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Ron Capps is pursuing his first NHRA Funny Car world championship with a point-padding plan that is as basic as one…two…seven.
Capps earned seven of a possible 12 bonus points when he was second-quickest twice, and fastest once, during four sessions of qualifying for last weekend’s ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, […]

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Nominees For Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 Unveiled
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Legendary engine builders, crew chiefs, owners, drivers and the most recognizable voice in motorsports. The talents, eras and levels may differ, but all share a common thread: They shaped NASCAR, and on Wednesday, they were recognized as nominees for the highest honor the sport bestows – enshrinement into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
NASCAR today announced the […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 18:24 | One Comment
Haas’ Grosjean Second Fastest Wednesday In Spain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Romain Grosjean added to Haas F1 Team’s lap-count and data bank during the third day of preseason testing Wednesday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain.
Grosjean logged 82 laps around the 2.89-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn circuit during his second stint in the No. 8 VF-16 and its Ferrari 061 turbo V-6 […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Haas’ Grosjean Second Fastest Wednesday In Spain
NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Sunday’s Daytona 500 provided fans with the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race when winner Denny Hamlin edged runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by .010 seconds — roughly four inches on the track. But Hamlin’s impressive victory at Daytona International Speedway wasn’t the only record-setting event of the day.
On […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 16:54 | Comments Off on NASCAR Sets Records Ror Fan Engagement During Daytona 500
Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
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Citing a desire to build its own chassis, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday that it bolt from its alliance with Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet beginning next year.
Ford Performance announced that Stewart-Haas will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.
The multiyear agreement means that, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks in February 2017, […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Moving To Ford
The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The news that Furniture Row Racing would switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2016 was a bit like the news that Team Penske would switch from Dodge to Ford after the 2012 season: Both teams were coming off best-ever seasons only to celebrate by switching manufacturers. Both prompted the question; […]

Wed, 02/24/16 – 9:12 | Comments Off on The Switcharoo Could Be Big For Truex, FRR
Haas’ Gutierrez Cracks Top 6 In Testing In Spain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Esteban Gutierrez methodically advanced up the timing chart during his preseason testing debut for Haas F1 Team Tuesday, logging 79 laps around Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain en route to a sixth-place overall result.
Gutierrez’s trouble-free run in the No. 21 VF-16, powered by the Ferrari 061 turbo V-6, […]

Tue, 02/23/16 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Haas’ Gutierrez Cracks Top 6 In Testing In Spain
F1 Vet Rossi Joins Andretti IndyCar Stable
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s Formula One aspirations officially have been placed on-hold. The last American to compete in F1, Rossi was introduced Tuesday as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 24-year-old Californian will drive the No. 98 Honda, following a merger last week with Bryan Herta […]

Tue, 02/23/16 – 18:11 | Comments Off on F1 Vet Rossi Joins Andretti IndyCar Stable
America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team recorded its historic first laps “in anger” Monday during preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain, where Romain Grosjean logged a total of 31 laps in the VF-16 after the team dealt with its first parts failure.
After a physical unveil of the No. 8 VF-16 at […]

Mon, 02/22/16 – 18:00 | Comments Off on America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track
A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
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One year after Kyle Busch lay in a hospital bed in Daytona Beach, Fla., wondering if he would ever drive again due to severe foot and leg injuries he suffered in the 2015 Xfinity Series season opener, the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion produced his best-ever finish in the Daytona 500.
Placing third to fellow Toyota drivers […]

Mon, 02/22/16 – 9:22 | Comments Off on A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
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Denny Hamlin hit the finish line inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr. to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The margin of victory – .01 seconds –was the closest in the history of NASCAR’s most important race.
The victory was the first in a 500 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 27th of his […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History