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With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

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New IndyCar Chassis Hits The Bricks At IMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season via a Dallara chassis that has been “reverse-engineered” made its on-track debut Tuesday during a day-long test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Inspired by “old favorite” designs but clearly pointing toward what’s “NEXT” for the series, the chassis […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 14:44 | Comments Off on New IndyCar Chassis Hits The Bricks At IMS
Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
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A couple of weeks ago, as I walked to my car in the driveway of my house, I saw what was left of a mauled cottontail rabbit. The rabbit had huge portions of its skin peeled away and much of its throat was ripped out. It was possibly the work of a hawk or an […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Has A Crown Jewel Turned To Paste?
Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-NASCAR retirement as full-time driver officially will include more than trips to the grocery store for mayo.
Voted by fans as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years (2003-16), Junior will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage beginning in 2018. The TV gig was announced […]

Tue, 07/25/17 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. To Trade Nomex For A Blazer In ’18
Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
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Robert Hight’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the opening race of the NHRA’s annual summertime Western Swing immediately left the John Force Racing ace thinking 1-2-3 sweep!
Hight’s win over Tommy Johnson Jr. at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway was his first of the 2017 season, fourth on “The Mountain” in […]

Mon, 07/24/17 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Colorado Win Has Put Hight’s Sites On Western Sweep
Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
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Kasey Kahne won a bizarre Brickyard 400 under bizarre circumstances at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday evening.
Kahne, diving the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, won the race in front of virtually empty grandstands Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski of Team Penske finished second.
Third was Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing.
Penske’s teammate, Joey Logano, finished fourth while […]

Sun, 07/23/17 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Kahne Wins Bizarre Brickyard 400 Cup Race
Porsche Has Sweet Day At Lime Rock
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The thick, dark, hoppy beer had to be flowing like waterfalls in Weissach, Germany on Saturday as Porsche’s decision to revamp their iconic 911 GT Le Mans cars finally paid off and paid off big at Lime Rock.
The two-car Porsche GTLM Team finished 1-2 in the two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix at the Connecticut […]

Sun, 07/23/17 – 8:56 | Comments Off on Porsche Has Sweet Day At Lime Rock
‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kyle Busch says he was oh-so-close to joining Fernando Alonso as a one-off entrant in May’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500…until one of his bosses spiked the deal.
“I had it done last year _ sold and everything ready to go _ and I’ve got a boss that said ‘No!’ […]

Sun, 07/23/17 – 7:58 | Comments Off on ‘Boss’ Put Brakes on Kyle Busch’s Indy 500 Bid
Pritchett Leads Top Fuel Field Into Mile High Eliminations
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Leah Pritchett has been to the top of “The Mountain” and conquered it Saturday, when the Don Schumacher Racing/Mopar Top Fuel dragster driver claimed her fourth pole of the season as time trials concluded for the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Morrison, Colo.
Pritchett’s 1,000-foot run of 3.733-seconds at 326.74 mph shattered Bandimere Speedway’s […]

Sun, 07/23/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Pritchett Leads Top Fuel Field Into Mile High Eliminations
Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard
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Kyle Busch on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His fast lap was at 187.301 mph and in .48.051 seconds at the 2.5-mile flat track.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing, edged Stewart Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick by .25 seconds to win […]

Sat, 07/22/17 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives To Cup Pole At Brickyard
Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy
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Teenager William Byron held off NASCAR Cup Series veterans Paul Menard and Joey Logano over Saturday’s final laps to become the youngest winner of a major race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, capturing victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250 Xfinity Series race.
Byron _ at 19 years, 7 months _ edged Menard by 0.108-seconds in […]

Sat, 07/22/17 – 18:21 | Comments Off on Teen Byron Collects Xfinity Win At Indy