Thu, 8/12/16 – 18:56 | No Comment

Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
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It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton will launch his “Hail Mary” bid for a fourth Formula One World Driving Championship from pole position Sunday, after edging Mercedes teammate and point-leader Nico Rosberg for P1 during qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton toured the 3.451-mile/5.554-kilometer/21-turn Yas Marina Circuit in 1 minute, 38.755-seconds to […]

Sun, 11/27/16 – 8:57 | No Comment
Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb
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A lot of wonderful perks go along with winning the overall championship at Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship title. Apparently keeping your job is not one of those perks.
Porsche announced this week that Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb would not be back as drivers of the team’s LMP1 919 Hybrid next season.
Pro forma, […]

Fri, 11/25/16 – 10:38 | No Comment
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
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Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

Wed, 11/23/16 – 13:04 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle’s 19-year tenure at Roush Fenway Racing ended abruptly Monday, with the veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver citing a relationship that had “kind of run its course.”
Biffle, RFR’s longest-tenured driver, has raced the No. 16 Ford in Cup since 2002. Biffle joined Roush Fenway in 1998, winning championships […]

Tue, 11/22/16 – 10:14 | Comments Off on The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway
Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
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For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
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Sun, 11/20/16 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
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Daniel Suarez made history on Saturday night and he made it with style. The native of Mexico won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and also the series’ 2016 championship, thus becoming the first foreign-born driver to claim a national touring series title.
The 24-year-old driver from Monterrey beat Ty Dillon to the finish line […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
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Growing up as one of 12 children in a racing family, Johnny Sauter learned early-on what it means to compete…for everything.
Sauter, a son of legendary Midwest short-track racer Jim Sauter, added to the family legacy Friday night when his third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 200 secured the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
Contenders Have Tough Friday
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No member of the Championship 4 will start Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup  race anywhere near the front row at Homestead-Miami Speedway as all contenders had blah qualifying efforts on Friday.
Instead, non-contender Kevin Harvick (177.637 mph) will start from the pole while fellow non-contender Brad Keselowski will line up second on Sunday.
Rounding out the top […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Contenders Have Tough Friday
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
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Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History