Thu, 20/11/14 – 10:07 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Q&A: Gene Haas Getting A Rolling Start On F1 Effort
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas _ Businessman/racer Gene Haas says his start-up American Formula One team figures to dive into the international driver market in approximately one year in preparation for entry into the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Still, it’s never too early to start the scouting/schmoozing process, which was part of [...]

Thu, 11/6/14 – 17:14 | Comments Off
NASCAR Issues Penalties For Texas Brawl
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In the wake of Sunday’s post-race brawl at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from [...]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 18:04 | 4 Comments
Takes On Fat Lips, Driver Codes And James Brown
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Ten quick thoughts about Texas after dark:
1. Jeff Gordon screwed up. First by taking the outside line for the fateful restart and then by opening the door to Brad Keselowski on the restart. Gordon’s restart was anything but clean at a time when it should have been immaculate. The guess here is that upon viewing [...]

Tue, 11/4/14 – 9:20 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Q & A: I’m Here To Win
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After every Sprint Cup race, the drivers who finished first through third are brought to track media centers for press conferences.
Brad Keselowski finished third in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway so, there he was on the dais late Sunday afternoon. The majority of the questions put to him, as one would expect, concerned the [...]

Mon, 11/3/14 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Back On Top After Winning In Vegas
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Erica Enders-Stevens reclaimed the Pro Stock points lead with one race remaining by earning a major victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Enders-Stevens powered her Royal Purple Chevy Camaro to a 6.587-second pass at 209.36 mph to defeat reigning world champ Jeg Coughlin in the final. [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 22:34 | Comments Off
Austin-tatious: Hamilton Is Dominating In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton exited Texas as the winningest driver in Great Britain’s glorious Formula One history and Circuit of The America’s less-heralded tenure Sunday afternoon, complete with Stetson hat and sheriff’s badge.
Hamilton’s second United States Grand Prix victory in three starts at COTA stretched his championship advantage over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 22:27 | One Comment
Johnson Wins Texas; Brawl Follows Testy Finish
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Jimmie Johnson became the second straight non-Chase driver to win a race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship Sunday when he beat the field at Texas Motor Speedway.
Johnson’s victory means that none of the remaining eight Chase drivers have yet won and, hence, have not locked themselves into the [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 16:11 | 2 Comments
JFR’s Werner Wins Chapman Award
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Elon Werner, who directs the publicity and communications for drag racing’s biggest star, John Force, and Force’s championship team, today was announced as winner of the 2014 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 14:06 | Comments Off
NASCAR World About To End? Again?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Late in day on Nov. 16, 2003, NASCAR had its Sprint Cup season champion, but it also had a problem. Matt Kenseth had won the championship even though he had won just one race during the 36-race season and had crashed and DNF’d at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 9:12 | 3 Comments
Hagan Wins Vegas Pole, Moves Closer To Crown
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Matt Hagan took another step toward winning his second Funny Car championship when he qualified No. 1 with the sixth quickest time in NHRA Funny Car history at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Hagan powered his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger to a career-best performance and a [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 7:16 | Comments Off