Sat, 17/03/18 – 8:16 | No Comment
Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Late Crash Gives Bourdais IndyCar Series Victory In St. Petersburg
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Sebastien Bourdais took the lead when race-leader Robert Wickens was wrecked by second-place Alexander Rossi just in front of him after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s season-opener on the street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Bourdais, a St. Pete resident driving a Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 14:16 | No Comment
Haas F1 Has Busy Final Day In Spain
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Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean closed-out the final session of preseason testing for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship with _ what else? _ a RUSH.
Grosjean scripted a new preseason testing benchmark for American-owned Haas F1 with 181 laps completed Friday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. That also was the highest […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 9:16 | No Comment
Keselowski Gets Xfinity Win In Arizona
Brad Keselowski overcame two red flag delays for rain and a speeding penalty to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race in Phoenix.
The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang gave the team its first Series victory of the 2018 season and scored his second win at the Arizona oval. The victory was the 63rd all-time for […]

Sun, 03/11/18 – 9:07 | No Comment
Newbies Steal St. Pete Qualifying Show

It was a day for fresh faces during qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Rookie Robert Wickens on Saturday earned the pole for Sunday’s season-opening  race on the street course in St. Petersburg, Fla. He will be joined up front by a couple of other drivers who are brand new to the series.
On a track slick […]

Sat, 03/10/18 – 18:39 | No Comment
Indy Cars Trying To Get A Grip
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INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal chassis served up grip challenges front-to-rear for the 24 drivers hot-lapping during Friday’s two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport sat atop the leader board at the close of a pair of 45-minute sessions with a best lap of […]

Sat, 03/10/18 – 13:46 | No Comment
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Needs To Tap The Brakes
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
It’s time for the sport built on speed to hit the pause button.
A fresh list of 20 nominees seeking induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame was revealed on Tuesday.
Five will become the newest members of the grandest non-race track stage in the sport. In reality, Jeff Gordon should be the […]

Sat, 03/10/18 – 9:30 | No Comment
Truex Blasts To Pole In Phoenix
Martin Truex Jr. on Friday, captured the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Phoenix.
Truex’s lap came in 26.288 seconds.
“It was a good run,” the Furniture Row Racing driver and defending series champion said. “We worked really hard coming here, knowing what we’ve done here in the past. We’ve run well, but we […]

Fri, 03/9/18 – 19:08 | No Comment
Drivers: Social Media Influencing NASCAR Officials
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Kyle Busch on Friday said that some NASCAR decisions are based not on reasoned thinking but on what series officials see on social media.
His comments come on the heels of several controversial decisions by NASCAR.
Asked if he is concerned that NASCAR may be making decisions based on what they see on media like Twitter and […]

Fri, 03/9/18 – 17:57 | 2 Comments
New Look IndyCar Takin’ It To The Streets
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John Sturbin | Senior Writer
All speculation surrounding INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal aerodynamic bodywork chassis will become academic at 11:20 a.m. (EST) Friday _ scheduled start time for first practice of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2018 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla.
The series’ six-month offseason was marked by the rollout/development of the Dallara IR-12 chassis […]

Fri, 03/9/18 – 9:16 | No Comment
Haas Has Huge Day At Testing
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American industrialist Gene Haas gave his third-year Formula One team specific marching orders prior to the opening of preseason testing last week in Spain _ close the competitive gap to Scuderia Ferrari, guys.
Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen heard the boss and delivered on Thursday at Circuit de Barcelona –Catalunya.
Magnussen’s quick time of 1 minute, 18:360-seconds […]

Fri, 03/9/18 – 8:05 | No Comment