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Driver Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk about the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s return to the cockpit.
Gordon, who retired from driving duties following the 2015 season, will fill in for HMS’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is recovering from “concussion-like symptons”.
Hendrick announced this […]

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Mechanical Bugs Bite Haas In Barcelona
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Haas F1 Team’s second round of preseason testing continued to be problem-plagued Wednesday, when “an anomaly” with the turbocharger on the No. 21 VF-16 limited Esteban Gutierrez to a single installation lap around Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
Wednesday’s frustration came on the heels of a Tuesday practice limited to 23 laps by Gutierrez due to […]

Thu, 03/3/16 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Mechanical Bugs Bite Haas In Barcelona
Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Regrettably, Jimmie Johnson said Sunday afternoon, there will always be one goal in racing that he will never accomplish: The six-time Sprint Cup champion will never be able to say he raced against Dale Earnhardt.
But after taking the checkered flag to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Johnson let the […]

Mon, 02/29/16 – 10:07 | Comments Off on Johnson Meets Up With The Intimidator In Atlanta
Pritchett Wins Historic Matchup With Force
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Leah Pritchett defeated Brittany Force in the first all-female Top Fuel final in over 30 years to record her first national event victory Sunday at the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
“It’s the happiest day of my life, besides getting married of course,” Pritchett said after her historic victory at Wild Horse Pass […]

Mon, 02/29/16 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Pritchett Wins Historic Matchup With Force
Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
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Jimmie Johnson came through with a nearly perfect, lead-retaining restart in overtime and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s 76th and it tied him with Dale Earnhardt Sr. on the career-win list. Johnson honored the late seven-time chance by showing three fingers to the crowd on his […]

Sun, 02/28/16 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Johnson Captures Overtime Victory In Atlanta
Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’
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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud cracked the 190 mph barrier to punctuate Day 2 of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ preseason “Test in The West” at Phoenix International Raceway.
Castroneves earned P1 on the overall speed chart by touring the historic 1.022-mile oval in 19.2735-seconds/190.894 mph in his No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet during Saturday’s evening […]

Sun, 02/28/16 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Penske Drivers Best At ‘Test In The West’
The Fun Continues For Capps
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Riding the momentum of his season-opening victory at the prestigious Winternationals, Ron Capps secured pole position in Funny Car Saturday as qualifying concluded for the 32nd annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Chandler, Ariz.
Point-leader Capps set a Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park track record with a 1,000-foot run in 3.925-seconds at 320.50 mph in […]

Sun, 02/28/16 – 8:33 | Comments Off on The Fun Continues For Capps
Nemechek Wins Atlanta Truck Race
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John Hunter Nemechek inherited the lead when Christopher Bell wrecked with eight laps to go, got the jump on the field on a restart with two laps to go and went on to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was the second in the series for […]

Sat, 02/27/16 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Nemechek Wins Atlanta Truck Race
Kyle Busch Wins Atlanta XFINITY Race
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Kyle Busch held off fellow Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s first at the historic AMS 1.5-mile oval and it came in dominating fashion as he led 119 of 163 laps.
“It means a lot,” Busch said of winning in Atlanta. “It’s been a […]

Sat, 02/27/16 – 16:38 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Atlanta XFINITY Race
Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – In case you think this is just a story on NASCAR, it’s not. Please continue, because there is some straight talk here (hello Robin Miller!) that I think all racing fans might find worthwhile.
On a Friday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, rarely has there been as much optimism prior […]

Sat, 02/27/16 – 9:07 | 4 Comments
Penske Dominates IndyCar’s ‘Test In The West’
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The Verizon IndyCar Series “Test in the West” brought out the record-best in Team Penske Friday.
Helio Castroneves led four Team Penske drivers in the top six after the first session of the Phoenix International Raceway promoter test with a lap time that unofficially eclipsed the track record around the 1.022-mile oval.
Arie Luyendyk, a two-time […]

Sat, 02/27/16 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Penske Dominates IndyCar’s ‘Test In The West’