Sun, 19/04/15 – 18:28 | No Comment

Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

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Earnhardt Jr. Was A Total Wreck
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RICHMOND, Va. – When it comes to Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t kidding when he talks about his family’s longevity with the company and that includes a time frame when he totaled one of his trucks.
The accident occurred a few years after Earnhardt Jr. graduated from high school and involved a red extended cab […]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 20:26 | Comments Off
Keselowski Earns Pole In Richmond

Brad Keselowski  won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at .75-mile Richmond International Raceway with a lap in 21.234 seconds (126.351 mph) on Friday afternoon.
The pole was the fourth of 2014 for the Team Penske driver, his first at Richmond and the seventh of his career.
Jeff Gordon qualified second at 126.039 mph […]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 19:07 | Comments Off
New Talladega Rule Not Unqualified Hit With Drivers
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure for Talladega drew mixed reviews from drivers during preparations for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson were among those who liked the shorter format, while Ryan Newman felt it was too much like racing.
Under the new […]

Fri, 09/5/14 – 19:03 | One Comment
XFINITY To Amp Up Technology For NASCAR Fans
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR’s utilization of technology to attract younger fans received a major boost Wednesday when the sanctioning body announced that Comcast’s XFINITY brand would succeed Nationwide as that series sponsor beginning in 2015.
The 10-year agreement also makes XFINITY an official NASCAR partner in the multichannel video programming distributor […]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 13:07 | Comments Off
Haas To Team With Ferrari In 2016 F1 Launch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
California businessman Gene Haas will launch his foray into the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016 with Scuderia Ferrari as technical partner.
The most successful team in the history of Formula One, Scuderia Ferrari will provide Haas F1 Team with its power unit, gearbox and overall technical support. The multiyear […]

Wed, 09/3/14 – 7:16 | Comments Off
DeJoria Overcomes Force To Win U.S. Nationals
Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in the Patron XO Cafe Toyota Camry to defeat the current Funny Car points leader, who won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout Sunday.
It […]

Tue, 09/2/14 – 6:04 | Comments Off
Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows
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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 […]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Kahne Wins Atlanta, Earns Berth In Chase
Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a […]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 23:00 | Comments Off
Force Top Gun At Shootout; Finals Set At Big Go
John Force won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding a day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, pocketed $100,000 and bragging rights when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in the Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang. He […]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 19:34 | Comments Off
Will Power Finally Gets His IndyCar Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske’s Will Power capped an often-frustrating 15-year trek that transported him from Toowoomba, Australia, to Southern California Saturday night with a “mega” ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 that secured his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Power, who entered the season’s 18th race at the 2-mile/D-shaped Auto Club Speedway in […]

Sun, 08/31/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off