Sat, 18/11/17 – 8:57 | No Comment

Chase Briscoe won Friday night’s season-ending Camping World Truck Series race but Christopher Bell won the big prized as he collected the 2017 NASCAR championship by finishing second at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Briscoe passed Ben Rhodes for the lead on Lap 96 of 134 on Friday night and pulled away to beat Bell to the finish line by 2.887 […]

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Hight Tops 339 In Sonoma
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Robert Hight reset the NHRA record book with the fastest pass in any category and nearly eclipsed the next major speed milestone _ 340 mph _ during Funny Car qualifying Friday for the 30th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Following a 4.507-second, 1,000-foot pass at 184.62 mph […]

Sat, 07/29/17 – 7:31 | Comments Off on Hight Tops 339 In Sonoma
Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche, the world’s most successful endurance sports car racing nameplate, will exit the LMP1 class of the FIA’s World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2017 season and transition into competition in the Formula E Championship with a factory team beginning in 2019.
Porsche confirmed “with great regret” the end […]

Fri, 07/28/17 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Porsche Exiting WEC, Switching To Batteries
Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske raised the profile of “Silly Season” transactions this week when it announced rising star Ryan Blaney would exit Wood Brothers Racing and join the stock car arm of Roger Penske’s empire as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018.
Penske’s return to […]

Fri, 07/28/17 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Driving For Penske Fulfills Big Goal For Blaney
New Indy Cars Get Thumbs Up After Testing At IMS
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Open-wheel veterans Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia turned more than 100 laps each around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in their respective 2018-spec Chevrolet- and Honda-powered Dallara IR-12s equipped with INDYCAR’s universal aerodynamic bodywork kit during the chassis’ pubic debut.
Afterward, approval of the new car’s “bolder, sleeker look” and performance in its superspeedway configuration was unanimous.
“From […]

Thu, 07/27/17 – 8:40 | One Comment
Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
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Rising star Ryan Blaney will exit Wood Brothers Racing and join Team Penske as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2018, as team-owner Roger Penske returns to a three-car operation in stock car racing’s premier series.
Blaney, who also signed a multi-year contract extension with “The Captain,” will pilot the […]

Thu, 07/27/17 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hiring Blaney Returns Penske To Three-Car Operation
New IndyCar Chassis Hits The Bricks At IMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season via a Dallara chassis that has been “reverse-engineered” made its on-track debut Tuesday during a day-long test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Inspired by “old favorite” designs but clearly pointing toward what’s “NEXT” for the series, the chassis […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 14:44 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Chassis Hits The Bricks At IMS
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
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A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-NASCAR retirement as full-time driver officially will include more than trips to the grocery store for mayo.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), Junior will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018. The TV gig was announced […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
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Robert Hight’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the opening race of the NHRA’s annual summertime Western Swing immediately left the John Force Racing ace thinking 1-2-3 sweep!
Hight’s win over Tommy Johnson Jr. at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway was his first of the 2017 season, fourth on “The Mountain” in […]

Mon, 07/24/17 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
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Kasey Kahne won a bizarre Brickyard 400 under bizarre circumstances at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday evening.
Kahne, diving the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, won the race in front of virtually empty grandstands Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski of Team Penske finished second.
Third was Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing.
Penske’s teammate, Joey Logano, finished fourth while […]

Sun, 07/23/17 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race