Sat, 28/03/15 – 17:21 | No Comment

Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

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Hamilton On Pole In Australia
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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 | No Comment
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 [...]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 5:02 | Comments Off
Harvick Fuels Hot Start With Phoenix Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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 500 Sprint Cup race at the quirky track in the desert.
“This is a pretty special place,” Harvick, a native of neighboring Southern California, [...]

Sat, 03/14/15 – 4:50 | Comments Off
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
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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
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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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
Hyundai Boss Talks Cars, Racing, Red Dragons
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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
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