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Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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Woody: It’s Time To Dump Lap-Leading Points
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When NASCAR tweaked its points system at the start of the season it should have made one more change:
It should stop awarding bonus points to each driver who leads a lap.
It’s become a travesty and a fraud. We see it in almost every race: a leader slows down and allows a teammate […]

Wed, 03/16/11 – 6:50 | 8 Comments
Castroneves, Penske Ace Test
The two-day IZOD IndyCar Series open test at Barber Motorsports Park started and ended with Team Penske in the spotlight.
Penske driver Helio Castroneves had top lap in Tuesday’s portion of the test on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park course.
Castroneves’ best lap (his 48th of 52) of 1 minute, 11.943 seconds in the No. 3 […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves, Penske Ace Test
Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
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The long-running jousting match between Audi and Peugeot continues at Sebring.
A day after a French Peugeot claimed top lap during testing for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, German car-maker Audi took its turn to top the speed charts on Tuesday.
Audi Sport Team Joest’s R15 prototype driven by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 19:12 | Comments Off on Audi Takes Its Turn At Sebring
Power Opens Test With Top Time
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Will Power apparently is more-than-ready to retain his title as reigning road/street-racing ace of the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Power, who won five road/street races en route to a runnerup finish in the 2010 point standings to Dario Franchitti, topped the first session of the series’ two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 7:15 | One Comment
Peugeot Looking Racy at Sebring

Peugeot eased out to a quick start at Sebring on Monday, but was closely followed by its long-time foil Audi.
A new factory Peugeot 908 – driven by Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy – turned a best lap of 1:47.678 (123.702 mph) during the first of two four-hour sessions in the lead-up to the […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 6:53 | One Comment
NASCAR Still Waiting For Sliced Bread To Rise
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Joey Logano is still two months from being able to legally enjoy a brew or a glass of wine.
Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that the tall, slim Joe Gibbs Racing driver is still a callow youth of 20. He’s already started his third full season in NASCAR’s elite Sprint Cup […]

Tue, 03/15/11 – 6:29 | 4 Comments
Petty And Andretti Headed Back To Indy
Richard Petty, it appears, is hooked on the Indianapolis 500.
It was announced Monday that Andretti Autosport  will again join forces with co-entrant Richard Petty Motorsports and primary sponsor Window World, Inc., to field an entry for IndyCar veteran John Andretti in this year’s 100 anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
John Andretti, who has made 11 […]

Mon, 03/14/11 – 13:21 | One Comment
IndyCar Raids NASCAR Rule Book
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Side-by-side restarts at all venues – and likely implementation of a NASCAR-inspired “Lucky Dog/free pass” – are the IZOD IndyCar Series’ latest attempts at ratcheting-up the quality of racing in 2011.
Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of competition and racing operations, announced Friday that side-by-side restarts will be in effect at all tracks starting with the season-opening […]

Mon, 03/14/11 – 8:34 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Car Wars Return At Sebring’s 12-Hour
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a time when I often worried about a possible conflict between the NASCAR weekend in Atlanta and the Sebring 12-hour. Before that, it didn’t matter, because I was young enough to cover the sports car endurance race on Saturday in south central Florida […]

Mon, 03/14/11 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Worsham Gets First Top Fuel Win
Del Worsham defeated seven-time champion Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher in the Top Fuel final round of the 42nd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.
In doing so, Worsham became the 15th driver in NHRA history to win races in Top Fuel and Funny Car.
The other winners at the second of 22 […]

Sun, 03/13/11 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Worsham Gets First Top Fuel Win