Thu, 29/01/15 – 20:49 | No Comment

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 [...]

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Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
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Bryan Clauson posted a flag-to-flag victory in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature to become the only driver to sweep a 25-lap preliminary during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
After notching his third career preliminary night victory on Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River [...]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:02 | No Comment
Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Robby Gordon’s determination to complete the 37th annual Dakar Rally never was more evident than during Stage 11 on Thursday, when the Californian and navigator Johnny Campbell rode-out a high-speed crash en route to a 13th-place finish.
While the impact stopped the No. 308 HST Gordini in its tracks, neither Gordon nor Campbell was injured.
“You OK, [...]

Fri, 01/16/15 – 8:39 | No Comment
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Jerry Coons Jr. hustled the high line to claim his third career prelim victory Thursday, highlighting John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
Coons will start his 16th Chili Bowl A-Feature – and 12th in a row – Saturday night around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s [...]

Fri, 01/16/15 – 8:16 | No Comment
Force Racing To Clip On Bow Ties
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

John Force Racing and Chevrolet have signed a multi-year manufacturer’s agreement that will see the “Gold Bowtie” brand backing the 18-time NHRA Funny Car championship-winning organization starting with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Announced Thursday during a national teleconference, JFR’s deal with General Motors covers the Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Cars [...]

Thu, 01/15/15 – 15:46 | One Comment
Nasser Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Victory
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Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah moved one day closer to clinching the overall championship of the 37th annual Dakar Rally Wednesday, scoring his fourth stage victory during a trek that saw 2014 champion Nani Roma crash-out of the international off-road marathon.
Stage 10 took the teams from Calama, Chile, to Salta, Argentina, via a 501-kilometer/311-mile liaison, followed by [...]

Thu, 01/15/15 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Abreu Gets First Taste Of Chili Bowl Success
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Keith Kunz Motorsports earned its second win of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire Wednesday, when Californian Rico Abreu stormed to his first career preliminary victory during River Spirit Qualifying Night.
Abreu shot from sixth to fourth on the opening lap of 25 around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval [...]

Thu, 01/15/15 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Larson Pulls Off Triple Play At Chili Bowl
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Overcoming disaster following a heat race crash, Kyle Larson collected three feature victories during Tuesday’s Warren Cat Qualifying Night, opening event of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
En route to his third career Preliminary Night A-Feature victory, Larson won his C-Feature from sixth, the B-Feature from 13th [...]

Wed, 01/14/15 – 8:20 | Comments Off
Roma Rolls, Gordon Posts Top-10 In Stage 9
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Reigning Dakar Rally champion Nani Roma returned to his title-winning form of a year ago Tuesday with an impressive victory over the driver who would be his successor in Stage 9 of the 37th annual off-road marathon.
Roma and navigator Michel Perin distanced their Mini from overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah during [...]

Wed, 01/14/15 – 8:11 | Comments Off
‘Big’ Bill France May Have Saved the ‘Vette Marque
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A 1953 Corvette Roadster with a little-known NASCAR pedigree and 60-plus years of provenance will cross the bidding block Saturday night as a bona fide budget-buster of the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Lot No. 5054, bearing VIN No. E53F001211, is the earliest-known Corvette race car. Billed as [...]

Tue, 01/13/15 – 9:16 | One Comment
Stage Victory Becomes Gordon’s Goal In Dakar Rally
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Their goal of an overall victory trashed after one week, Robby Gordon and Johnny Campbell logged a 43rd-place finish during Stage 8 of the 37th annual Dakar Rally Sunday after opting to adopt a conservative strategy that was compounded by an oil pressure issue.
Seventy-six competitors started the 805-kilometer return trip from Uyuni, Bolivia, to [...]

Mon, 01/12/15 – 8:17 | Comments Off