Fri, 19/09/14 – 7:12 | No Comment

ENNIS, Texas – Re-routed into the Lone Star State, NHRA’s problem-plagued Countdown to the Championship will resume at the Texas Motorplex Friday with a weekend schedule that leaves no room for error.
The 2014 opener of NHRA’s six-race playoff for its professional categories ended with a thud Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte. [...]

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WOODY: Nashville Superspeedway Sold, Now What?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Dover Motorsports on Thursday announced plans to sell idle Nashville Superspeedway to NeXovation, a technology-innovation company, and now the big question is:
What does the new owner plan to do with it?
The 1.3-mile asphalt track, located in the pastoral suburbs of Gladeville, 35 miles east of Nashville, has sat idle for three years. Dover [...]

Sat, 05/31/14 – 14:44 | One Comment
Busch Stays Perfect In Trucks
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Kyle Busch remained perfect in the NASCAR Camping World  Truck Series as he won for the fourth time in as many 2014 starts Friday night at Dover International Speedway.
Busch led  150 of 200 laps in winning the Lucas Oil 200.
It was the Las Vegas native’s 39th career victory in the series.
“We all know, the 51 [...]

Sat, 05/31/14 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Westbrook On Tudor Pole At Belle Isle
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The No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Corvette DP driven by Richard Westbrook captured the Total Pole Award for Saturday’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Belle Isle in Detroit.
Westbrook posted a time of 1 minute, 25.011 seconds/99.517 mph. He’ll co-drive in the one-hour, 40-minute race (12:10 p.m. ET start; 1:30 p.m. on FOX [...]

Sat, 05/31/14 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon’s Record Pass Paces Englishtown Qualifying
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Cruz Pedregon raced to the quickest Funny Car run in history Friday, taking the qualifying lead during a record-setting day at the 45th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Sat, 05/31/14 – 7:04 | Comments Off
Keselowski Earns Dover Pole
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Brad Keselowski earned his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole of 2014 on Friday when he battered the track qualifying record at Dover International Speedway.
Team Penske’s Keselowski bettered the previous track record set by Dale Earnhardt Jr. last year by over 2.5 mph.
Keselowski clocked 164.444 mph in his Team Penske Ford Fusion to [...]

Fri, 05/30/14 – 18:46 | Comments Off
Johnson Not Fan Of Kenseth’s Down Low Moves
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DOVER, Del.– When Jimmie Johnson chased down Matt Kenseth in the final laps of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, the defending Sprint Cup champion wasn’t exactly shocked when the driver of the No. 20 Toyota threw a block in an attempt to retain the lead.
He was, however, slightly surprised that Kenseth nearly drove him to the [...]

Fri, 05/30/14 – 13:43 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: A Different Take on the Indy Double
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch emerged from his helicopter ride on the front straight of the Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the start of the Coca-Cola 600, he walked with a heroic yet humble stride reminiscent of Gary Cooper or John Wayne. Having just finished in sixth place in [...]

Wed, 05/28/14 – 9:51 | Comments Off
With 500 Win In Hand, Hunter-Reay Bags The Swag
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Disneyland is not on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this season. So at the end of what figures to be the busiest week of his racing life, Ryan Hunter-Reay has booked the next-best-thing.
“I just won the Indy 500 – and I’m going to Detroit!” Hunter-Reay declared after accepting [...]

Tue, 05/27/14 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Busch Makes Most Of His Time On A ‘Grand Stage’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C – A blown engine foiled Kurt Busch’s bid to complete 1,100 miles Sunday in the Indy-Charlotte double, but the NASCAR champion said what occurred in the Coca-Cola 600 wouldn’t dampen his stellar performance and sixth-place finish in his inaugural Indianapolis 500.
“Today is a memory I’ll have forever,” said [...]

Mon, 05/26/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson has been facing questions about his lack of victories in 2014 for weeks. On Sunday, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson rendered those questions irrelevant as he blew past Matt Kenseth with just under 10 laps to go and went on to secure the victory.
The [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 21:36 | Comments Off