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The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

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Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Blaney is no stranger to Martinsville Speedway, having produced four top-10 finishes in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at the half-mile track; a fact the 22-year-old believes will benefit him in his Sprint Cup debut Sunday in the STP 500.
“Even though they are completely […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 15:14 | Comments Off on Rookie Blaney No Stranger To Martinsville
Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In automobile racing, other drivers are not one’s only competition. To win races, teams and drivers must also conquer the always-changing technical landscape.
In the NHRA Pro Stock category, that technical landscape has changed dramatically this season and defending two-time champion Erica Enders and her Elite Motorsports have had a tough […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 10:12 | Comments Off on Enders Heads To Vegas Seeking Answers For New Car Blues
Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo
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By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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DALLAS – Helio is lobbying for a halo.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves says the next generation of Indy car needs to incorporate some type of “halo” or canopy in its design as a critical safety upgrade.
“My thought is we’ve got to do something _ whether it’s closed, whether it’s having […]

Fri, 04/1/16 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Helio Wants IndyCar To Say Hello To Halo
USA In F1: After ‘Win’, It’s On To Bahrain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After a stunning, sixth-place point-finish in his team’s Formula One debut, perhaps it’s already time for Gene Haas to consider revising the graphics package on his No. 8 and No. 21 cars.
“There’s a new F1 team on the block and it’s an American F1 team, so we’re real proud of […]

Wed, 03/23/16 – 14:37 | Comments Off on USA In F1: After ‘Win’, It’s On To Bahrain
Tasca III Back To Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Bob Tasca III soon will be giving Ford fans another reason to follow NHRA Funny Car competition.
Tasca confirmed on Tuesday that he has secured sponsorship for a four-race schedule starting with the seventh annual NHRA 4Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., April 22-24.
“I’m thrilled to have NewAutoParts.com back […]

Tue, 03/22/16 – 19:37 | One Comment
Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
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Brittany Force raced to her first career victory and took control of the Top Fuel point standings Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Sunday in Gainesville, Fla.
Force powered her Monster Energy dragster to a 3.772-second run at 318.77 mph to outlast Terry McMillen’s 3.981 at 266.90 in his Amalie Motor Oil dragster.
It […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Brittany Becomes Latest Force To Be Reckoned With
Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson passed Kevin Harvick for the lead in overtime and went on to win at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval on Sunday afternoon in Fontana, Calif.
Harvick, who led 142 laps and had a big lead when a wreck brought out a caution with two laps to go, finished […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 17:56 | Comments Off on Johnson Works Overtime To Get Win In Fontana
ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
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The No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 won its second-straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Saturday when it captured the 64th Twelve Hours of Sebring event in Florida.
As he did in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Pipo Derani captured the checkered flag for ESM with late-race heroics.
With five minutes […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 9:06 | Comments Off on ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was business as usual up at the head of the field during Sunday’s season-opening Formula One race in Australia, but back about four spots, all history was breaking out.
Mercedes AMG drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton surprised nobody when they finished the Australian Grand Prix first and second respectively. […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 8:37 | Comments Off on America And Haas F1 Team Stun The World
Beckman Sets ET Record En Route To Gatornationals Pole
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Morning rain delayed the start of Saturday’s qualifying for the 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and it paid off in record-smashing fashion for Jack Beckman.
“Fast Jack” began the fourth and final session at Gainesville Raceway on the provisional pole and was in the last pair of Funny Cars to go down the […]

Sun, 03/20/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Beckman Sets ET Record En Route To Gatornationals Pole