Thu, 20/11/14 – 10:07 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Boycott Talk, Money Woes Are Top Topics At COTA
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – All the Formula One happy talk here about packed grandstands, TV momentum and a possible second U.S. race date were brake-checked Saturday at Circuit of The Americas, where “boycott” became the buzzword of the third annual United States Grand Prix.
Fueled by a contentious news conference Friday among [...]

Sun, 11/2/14 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015
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John Force Racing announced Saturday that PEAK anti-freeze and engine coolant will be the primary sponsor of John Force’s Funny Car for a majority in the 2015 season.
Peak will also be continuing as a major associate sponsor on Robert Hight, Courtney Force, and Brittany Force’s cars.
“I’m committed to continuing to lead a championship team and [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Eyes The Texas Triple
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch won his 70th career NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday when he held off Joey Logano at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch’s victory gave Joe Gibbs Racing is 100th victory in the series. The victory also puts Busch in position to pull off the Texas Triple as he also [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 18:01 | Comments Off
TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Texas Truck Race
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Kyle Busch took the checkered flag under caution at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag run to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
ThorSport Racing’s Jeb Burton finished second, followed by Timothy Peters, polesitter Tyler Reddick and series leader Matt Crafton.

The victory was Busch’s seventh of the season, [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car
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Two-time NHRA world championship crew chief Jimmy Prock has been added to Jack Beckman’s Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car tuning team for this weekend’s 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Prock was hired by Don Schumacher Racing on Oct. 23, one day following his release by 16-time world champion [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas
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In the thick of the battle to earn another NHRA Funny Car world championship, John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 318.54 mph to top the [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:51 | Comments Off
USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – A common fixture in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned racing, the idea of three-car Formula One teams is gaining limited traction as the governing FIA looks to fill vacant grid spots created by a pair of teams sidelined via budget woes.
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham F1 teams are [...]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:45 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr.’s Martinsville Win Was Easy To Enjoy
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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 [...]

Thu, 10/30/14 – 8:12 | One Comment
Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams will sit-out this weekend’s third annual United States Grand Prix, reducing the starting grid at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, from 22 to 18 cars.
Already reeling from the life-threatening head injuries suffered by Frenchman Jules Bianchi during the Japanese [...]

Thu, 10/30/14 – 6:57 | Comments Off