Wed, 4/03/15 – 19:26 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.
NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order [...]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 19:17 | No Comment
Denny And Danica In Did-Not, Did-To Duel Spat
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Danica Patrick was fighting – make that BLEEPING – mad with Denny Hamlin after racing her way into the 57th annual Daytona 500 Thursday night.
Patrick rallied for a 10th-place green/white/checkered flag finish during the second Budweiser Duel At Daytona after a spin she felt was intentionally triggered by Hamlin with [...]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 10:58 | No Comment
Hendrick Cars Dominate The Duels At Daytona
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Hendrick Motorsports continues to motor right along in Speedweeks.
With Hendrick drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson having already claimed the pole and outside-pole starting spots for Sunday’s Daytona 500, Johnson added a victory in one of Thursday night’s Budweiser Duel qualifying races and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. the other.
Earnhardt Jr. came from his last-place starting [...]

Fri, 02/20/15 – 8:14 | No Comment
Junior Thinks Good Thoughts Of Senior At Daytona
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Strong men still are moved to tears at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18, the day in 2001 when we lost Dale Earnhardt.
Fourteen years after “Black Sunday,” Wednesday of Speedweeks 2015 was filled with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice laps, a press conference and all the things that are part-and-parcel [...]

Thu, 02/19/15 – 9:37 | No Comment
IndyCar Hopes Aero On Target
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Introduction of aerodynamic bodywork kits from Chevrolet and Honda for the 2015 season will mark the start of a highly anticipated era of chassis competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Aerodynamic bodywork designed, manufactured and supplied by Chevrolet and Honda will begin with the revised season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 29. [...]

Wed, 02/18/15 – 8:54 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Bosses Make Expansive Statements
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Plans for an expanded, 20-race Verizon IndyCar Series schedule covering seven months were laid out by Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, in a “State of the Sport” news conference during Media Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 2015 season got off to a thud in late January when the [...]

Tue, 02/17/15 – 19:16 | Comments Off
‘Knockout’ Leaves Some Drivers Feeling Woozy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR’s revised group qualifying format for the 57th annual Daytona 500 produced a timely pole-winner in Jeff Gordon Sunday amid controversy and questions about “what’s best for the sport” as an entertainment vehicle.
The sanctioning body ditched its traditional albeit time-consuming single-car qualifying format for restrictor plate racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile [...]

Tue, 02/17/15 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: Harvick-Logano Feud Rekindles
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Guess the off season didn’t result in any rust forming on the feud between Sprint Cup drivers Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.
A late wreck involving the two resulted in fighting words when the two got out of their cars after the race.
“(Logano) just drove us straight in the fence,” Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion from [...]

Sun, 02/15/15 – 10:05 | Comments Off
Kenseth Shows Unlimited Potential In Daytona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Winless in Sprint Cup in 2014, Matt Kenseth started out the 2015 season by capturing Saturday Night’s Sprint Unlimited all-star-ish race.
While the 75-lap exhibition event didn’t pay championship points, it did put some smiles on the faces of Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team. And, perhaps better still, the [...]

Sun, 02/15/15 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Keselowski Revs Up The Jaws On Eve Of The 500
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

If former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski isn’t the Smartest Guy In The Room, he’s willing to debate anyone who thinks he is, 24/7.
Stock-car racing’s reigning poster boy for social media, Brad K. is hell-bent on returning the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion fielded by team-owner Roger Penske to its title-winning form [...]

Sat, 02/14/15 – 17:59 | One Comment