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Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

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Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski believes his job entails more than winning races and representing his sponsors, it’s also important for him to promote the sport so it’s there for future generations.
“I am eating the fruits off a tree produced by generations before me; by Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip […]

Wed, 01/24/18 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Keselowski Knows Who Buttered His Bread
Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If momentum means anything in auto racing, the Tequila Patron ESM team should be something to watch in this coming weekend’s Rolex 24 IMSA WeatherTech series race at Daytona International Speedway.
ESM Nissan Onroak DPi cars won two of the final three races in 2017 – at Road America in Elkhart Lake, […]

Wed, 01/24/18 – 13:12 | Comments Off on Rolex 24 Notes: ESM Arrives On A Roll
Childress Cars Will Be Running Leaner This Year
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing became a leaner organization at the conclusion of the 2017 season and it’s a change that Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric believe will strengthen RCR this year.
Last year, RCR fielded three full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and five in the Xfinity Series. […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 19:32 | One Comment
TMS Adds Lounges
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A new club seating area featuring indoor and outdoor lounges will be unveiled at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR doubleheader weekend set for April 6-8.
Known as the Restart BAR Zone Club, the area will be located approximately 26 rows above the Restart Zone at the start of the dogleg section on […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 17:27 | Comments Off on TMS Adds Lounges
Indy 500 Point Production Among 2018 Changes
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The amount of championship points earned for Indianapolis 500 qualifying is among updates and procedural modifications included in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Official Rule Book distributed to teams by sanctioning body INDYCAR.
Qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 are set for May 19-20, a week ahead of the 102nd running of the race on May 27. This year, […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 17:20 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Point Production Among 2018 Changes
Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Several recent marketing campaigns focus on the young drivers entering the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and that bothers 32-year-old Kyle Busch.
“We’ve paid our dues, and our sponsors have and everything else, and all you’re doing is advertising all these younger guys for fans to figure out and pick up on and […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 17:14 | Comments Off on Veteran Kyle Busch Advocates For Young Gun Control
Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Perhaps Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. provided the best summation of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new challenging road course Monday when he said it would “break some people’s hearts.”
That’s heartbreak that could come in the form of elimination from the playoffs.
“It’s a wildcard for […]

Tue, 01/23/18 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Things Could Get Wild On The Road At CMS
New Aero Kits Addressed At IndyCar Address
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With its new-for-2018 universal chassis serving as backdrop/prop, INDYCAR executive Mark Miles recently delivered what amounted to a “State of the Sport” address covering the Verizon IndyCar Series and its constituents.
Miles _ CEO of Hulman & Company, parent of sanctioning body INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ spoke during last […]

Mon, 01/22/18 – 18:35 | Comments Off on New Aero Kits Addressed At IndyCar Address
500 Winners Collect ‘Baby Borgs’
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Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato has taken possession of a career-defining piece of Verizon IndyCar Series hardware.
Sato and team-owner Michael Andretti each received BorgWarner Championship trophies, also known as the “Baby Borg,” to commemorate their thrilling victory in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last May.
BorgWarner Inc. President/CEO […]

Sat, 01/20/18 – 18:15 | Comments Off on 500 Winners Collect ‘Baby Borgs’
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A class of five inductees, including dedicated engine-builder Robert Yates, was enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night during ceremonies conducted in the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center.
Yates, Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Ken Squier make up 2018’s ninth class of […]

Sat, 01/20/18 – 9:13 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of ’18