Fri, 23/02/18 – 15:28 | No Comment

If it is true that people only watch automobile races to see the crashes, then the recently concluded Speedweeks was a smashing success. If, on the other hand, people think that driving talent, skill, strategy and applied technology make for compelling racing, last weekend was a crashing bore.
Let’s start with the 500, the marquee event […]

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Keselowski: Ending Truck Program Is About His Future
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Bristol, Tenn.  – Earlier this year, NASCAR lost Red Horse Racing, one of the Camping World Truck Series premier teams. Now it’s losing another at the end of the season in Brad Keselowski Racing.
Keselowski shocked the motorsports community Thursday when he announced he would shutter the doors on his truck […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Ending Truck Program Is About His Future
Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that he currently had no racing plans for 2018.
“When I do I’ll tweet something, like on a Monday or something,” Kenseth said.
NASCAR’s 2003 premier series champion said he’s not worried about 2018.
“I’m just not concerned […]

Fri, 08/18/17 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Kenseth ‘Not Concerned’ About Job Status For ’18
Busch Brushes Off Penalty; Wins Truck Series Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch came back from a penalty near the end of the second stage of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and went on and get the victory.
The now five-time Bristol Truck Series winner pulled away from Matt Crafton at the Lap 201 restart and cruised to his third Truck […]

Thu, 08/17/17 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Busch Brushes Off Penalty; Wins Truck Series Race At Bristol
Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
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An expanded, four-day Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next year, Porsche Cars North America has announced.
The upcoming “Family Reunion” is booked for Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the famed California facility.
In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche race cars, […]

Wed, 08/16/17 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
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Two drivers with extensive pedigrees in road racing will lead Team Penske’s 2018 excursion back into road racing.
The team announced Tuesday that former Formula One/Indy car standout Juan Pablo Montoya and American sports car racing veteran Dane Cameron will drive one of two new Acura DPi car’s in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
Drivers […]

Tue, 08/15/17 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
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Kyle Larson made an aggressive move during an overtime restart, took the lead and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the third straight for the Chip Ganassi Racing driver at the 2-mile MIS oval.
It came after a wreck with four laps to go – which started […]

Sun, 08/13/17 – 20:11 | Comments Off on Larson Smokes Truex To Win At Michigan
Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
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Kasey Kahne said Saturday the vibe among teammates remains positive at Hendrick Motorsports, where his tenure will end at the close of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Kahne’s impending departure was announced last Monday by team-owner Rick Hendrick, who since has tabbed NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie William Byron to drive what will be […]

Sun, 08/13/17 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Kahne: ‘There Are Not A Ton Of Opportunities’
Veteran Drivers Being Displaced by Cheaper Labor
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The current lame duck status of longtime NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth, and the unsettled future of Kurt Busch, might best be summed-up in one word:
Recalculate!
As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winds toward the conclusion of its 26-race regular season and the impending 10-race […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 17:33 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Is One Of NASCAR’s Real And True Things
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Earlier this week, Kevin Harvick took a closed-fist swing at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series resume and popularity. Harvick said, in effect, that Earnhardt’s having attained so much popularity without ever having won a championship “stunted” the growth of the sport.
And he wasn’t joking.
Make no mistake, NASCAR’s growth has been stunted. But putting the […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 13:06 | 3 Comments
Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole
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Team Penske dominated NASCAR Cup qualifying Friday as its two drivers were fastest and second fastest at the Michigan International Speedway oval that sits just down the road from their tam owner’s home base.
Brad Keselowski will start on the pole for Sunday’s 400-miler (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN), and teammate Joey Logano will start next to him on […]

Sat, 08/12/17 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Home-Stater Keselowski Wins Michigan Pole