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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
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The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in […]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alan Johnson Racing will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week with a single Top Fuel entry for former world champion Shawn Langdon at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
AJR’s future was placed in jeopardy on Jan. 5, when the Qatar […]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he […]

Thu, 01/29/15 – 20:49 | Comments Off on Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Pearson On The Mend
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9 and a full recovery is expected, his family said Wednesday in a statement released by NASCAR during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
“The stroke affected his left side […]

Thu, 01/29/15 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Pearson On The Mend
New Year, New Look, New Attitude At Roush Fenway
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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After this year’s Roush Fenway Racing drivers were seated on stage for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom’s opening event Wednesday, it became evident there was a different atmosphere among the competitors than had existed at the organization in previous years.
At past media tours, the organization’s drivers […]

Wed, 01/28/15 – 19:23 | Comments Off on New Year, New Look, New Attitude At Roush Fenway
Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he […]

Wed, 01/28/15 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly two months after Brian Vickers once again found himself in open heart surgery, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver is focused on his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, the 31-year-old driver admitted Tuesday the scenario could have been much different.
“It was a pretty traumatic […]

Tue, 01/27/15 – 13:25 | One Comment
France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Touting NASCAR’s march towards innovation while balancing that with the cost and the benefits to the individual teams and to the sport, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said the rules for the cars would always evolve, but there would be no change this year to the Chase format.
“It […]

Mon, 01/26/15 – 19:13 | Comments Off on France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
Dixon Gives Ganassi Racing Victory In The Rolex
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Dixon tracked down and passed Jordan Taylor with just over and hour to go and went on to win the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Dixon, driving the No. 02 Ford-powered Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, took the checkered flag at the end […]

Sun, 01/25/15 – 14:15 | One Comment
Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power
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When dawn broke at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, it was a battle between Chevrolet and Ford power that was the big story in the Rolex 24.
At the 18-hour mark of the race, which came just after 8 a.m., the Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes of Action Express and Wayne Taylor Racing were running first and […]

Sun, 01/25/15 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Rolex Shaping Up As Ford Vs. Chevrolet Power