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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

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Dillon On Pole In Fontana
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Austin Dillon collected his first Sprint Cup Series poll of the season on Friday, and the second of his career, when he laid down a lap at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval in 38.200 seconds (188.482 mph).
The pole was Dillon’s first since he topped qualifying for the season-opening Daytona 500 in his 2014 rookie season. […]

Sat, 03/19/16 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Dillon On Pole In Fontana
Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
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SEBRING, Fla. – Item: Five Huracan teams were given post-race time penalties after the Rolex 24 at Daytona, plus Lamborghini was stripped of its GTD manufacturer points and fined $25,000. It is the first time IMSA used the so-called sandbagging rule designed to penalize teams that do not cooperate in the Balance of Performance (BoP).
“Competitors […]

Sat, 03/19/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
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Honda-powered Ligiers JS P2 cars dominated prototype qualifying for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race on Friday.
Earning the pole was the No. 60 Ligier of Michael Shank Racing, which posted a lap at 121.061 mph. The car is being driven by the threesome of Ozwaldo Negri, John Pew and Olivier Pla, who drove in qualifying.
Second […]

Fri, 03/18/16 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Haas’ History-Making F1 Assault Has Launched
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With a combined 32 official practice laps in their laptops after Friday, Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez began preparing for knockout qualifying at the 2016 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
“We became an official Formula One team today (Friday),” said Grosjean, first driver hired by American businessman Gene […]

Fri, 03/18/16 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Haas’ History-Making F1 Assault Has Launched
Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske’s Will Power has been cleared for an immediate return to Verizon IndyCar Series competition after sitting out Sunday’s season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with symptoms of a mild concussion.
However, INDYCAR announced Wednesday that results of an extensive evaluation at the University of Miami Concussion Program […]

Fri, 03/18/16 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Doctors Give Power A Thumbs Up
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
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During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Thu, 03/17/16 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas – On an overcast spring Sunday when Texas Motor Speedway stumbled out of the gate, Jeff Burton emerged as an unlikely and popular feel-good story.
That was April 6, 1997, when the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 went into the track’s record book as Burton’s first career Sprint Cup Series victory. With TMS […]

Wed, 03/16/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Richards Heads To Gainesville Hoping To Help
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Dave Richards will make his 2016 NHRA debut during the 47th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway this weekend, the first of 10 events under a unique sponsorship package with Prestige Corporate.
Richards’ Ford Shelby Mustang will be fully-funded by family friends Brian and Janie […]

Wed, 03/16/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Richards Heads To Gainesville Hoping To Help
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
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As scripted by “The Captain,” Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2016 championship bid and Team Penske’s 50th anniversary celebration are off-and-running. Just call it Roger Penske’s latest pursuit of perfection.
Pipped by archrival Scott Dixon for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series title via a tiebreaker, Montoya controlled the closing laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Montoya Repeats In St. Pete