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On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Ganassi Issues Warnings About The Future
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi’s passion for auto racing started early.
When he was 5 years old, Ganassi’s father went to Indianapolis to take part in an equipment auction and took in the 1963 Indy 500 while he was there. The elder Ganassi came home with an 8 millimeter film of the race.
“I watched [...]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
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Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway to capture the pole for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Danica’s Schedule Unveiled
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Danica Patrick will compete in 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series races with the possibility of 13 in her debut season with JR Motorsports, co-owner and general manager Kelley Earnhardt announced today.
The only event uncertain on Patrick’s schedule is the Feb. 13 season opener at Daytona International Speedway.  The car is entered in the event, but its [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:52 | One Comment
Jimmie In Grand-Am Wreck
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Jimmie Johnson was unhurt but his Grand-American Series car was badly wrecked during an accident Thursday in practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The four-time and defending Sprint Cup champion was driving the No. 99 Daytona Prototype for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing.
Stallings said the incident twisted the chassis, with Jimmie Johnson bruised but OK.
“He [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:29 | Comments Off
George Closes Vision Racing
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Vision Racing, the team owned by Indy Racing League founder Tony George, has suspended operations and is not expected to compete in the upcoming IndyCar Series season.
The team is co-owned by actor Patrick Dempsey.
George’s stepson, Ed Carpenter, drove for the team, which was started in 2005 when George bought the assets of former IRL team [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 15:04 | 2 Comments
Koretsky, Stanfield Team Up
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Kenny Koretsky has been intertwined with NHRA Pro Stock racing for more than 25 years, but the words championship contenders were seldom uttered when discussing his teams.
But that is about to change.
The popular team owner announced Thursday that he, driver/engine builder Greg Stanfield and Indicom Electric owner Greg Hill, another factory hot rod enthusiast, have [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:52 | Comments Off
Dirt Notes: TMS To Host Championship
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Fort Worth, Texas _ Entries for next month’s Texas World Dirt Track Championship are beginning to roll in, as over 80 drivers have pre-registered for the Feb. 25-27 event.
One of the largest dirt track races in the country, the Texas World Dirt Track Championship features SUPR Late Models, Modified and Limited Modified divisions. The event [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:41 | Comments Off
Piquet Jr. To Drive At Daytona
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Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet, Jr., will make his American stock-car driving debut in the ARCA Series race next month in Daytona Beach. He will drive a Toyota for Eddie Sharp Racing.
The 24-year-old is the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Nelson Piquet. From 1993 until 2001, Piquet ran in Brazilian karting, later moving to [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 14:35 | 2 Comments
‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ‘09
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It was two races into the 2009 Sprint Cup season and Drew Blickensderfer had gone from being the new guy with the funny name to a history-making crew chief with an impressive nickname.
He had won point-paying Cup races the first two times he climbed atop a pitbox and one of those races was NASCAR’s biggie. [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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What happens when a car company known for its racing heritage gets acquired by another car company where one of the brands is also known for its racing heritage?
As the curtain is set to rise on the circuit racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the question concerns the company [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 7:52 | 4 Comments