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William Byron won the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and also became the 2017 Rookie of the Year on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished two places behind race-winner Cole Custer.
Byron is only the second driver to win the Series championship in his rookie season (Chase Elliott being the other in 2014).
Byron outlasted Championship […]

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Racin’ News: Recuperating A.J. Foyt To Miss St. Pete
In racin’ news today, Saturday, March 26:
(In this package – A.J. Foyt to miss St. Pete; Davey Hamilton to driver for Dreyer & Reinbold; Dan Wheldon gets ride for the 500; Marcus Gronholm flying high. This package will be updated as news develops today.)
Larry Foyt will be calling the shots this weekend for the ABC […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 10:17 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Recuperating A.J. Foyt To Miss St. Pete
Pedley: Add Irrelevance To NASCAR’s Woes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Two very important American races were held last weekend. Only one left its promoters smiling. Why?
It’s a fool’s quest to think that a question like that can be answered with a simple, short, one-reason-covers-everything explanation. In truth, there may be as many explanations as there are race fans.
But in debates […]

Sat, 03/26/11 – 9:01 | 9 Comments
Montoya Sets The Pace In Sprint Cup Qualifying
Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway with a lap at 184.653 mph on Friday.
The pole was the sixth of Montoya’s career. His last pole came at Talladega last October.
Montoya, driving an Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, heads into Sunday’s race eighth in points – 20 behind leader […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 20:27 | Comments Off on Montoya Sets The Pace In Sprint Cup Qualifying
Power Powerful In St. Pete
Team Penske’s Will Power pace the first day of practice for Sunday’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday.
Power, the defending champion in St. Petersburg, topped the speed chart with a lap of 1 minute, 3.3759 seconds late in the hour-long afternoon session on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course.
“I was very surprised to be P1, […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Power Powerful In St. Pete
TRG To Jump To Fords
Mooresville, N.C. – NASCAR team-owner Kevin Buckler has confirmed that his TRG Motorsports Sprint Cup Series team will switch from Chevrolet Impalas to Ford Fusions supplied by Roush Fenway Racing beginning at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
Additionally, power will be provided by Roush/Yates Engines beginning with practice and qualifying for the Samsung Mobile 500 in […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 19:19 | Comments Off on TRG To Jump To Fords
Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The talking points of Graham Rahal’s on-again/off-again IZOD IndyCar Series career neatly have been notched on the Streets of St. Pete.
Rahal recorded his first win in his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 6, 2008, becoming the youngest series winner at 19 years, 93-days-old. One year later, the […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event
Harvick Not Happy About Slow Start To Season
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Kevin Harvick has not gotten off to the kind of start he and his Richard Childress Racing team hoped for.
After four NASCAR Sprint Cup races, Harvick is 15th in the standings and full of mixed feelings.
On one hand, he’s delighted with the way the No. 29 Chevrolet team is working […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 6:50 | One Comment
Woody: Was Bristol Half Empty Or Half Full?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Like everybody else, I was surprised by the vacant seats at Bristol Motor Speedway last Sunday – gaps as glaring as missing front teeth in a smiling beauty-queen contestant.
Some estimates place the attendance at around 130,000 — 30,000 below capacity.
Since then all the talk has been how the empties are […]

Thu, 03/24/11 – 13:08 | 12 Comments
KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
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With the addition of Tony Kanaan to his IZOD IndyCar Series roster, Jimmy Vasser believes KV Racing Technology has signed “the sport’s best teammate” – and the driver who can break the Ganassi-Penske open-wheel monopoly in 2011.
Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, saw a tumultuous offseason end on Monday when he was introduced as driver […]

Thu, 03/24/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t […]

Wed, 03/23/11 – 15:11 | 4 Comments