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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used […]

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Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season
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Houston-based Risi Competizione will open the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with a two-car Ferrari effort in the Rolex 24 At Daytona set for Jan. 25-28 at Daytona International Speedway.
Team-owner Giuseppe Risi will field the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTLM (Grand Touring Le Mans class) with Toni Vilander of Finland, Brit James Calado and Italian […]

Wed, 01/3/18 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season
Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado
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Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. has been named Colorado’s 2017 Sportsperson of the Year, the top honor awarded annually by Mile High Sports.
The Furniture Row Racing driver, who graces the cover of the recent issue of Mile High Sports Magazine, also was named Colorado’s “Fan Favorite” Athlete of the Year in a […]

Sun, 12/31/17 – 9:49 | Comments Off on Truex, FRR Honored In Colorado
IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Declaring himself “twice-a-better-driver” after soldiering through the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, free-agent Carlos Munoz has rejoined Andretti Autosport for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
Munoz, who drove for AJ Foyt Racing alongside Conor Daly last season, completes team-owner/CEO Michael Andretti’s six-car roster for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at the […]

Thu, 12/28/17 – 8:53 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Munoz Heads Back To His ‘Family’
The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
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A return to prototype competition with a team whose history mirrors that of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing helped seal the partnership between JDC-Miller MotorSports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance beginning with the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dallas-based GAINSCO will be the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Red Dragon ORECA/Gibson to be driven in the IMSA LMP2 […]

Wed, 12/20/17 – 11:28 | Comments Off on The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
Pro Stock Icon Glidden Dies At 73
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Ten-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Bob Glidden, who singlehandedly carried the Ford banner for most of a 15-year period, died Sunday night. He was 73-years-old.
Glidden had battled heart issues since 1994, when he underwent six-way bypass surgery. His wife, Etta, and sons Billy and Rusty _ who worked on their father’s pit crew as youngsters […]

Tue, 12/19/17 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Pro Stock Icon Glidden Dies At 73
Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has completed his first test with AJ Foyt Racing in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet he will drive during the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who joined Foyt’s Texas-based organization on Oct. 6, participated in the final day of testing […]

Mon, 12/18/17 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Kanaan Takes First Ride For The Foyt Team
New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Admittedly still “learning the ropes” of American racing, British open-wheel powerhouse Carlin will graduate to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 when it fields fulltime entries for Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton.
Dumped by Chip Ganassi Racing after the 2017 season, native Californian Kimball and Brit Chilton will compete in Chevrolet-powered […]

Sun, 12/17/17 – 9:45 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Team To Launch With Veteran Drivers
Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Five years ago, when it was announced that Porsche was re-entering cars in the prototype division of the World Endurance Championship, sports car freaks freaked out. The news was as important as it was exciting to a sport that was having as many downs as up worldwide.
Even competitors from opposing […]

Mon, 12/11/17 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
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Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

Mon, 12/11/17 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Petty, Childress, Chevy Join Forces
IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brian Barnhart’s long and multi-layered tenure with INDYCAR’s competition staff ended with his recent appointment as president of Harding Racing. Barnhart is scheduled to begin his new position with the Indianapolis-based organization on Dec. 18.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join Harding Racing,” team-owner Mike Harding said in a statement. […]

Thu, 12/7/17 – 7:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar’s Barnhart Moving To Harding Racing