Mon, 27/07/15 – 7:14 | No Comment

An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
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Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will retire from full-time driving in the series following the 2015 season.
Gordon, who has driven in the series the past 22 years, announced his decision Thursday morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992.
“As a race car […]

Thu, 01/22/15 – 11:26 | Comments Off on 2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As he talked about strategy for this weekend’s Rolex 24, long-time race-team owner Derrick Walker rolled out a version of the old hare vs. tortoise parable. Depending on circumstances in a twice-around-the-clock sports car race, he said, teams can opt for all-out sprinting, or slow-and-steady.
Asked how his Team Falken Tires […]

Tue, 01/20/15 – 10:23 | Comments Off on Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
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Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Mon, 01/19/15 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes
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For Scott Atherton, the president and chief operating officer of the International Motor Sports Association, giving birth to the Tudor United SportsCar Series was like, well, giving birth. Except these birthing pains lasted a year and a half.
“I’ve referenced it as being the most challenging, the most difficult 18 months of my life,” Atherton told […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 9:49 | One Comment
Gordon Closes Out Dakar Rally With Victory In Final Stage
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Robby Gordon reinforced his standing as the most accomplished American driver in Dakar Rally history Saturday, closing the event’s 37th annual edition with a victory in Stage 13.
Gordon posted his 10th career stage win during a trek from Rosario to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. A steady rain shortened the stage from its […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:24 | 2 Comments
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California’s Rico Abreu raced to his first A-Feature victory in Saturday night’s finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car-owner Keith Kunz his first Golden Driller since 2002.
The 55-lap feature around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center morphed into a […]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Abreu Patiently Claims Chili Bowl Championship
Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Now it can be told. Nasser Al-Attiyah’s methodical march to what will be his second Dakar Rally championship on Saturday has been inspired by a simmering, year-old failure.
Al-Attiyah, of Qatar, posted a fourth-place result during Stage 12 of the 37th annual Dakar on Friday to extend his overall lead to […]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:37 | Comments Off on Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Championship
A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Larry Foyt says the hardest part about celebrating his father’s birthday is trying to find a gift for “the man who has everything.”
As his personal odometer rolled over to 80 on Friday, Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. now also has the promise –the blessing – of health, courtesy of triple bypass […]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:23 | Comments Off on A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
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Bryan Clauson posted a flag-to-flag victory in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature to become the only driver to sweep a 25-lap preliminary during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
After notching his third career preliminary night victory on Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River […]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
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Robby Gordon’s determination to complete the 37th annual Dakar Rally never was more evident than during Stage 11 on Thursday, when the Californian and navigator Johnny Campbell rode-out a high-speed crash en route to a 13th-place finish.
While the impact stopped the No. 308 HST Gordini in its tracks, neither Gordon nor Campbell was injured.
“You OK, […]

Fri, 01/16/15 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally