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Multiple NHRA Pro Stock world champions Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Erica Enders have rejoined the Bowtie Brigade.
Elite Motorsports team-owner Richard Freeman announced at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis that Coughlin and Enders will compete for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock crown in a pair of RJ Racecars-built Chevrolet Camaros.
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Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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He is the hottest Team Penske driver not named Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya or Will Power. Meet Simon Pagenaud, who is channeling his beliefs in meditation and Ayrton Senna and his unassuming self into what could become a career-defining Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Pagenaud has fashioned a […]

Fri, 05/13/16 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Pagenaud To Hit Bricks As Man Of The Moment
Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Crossing the finish line first always tells you who won the race in motor sports, but it never tells you how the race was won. And in the long run, the how will generally determine the who.
An intriguing case study concerning one of the “hows” is currently playing out in […]

Thu, 05/12/16 – 15:55 | Comments Off on Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
IndyCar To Replace Boston With The Glen?
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Watkins Glen International’s historic and recently repaved 3.4-mile natural terrain road-course has emerged as the leading candidate to replace the cancelled Boston street race over Labor Day Weekend on the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Located in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region and an August staple on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, WGI would […]

Tue, 05/10/16 – 19:15 | One Comment
IndyCars Test Texas To See If Aero Is On Target
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aerodynamic conundrum was addressed during a recent day-long private test at Texas Motor Speedway, where domed skid plates and rear wing beam flips were scrutinized by a near-starting field of 15 drivers representing five Verizon IndyCar Series teams.
The verdict? Per usual, depends on if […]

Tue, 05/10/16 – 8:31 | Comments Off on IndyCars Test Texas To See If Aero Is On Target
Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
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A couple years back, as he stood addressing the media after exiting the infield care center, Kyle Busch called Kansas Speedway the worst track on the Sprint Cup schedule. Hate the place, he said. On Saturday night, Busch finally picked up a victory at the series’ “worst” track.
Busch walked away from the field over the […]

Sun, 05/8/16 – 3:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Teen Byron Wins Kansas Truck Series Race
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Rookie William Byron won Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway for the first time.
Driving the No. 9 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, the 18-year-old Byron beat two-time series champion Matt Crafton to the finish line.
To get the victory, Byron needed the help of Johnny Sauter and Ben Rhodes. They were leading late in the […]

Sat, 05/7/16 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Wins Kansas Truck Series Race
Truex Wins Kansas Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. of Furniture Row Racing posted a fast lap at 28.284 seconds (190.921 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the eighth of Truex’s career and his first since April 2012 at Texas, a string of 147 races.
“It kind of took us a […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 20:23 | Comments Off on Truex Wins Kansas Pole
McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Missouri driver Jamie McMurray was asked the usual local-media questions about coming “home” to race this weekend. And he issued the usual polite, geographically correct answers.
“Always nice to come home,” the native of Springfield said. “Special.”
But for McMurray, reliving the past is way down there on his weekend to-do list. P1 […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 16:39 | Comments Off on McMurray, Ganassi Hope To Solve Speed Problems At Kansas
All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Time will tell if the format for this year’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be a big challenge for the teams and drivers competiing in it. But it’s obvious right now that the format is a big challenge for those seeking to understand it.
The […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 16:19 | Comments Off on All-Star Format Announced, Sort Of Explained
Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter
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Long-time drag racing participant Mike Gittings, most recently chief starter in the NHRA’s Northwest Division and a certified team member of the NHRA Safety Safari presented by AAA, has been appointed official NHRA Chief Starter.
Gittings is only the fourth chief starter in the sport’s 65-plus year history, following the late Buster Couch (1955-1996), Rick […]

Fri, 05/6/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Gittings Named NHRA’s Chief Starter