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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

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Jones Has Big Xfinity Pay Day At Bristol
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Erik Jones out-smarted Kyle Larson Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway, then held off Kyle Busch to snap the strangle-hold the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have had on the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year. By winning the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, Jones also collected the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.
“If you had asked […]

Sat, 04/16/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Jones Has Big Xfinity Pay Day At Bristol
Fittipaldi Wins Long Beach Pole
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Christian Fittipaldi of Action Express won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Grand Prix at Long Beach on Friday.
Fittipaldi posted a time of 1:14.962 (94.512 mph) in his Corvette DP, which he co-drives with Joao Barbosa. Fittipaldi.
His time was just better than that of defending Long Beach winner Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing.
“There’s […]

Sat, 04/16/16 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Fittipaldi Wins Long Beach Pole
Sprint Cup Rookies Are Piling Up Top-10 Finishes
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Throughout NASCAR’s history certain rookie classes have generated more attention than others, but it has been quite some time since the top two rookie contenders have so heavily epitomized the sport’s future.
Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney both come from racing families, having known the sound of high-powered […]

Sat, 04/16/16 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Rookies Are Piling Up Top-10 Finishes
Edwards On Pole In Bristol
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Carl Edwards on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won his second pole of the season, his third at Bristol and the 18th of his career.  In Edwards’ two other pole-winning efforts at Bristol, he has finished first (2008) and second (2011).
“I didn’t know […]

Fri, 04/15/16 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Edwards On Pole In Bristol
Kyle Busch Ponders, Nixes Indy 500 Run
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch would like to add his name to the Indianapolis 500 roster, but the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that it wouldn’t occur this year.
Details would need to be worked out, but he said convincing team owner Joe Gibbs to allow him to do it probably […]

Fri, 04/15/16 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Ponders, Nixes Indy 500 Run
Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
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The only person who will spend more time in Los Angeles-area traffic this weekend than weary Southern California commuters is Ryan Hunter-Reay.
That’s because Hunter-Reay will be driving in both the WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship and IndyCar series portions of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Yep, the 35-year-old driver is pulling a double on the famed […]

Fri, 04/15/16 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Doubling Up In Long Beach
Q And A: Patrick Dempsey Has A New Role
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The 2016 World Endurance Championship season will get under way this weekend at the Silverstone circuit in England and it will start with Patrick Dempsey in a new role.
Dempsey, whose day job is that of a Hollywood actor, has taken himself out of the cockpit of his Porsche 911 RSR and will instead concentrate on […]

Fri, 04/15/16 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Q And A: Patrick Dempsey Has A New Role
Vandergriff Decision Will Thin Top Fuel Fields
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brittany Force’s budding Top Fuel rivalry against Leah Pritchett temporarily has been shelved, the most prominent circumstance emanating from Bob Vandergriff Jr.’s decision to shutter his two-car team.
But of greater ongoing concern for Peter Clifford, NHRA president, will be the ability of the sanctioning body to consistently field full, 16-car […]

Fri, 04/15/16 – 7:56 | One Comment
Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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While the start of this weekend’s WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship series race at the Long Beach street course is set for Saturday, big steps toward winning the event could be taken on Friday when qualifying for the 100-minute race is held.
Fact is, in-race passes are hard to come by on the […]

Thu, 04/14/16 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Big Saturday’s Start On Friday On The Long Beach Street Circuit
Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bob Vandergriff Jr. shut down his NHRA Top Fuel team Tuesday, his unexpected retirement leaving recent first-time national event winner Leah Pritchett and Dave Connolly free agents after four of 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
According to a report on NHRA.com, the entire BVR organization has been shut down […]

Wed, 04/13/16 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Event-Winning Vandergriff Team Shutters Its Shop