Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
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Kyle Busch’s incredible from-operating-table-to-Victory Lane run continued Saturday when he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
The start at Pocono Saturday was his first in a truck since returning from the Feb. 21 accident at Daytona that resulted in broken bones in his legs and kept him out of cockpits for […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Streaking Busch Adds Truck Victory At Pocono
Notes: Honda, INDYCAR Close In On New Deal
Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr said Friday a contract extension with INDYCAR to supply engines and aerodynamic bodywork packages to the Verizon IndyCar Series past the current season is close to being finalized.
“Back when we started this, we had a lot of discussion about some of the technical issues and the technical vision […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 7:47 | Comments Off on Notes: Honda, INDYCAR Close In On New Deal
Beckman Fastest In Sonoma
“Fast” Jack Beckman powered his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T to the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday, as he raced into the provisional qualifying lead during the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were leaders in their categories […]

Sat, 08/1/15 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Beckman Fastest In Sonoma

Kyle Busch, winner of the last three Sprint Cup Series races, won the pole for this weekend’s race with a lap in 50.444 seconds (178.416 mph) at Pocono Speedway.
Busch won his first pole and his second at Pocono (the first coming in 2010) and the 17th of his career.
“I’ve had plenty of times in my […]

Fri, 07/31/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on Busch On Pole At Pocono
Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma
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Erica Enders’ pursuit of a second consecutive NHRA Pro Stock world championship figures to receive a high-profile boost this weekend, when five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. rolls out of a self-imposed retirement and into the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
Sitting between multiple world champions Greg Anderson and Jason line in the point standings, […]

Fri, 07/31/15 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Jeggie Returns To Cockpit In Sonoma
Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, said a search for Walker’s replacement is underway.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to work […]

Thu, 07/30/15 – 13:25 | Comments Off on Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
Robbie Allison Is Chasing His Racing Legacy
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE – Robbie Allison, son of the late Davey Allison, grandson of legendary Bobby Allison, nephew of famed Donnie Allison, realizes he has an awesome family tradition to uphold.
And the name “Allison” paints a big target on his back.
“It can be a heavy load at times, but I’m proud of […]

Thu, 07/30/15 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Robbie Allison Is Chasing His Racing Legacy
Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’
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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

Mon, 07/27/15 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain