Thu, 17/04/14 – 9:49 | No Comment

FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Lucas Luhr Has Big Emotions On Petit Weekend
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Lucas Luhr knows his career numbers. In a still-strong German accent, he recites them effortlessly, methodically when they come up in conversation. And, obviously, he knows that those numbers could be even more impressive after this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
But during a telephone conversation with this [...]

Wed, 10/16/13 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Truex Victim Of Scandal Fallout
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Martin Truex Jr. is not part of the “reorganization” announced by Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, as the team continues to deal with the fallout from a cheating scandal preceding the current Chase for the Championship.
MWR announced Monday it will downsize from three to [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 20:28 | One Comment
NHRA Schedule Features Topeka Switch
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A return to racing on Memorial Day weekend with the NHRA Kansas Nationals highlights the 24-race 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA’s 26th annual visit to Heartland Park Topeka is set for May 23-25, 2014, as the series returns to one of the premier weekends of any racing season with competition in Top Fuel, [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 18:41 | One Comment
NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With the big move concerning the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule have already been made – Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway swap spring dates – Tuesday’s official unveiling of the calendar was pretty uneventful.
The only other change is to the spring date at Texas, which will be Sunday afternoon April 6 [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 10:47 | One Comment
Rebellion Rocks Road Atlanta
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Rebellion Racing led the way in both of Monday’s test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.
After setting the pace in the morning session with a best lap of 1:10.397 (129.892 mph), the team found even more speed from its No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Lola B12/60-Mazda [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Waltrip’s Vickers To Sit Out Rest of Season
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Michael Waltrip Racing learned today that Brian Vickers is not available to race for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.
Vickers said Dr. William Downey has placed him on blood thinning medication after a Monday morning examination on his right leg discovered a small blood clot in his calf [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – A NASCAR test scheduled for Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway will deal with various aerodynamic devices on Sprint Cup cars in an effort to find a configuration that will eliminate aero push, thus allowing for easier passing and side-by-side racing during an event.
Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR’s vice president [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 9:22 | 2 Comments
Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Sebastian Vettel continued his methodical march to a fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
But not even Vettel’s career-best fifth consecutive victory was enough to clinch the 2013 title, as Fernando Alonso’s fourth-place finish mathematically was enough to extend the inevitable to at least the Airtel Indian [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test
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Reigning P1 champions Muscle Milk Pickett Racing led Sunday’s American Le Mans Series test session at Road Atlanta, site of next weekend’s season-ending Petit Le Mans.
The Pickett team posted a best lap of 1:10.510 (129.684 mph) in the morning session. The lap held up as the   the fastest time of the day.
The No. 6 [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Top Ten Tweets from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bank of America 500:
1. If Jimmie Johnson fails to win a sixth championship this year by a narrow margin, he will look back at a “suspicious yellow hanky” that flew with 27 laps to go. (Absent the [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 8:00 | Comments Off