Thu, 18/09/14 – 8:01 | No Comment

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. Spin and Win. Pass in the Grass.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been a pretty dull race. Kevin [...]

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Pruett, Magnussen Win Tudor Poles In Long Beach
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Scott Pruett captured the pole on Friday for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase in Long Beach, driving the No. 01 Telcel/Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP.
The one-hour, 40-minute event, the third race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, is set for Saturday afternoon (6 p.m. ET, live on FOX Sports [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 7:53 | Comments Off
Chase Wins Battle Of Elliotts In Darlington
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Chase Elliott muscled his way past Elliott Sadler on the final lap of Friday night’s Nationwide race to score his second straight win in his seventh start in the series.
Elliott, who restarted sixth on Lap 146, charged to the front and claimed victory in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 in his first [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 7:40 | Comments Off
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
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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
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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