Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:27 | No Comment

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 [...]

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Harvick On Darlington Pole
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Kevin Harvick won the pole in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Darlington Raceway.
With a lap at 183.479 mph in the five-minute third round of time trials, Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at the 1.366-mile speedway.
The pole was Harvick’s first of the season, his first at Darlington and [...]

Fri, 04/11/14 – 19:57 | Comments Off
Female Drag Racers Close In On Milestone At ZMAX
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – On any given race weekend, a track record is always a possibility, but this Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway a milestone could be reached in the victory department.
Women competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have totaled 98 victories since Shirley [...]

Fri, 04/11/14 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Gene Haas Granted Formula One License
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Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been granted a Formula One license by the FIA.
The following is his statement:
“Obviously, we’re extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula One license by the FIA. It’s an exciting time for me, Haas Automation and anyone [...]

Fri, 04/11/14 – 11:52 | Comments Off
Like It Or Not, NASCAR Is About To Power Down
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. says a reduction in Sprint Cup Series engine horsepower is coming “whether you like it or not,” but hardly a sign of a stock car Apocalypse.
“I choose as an individual to get on the side of being productive in that discussion [...]

Thu, 04/10/14 – 16:37 | 4 Comments
Logano Has Arrived As A Sprint Cup Driver
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Joey Logano still looks like he just stepped off the set of a John Hughes movie: He still looks like he should be kicked out of a kegger by jocks flaunting their high school letter jackets. That’s why it’s so hard to believe that we’ve been asking Logano questions about his progress toward maturity for [...]

Tue, 04/8/14 – 12:26 | 2 Comments
Logano’s Green/White/Checkered Pass Wins Texas
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Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap and went on to win Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Team Penske’s Logano – who started the day eighth in points – and the fourth of his career.  It gave [...]

Mon, 04/7/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Looking For Right Zone In Texas
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Zone tread tire technology isn’t new to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., just to racing.
Known as the Assurance Tripletred, the multi-zone passenger tire introduced in 2004 inspired the racing tire unveiled at Atlanta last Labor Day and used at Texas Motor Speedway. The passenger tire’s three zones are designed to deal with ice, wet and [...]

Mon, 04/7/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Miller Put Charge Into Texas Hall Of Fame Night
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Extended into Monday because of inclement weather, NASCAR’s spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway began on a similarly rainy Thursday evening with the annual Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Gala awards ceremony and charity fundraiser.
Sunday’s day-long rain and cold conditions forced NASCAR to postpone the originally [...]

Mon, 04/7/14 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Wet-and-cold weather barely fit for waterfowl, much less NASCAR racing, forced postponement of Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The seventh race of the Sprint Cup Series season has been rescheduled for Monday, with the green flag now set to drop at 11 a.m. (CDT). [...]

Sun, 04/6/14 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Like any championship-caliber sports organization, Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t believe in rebuilding. Stewart-Haas Racing reloads.
SHR’s revised four-car lineup began reintroducing itself to NASCAR Nation last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where newcomer Kurt Busch ended a maddening, 83-race winless streak with a victory in the STP 500.
Saturday [...]

Sat, 04/5/14 – 18:58 | Comments Off