Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Despite Podium, Newman Not Where Wants To Be
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Those hoping that Ryan Newman would declare that his third-place finish in last Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Kentucky represented a first step on his way to the 2014 series championship, left Sparta disappointed.
About the most promising thing they heard Newman say after he had posted his best finish [...]

Thu, 07/3/14 – 20:04 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Triangulates In On Pocono IndyCar Mission
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Juan Pablo Montoya is a veteran of racing at the three-cornered Pocono Raceway. Just not in an Indy car, which is precisely what he will be driving at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track.
Montoya’s experience at Pocono has been restricted to stock cars – 3,400-pound, low downforce Chip Ganassi Racing Sprint Cup cars to be precise.
This [...]

Wed, 07/2/14 – 20:32 | Comments Off
Keselowski Was Bloody Serious After Kentucky
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Every day of the week, adrenal glands turn solidly grounded people into fools. They tend to over-rev ambition and loosen the tongue. Last Saturday night in Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway, it appeared Brad Keselowski’s adrenal gland was setting him up for some major “I said what?” next-morning moments.
And an hour later, after plenty of [...]

Wed, 07/2/14 – 16:37 | One Comment
Houston Weekend Was Big For The Little Guys
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Small teams are suddenly coming up big in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
On Sunday, a day after rookie Carlos Huertas of Dale Coyne Racing won the opening race of a two-day double-header on the Houston street circuit, drivers from Schmidt Peterson Motorsports place first and second.
Simon Pagenaud won Sunday’s Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix [...]

Mon, 06/30/14 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Hagan Pulls Out Of Dive At Route 66
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Matt Hagan ended an 11-race winless streak with a Funny Car victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
Hagan, the 2011 Funny Car world champ, ran his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger past Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. with a 4.098-second pass at 310.48 mph to claim [...]

Mon, 06/30/14 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Spirit Of Daytona Wins At The Glen
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The No. 90 Visit Florida Corvette DP raced to Victory Lane at Watkins Glen International on Sunday after Richard Westbrook made a move for the lead past Alex Brundle’s Nissan Morgan P2 car in the final minutes of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
Westbrook, who shared the driving duties with Michael Valiante made the [...]

Sun, 06/29/14 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Johnson Jr. Streaks To Pole In Joliet
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Tommy Johnson Jr. ran his first career three-second pass in Funny Car to claim the Funny Car pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will [...]

Sun, 06/29/14 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Keselowski Sprints To Win, Care Center In Sparta
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The only bumps that slowed down Brad Keselowski at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night occurred in Victory Lane after the race when a broken champagne bottle sent him to the care center for stitches.
“Yeah, welcome to the party,” he said of the Victory Lane incident. “It’s all good. I’m just [...]

Sat, 06/28/14 – 21:33 | Comments Off
Huertas Wins In Houston
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Columbian Carlos Huertas won Race 1 of the IndyCar Series event in Houston on Saturday. It was his first victory in the series.
Fellow Columbian Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and rookie Carlos Munoz placed third.
Huertas’ previous best finish was eighth in the opening round of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit a month ago. He is the [...]

Sat, 06/28/14 – 20:38 | Comments Off
Schatz Moves Into Even More Elite Company
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Donny Schatz keeps making history.
Only two other people have done what five-time champion Schatz did at 34 Raceway Friday night – become a 154-race winner in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
In scoring his seventh win of the season, Schatz surpassed two-time champion Mark Kinser for third on the all-time wins list.
“It’s something [...]

Sat, 06/28/14 – 8:04 | Comments Off