Sun, 14/09/14 – 18:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Texas To Play Bigger Role In Countdown In 2015
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Texas Motorplex will assume a more prominent role during NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs in 2015, when the 30th edition of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals will be contested Oct. 15-18.
The new date will move The Plex from its current Sept. 18-21 date as the second of sixth NHRA [...]

Sat, 09/6/14 – 6:37 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Leads Flag To Flag In Richmond NNS Race
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Kyle Busch put in another dominating performance in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as he led all 250 laps in winning at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the fourth of the season for Busch season and his fifth at the Richmond short track.
It was the second time Busch has led every lap in a Nationwide Series [...]

Sat, 09/6/14 – 6:23 | No Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Was A Total Wreck
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

RICHMOND, Va. – When it comes to Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t kidding when he talks about his family’s longevity with the company and that includes a time frame when he totaled one of his trucks.
The accident occurred a few years after Earnhardt Jr. graduated from high school and involved a red extended cab [...]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 20:26 | No Comment
Keselowski Earns Pole In Richmond
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Brad Keselowski  won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at .75-mile Richmond International Raceway with a lap in 21.234 seconds (126.351 mph) on Friday afternoon.
The pole was the fourth of 2014 for the Team Penske driver, his first at Richmond and the seventh of his career.
Jeff Gordon qualified second at 126.039 mph [...]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 19:07 | No Comment
New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure for Talladega drew mixed reviews from drivers during preparations for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson were among those who liked the shorter format, while Ryan Newman felt it was too much like racing.
Under the new [...]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 19:03 | One Comment
XFINITY To Amp Up Technology For NASCAR Fans
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR’s utilization of technology to attract younger fans received a major boost Wednesday when the sanctioning body announced that Comcast’s XFINITY brand would succeed Nationwide as that series sponsor beginning in 2015.
The 10-year agreement also makes XFINITY an official NASCAR partner in the multichannel video programming distributor [...]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 13:07 | No Comment
Haas To Team With Ferrari In 2016 F1 Launch
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
California businessman Gene Haas will launch his foray into the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016 with Scuderia Ferrari as technical partner.
The most successful team in the history of Formula One, Scuderia Ferrari will provide Haas F1 Team with its power unit, gearbox and overall technical support. The multiyear [...]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 7:16 | No Comment
DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals
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Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in the Patron XO Cafe Toyota Camry to defeat the current Funny Car points leader, who won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Sunday.
It [...]

Tue, 09/2/14 – 6:04 | No Comment
Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 23:27 | No Comment
Kahne Wins Atlanta, Earns Berth In Chase
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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 23:00 | No Comment