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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Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Power Opens 2014 IndyCar Season By Winning St. Pete
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Will Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.  It was his 22nd career victory.
“I’m stoked to get the first win for Verizon as a series sponsor,” said Power, who started fourth after earning the pole the previous four years. “That’s how you want to start the season. [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 18:06 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
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Kurt Busch held off Jimmie Johnson over the final 12 laps and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s first of the season, second at Martinsville and first as a driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.
It was his first win since the fall race at Dover in 2011. And it [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 16:01 | One Comment
Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
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Antron Brown saved the best for last as he registered a 3.768-second pass on the final Top Fuel qualifying run of the weekend to earn the number one seed for Sunday’s NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The long-time Toyota driver earned the 34th No. 1 qualifier of his career and [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Sato Wins Pole In St. Pete
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Takuma Sato, back for a second year with A.J. Foyt Racing, won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Sato, a native of Japan, had the fastest lap in the Fast Six porton of qualifying to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
Driving the Honda-powered No. 14 ABC Supply car, [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 18:24 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Annouces Alterations
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INDY announced a series of alterations to on-track procedures for the coming season.
The alterations were explained by the series on Saturday.
They include:
Race Control
Three-steward system comprised of race director, driver steward and official or independent steward to adjudicate competitor on-track sporting infractions when warranted.
For the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Race Director Beaux Barfield, INDYCAR [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Sato Has Foyt Looking Good In St. Pete
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Takuma Sato topped the time chart during Friday’s second practice session to lead preparations for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2014 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Sato, who is beginning his second season with A.J. Foyt Racing, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 2.5615- seconds/103.578 mph around the 1.8-mile, [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 11:43 | Comments Off
Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Five different winners in the first five NASCAR Sprint Cup races is a trend that existed last year, but with the rule change for Chase admittance this season if the trend continues team strategy could be in flux until the September Richmond event.
“If we get into week [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Hagan Tops Funnies In Vegas
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Matt Hagan took the provisional pole in Funny Car Friday at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the fourth of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
The 2011 Funny Car world champ has twice been a [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Nabs Pole At Martinsville
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Kyle Busch ran the fastest lap in the round that counted, edging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
The pole was Busch’s first of the season, his first at Martinsville and the 14th of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. The only [...]

Fri, 03/28/14 – 18:00 | Comments Off