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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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McMurry Set To Be Youngest Gun Ever At Le Mans
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt McMurry didn’t need to take even a small breath when asked if there have been any other people close to his age who have driven in the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Not content to give a yes or no answer, 15-year-old McMurry [...]

Fri, 06/13/14 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Nemechek And Team Are Making A Small Comeback
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH – The story of SWM-NEMCO Motorsports goes well beyond Joe Nemechek’s third-place NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend.
But for a fledgling organization featuring “Front Row Joe,” teen-aged son John Hunter and a team-owner living-in-the-moment, that’s the perfect place to start.
“It’s really good [...]

Thu, 06/12/14 – 11:09 | 2 Comments
Kansas Sports Car Event A Winner Against All Odds
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Usually, sports writers ask the questions. Over the weekend at Kansas Speedway, things shifted. It was the competitors asking the questions of a reporter and they wanted to know the same thing: What are we doing here?
At the end of the day , the answer was: [...]

Wed, 06/11/14 – 12:59 | Comments Off
LARRY WOODY: Nashville Eyeing NASCAR, IndyCar Bids
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE – The new owner of Nashville Superspeedway won’t rule out attempting to bring back NASCAR and IndyCar racing at some point in the future.
“Never say never,” Robb Sexton said Tuesday in discussing his vision for the track, located in Gladeville, 35 miles east of Nashville, on which racing [...]

Wed, 06/11/14 – 12:55 | 3 Comments
Garbage Time: Earnhardt Jr. Wins Pocono 400
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead from over-heated Brad Keselowski with five laps to go and went on to win the Pocono 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The victory was the second of the season for Earnhardt, who also won the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.
Earnhardt got the Pocono victory after leader Keselowski moved [...]

Sun, 06/8/14 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Braun Mashes Field At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A couple of days before Saturday’s Tudor United SportsCar Series’ Kansas Grand Prix, driver Colin Braun was asked about his strategy for the unique/bizarre two-segment format the event featured. Mash the gas and go, Braun said.
Braun executed that strategy with slick precision on race night. The Core [...]

Sun, 06/8/14 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Carpenter Hammers Out Big Win In Fort Worth
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Owner/driver Ed Carpenter added the title “winner” to his 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series resume Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, holding off an inspired Will Power in what amounted to an unintentional green-white-checkered flag finish to the Firestone 600.
“I’ve loved this racetrack for a long time but had a lot of [...]

Sun, 06/8/14 – 0:52 | Comments Off
Rayhall Says 8Star Ready To Make Its Move
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sean Rayhall stood in front of television cameras after his last outing in Prototype Challenge race smiling and talking about positive things. But underneath the smile were teeth biting a tongue.
Yes Rayhall led the race, yes he had a fast car under him and yes a victory [...]

Sat, 06/7/14 – 1:14 | Comments Off
Cumming Gives RSR Another Tudor Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Chris Cumming won his first Tudor United SportsCar Series Championship pole Friday night when he had fast lap during qualifying for Sunday’s Kansas Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway’s infield road course.
Cumming, driving the No. 08 entry of RSR Racing, had a fast lap around the 6-turn, 2.37-mile [...]

Sat, 06/7/14 – 1:08 | Comments Off
Crafton Gets Breakthrough Truck Series Win At Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin
NASCAR Wire Service
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Matt Crafton put a definitive end to his 13-year/26-race winless streak at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night, steamrolling the field while stretching his fuel mileage en route to a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in the 18th annual WinStar World Casino 400.
Crafton and crew chief Carl [...]

Fri, 06/6/14 – 23:44 | Comments Off