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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis for a night race after a 13-year absence, and a multiyear agreement with historic Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, highlight the “16-plus-one” Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for 2017.
Stressing continuity, the calendar released Thursday in St. Louis includes a return of all venues […]

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Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
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Chase Elliott, son of former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott and a current NASCAR driver himself, won Sunday’s 48th annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.
Elliott, who will take over the driver’s seat at Hendrick Motorsports that is being vacated by four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon, won the Snowball for the second […]

Sun, 12/6/15 – 18:56 | Comments Off on Chase Elliott Wins The Snowball
Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As he stood at the Sprint Cup awards banquet podium in Las Vegas to accept due accolades and honors on Friday night, the 2015 champion also found time to put a plug in for his surgeons.
“Anyone looking to have leg or foot surgery, just ask for the Kyle Busch special,” […]

Sat, 12/5/15 – 9:55 | Comments Off on Busch, Gordon, Cruise Star In Major Vegas Show
Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Businessman/racer Bob Stallings says the decision to abandon his Hyundai Genesis Coupe project and move up the Pirelli World Challenge ladder as a McLaren customer in 2016 was all about activating and elevating the brand.
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced on Nov. 20 the Dallas-based team will campaign […]

Fri, 12/4/15 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR
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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Robin Pemberton will not return as Senior Vice President of Competition.
Pemberton joined the sanctioning body in August of 2004. Since that time, he has overseen all areas of NASCAR competition.
 
“Robin has left an indelible mark on the sport while at NASCAR,” said NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton. “He joined us at a […]

Tue, 12/1/15 – 19:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Top Cop Pemberton Leaving NASCAR
Mercedes’ Rosberg Ends Season With Win in Abu Dhabi
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Nico Rosberg out ran Mercedes AMG teammate and long-crowned 2015 Formula One teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix On Sunday.
Hamilton, who clinched the championship at the U.S. Grand Prix last month, finished 8.2 seconds behind Rosberg at the Yas Marina road course.
The victory was the sixth of the season for Germany’s […]

Sun, 11/29/15 – 13:56 | Comments Off on Mercedes’ Rosberg Ends Season With Win in Abu Dhabi
Ol’ Dave Takes Spin In Ol’ Calhoun Around Ol’ Indy
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A grinning, gray-bearded David Letterman realized the ride of a lifetime last summer, when he completed four laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in an iconic open-wheel Roadster.
“Nobody in their right mind should let me do this,” Letterman tells Dan Carney in “David Letterman Is Not Slowing Down” as featured in the December issue of […]

Thu, 11/26/15 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Ol’ Dave Takes Spin In Ol’ Calhoun Around Ol’ Indy
A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the […]

Tue, 11/24/15 – 13:23 | 2 Comments
The Perfect Ending Gutted By An Imperfect Sport
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A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

Mon, 11/23/15 – 9:26 | One Comment
Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship
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Racers have been wondering for years when super-talented driver Kyle Busch would finally win a Sprint Cup championship. They got their answer Sunday when Busch won the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, with it, the 2015 crown.
The victory and championship came with Busch doing what he does best – using mastery on a restart […]

Sun, 11/22/15 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship
Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche works drivers closed-out the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Saturday by claiming drivers’ championships in the Le Mans Prototype 1 and GTE-Pro classes during the Six Hours of Bahrain.
A fifth-place finish by Timo Bernhard of Germany, Brendon Hartley of New Zealand and Mark Webber of Australia in the No. […]

Sun, 11/22/15 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain