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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Cup Drivers Ready For Bumpy Ride At Kentucky
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Matt Kenseth spent a sizable chunk of this week’s Sprint Cup media teleconference talking about the bumps at Kentucky Speedway. Lots of tracks have bumps, Kenseth said, but Kentucky is “really, really bumpy”. Two “reallys”, which for low-key Kenseth is like five “reallys” for drivers with more effervescent personalities.
Drivers [...]

Thu, 06/26/14 – 15:13 | Comments Off
D4D Grad Wallace Is ‘Racing His Heart Out’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
As “Poster Boy” for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative, Darrell Wallace Jr. ideally is portrayed as all things to all people all of the time.
That’s a heavy lift for a 20-year-old in an America where the daily news/social media cycle can range, culturally, from President Barack Obama to Donald Sterling [...]

Thu, 06/26/14 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Capps Wins Epping To End Funny Car Skid
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Ron Capps raced to his first  Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Angie Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at New England Dragway.
Capps drove his NAPA [...]

Sun, 06/22/14 – 18:29 | Comments Off
Edwards Captures Sonoma For First Road Win
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Fact: NASCAR drivers extract a lot of pride from winning road races. It tends to make them feel like complete competitors.
Carl Edwards got the first road course win of his career Sunday after he jumped to the lead in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on a restart [...]

Sun, 06/22/14 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Gaughan Survives Rain, Side Trips To Win At Elkhart Lake
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Brendan Gaughan had trouble keeping his car on the track at times during Saturday’s Gardner Denver 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. And each time he left the racing surface, he collected enough grass and weeds on his grill work to make a couple of very large salads.
But in the end, the off-road [...]

Sun, 06/22/14 – 8:17 | Comments Off
Brown On Top Fuel Pole In New England
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Antron Brown was the top qualifier in Top Fuel and will start Sunday’s eliminations at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals from the pole.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their respective classes into tomorrow’s 11 a.m. eliminations at [...]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 18:00 | Comments Off
McMurray On Pole In Sonoma
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Jamie McMurray won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
McMurray knocked AJ Allmendinger off the provisional pole late in the knockout session to get the pole.
McMurray’s speed of 96.350 mph eclipsed Marcos Ambrose’s 2012 track qualifying record of 95.262 mph.
The pole was McMurray’s the 10th of [...]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 17:16 | One Comment
Records Fall In New England
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Robert Hight posted the first three-second Funny Car run in New England Dragway history during Friday qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders on a day when all eight track records were broken [...]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 6:53 | Comments Off
Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year [...]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 16:59 | One Comment
It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s road racing weekend in NASCAR and to help kick things off, some questions and some direct-answer avoidance:
– When will NASCAR add a road race to the Chase?
Not any time soon, appears to be the answer. While fans and even some drivers have upped their support for the idea in [...]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 9:28 | Comments Off