Sat, 19/01/19 – 9:28 | No Comment

Native Californian Justin Grant set a relentless pace for 25 non-stop laps Friday to earn his third career preliminary night win in as many years at the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.

Grant’s Vacuworx Qualifying Night victory around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s fifth-mile oval earned his fourth chance at Saturday […]

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Vette Vets Ready To Roll At The Rolex 24

Drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are set to take a shot at winning at third Rolex 24. (Richard Prince/Chevrolet file photo).

Two-time/reigning GTLM Driver Champions Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen headline Corvette Racing’s lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.

IMSA’s landmark 50th season will open with the 57th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona, […]

Sat, 01/5/19 – 9:29 | No Comment
Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
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Scott Palmer will be back in a Tommy Thompson dragster in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior

Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer will remain with Tommy Thompson Motorsports for the full 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Palmer, who finished 10th in the final 2018 Countdown to the Championship point standings topped by Steve Torrence, will campaign […]

Thu, 01/3/19 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On
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The No. 99 ‘Red Dragon’ of Bob Stallings is likely being parked for good. (RacinToday file photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin |Senior

A mix of pragmatic corporate and pressing “grandpa” considerations combined to prompt Dallas businessman Bob Stallings to park the latest _ and likely the last _ iteration of the No. 99 “Red […]

Fri, 12/21/18 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On
IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon

American endurance racing team DragonSpeed will run a partial IndyCar Series schedule in 2019 to prepare for fulltime INDYCAR participation in 2020.  

Team Principal Elton Julian announced that DragonSpeed will compete in five races next season, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500, powered by Chevrolet engines and with driver Ben Hanley.

Founded by Julian in 2007 to […]

Wed, 12/19/18 – 20:08 | Comments Off on IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon
Barrichello To Do Rolex
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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

Tue, 12/11/18 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Barrichello To Do Rolex
Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
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John Paul Jr. in the cockpit of his Formula Ford.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior

Few racing car drivers arrive with as much star talent as John Paul Jr. and none from his own era met such a star-crossed career. It’s fitting that a novelist, Sylvia Wilkinson, has composed his biography.

Titled 50/50 – Race Car Driver […]

Tue, 12/11/18 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
Nemechek On The Move
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John Hunter Nemechek is headed to a new team in 2019. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

By John Sturbin/Senior

John Hunter Nemechek has joined GMS Racing and team-owner Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. for the full 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season in a bid for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

Nemechek, of Mooresville, N.C., ran […]

Sun, 12/9/18 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Nemechek On The Move
Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that it has hired 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch to drive its No. 1 Camaro in 2019.
Busch, who has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing the past several years, will take the place of Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 car.
“I am tremendously proud to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing […]

Tue, 12/4/18 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will pay a return visit to the Indianapolis 500 next year it was announced on Tuesday.
The Spanish driver will drive a Chevrolet Powered car and be sponsored by McLaren, the company for which he has driven in Formula 1.
Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 […]

Tue, 12/4/18 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
First-time live FOX broadcast network coverage of the annual NHRA SpringNationals from Houston Raceway in Baytown, Texas, highlights the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
The FOX broadcast network schedule also includes live coverage of the summertime “Western Swing” through the Denver, Sonoma (Calif.) and Seattle markets as well as the prestigious Chevrolet […]

Sat, 11/24/18 – 13:14 | Comments Off on NHRA Getting More Live Coverage