about everything from penalties to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff format.
The following is a transcript of the press conference:
Going back to your meeting with Matt […]

Fri, 11/20/15 – 18:17 | No Comment
Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The historic Wood Brothers Racing team announced Friday that it is returning to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Driving the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in all 36 races in 2016 will be Ryan Blaney. Jeremy Bullins will serve as crew chief.
Motorcraft/Quick Lane and Ford Performance […]

Fri, 11/20/15 – 16:10 | No Comment
Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
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It’s championship week in Sprint Cup and an interesting championship field it is.
At the beginning of the season – and, certainly – at mid season, the make-up of this final four would have been tough to predict.
The only non-surprising entrant would have to be  Kevin Harvick. Not only was he  the defending champion, his team […]

Fri, 11/20/15 – 9:34 | No Comment
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
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By John Sturbin | Managing Editor
Having secured Porsche’s first manufacturers’ world championship since 1986 on Nov. 1 in Shanghai, China, works drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber will attempt to add the drivers’ title during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain on Saturday.
Porsche 919 Hybrid aces Bernhard, Hartley and […]

Thu, 11/19/15 – 18:28 | No Comment
Young Nemechek Is So Composed That It’s Scary
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Teenager John Hunter Nemechek is carrying on his family’s NASCAR legacy _ times three _ into the Camping World Truck Series with a level of composure he is convinced borders on the otherworldly.
John Hunter is the son of Joe Nemechek, known as “Front Row Joe” in […]

Thu, 11/19/15 – 9:06 | No Comment
Amazin’ Martin’s Biggest Story In Field Of Big Stories
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Four drivers. Four intriguing storylines.
By collaring a fifth NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship banner, retiring driver Jeff Gordon would hand deliver a Hollywood finish to an extraordinary career.
Kevin Harvick is attempting to become the first driver other than Jimmie Johnson to string together two straight championship […]

Tue, 11/17/15 – 13:32 | One Comment
Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Drag-racing “lifer” Del Worsham ignited an extended version of Kalitta Motorsports’ signature mosh-pit starting line celebration Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, an emotional tribute to Connie and Scott Kalitta and his own stellar 25-year career.
Worsham claimed his second NHRA world championship, and first in Funny Car, with a semifinal […]

Mon, 11/16/15 – 9:09 | No Comment
Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
When NASCAR officials finally decided that enough was enough in unseasonably rainy Avondale, Ariz. on Sunday night, Dale Earnhardt was awarded the victory and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had earned berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s final four.
For that four-driver, championship-determining race, Harvick, […]

Mon, 11/16/15 – 7:53 | No Comment
Furniture Row’s Ferroni Wins Chapman Award
David Ferroni, who has been involved in motorsports for 30 years and currently is media representative for Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, today was announced as winner of the 2015 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is often considered to be the highest […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 19:04 | One Comment
Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
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There is an X-factor in Del Worsham’s relentless pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship that archrival “Fast Jack” Beckman and master tuner Jimmy Prock may be unable to match.
The 2011 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Worsham could join Kenny Bernstein and Gary Scelzi as the only drivers to win titles in the […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 9:39 | No Comment