Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Penske’s Power Lead Qualifying In Milwaukee
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Will Power, looking to gain momentum in his bid to win the 2014 IndyCar Series championship, won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s race at the Milwaukee Mile.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole at the historic flat track with a lap at 169.262 mph.
“I think I have three (poles) this year,” Power said, “but just [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Sauter Wins Battle Of ThorSport Truckers In Michigan
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Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series  race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
Sauter’s ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton finished a close second.
The teammates battled for the lead the final three circuits as the fans stood to watch the action at Michigan International Speedway.
Sauter’s 10th victory in his 142nd Camping World Truck Series [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
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While Frenchman Simon Pagenaud already has achieved his season goal of winning races he isn’t ready to be counted out as a contender for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
“I think it’s been a good season,” said Pagenaud, of Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports. “If everything goes accordingly to plan, you should be in the hunt. [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Hight On Provisional Pole At Brainerd
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Funny Car point-leader Robert Hight began chipping away at a 10-year run of frustration at Brainerd International Raceway Friday, racing to the provisional pole during the opening day of qualifications for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Hight never has been No. 1 qualifier at the Minnesota facility, one of [...]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan
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Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Friday  a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour at Michigan International Speedway.
Gordon’s qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in series history.
The driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet knocked Joey Logano from the top spot in the [...]

Fri, 08/15/14 – 19:00 | Comments Off
New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians
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In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective [...]

Fri, 08/15/14 – 10:11 | Comments Off
Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
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Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, his team said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will drive the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
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Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that it has entered into a technical alliance with Team Penske and that Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 for at least 12 races.
In addition, Blaney with practice and qualify the car this weekend at Michigan International [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
This immediately came to mind when I viewed the horrific video of Tony Stewart’s car accidentally striking Kevin Ward as he charged down the track:
The first driver I ever saw climb from his car after a crash and dart onto the track to confront another driver as the field came back [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Wed, 08/13/14 – 8:44 | 4 Comments