Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Family Values Puts Wayne Taylor Back In Car
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
This coming weekend, Wayne Taylor will get to live out a dream that is over 20 years in the making and no, it’s not the dream of driving in a unified American sports car racing series. It’s the dream of sharing the wheel of a prototype car with his two [...]

Wed, 01/22/14 – 20:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Introduces Revamped Qualifying Procedures
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NASCAR announced Wednesday that it is changing the qualifying formats for its three major touring series beginning with the 2014 season.
At tracks measuring 1.25 miles in length or larger, qualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of three rounds:
· The first qualifying elimination round [...]

Wed, 01/22/14 – 16:37 | Comments Off
Allgaier To Drive Phoenix No. 51 Cup Car
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Phoenix Racing announced Tuesday that Justin Allgaier will drive the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet SS during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Allgaier, who finished fifth in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship points, will be a candidate for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I intend [...]

Tue, 01/21/14 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Johnson Becomes A Five-Time DOTY Winner
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was voted the winner of the 2013 Driver of the Year Award, it was announced on Monday.
The 2013 DOTY is Johnson’s fifth, allowing him to eclipse Hendrick Motorsports teammate  Jeff Gordon, who was the only other four-time DOTY winner.
Johnson, the 38-year-old California native, continued to make NASCAR history [...]

Mon, 01/20/14 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Clauson Captures 2014 Chili Bowl Championship
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Bryan Clauson won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
To win the 2014 Golden Driller trophy, Clauson had to hold off four-time and defending champion Kevin Swindell, who finished second after starting 14th.
“I’m just really relieved I didn’t throw it away because these guys are really good,” Bryan Clauson said [...]

Sun, 01/19/14 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Force, Brown Quicken The Pace At Palm Beach Test
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Defending NHRA Funny Car world champ John Force and 2012 Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown put down the fastest runs in their respective categories during the final day of testing in Palm Beach, Fla.
Force drove his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a 4.013-second pass at 318.84 mph. The 16-time Funny Car world champion was [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 20:45 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reportedly Will Radically Change Chase
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If reports out of North Carolina prove correct, the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship will undergo massive changes.
The Charlotte Observer newspaper ran a story on Friday evening that NASCAR is considering increasing the size of the year-ending playoff Chase field to 16 drivers.
That field of 16 would be whittled down by eliminations and culminate [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 9:14 | Comments Off
Clauson Tops Chili Bowl On Friday
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Breaking a streak of three, first-time preliminary night winners, Bryan Clauson “railroaded” the field en route to his second career prelim victory during Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night at the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“The thing was on a rail, and has been on a rail since the time [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off
NHRA Cars To Warm Up Cold Florida
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Unseasonably cold weather in Florida has prompted the Professional Racers Owners Organization (PRO) and Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) officials to move up the schedule for this weekend’s fourth annual PRO Winter Warm-Up.
Two Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel sessions now will be contested at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday and Saturday. [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 15:21 | Comments Off
NASCAR Owner Haas Exploring Formula 1 Run
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas is exploring the possibility of fielding an American-based team in Formula One, reportedly beginning in 2015.
Haas is co-owner with three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing. According to various reports, Haas’ interest in F1 is the result of an announcement in December [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 15:14 | One Comment