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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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Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally
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After a full year of work, thousands of miles of testing and countless all-nighters, Robby Gordon and his HST Gordini race car have been reunited in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in preparation for Sunday’s start of the 2015 Dakar Rally.
Over its 35-year history, the Dakar Rally has evolved into what widely is considered the ultimate […]

Fri, 01/2/15 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Gordon To Take On Off-Road Big Boys At Dakar Rally
‘Red Dragon’ To Return To Track After 2014 Tragedy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Dallas-based businessman Bob Stallings’ decision to return to racing in 2015 via the Pirelli World Challenge series went beyond the cold/hard corporate desire to “activate and develop brand awareness” for primary sponsor GAINSCO Auto Insurance.
Stallings and his championship-winning organization continue to deal emotionally with the aftermath of the devastating injuries […]

Thu, 12/25/14 – 15:19 | 7 Comments
Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway
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Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four […]

Thu, 12/18/14 – 16:11 | Comments Off on Race Notes: Darrell Wallace Jr. Joins Roush Fenway
Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion […]

Tue, 12/16/14 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Ganassi Pairs Hand With Pruett In Tudor Car
Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Sprint Cup Series will no longer exist after the 2016 racing season. Instead, a new entitlement sponsor’s name will precede the word “Cup”.
That became known Tuesday when it was announced that Kansas-based telecommunications giant Sprint will part with NASCAR’s top series after its current contract expires in 2016.
NASCAR Senior Vice […]

Tue, 12/16/14 – 14:04 | One Comment
NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited
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NASCAR on Monday announced that all 16 drivers from the 2014 Chase will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway exhibition race in February.
The 75-lap event will again kick off the Sprint Cup Series racing season Saturday, Feb. 14 (FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature an […]

Mon, 12/15/14 – 18:10 | Comments Off on NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited
Health Problems Again Strike Vickers
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Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will miss the beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season because of health issues.
Vickers’ body, it was reported Monday, was rejecting the patch inserted to repair a hole in his heart in 2010.
On Saturday, he had surgery to repair the hole in his heart.
“Brian has been a part […]

Mon, 12/15/14 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Health Problems Again Strike Vickers
NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs
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Drivers who seldom get much national attending were honored Saturday night at the NASCAR Touring Series Night of Champions.
“This championship was a dream a few years ago,” said 26-year-old Abraham Calderone of Monterrey, Mexico driver as he accepted the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series title. “It was really hard. But now that it’s real, it’s way […]

Sun, 12/14/14 – 9:19 | Comments Off on NASCAR Honors Touring Series Champs
Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015
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All the conjecture surrounding Jenson Button’s impending exit from McLaren and the FIA Formula One World Championship turned out to be complete rubbish.
Button will contest his sixth season with McLaren in 2015 alongside Fernando Alonso, who rejoins the team after five seasons with Scuderia Ferrari. The pairing of Alonso and Button _ who have won […]

Fri, 12/12/14 – 12:19 | Comments Off on Button, Alonso To Drive For McLaren In 2015
Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams
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The International Motor Sports Association today delivered 2015 sporting regulations and technical regulations to teams entered to participate in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship in 2015.
The Tudor series will kick off its second season of competition at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 three-day test at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 9-11.
“We requested and […]

Thu, 12/11/14 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Notes: IMSA Issues 2015 Rules To Tudor Teams