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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

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Beckman’s Qualifying Rampage Rolls On
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Jack Beckman and crew chief Jimmy Prock are on the cusp of earning their third pole position in four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing events after Friday’s opening two rounds of time trials for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
“Fast Jack” and his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T set a record elapsed time of 3.916-seconds […]

Sat, 04/2/16 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Beckman’s Qualifying Rampage Rolls On
Earnhardt Jr. Pledges Brain To Scientific Research
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Information Dale Earnhardt Jr. received four years ago when he suffered two concussions in a six-week period as well as inspiration garnered from other athletes convinced the third-generation driver to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death, the NASCAR driver said Friday.
“I […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Pledges Brain To Scientific Research
Castroneves On Pole As IndyCar Returns To Phoenix
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Helio Castroneves set a track lap record on his way to winning the pole position for the Phoenix Grand Prix in the IndyCar Series’ return to historic Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.
The Team Penske driver won the pole with a two-lap speed average of 192.324 mph in the No. 3 Chevrolet. His first lap of […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Castroneves On Pole As IndyCar Returns To Phoenix
Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano claimed his third straight pole at Martinsville Speedway Friday and readily admitted that last year’s incident with Matt Kenseth at the half-mile track had become a major motivator for him.
“You have to use things like that to motivate you and your team,” Logano said following qualifying for Sunday’s STP 500. […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Logano Wins Pole In Martinsville
Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Blaney is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway, having produced four top-10 finishes in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at the half-mile track; a fact the 22-year-old believes will benefit him in his Sprint Cup debut Sunday in the STP 500.
“Even though they are completely […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In automobile racing, other drivers are not one’s only competition. To win races, teams and drivers must also conquer the always-changing technical landscape.
In the NHRA Pro Stock category, that technical landscape has changed dramatically this season and defending two-time champion Erica Enders and her Elite Motorsports have had a tough […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 10:12 | Comments Off on Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo
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By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Helio is lobbying for a halo.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves says the next generation of Indy car needs to incorporate some type of “halo” or canopy in its design as a critical safety upgrade.
“My thought is we’ve got to do something _ whether it’s closed, whether it’s having […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo
USA In F1: After ‘Win’, It’s On To Bahrain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After a stunning, sixth-place point-finish in his team’s Formula One debut, perhaps it’s already time for Gene Haas to consider revising the graphics package on his No. 8 and No. 21 cars.
“There’s a new F1 team on the block and it’s an American F1 team, so we’re real proud of […]

Wed, 03/23/16 – 14:37 | Comments Off on USA In F1: After ‘Win’, It’s On To Bahrain
Tasca III Back To Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bob Tasca III soon will be giving Ford fans another reason to follow NHRA Funny Car competition.
Tasca confirmed on Tuesday that he has secured sponsorship for a four-race schedule starting with the seventh annual NHRA 4Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., April 22-24.
“I’m thrilled to have NewAutoParts.com back […]

Tue, 03/22/16 – 19:37 | One Comment
Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
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Brittany Force raced to her first career victory and took control of the Top Fuel point standings Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla.
Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 3.772-second run at 318.77 mph to outlast Terry McMillen’s 3.981 at 266.90 in his Amalie Motor Oil dragster.
It […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With