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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NASCAR Unveils New Specs
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NASCAR delivered the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package to race teams on Tuesday. The package was developed by a collaborative between NASCAR and the industry.
“It was important to get the final pieces of the rules package to teams as quickly as possible following the final tests last week,” said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice [...]

Tue, 12/17/13 – 13:42 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest
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Each year about this time my wife Elaine and I host our friends who are Formula 1 fans to commemorate the season. There’s usually some sort of contest involved and this year I conjured up this fairly tough trivia contest on Red Bull Racing, to honor the team,
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
After 12 seasons in [...]

Tue, 12/17/13 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Buescher Moving Up To NNS
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RAB Racing has signed 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher to a multi-year deal to compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, it was announced Friday.
Buescher has competed full time in the NCWTS for the past three seasons and has recorded one championship and two third-place finishes in the drivers’ championship [...]

Sat, 12/14/13 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Ganassi Adds Veteran Briscoe To IndyCar Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi Racing put the finishing touches on its 2014 IndyCar Series lineup Friday with the addition of Ryan Briscoe to a fulltime ride and a key number switch involving reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan.
Briscoe, who began his domestic open-wheel career with team-owner Ganassi in 2005, has signed a [...]

Sat, 12/14/13 – 9:08 | Comments Off
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Thirty Sprint Cup Series drivers took to the track in Gen 6 cars during a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
NASCAR ran five different mock races, as well as several tuning sessions with cars completing single-car runs. The test session was intended to finalize rules packages for the 2014 season.
“We did an initial test [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car
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Juan Pablo Montoya completed the second round of his return to an IndyCar Series car during a one-day test at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday.
Last month, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner tested on the 1.65-mile Sebring International Raceway short course. Up next is a rescheduled session Dec. 12 at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 16:06 | Comments Off
No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Childress announced Wednesday that he will return the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the Sprint Cup Series next season and that his grandson, Austin Dillon, will drive the car.
Dillon will be competing in his first full Cup season while the car returns full time to the series [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 15:35 | One Comment
Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection
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Erik Jones won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday in Georgia.
Jones’ victory came after Chase Elliott, who was originally credited with the victory, was disqualified after his car failed post race inspection.
The victory was the second straight for Jones in the Snowball.
Grant Enfinger finished second, followed by Austin Theriault , Hunter Robbins [...]

Sun, 12/8/13 – 21:00 | 3 Comments
Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson marked his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night as driver, parent and cultural historian, and with a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the next chapter of his wonderful life.
The latter was delivered by championship runnerup Matt Kenseth during the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las [...]

Sat, 12/7/13 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
IMSA Announces 2014 Teams
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The debut season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014 will include 29 prototype race cars across the Prototype and Prototype Challenge categories.
International Motor Sports Association officials today unveiled the approved entries for all four TUDOR Championship classes.
The prototype class will include an intriguing mix of 17 cars battling for overall victories. The class [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 16:21 | Comments Off