Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | No Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Don’t Confuse Haas With Past U.S. F1 Wannabes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who [...]

Fri, 04/18/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments
IndyCar Drivers At Texas: Keep The Packs At Bay
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going [...]

Thu, 04/17/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Carlos Munoz Is Kind Of Pushy For A Rookie
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rookie Carlos Munoz was almost apologetic after his podium finish in Sunday’s 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, where the 22-year-old Colombian emerged as Andretti Autosport’s coolest shoe.
“It’s not the way I’d like to earn my third-place with so many accidents, but this is [...]

Wed, 04/16/14 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – California businessman Gene Haas said Monday he believes basing his Formula One operation in Kannapolis at the current Stewart-Haas Racing location will be an enhancement rather than a distraction to his four NASCAR teams.
“There are a lot of similarities between both forms of racing,” Haas said. “Both [...]

Mon, 04/14/14 – 14:17 | Comments Off
Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending
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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 20:06 | Comments Off
Antron Brown Nets First Victory At The Four-Wides
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NHRA 2009 Funny Car champion Robert Hight was the only familiar face in the Four-Wide Nationals victory lane Sunday at zMAX Dragway as three veteran drivers celebrated first-time wins in the unique event.
Antron Brown, the 2012 Top Fuel champion and the weekend’s fourth qualifier, earned his first [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 19:55 | One Comment
Harvick Adds Darlington To His Cup Resume
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Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the next-to-last lap of the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish and went on to win Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver became the  first two-time winner in the series this year.
The victory was Harvick’s first at Darlington and the 25th of his career. It was [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 0:40 | Comments Off
Pruett/Rojas Rule Long Beach
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Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and their No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley dominated the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase on Saturday at the Long Beach Street Circuit.
Their victory was their second-straight in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
They led 76 of the race’s 77 laps, with Rojas starting the No. 01 of Chip Ganassi Racing [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 0:26 | Comments Off
Action, Games Heat Up At Four-Wide Nationals
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Drag racers always play mind games with one another and when it comes to the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway the challenges faced in the staging area are doubled.
“I know a lot of people think you just get in the car, stand on the pedal and put the parachutes out, but [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 19:55 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay To Start Long Beach From Pole
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Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified for the pole of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Satuday.
Hunter-Reay earned the pole by edging Andretti Autosport teammate James Hinchcliffe on his final lap of the Firestone Fast Six session with a lap of 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn course. Hinchcliffe, driving the No. 27 United [...]

Sat, 04/12/14 – 18:21 | Comments Off