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Steve Torrence’s pursuit of his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship will resume in Round 5 of the Countdown to the Championship in a new Capco Contractors dragster and the full support of his family.
Forty-eight hours after smacking the concrete guard wall at Texas Motorplex in Ennis at more than 320 mph and reducing his […]

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Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
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Qualifying for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 sports car race was held on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and the new Cadillac’s stole the show.
On the pole for the event, which kicks off the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge series, was the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa […]

Fri, 01/27/17 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Co-drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran of Action Express Racing have tasted and savored the main course in North American sports car racing as they won last year’s prototype division in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
This week, they’re up for a little dessert.
Driving the No. 31 Cadillac, the two are […]

Fri, 01/27/17 – 9:16 | Comments Off on Defending Prototype Champs Chase First Rolex Win
Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor are great drivers, a great story and great interviews. But, as they found out in recent weeks, they have been relegated to support players to ad hoc teammate Jeff Gordon for this weekend’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona.
In a Tweet circulated last month, […]

Thu, 01/26/17 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Gordon Driven To Get Himself A New Wristwatch
Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski said Wednesday he still believed NASCAR’s concussion protocol was lacking, but he had read an article that he felt bode well for the future.
 “I think it was Northwestern University that has made some huge studies and potential breakthroughs with respect to coming up with a […]

Wed, 01/25/17 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Statistics show Dale Earnhardt Jr. is entering his 19th season in NASCAR’s Cup Series, but for the third-generation driver it’s as if he’s beginning his career anew.
After missing 18 races last year due to concussion issues, Earnhardt returns a different person. He’s calm, comfortable with himself and […]

Wed, 01/25/17 – 16:44 | Comments Off on A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch said Tuesday they enjoyed the international competition in the Race of Champions, but the European drivers’ ability to party at night and then race the next day left them scratching their heads.
 “It’s a chaotic, frat house feel,” Kurt Busch said about the […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 21:53 | Comments Off on Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Tuesday he feels more pressure to be the proper leader in the sport than to compete for an eighth title.
“I’ve felt like there hasn’t been a lot of pressure on me through six and seven (championships) because I
never even thought I’d […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive
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NASCAR “stakeholders” took to the airwaves on Monday to present and laud what they touted as “enhancements” to their sport. A better term for the radical changes that will render the sport almost unrecognizable to the framers of the grand old series might be “Hail Mary”.
NASCAR is in trouble. The sport that was arguably the […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 16:17 | One Comment
The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives, team owners, drivers and track owners were extremely positive Monday when the sanctioning body announced the most drastic race format change in its history, but several questions remained with the season opening events in the three national touring series just weeks away.
Will the fans be […]

Mon, 01/23/17 – 21:12 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
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NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, N.C, that kicked off the […]

Mon, 01/23/17 – 18:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product