Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times […]

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Bowyer Ready To Say Seeya To Character Building
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Back in June, driver Tony Stewart told the racing world that, no, he was not having second thoughts about retiring after the current season and, in fact, he could not wait to begin doing other, more fun things in life.
How nice.
Clint Bowyer can’t wait to see Stewart retire […]

Sat, 10/15/16 – 12:50 | No Comment
Brown’s Goal Is To Grab Every Point He Can In Top Fuel Countdown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown says a driver never can get too greedy in drag racing, so pardon the two-time/reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion for treating every bonus qualifying point like solid gold.
“This is what I always say about our sport _ our sport is such a no-flaw sport […]

Sat, 10/15/16 – 8:20 | No Comment
Kalitta Adds Coughlin
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas _ Kalitta Motorsports will expand to a sixth nitro entry for the first time in its 57-year history in 2017, when the organization founded and owned by drag racing legend Connie Kalitta will field a third Top Fuel dragster driven by Troy Coughlin Jr.
Announced Friday during the 31st […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 20:54 | No Comment
Kenseth Wins Pole In Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chase driver Matt Kenseth on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
Kenseth edged Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in Friday’s s knockout qualifying session at the 1.5-mile track. with a lap at 28.112 seconds (192.089 mph) to Busch’s 28.113 seconds […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 19:34 | No Comment
Cup Changes For ’17 Detailed
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KANSAS, Kan. – NASCAR’s seemingly unending marches back to the drawing board will continue in 2017 as officials announced updates to its performance and safety packages Friday at Kansas Speedway, site of this weekend’s racing.
As they have in the many of the recent performance rules, the changes for next year will concentrate on aerodynamics and […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 14:47 | No Comment
Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Apparently eyes will remain desert-sand dry at Hendrick Motorsports after Stewart-Haas Racing bolts the HMS/Chevrolet fold and moves into the Ford camp next season.
So said Hendrick bell cow driver Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The alliance between the teams, he said, has become one-sided.
SHR […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 12:26 | No Comment
Force Vs. Schumacher Rivalry Arrives In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas – NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoff season launches into its second half Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Funny Car rivalry between Don Schumacher Racing and John Force Racing is, in a word…well, what is the word, Courtney Force?
“I wouldn’t say it’s ‘bitter,’ it just makes […]

Fri, 10/14/16 – 7:17 | No Comment
Sebastien Bourdais Flipping Back To Coyne
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Sebastien Bourdais will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with Dale Coyne Racing, where he will be reunited with the engineer who guided him to four consecutive Champ Car World Series titles.
Craig Hampson orchestrated Bourdais’ impressive title run from 2004-2007 at Newman/Haas Racing. In 56 total starts during that […]

Thu, 10/13/16 – 14:43 | No Comment
X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, several drivers pointed to the Round of 12 as the toughest in the Chase because of Talladega Superspeedway and the “big one” that’s always expected.
However, Sunday the 1.5-mile Charlotte track showed it could be just as […]

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Wallace Moves Up, Dillon Down in Xfinity Series Chase
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CONCORD, N.C. – After Sunday’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darrell Wallace Jr. admitted he could shed a tear for joy, but a devastated Ty Dillon probably could have shed many for disappointment.
That’s because Wallace, who finished 20th, advanced to the second round in the Xfinity Series Chase while Dillon didn’t […]

Mon, 10/10/16 – 7:27 | Comments Off on Wallace Moves Up, Dillon Down in Xfinity Series Chase