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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas
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Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday. The pole was his first at Vegas and came on what perhaps may be his last race at the 1.5-mile track.
Gordon won the pole with a track-record lap at 194.679 mph.
Joey Logano (194.315 mph) […]

Sat, 03/7/15 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas
Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger
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With the memories and the scars of open heart surgery barely in his rearview mirror, Brian Vickers returned to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Vickers, 31, was en route to a photo shoot for primary Cup sponsor Aaron’s in mid-December when he began experiencing pain. He considered going home to […]

Fri, 03/6/15 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger
2016 Rolex 24 To Christen New DIS
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The 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first event scheduled for the new motorsports stadium at Daytona International Speedway, is scheduled Jan. 30-31, 2016, track officials announced Thursday.
The twice-around-the-clock sports car classic staged on the track’s 3.56-mile road-course and “roval” will serve as kick-off event to the 2016 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar […]

Thu, 03/5/15 – 21:24 | Comments Off on 2016 Rolex 24 To Christen New DIS
Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has been cleared of criminal charges of alleged domestic abuse involving a former girlfriend, the result of an investigation by the Delaware Department of Justice.
NASCAR slapped Busch with an indefinite suspension on Feb. 20 in the aftermath of a Delaware family court’s finding that “by […]

Thu, 03/5/15 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Delaware Will Not Pursue Charges Against Busch
Alonso To Start F1 Season On The Bench
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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert […]

Wed, 03/4/15 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Alonso To Start F1 Season On The Bench
New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 10 years ago that Brian France summoned a small group of reporters to the NASCAR hauler in the infield of Kansas Speedway to talk about the future of Sprint Cup Series machinery. The centerpiece of the CEO/Chairman of the Board’s talk in that cramped, quiet office that day […]

Wed, 03/4/15 – 9:20 | Comments Off on New Rules Produce Familiar Result At Atlanta
Roman Conquerors Ride Again On Television
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The cars that provided the heartbeat of the NASCAR Modified division’s most storied rivalry – and put Rome, N.Y., forever on the racing map – are about to take their places in American automotive culture.
A No. 61 Pinto-bodied Modified formerly owned and driven by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans and a replica No. 38 […]

Tue, 03/3/15 – 9:05 | 2 Comments
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.
Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of […]

Sun, 03/1/15 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Crafton Blows Truck Field Away In Georgia
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Crafton finally visited Victory Circle at his “favorite racetrack” Saturday, blitzing the field in the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The two-time/reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton’s Toyota Tundra overtook Daniel Suarez on Lap 59 of the scheduled 130 around AMS’ 1.54-mile quadoval. At the […]

Sun, 03/1/15 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Crafton Blows Truck Field Away In Georgia
Harvick Tops Logano In Atlanta
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A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the […]

Sat, 02/28/15 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Harvick Tops Logano In Atlanta