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INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

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Late Deal Aborts Rossi’s F1 Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
American Alexander Rossi’s Formula One debut weekend with Marussia began and ended with Free Practice 1 for the Shell Belgian Grand Prix Friday, after the team hurriedly resolved its contract issue with Max Chilton.
Marussia reinstated Chilton for Round 12 of the FIA World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps one day after announcing [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Kenseth: The Best Way Forward Is To Go Backward
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Matt Kenseth described the NASCAR aerodynamic-engine package test earlier this week at Michigan as really interesting, but said Friday he believed the best configuration was when all of the downforce was removed and the cars were given full power.
“It was like going back 15 years in time [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 14:35 | Comments Off
American Rossi Set To Make Formula One Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]

Fri, 08/22/14 – 7:21 | Comments Off
Truck Win Has Special Significance For Keselowski
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For Brad Keselowski, Thursday’s victory in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race not only made history, it also gave the Michigan native a special satisfaction on a personal and professional level.
The 30-year-old Keselowski’s victory provided him and his father, Bob, with the distinction of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins His First Ever Camping World Race
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Brad Keselowski held off Darrell Wallace Jr. late in Thursday’s rain-postponed Camping World Truck race at Bristol Motor Speedway to get his first victory ever in the series.
The victory came in his third start in the series in 2014 and his 62 career start. It made him the 25th driver to win in each of [...]

Thu, 08/21/14 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Truck Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rain forced postponement of Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The race has been rescheduled to start Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1.
Kyle Busch will start the race on the pole.

Thu, 08/21/14 – 6:15 | Comments Off
Stewart To Sit Out Bristol
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

Wed, 08/20/14 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In 2015
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Months of speculation ended Tuesday when it was announced that Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with the 2015 season.
Edwards, who has been with Roush Fenway Racing since breaking into NASCAR, will drive the No. 19 Toyota for JGR.
Edwards’ arrival at JGR will make the team a four-car operation as [...]

Tue, 08/19/14 – 10:31 | Comments Off
Lucas Wins Top Fuel In Darkness-Plagued Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas raced to his third Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Top Fuel victory in spectacular fashion Sunday to close out the rain-drenched NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Brainerd International Raceway.
The Funny Car final round between John Force and Ron Capps, along with the Pro Stock semifinals and final was postponed by NHRA [...]

Mon, 08/18/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Power Overpowers The Field On Milwaukee Mile Oval
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Former oval-track hater Will Power has come full circle. After winning Sunday’s ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 IndyCar Series race at the historic Milwaukee Mile, Power shouted his love for winning on ovals into his on-board headset.
Pretty understandable considering Power led 229 of 250 laps at the Milwaukee flat oval and in doing do, took a big [...]

Sun, 08/17/14 – 16:50 | Comments Off