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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Richards Heads To Gainesville Hoping To Help
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Dave Richards will make his 2016 NHRA debut during the 47th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway this weekend, the first of 10 events under a unique sponsorship package with Prestige Corporate.
Richards’ Ford Shelby Mustang will be fully-funded by family friends Brian and Janie […]

Wed, 03/16/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Richards Heads To Gainesville Hoping To Help
Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick continued to feast on the bright sunshine and low humidity of cactus-dotted Arizona on Sunday as he collected his eighth career win at Phoenix International Raceway.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver has now won six of the last eight races at the Phoenix mile.
But the latest victory may have been […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 17:44 | Comments Off on Harvick Ekes Out Yet Another Victory In Arizona
Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
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As scripted by “The Captain,” Juan Pablo Montoya’s 2016 championship bid and Team Penske’s 50th anniversary celebration are off-and-running. Just call it Roger Penske’s latest pursuit of perfection.
Pipped by archrival Scott Dixon for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series title via a tiebreaker, Montoya controlled the closing laps of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 14:09 | Comments Off on Montoya Repeats In St. Pete
Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
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Scott Dixon knows his road to victory in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and a possible fifth Verizon IndyCar Series championship, runs directly through 50 years of open-wheel history.
“Probably beating a Penske car, I think,” said Dixon, lead driver for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. “They’re pretty strong here.”
Here, on the Streets of St. […]

Sun, 03/13/16 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Penske Brings Major Firepower To St. Pete Street Fight
Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
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Will Power led Team Penske’s sweep of the top four qualifying spots Saturday at time trials for Sunday’s season-opening IndyCar Series race at the St. Petersburg, Fla. street course.
Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske qualified second fastest, Helio Castroneves third and Juan Pablo Montoya fourth.
Power, who set the track record of 1 minute, 0.6509 of a […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Team Penske Rules Qualifying In St. Pete
Kyle Busch Wins His Third Straight Xfinity Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch posted a dominating victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory was Busch’s third in three races in the series in 2016. He led 175 of the 200 laps.
Busch’s three wins this season have come at Atlanta, Las Vegas and now Phoenix.
He took the […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins His Third Straight Xfinity Race
Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
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Will Power dug himself a hole Friday by crashing during the first practice session for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2016 season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske driver then rallied by soaring to the top of the leader board in the second session.
Power’s lap of 1-minute, 0.9431-seconds/106.329 mph was best among the […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Power Crashes, Recovers In St. Pete
Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Right behind the defending series champion in qualifying were two of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates – Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin.
Busch posted a fast lap at 26.014 seconds (138.387 mph) in the third round of the three-round […]

Sat, 03/12/16 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Busch Leads Gibbs Qualifying Parade
Haas F1 Adds American As Development Driver
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team has signed 17-year-old Santino Ferrucci as its first development driver and American with the potential to land a fulltime seat in Formula One with the North Carolina-based organization.
A native of Woodbury, Conn., Ferrucci will be embedded with Haas F1 Team at every opportunity in 2016 during […]

Thu, 03/10/16 – 16:58 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Adds American As Development Driver
Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Four months removed from the driver’s seat, Jeff Gordon remains a fixture at the racetrack.
Ditto Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds, just three of the many former drivers and a crew chiefs now applying their talents in front of the television camera instead of behind it, undoubtedly hired in […]

Thu, 03/10/16 – 16:39 | Comments Off on Analyzing Races Can Put Loyalties To The Test