Thu, 20/11/14 – 10:07 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Pomona II Means It’s Force Vs. Hagan Time
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan knows the road to his second world championship likely will run through John Force, drag racing’s consummate showman.
So, armed with a 21-point/two-rounds of racing lead heading into the season-ending 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals…it’s on with the show!
“It’s going to be one hell of a show, and I’m [...]

Fri, 11/14/14 – 8:06 | No Comment
Enders-Stevens Ready To Make Pro Stock History
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In a career marked by multiple “firsts” and one made-for-TV movie, the script for Erica Enders-Stevens’ NHRA sequel is all about celebrating Pro Stock herstory.
Enders-Stevens is poised to become the first woman to win a Pro Stock world championship during this weekend’s season-ending 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at [...]

Thu, 11/13/14 – 18:18 | No Comment
‘The Sarge’ Hits Pomona With Sights Set On No. 8
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The 2014 version of Tony Schumacher’s biggest-ever week was just getting started on Tuesday and it was already decision time. And, as one would expect from a guy who races cars at well over 300 mph, Schumacher was quick and decisive when it mattered a ton.
“Oreo,” the seven-time NHRA Top [...]

Thu, 11/13/14 – 10:43 | No Comment
Foyt Recovering After Heart Surgery
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Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt Jr. underwent successful coronary bypass surgery Wednesday in Houston after being diagnosed with blockages on Monday.
Foyt, 79, was admitted into Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on Friday with intermittent chest pains but initial testing results were inconclusive. However, a cardiac catheterization procedure performed Monday revealed blockages in arteries where [...]

Thu, 11/13/14 – 7:37 | No Comment
Takes On Free Passes, Hip Checks, Bad Ice Cream
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Four quick thoughts (cut down from 10 because of the new elimination format) from last Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway:
1. The Sprint Cup series will  not roll into South Florida with the winds of excitement at its back. While Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway produced the Final Four drivers in [...]

Wed, 11/12/14 – 10:04 | One Comment
Rosberg Sets Stage For Silver Arrows Shootout
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writter
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Mercedes AMG teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take their spirited intramural squabble for the 2014 World Driving Championship to the season-finale at Abu Dhabi, while attempting to answer Formula One’s question du jour.
Is it more difficult to compete for a championship against your teammate or a driver from [...]

Mon, 11/10/14 – 8:21 | No Comment
Harvick Wins Phoenix; Chase’s Final Four Is Set
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick bulled his way into the four-driver, all-deciding, Championship Race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs when he won at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was his fourth of the year, second of the 10-race Chase and, as it turned out, it was also essential as he pursues his first [...]

Sun, 11/9/14 – 18:37 | No Comment
Looking Like A Million: Chase Elliott Is NNS Champ
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch on the final lap after a green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Speedway while Chase Elliott collected enough points to clinch the series title.
Elliott finished fifth and became the first rookie to win an NNS championship and also, at 18 years old, [...]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 19:36 | No Comment
Erik Jones Earns Dark Victory At PIR
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Erik Jones scored the definitive “lights-out” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway, where power outages delayed the start and ultimately shortened the distance of the Lucas Oil 150.
The defending event winner, Jones started on-pole and led 114 of 126 laps around PIR’s 1-mile trioval en route to his third [...]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:19 | No Comment
Hamlin On Pole At PIR
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Denny Hamlin on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Hamlin, who needs to finish 11th or better in Sunday’s race to secure a spot in the four-driver, season-ending Championship Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, won the pole with a lap in 25.332 seconds (142.113 mph) [...]

Sat, 11/8/14 – 8:05 | No Comment