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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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McGaha On Pro Stock Pole In New England
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Chris McGaha’s emergence as a bona fide player in Pro Stock drag racing continued Saturday, when the native of West Texas qualified on-pole for the third annual NHRA New England Nationals.
McGaha locked-up his third pole of the season and fifth of his career with a quarter-mile pass of 6.520-seconds at 212.66 mph run during Friday’s […]

Sun, 06/14/15 – 6:49 | Comments Off on McGaha On Pro Stock Pole In New England
Power On Pole In Toronto
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Reigning IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned his second consecutive pole and fifth of the season by recording the quickest lap of the Firestone Fast Six during qualifications for the Honda Indy Toronto.
Power crossed the start-finish line to complete the lap of 59.4280 seconds on the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street circuit with five seconds left […]

Sat, 06/13/15 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Power On Pole In Toronto
Kyle Busch Back In Winning Form; Gets MIS XFINITY Victory
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By Reid Spencer
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – In his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race back from a broken right leg and left foot, Kyle Busch proved conclusively that he hasn’t lost a step.
Taking advantage of contact between the Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick and the Ford of polesitter Joey Logano—as those two drivers were battling for […]

Sat, 06/13/15 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Back In Winning Form; Gets MIS XFINITY Victory
Johnson Jr. Shoots To Top In Epping
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It has been nearly a full calendar year since Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car visited an NHRA winner’s circle.
The Don Schumacher Racing team led by tuner John Collins put themselves into position to claim another Wally trophy Friday evening by earning the provisional pole during the opening day of […]

Sat, 06/13/15 – 6:26 | Comments Off on Johnson Jr. Shoots To Top In Epping
Kahne Powers To Pole At Michigan
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Kasey Kahne won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Kahne won the pole in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with a lap of 201.992 mph around the 2-mile course in 35.645 seconds.
The pole was Kahne’s first since 2012.
Qualifying second fastest was Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick (201.613 mph) while […]

Fri, 06/12/15 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Kahne Powers To Pole At Michigan
ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the days leading up to the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, the folks from Audi had great fun hanging banners around the historic Circuit de la Sarthe road course “welcoming” Porsche back to the LMP1 dvision at the world’s most important sports car race.
Audi, back then, could afford […]

Fri, 06/12/15 – 15:53 | Comments Off on ANALYSIS: Porsche Vs. Audi To Highlight 2015 Le Mans
Ford GT To Run At Le Mans In 2016
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Ford will compete in the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the all-new Ford GT supercar in 2016, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the company’s 1966 podium victory sweep of the French sports car endurance classic.
The Ford GT race car is based on the company’s all-new, ultra-high-performance supercar that will go […]

Fri, 06/12/15 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Ford GT To Run At Le Mans In 2016
Qualifying Crash Forces Key Corvette To Withdraw At Le Mans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Disaster struck Corvette Racing’s bid for an eighth class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Thursday evening, when Jan Magnussen’s crash during the first of two qualifying sessions forced the team to withdraw the No. 63 C7.R.
The team officially reported that “a mechanical issue” resulted in Magnussen losing […]

Fri, 06/12/15 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Qualifying Crash Forces Key Corvette To Withdraw At Le Mans
Ryan Briscoe Bolts On Fenders, Hits The Roads At Le Mans
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After two stints as super-substitute in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Ryan Briscoe is racing with fenders this weekend in the world’s premier endurance sports car race.
Briscoe has rejoined Corvette Racing regulars Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 63 C7.R for the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Saturday and Sunday. […]

Thu, 06/11/15 – 16:54 | Comments Off on Ryan Briscoe Bolts On Fenders, Hits The Roads At Le Mans
Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As the 2014 NASCAR season wound down to a close, it appeared that Furniture Row Racing had provided anecdotal evidence in support of a couple of long-debated racing questions.
Questions like: Which is more important in racing, car or driver? Are single-car teams doomed to survive only as field-fillers? Must championship […]

Thu, 06/11/15 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Truex Returns Furniture Row To The Top Shelf