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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015
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John Force Racing announced Saturday that PEAK anti-freeze and engine coolant will be the primary sponsor of John Force’s Funny Car for a majority in the 2015 season.
Peak will also be continuing as a major associate sponsor on Robert Hight, Courtney Force, and Brittany Force’s cars.
“I’m committed to continuing to lead a championship team and […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 18:27 | Comments Off on Force Announces Primary Sponsor For 2015
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Eyes The Texas Triple
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch won his 70th career NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday when he held off Joey Logano at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch’s victory gave Joe Gibbs Racing is 100th victory in the series. The victory also puts Busch in position to pull off the Texas Triple as he also […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 18:01 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race; Eyes The Texas Triple
TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying
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Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off on TMS Producing Big Speed As Stewart Cracks 200 MPH Barrier in Qualifying
Kyle Busch Wins Texas Truck Race
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Kyle Busch took the checkered flag under caution at the end of a green-white-checkered-flag run to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
ThorSport Racing’s Jeb Burton finished second, followed by Timothy Peters, polesitter Tyler Reddick and series leader Matt Crafton.

The victory was Busch’s seventh of the season, […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Texas Truck Race
Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car
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Two-time NHRA world championship crew chief Jimmy Prock has been added to Jack Beckman’s Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car tuning team for this weekend’s 14th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Prock was hired by Don Schumacher Racing on Oct. 23, one day following his release by 16-time world champion […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Prock Goes To Work On Beckman’s Car
Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas
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In the thick of the battle to earn another NHRA Funny Car world championship, John Force raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot pass in 4.039-seconds at 318.54 mph to top the […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:51 | Comments Off on Medlen-Tuned John Force Car Takes Early Lead in Vegas
USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – A common fixture in NASCAR and INDYCAR-sanctioned racing, the idea of three-car Formula One teams is gaining limited traction as the governing FIA looks to fill vacant grid spots created by a pair of teams sidelined via budget woes.
The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham F1 teams are […]

Sat, 11/1/14 – 6:45 | Comments Off on USGP Notes: Three-Car F1 Teams Being Pondered
Earnhardt Jr.’s Martinsville Win Was Easy To Enjoy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter emotionally described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers […]

Thu, 10/30/14 – 8:12 | One Comment
Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The financially strapped Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams will sit-out this weekend’s third annual United States Grand Prix, reducing the starting grid at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, from 22 to 18 cars.
Already reeling from the life-threatening head injuries suffered by Frenchman Jules Bianchi during the Japanese […]

Thu, 10/30/14 – 6:57 | Comments Off on Reduced Grid To Start U.S. Grand Prix At COTA
Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory Sunday in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the third-generation driver secured the grandfather clock trophy he had wanted since he was a boy. He also provided a twist to the Chase’s Eliminator Round.
With only two races remaining to […]

Mon, 10/27/14 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Junior’s Win, Kenseth’s Spin Shake Up The Chase