Wed, 27/08/14 – 19:09 | No Comment

The open-wheel merger between Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing will feature Josef Newgarden for at least the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Newgarden, 23, will continue to drive the No. 67 Dallara fielded by SFHR next season with the rebadged CFH Racing organization, a deal which includes a second-year contract option. The [...]

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Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan
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Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Friday  a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour at Michigan International Speedway.
Gordon’s qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in series history.
The driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet knocked Joey Logano from the top spot in the [...]

Fri, 08/15/14 – 19:00 | No Comment
New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians
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In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective [...]

Fri, 08/15/14 – 10:11 | No Comment
Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
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Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, his team said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will drive the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 16:41 | No Comment
Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
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Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that it has entered into a technical alliance with Team Penske and that Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 for at least 12 races.
In addition, Blaney with practice and qualify the car this weekend at Michigan International [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 15:10 | No Comment
Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
This immediately came to mind when I viewed the horrific video of Tony Stewart’s car accidentally striking Kevin Ward as he charged down the track:
The first driver I ever saw climb from his car after a crash and dart onto the track to confront another driver as the field came back [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Wed, 08/13/14 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Action Express Gets The Victory At Elkhart Lake
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Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP to the overall victory in Sunday’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Winning the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America gave Barbosa and Fittipaldi their third victory of the season .
Barbosa took the checkered [...]

Mon, 08/11/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A scary wreck just after the mid-point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International brought out loud and sometimes angry calls for improved safety measures at the aging New York road course.
The wreck occurred on Lap 55 of the 90-lap event.
As the field came out of the [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 15:11 | Comments Off
IMSA Releases 2015 Tudor Schedule
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
IMSA today announced a 12-event calendar for the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship season on Sunday.
Each of the four TUDOR Championship classes will compete in 10 races.
The schedule includes the addition at the historic Lime Rock Park. The race at the Lakeville, Conn. circuit will be held on Saturday, July 25.
The season opens with the [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 12:02 | Comments Off