Mon, 30/03/15 – 7:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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J.D. Gibbs To Begin Brain Treatment
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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing since October 1997, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.
Gibbs’ condition was revealed Wednesday in a news release from JGR’s NASCAR headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. Gibbs, 46, is a son of team-founder Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as coach of the NFL’s Washington [...]

Wed, 03/25/15 – 15:46 | No Comment
Langdon To Compete At 4-Wides
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Alan Johnson Racing and Top Fuel point-leader Shawn Langdon will compete in this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, the team announced Monday. The fourth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is set for Friday through Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, won the season-opening [...]

Mon, 03/23/15 – 15:00 | No Comment
Eldora’s Baltes Passes Away
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Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93.
Baltes is survived by Berneice, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Starr, and her husband, Joe Schmitmeyer; son, Terry, and his wife, Dee; beloved sister, Susie Barga, and six [...]

Mon, 03/23/15 – 10:32 | No Comment
Keselowski’s Late Pass Is A Winner In Fontana
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brad Keselowski passed Kurt Busch for the lead after a second green/white/checkered restart and drove away to victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Keselowski led just the one lap in the race, which was scheduled for 400 laps but ended up going 209.
It [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 18:03 | No Comment
Biffle Baffled By Roush Woes
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 15:31 | No Comment
Harvick Claims Xfinity Win
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Kevin Harvick won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. It was the California native’s second Xfinity win of the season, his first at Auto Club and the 46th of his career.
With two victories and two seconds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year to go with two wins [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 7:19 | No Comment
Corvettes Dominate The Half Day At Sebring
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Corvette Daytona Prototypes swept the podium in the 63rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Very fitting for a race that came 50 years after Jim Hall and Hal Sharp drove the iconic Chevrolet-powered Chaparral 2 to victory at Sebring in 1965.
Getting the overall victory [...]

Sun, 03/22/15 – 7:07 | No Comment
IMSA, ACO Extend Alliance
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Shortly before the green flag waved to start the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO) announced a six-year extension of their strategic alliance to advance sports car racing in North America and around the world. The extension runs through the [...]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 9:49 | No Comment
Pla Puts Krohn Legier On Sebring Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Last season, Ligier burst onto the Tudor United SportsCar Champion series scene with a fair-sized bang. A big enough bang, at least, to convince Krohn Racing owner Tracy Krohn to field a Judd-powered Ligier for the 2015 IMSA seasaon.
On Friday, Krohn’s belief in the Ligier JS P2 car was vindicated when Olivier Pla drove the [...]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 8:27 | No Comment
Kurt Busch Returns To Driver’s Seat With A Bang
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch says he is “putting the blinders on” in his return to the Sprint Cup Series following a NASCAR-imposed suspension for alleged domestic abuse.
Busch qualified on-pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 in Fontana, Calif., five days after making a delayed 2015 debut at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch [...]

Sat, 03/21/15 – 7:38 | No Comment