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Memorable Remarks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Richard Childress:  I’d like to start out by saying only in America.  Only in America could a kid selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium have a dream of becoming a race driver someday, and then he goes out and buys him an old ’47 […]

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Sato Joins Andretti
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Open-wheel veteran Takuma Sato has joined Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Sato, who spent the last four seasons driving for A.J. Foyt Racing, replaces Carlos Munoz in the No. 26 Honda. In what played-out as an unintended driver swap, the 24-year-old Munoz joined Foyt’s Texas-based team last month as driver of the […]

Fri, 12/2/16 – 17:38 | Comments Off on Sato Joins Andretti
Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Newly crowned Formula One World Driving Champion Nico Rosberg is won-and-done.
Rosberg shocked the motorsports universe Friday, announcing his retirement from Mercedes AMG and the FIA Formula One World Championship during a press conference in Vienna, Austria, where he and Mercedes were scheduled to collect their 2016 championship trophies at the […]

Fri, 12/2/16 – 15:39 | Comments Off on Shocker: F1 Champion Rosberg Retires
Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Thu, 12/1/16 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Monster Energy Replaces Sprint
Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
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Jeff Gordon is headed back to Daytona International Speedway for yet another post-NASCAR-retirement drive as it was announced Thursday that the four-time Sprint Cup champion will drive in the 2017 Rolex 24 sports car race.
Gordon will share the drivers seat of the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with members of Wayne Taylor Racing.
His co-drivers in the […]

Thu, 12/1/16 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Jeff Gordon To Drive Cadillac In Rolex 24
Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Roush Fenway Racing is downsizing from the three-car Sprint Cup operation that it had in place the last several years, to a two-car operation in 2017 it was announced Tuesday.
Driving for RFR next year will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 Ford and Trevor Bayne in the No. […]

Tue, 11/29/16 – 16:42 | Comments Off on Roush Fenway Will Slim Down To Two Car Effort
Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
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Nico Rosberg celebrated his first Formula One World Driving Championship with a burnout, mosh pit ride and tears on the podium Sunday, after his second-place finish to Lewis Hamilton in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
And true-to-form, the finish between Rosberg and Mercedes AMG teammate/nemesis Hamilton was controversial. Hamilton, the three-time/reigning World Champion, began […]

Mon, 11/28/16 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Rosberg Earns Controversial World Championship
It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Lewis Hamilton will launch his “Hail Mary” bid for a fourth Formula One World Driving Championship from pole position Sunday, after edging Mercedes teammate and point-leader Nico Rosberg for P1 during qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton toured the 3.451-mile/5.554-kilometer/21-turn Yas Marina Circuit in 1 minute, 38.755-seconds to […]

Sun, 11/27/16 – 8:57 | Comments Off on It’s Hamilton vs. Rosberg In F1 Season-Ender
Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb
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A lot of wonderful perks go along with winning the overall championship at Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship title. Apparently keeping your job is not one of those perks.
Porsche announced this week that Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb would not be back as drivers of the team’s LMP1 919 Hybrid next season.
Pro forma, […]

Fri, 11/25/16 – 10:38 | Comments Off on Porsche Dismisses Dumas, Lieb
NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
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Del Worsham, only the third driver to win NHRA world championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, is returning to his racing roots. Worsham announced Tuesday he is leaving Kalitta Motorsports to rejoin father Chuck Worsham and his family-owned Funny Car team beginning in 2017.
“It was a hard decision to leave a championship-caliber team such […]

Wed, 11/23/16 – 13:04 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Worsham Leaves Kalitta
The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Greg Biffle’s 19-year tenure at Roush Fenway Racing ended abruptly Monday, with the veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver citing a relationship that had “kind of run its course.”
Biffle, RFR’s longest-tenured driver, has raced the No. 16 Ford in Cup since 2002. Biffle joined Roush Fenway in 1998, winning championships […]

Tue, 11/22/16 – 10:14 | Comments Off on The Biff Man Parts Ways With Roush Fenway