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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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Massey Snaps Up Gatornationals Victory
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Spencer Massey claimed his first Top Fuel win of the season Sunday during the 46th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Ron Capps (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were class winners at the third of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events […]

Sun, 03/15/15 – 19:38 | Comments Off on Massey Snaps Up Gatornationals Victory
Harvick Wins Phoenix For Second Victory In Row
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Kevin Harvick survived a couple of late restarts and tires older than many of those chasing him to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was the second in a row and gave the defending series champion two victories and two runner-up finishes in the first four races of the 2015 […]

Sun, 03/15/15 – 17:50 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Phoenix For Second Victory In Row
Hamilton, Mercedes start ’15 the way they ended ’14
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning World Driving Champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg continued their stranglehold on the FIA’s Formula One World Championship Sunday, posting a runaway 1-2 finish in the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Pole-sitter Hamilton, a two-time world champion, finished 1.360-seconds in front of Rosberg at the conclusion of […]

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Cruz Pedregon Again On Gatornationals Pole
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Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 seed in Funny Car at the Gatornationals for the fourth straight year on Saturday.
Pedregon raced to a track record 4.022-second run at 312.13 mph in his Snap-on Tools Toyota Camry at the Gainesville, Fla. strip to earn his 58th career No. 1 qualifying position.
The 1998 Gatornationals winner is seeking […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Cruz Pedregon Again On Gatornationals Pole
Logano Nabs Xfinity Win At Phoenix
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway and did it with relative ease.
Logano led 176 of the 200 laps at the one-mile track and held off Matt Kenseth to get the victory – his first this year in the series.
“It felt good,” said Logano, who collected his second win at Phoenix […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 19:02 | Comments Off on Logano Nabs Xfinity Win At Phoenix
Hamilton On Pole In Australia
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Lewis Hamilton will launch defense of his Formula One World Driving Championship from P1 Sunday, as the Brit and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg swept the front row during knockout qualifying for the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
In a reprise of their dominant 2014 form, Hamilton covered the 3.3-mile/16-turn Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne in 1 […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 16:15 | Comments Off on Hamilton On Pole In Australia
Densmore Honored By Drag Racing Hall of Fame
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Dave Densmore, one of the most visible and respected public relations specialists in motorsports, was presented the prestigious Founders Award during the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame banquet in Gainesville, Fla., Thursday night.
The man known to his press box peers as “Densy” was introduced by long-time friend and business partner Steve Earwood and 16-time […]

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Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick says he has some great memories of Phoenix International Raceway. He added one more on Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s Camping World.com 500 Sprint Cup race at the quirky track in the desert.
“This is a pretty special place,” Harvick, a native of neighboring Southern California, […]

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Schumacher Hot In Gainesville
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Eight-time/reigning world champion Tony Schumacher drove to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday, the opening day of time trials for the 46th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Angelle Sampey (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also emerged as provisional leaders in their respective categories at the third of […]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 3:53 | One Comment
Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock
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DALLAS – A rocking chair is the one parting gift Jeff Gordon doesn’t want to receive during his final full season as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar. Because after vacating the cockpit of his trademark No. 24 Chevrolet in November, even “Sir Jeff” isn’t sure what seat he’ll jump into next.
“No rocking chairs, thankfully – […]

Fri, 03/13/15 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Jeff Gordon Is Ready To Roll, Not Rock