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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so […]

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Furniture Row To Add Jones
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Furniture Row Racing will expand to a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2017, with rising star Erik Jones ticketed to join newly re-signed regular Martin Truex Jr. for the team based in Denver, Colo.
“I can’t see it not happening,” an industry source told RacinToday.com Friday afternoon at
Watkins Glen International, […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Add Jones
Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from “ocular imbalance issues” continues at a snail’s pace, a forced early retirement is the furthest thing on the NASCAR superstar’s mind.
“I’m not ready to stop racing.  I’m not ready to quit,” Junior said during a news conference Friday at Watkins […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
DeJoria To Miss Northwest Nationals
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Injured NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will sit out the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington this weekend.
 
Last weekend at Sonoma Raceway, DeJoria was involved in an accident when her Toyota Camry lost traction and made a sudden violent left turn, colliding with the retaining wall in her lane. The impact caused a high-energy fracture to […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 13:49 | One Comment
IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond
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IMSA officials revealed platform details for the 2017 season and beyond for the three series it sanctions on Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Highlights include the introduction of of new Daytona Prototype International and Le Mans Prototype 2 race cars in the Prototype class next season, and the elimination of the Prototype Challenge […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 12:25 | Comments Off on IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond
Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
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Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year agreement with Furniture Row Racing to drive the team’s No. 78 Toyota Camry in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. The new contract takes effect starting with the 2017 season.
The Denver-based racing organization also announced that Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats _ which joined Furniture Row Racing as a […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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July was busy month for those IMSA officials who tinker with Balance of Performance adjustments for cars that run in their sports car series. The folks at Risi Competizione hope busy for IMSA officials translates to better results for Ferrari at Road America this weekend.
The Ferrari team has camped on […]

Thu, 08/4/16 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
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Jeff Gordon will be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend at the Watkins Glen road course as regular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to his Sprint Cup job.
Earnhardt, the team announced, will also miss the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor […]

Tue, 08/2/16 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chris Buescher, a rookie driving for a back-marker team with the wishful-thinking name of Front Row Motorsports, took advantage of bizarre Pennsylvania weather to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Buescher, who won the Xfinity Series championship last year while driving a Roush Fenway […]

Mon, 08/1/16 – 15:14 | One Comment
Force Wins Sonoma; Eyes A Sweep Of The Western Swing
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John Force raced to his second consecutive Funny Car win of the year on Sunday and he did it in front of a sold-out crowd at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
The victory gives Force a shot at sweeping the prestigious three-race Western Swing, which concludes with the coming weekend’s event near Seattle.
J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), […]

Mon, 08/1/16 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Force Wins Sonoma; Eyes A Sweep Of The Western Swing
Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Simon Pagenaud bumped his way past Team Penske teammate and chief rival for  the 2016 IndyCar Series championship Will Power for second place with 23 laps to go, took the lead when Conor Daly pitted with six laps to go and pulled away for the win at Mid-Ohio on Sunday.
“Whooo,” Pagenaud […]

Sun, 07/31/16 – 15:45 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Wins Battle of Team Penske at Mid-Ohio