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CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter had succumbed to cancer at […]

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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
Andretti Signs Simona de Silvestro
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Simona de Silvestro, one of only three women to have recorded a podium finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series, will drive a fourth Andretti Autosport Honda in the 2015 season-opener at St. Petersburg, Fla., later this month.
Team-owner Michael Andretti announced de Silvestro’s addition to his lineup Wednesday in Indianapolis.
“I’m very excited to be joining […]

Wed, 03/11/15 – 17:03 | One Comment
Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
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Sprint Cup’s Kurt Busch moved a step closer to a return to racing on Wednesday.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that, effectively immediately, the indefinite suspension of the Stewart-Haas Racing driver has been lifted.
NASCAR’s statement on the situation read, in part: “Kurt Busch is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements […]

Wed, 03/11/15 – 11:37 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch’s Suspension Lifted
Hyundai Boss Talks Cars, Racing, Red Dragons
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DALLAS – With his latest No. 99 “Red Dragon” a work-in-progress, businessman/racer Bob Stallings recently turned his entrepreneurial attention to the grand opening of the Hyundai dealership bearing his name.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for Bob Stallings Hyundai drew a cocktail and hors d’ouevres crowd that included key dealer personnel, representatives […]

Wed, 03/11/15 – 11:23 | Comments Off on Hyundai Boss Talks Cars, Racing, Red Dragons
Chassis Battle Is On In IndyCar
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With the unveiling of American Honda’s long-awaited aero-kit, sanctioning body INDYCAR officially can boast a bona fide chassis competition for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Honda’s aero kit was introduced Monday evening in Culver City, Calif., during a reception attended by principals from Honda Performance Development, American Honda and INDYCAR. Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan […]

Wed, 03/11/15 – 8:38 | One Comment
Austin Dillon Rolls To Easy Win In Vegas
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Austin Dillon played the part of “high-roller” Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during a near- runaway victory in the Boyd Gaming 300.
Pole-sitter Dillon led a race-high 183 of 200 laps around LVMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval en route to the third victory of his NASCAR XFINITY Series career. Despite that performance, Dillon was forced to hold […]

Mon, 03/9/15 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Austin Dillon Rolls To Easy Win In Vegas
Harvick Dominating In Victory In Las Vegas
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Kevin Harvick, who posted runner-up finishes in the first two Sprint Cup Series races of the season, won Race No. 3 on the 2015 schedule by dominating at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick, last year’s Cup champion, led 142 laps en route to the victory in his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. The victory was the […]

Sun, 03/8/15 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Harvick Dominating In Victory In Las Vegas
Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas
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Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday. The pole was his first at Vegas and came on what perhaps may be his last race at the 1.5-mile track.
Gordon won the pole with a track-record lap at 194.679 mph.
Joey Logano (194.315 mph) […]

Sat, 03/7/15 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Gordon’s Good Lap Wins Pole In Las Vegas
Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger
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With the memories and the scars of open heart surgery barely in his rearview mirror, Brian Vickers returned to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Vickers, 31, was en route to a photo shoot for primary Cup sponsor Aaron’s in mid-December when he began experiencing pain. He considered going home to […]

Fri, 03/6/15 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Absence Made Vickers’ Racing Heart Grow Stronger