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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Dalziel Puts HPD On Pole At Indy
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Ryan Dalziel on Thursday drove the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 1 Patron HPD ARX-03b Prototype to the pole for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Brickyard Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dalziel, who won the pole with a best lap of 1:17.603, will share Brickyard Grand Prix driving duties on Friday with 2001 Indianapolis 500 [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Melvin Was A Cockpit Safety Guru
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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For a long time established professionals were not welcome in U.S. motor racing. Lawyers were despised due to racing’s vulnerability to the issues of liability and doctors were often feared – if a driver met one in the line of work it probably wasn’t a good thing. Engineers such [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 7:15 | 2 Comments
Wallace Holds Off Larson On The Eldora Dirt
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Darrell Wallace Jr. won Wednesday night’s second annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic at the Eldora Speedway dirt short track.
For Wallace, it was his second win in the series of the season and third of his career. For fans, it featured a wild, banzai chase over the final 25 laps that saw Kyle [...]

Thu, 07/24/14 – 6:18 | Comments Off
Karam Replaces Rojas In Ganassi Tudor Car
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednsday that development driver Sage Karam will take the place of Memo Rojas in this weekend’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Karam will join Scott Pruett in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost Prototype for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship event.
The driver lineup was made after [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 9:26 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Named 2nd-Quarter DOTY Winner
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Ryan Hunter-Reay was named winner of the Driver of the Year Award for the second quarter of the 2014 racing season on Wednesday.
The 2012 Verizon IndyCar series champion and this year’s Indianapolis 500 winner, won the award by way of a vote conducted among an elite panel of American broadcasters and journalists
Hunter-Reay, 33, won the [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Decision Is Bad News For NHRA
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 8:42 | 18 Comments
Stewart Talks Dirty At Start Of His Big Week
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This is a big week for Tony Stewart.
On Wednesday night, his dirt short track, Eldora Speedway, will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for the second straight year. Over the weekend, Stewart will be competing as a driver/owner at his other most-favorite race track, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Stewart, who also got back in a [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Todd Ends Top Fuel Drought In Colorado
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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

Mon, 07/21/14 – 4:47 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events
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Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens will skip the NHRA national events in Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle her team announced on Sunday.
According to her Elite Motorsports team owner, Richard Freeman, the decision to sit out the remaining two races of the Western Swing is based on making improvements on the team.
“This has been the game [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 17:39 | Comments Off
Bourdais, Conway Nab Victories In Toronto
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Mike Conway easily held off Tony Kanaan over the final four minutes to win Race 2 of Sunday’s IndyCar Series double-header in Toronto.
Conway took the lead in the race – a large chunk of which was run in the rain – just before red flags waved because of a multi-car wreck with 4 minutes and [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 13:58 | Comments Off