Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Keselowski Claims NNS Race In Loudon
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Brad Keselowski eased away from Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Busch held on to finish second.
“This is really satisfying,” Keselowski, driving the Team Penske No. 22 Ford Mustang, said. “This team has deserved to win a few races and things just [...]

Sat, 07/12/14 – 17:31 | No Comment
Logano’s Homecoming Off To A Rough Start
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Joey Logano has come a long way since his inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup victory in a rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July, 2009.
Logano was a raw 19-year-old when things fell his way that day.
Now 24 and owner of four more Cup victories, including two [...]

Sat, 07/12/14 – 17:10 | No Comment
Ganassi Cars Dominate Iowa Qualifying
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Scott Dixon earned the pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway by setting a two-lap qualifying track record of 186.256 mph.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan, the 2010 race winner on the .894-mile, variably-banked oval while with Andretti Autosport, recorded a two-lap average speed of 185.891 mph in the No. 10 entry to [...]

Sat, 07/12/14 – 7:08 | No Comment
Erik Jones Wins Iowa Truck Race
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Erik Jones, an 18-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, won his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series triumph in the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway on Friday night.
Jones led 130 laps and held off a spirited charge from Brad Keselowski Racing’s Ryan Blaney, who finished second.
“It was definitely fun,” Jones said. “I had a [...]

Sat, 07/12/14 – 7:03 | No Comment
Kyle Busch On Cup Pole In Loudon
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch claimed the pole with a track qualifying record lap of 27.574 seconds, 138.130 mph. Ryan Newman held the previous track qualifying record (136.497 mph/27.904 seconds), set in September 2013.
“This was really good for us. We were good off [...]

Fri, 07/11/14 – 17:46 | No Comment
Racing Reality Smacks Rookie Larson In Face
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LOUDON, N.H. – It all seemed so easy for Kyle Larson at the start.
NASCAR’s latest wunderkind was sailing along in his first full season in the elite Sprint Cup series, seemingly headed for a stress-free run to his first berth in the Chase for the championship.
Then bad things began happening [...]

Fri, 07/11/14 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Helton: NASCAR Plans To ‘Stay The Course’
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LOUDON, N.H. _ NASCAR president Mike Helton made it very clear Friday morning that the stock car sanctioning body does not believe this week’s announcement that its top car owners have formed an alliance poses a threat to the sport or to NASCAR.
“We’ve got great respect for all or stakeholders,’’ Helton said. “Any perception of [...]

Fri, 07/11/14 – 11:07 | One Comment
NASCAR Owners’ Alliance A Sign Of Discontent?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rob Kauffman is a businessman. The co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, he has reportedly made hundreds of millions of dollars managing hedge funds. That fact alone might be a clue to the motive and function of the new alliance of NASCAR team owners which Kauffman has been selected to lead.
NASCAR, [...]

Thu, 07/10/14 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Hawksworth Cleared To Drive In Iowa
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British rookie Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger to compete in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on July 11-12.

Hawksworth was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion (head injury) suffered in a crash during practice on July 5 for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by [...]

Wed, 07/9/14 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: One Driver’s Career Dilemma
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Can we talk? And yes, it’s about Danica Patrick – but not necessarily at Daytona.
On a weekend when a woman participated in an official Formula 1 session for the first time in 22 years at the British Grand Prix, the question continues to be begged. Will Patrick be going [...]

Tue, 07/8/14 – 6:55 | 4 Comments