Mon, 27/07/15 – 7:14 | No Comment

An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dave Connolly’s door-slamming days are so-over, as the one-time Pro Stock prodigy breathes-in the rarified nitro air synonymous with driving an NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
Connolly is scheduled to make his competitive debut in the C&J Energy Services dragster fielded by Bob Vandergriff Racing Friday during the first two of four […]

Fri, 02/6/15 – 8:57 | Comments Off on Connolly Trades Doors For Nitro In 2015
Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car icon John Force’s brand-switch from Ford to Chevrolet bodywork for the 2015 NHRA season has come gift-wrapped with a weight penalty that will have the 16-time world champion counting not only 60-foot times but also calories.
The Chevrolet Camaro hot rods Force, daughter Courtney and son-in-law Robert Hight will […]

Wed, 02/4/15 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Force Racing Set To Campaign Bulked-Up Camaros
IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
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The Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will not begin on March 8 as scheduled.
In a press release issued by the series, officials said that it has been unable to find a replacement for the race in Brasilia, Brazil, which was cancelled by event organizers this week.
The statement read: INDYCAR has explored several possibilities in an attempt […]

Tue, 02/3/15 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IndyCar Won’t Replace Brazilia Date
Fogarty, Stallings Roll Out The Future In Dallas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Sports car ace Jon Fogarty says Hyundai’s management team “needs a vision of who they want to be” in the door-slamming world of sedan sports car racing.
“It is my ambition to be a part of forming what that vision is,” said Bob Stallings, owner of the Hyundai Genesis […]

Mon, 02/2/15 – 19:13 | Comments Off on Fogarty, Stallings Roll Out The Future In Dallas
Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
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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 […]

Sat, 01/31/15 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
Perseverance Led These Five To NASCAR’s Hall
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When I was a child my dad and I were sitting on the backstretch at Bristol during a race. He pointed to car No. 34 as it entered pit road and said, “Watch this.”
The driver positioned his race car in the proper pit box, turned off the […]

Sat, 01/31/15 – 9:11 | Comments Off on Perseverance Led These Five To NASCAR’s Hall
Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
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The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in […]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alan Johnson Racing will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week with a single Top Fuel entry for former world champion Shawn Langdon at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
AJR’s future was placed in jeopardy on Jan. 5, when the Qatar […]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he […]

Thu, 01/29/15 – 20:49 | Comments Off on Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Pearson On The Mend
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9 and a full recovery is expected, his family said Wednesday in a statement released by NASCAR during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
“The stroke affected his left side […]

Thu, 01/29/15 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Pearson On The Mend