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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Ever since Furniture Row Racing made its debut in 2005 Joe Garone has been by owner Barney Visser’s side, but now the organization’s president has to find a new job due to the team’s closing.
A mainstay in racing for more than two decades, Garone said Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway that he’s not […]

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‘The Snake’ Shines In Desert
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After a 50-year delay, drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme found redemption in the desert by finishing the grueling, five-day Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1,000.
The four-time NHRA Funny Car champion from California and co-driver Shane Chatwell of Canada drove to a 10th-place finish in the Stock Turbo UTV class of the rally sanctioned by the […]

Sat, 05/5/18 – 8:03 | Comments Off on ‘The Snake’ Shines In Desert
Millican On Top In Top Fuel In Atlanta
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Already the quickest Top Fuel pairing on the planet, Clay Millican and crew chief David Grubnic padded their reputations for generating big-horsepower during Friday’s opening two rounds of time trials for the 38th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Millican set the Top Fuel track speed record at the facility […]

Sat, 05/5/18 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Millican On Top In Top Fuel In Atlanta
Larson’s Monster Lap Earns Dover Pole
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Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing will start Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway from the pole.
Larson laid down a fast lap of 22.770 seconds (158.103 mph) to get the pole.
Kevin Harvick, a three-time winner in 2018, was second fastest with a lap at 157.494 mph (22.858 seconds).
Reigning series champion […]

Fri, 05/4/18 – 16:44 | Comments Off on Larson’s Monster Lap Earns Dover Pole
Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bump Day is positioned to return to the Indianapolis 500 qualifying format for the first time since 2011 this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where 35 entries officially have been filed for the 102nd edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Six winners are listed among the 35 drivers who will […]

Fri, 05/4/18 – 16:35 | Comments Off on Month of May Could Be ‘Bumpy’ At Indianapolis
Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick says she is looking for “a fun May” in her ballyhooed return to open-wheel racing for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. And after a seven-year hiatus from the Verizon IndyCar Series and an underwhelming NASCAR Cup Series career, Patrick equates “fun” with “being relevant.”
“Oh, I remember […]

Thu, 05/3/18 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Danica Searching For A Comfort Level At Indy
Danica Strikes Up Swan Song At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick is back in an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where she hopes a career built on “trusting my ass” will take her to one last flashback of Danicamania.
Patrick completed her veteran refresher test Tuesday around the 2.5-mile IMS oval, clearing the way for her to practice beginning […]

Wed, 05/2/18 – 7:18 | Comments Off on Danica Strikes Up Swan Song At Indianapolis
Newgarden Likes What He Sees In IndyCar Windscreen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and point-leader Josef Newgarden ran hot laps with INDYCAR’s windscreen prototype after Monday’s open test on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for drivers with previous Indy 500 experience.
It was the second on-track test of the prototype windscreen attached to INDYCAR’s new-for-2018 universal chassis, following four-time […]

Tue, 05/1/18 – 16:14 | Comments Off on Newgarden Likes What He Sees In IndyCar Windscreen
CMS ‘Roval’ Feels Like ‘True Road Course’
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Paul Menard said Tuesday he believes this year’s Bank of America 500 will be a “survival” race due to the characteristics possessed by Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new road course.
“It looks like Watkins Glen, it feels like Watkins Glen, but it has the grip of Sonoma. It’s pretty […]

Tue, 05/1/18 – 16:05 | Comments Off on CMS ‘Roval’ Feels Like ‘True Road Course’
Flat Spot On: Need for Speed Satisfied at Talladega?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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TALLADEGA, ALA. – When you arrive at Talladega, it’s like being in the belly of the beast. You sense that something could go bad wrong. Such as Jamie McMurray’s multiple flips Friday on the back stretch. Then you realize it’s those rather remarkable men in their flying machines (sometimes) who […]

Mon, 04/30/18 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Need for Speed Satisfied at Talladega?
NHRA Underdogs Have Their Day In Concord
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CONCORD, N.C. – An independent racer searching for inspiration need look no further than Steve Torrence and Cruz Pedregon, who swept the nitro classes Sunday in the NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Both men operate as independents and in the second four-wide event this year they overpowered the multi-team giants in Top Fuel […]

Mon, 04/30/18 – 7:28 | Comments Off on NHRA Underdogs Have Their Day In Concord