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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon

American endurance racing team DragonSpeed will run a partial IndyCar Series schedule in 2019 to prepare for fulltime INDYCAR participation in 2020.  

Team Principal Elton Julian announced that DragonSpeed will compete in five races next season, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500, powered by Chevrolet engines and with driver Ben Hanley.

Founded by Julian in 2007 to […]

Wed, 12/19/18 – 20:08 | Comments Off on IndyCar Welcomes Back The Dragon
Barrichello To Do Rolex
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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

Tue, 12/11/18 – 10:27 | Comments Off on Barrichello To Do Rolex
Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
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John Paul Jr. in the cockpit of his Formula Ford.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior

Few racing car drivers arrive with as much star talent as John Paul Jr. and none from his own era met such a star-crossed career. It’s fitting that a novelist, Sylvia Wilkinson, has composed his biography.

Titled 50/50 – Race Car Driver […]

Tue, 12/11/18 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
Nemechek On The Move
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John Hunter Nemechek is headed to a new team in 2019. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

By John Sturbin/Senior

John Hunter Nemechek has joined GMS Racing and team-owner Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. for the full 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season in a bid for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

Nemechek, of Mooresville, N.C., ran […]

Sun, 12/9/18 – 19:08 | Comments Off on Nemechek On The Move
Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday that it has hired 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch to drive its No. 1 Camaro in 2019.
Busch, who has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing the past several years, will take the place of Jamie McMurray in the No. 1 car.
“I am tremendously proud to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing […]

Tue, 12/4/18 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Joins Ganassi Racing
Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will pay a return visit to the Indianapolis 500 next year it was announced on Tuesday.
The Spanish driver will drive a Chevrolet Powered car and be sponsored by McLaren, the company for which he has driven in Formula 1.
Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 […]

Tue, 12/4/18 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
First-time live FOX broadcast network coverage of the annual NHRA SpringNationals from Houston Raceway in Baytown, Texas, highlights the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
The FOX broadcast network schedule also includes live coverage of the summertime “Western Swing” through the Denver, Sonoma (Calif.) and Seattle markets as well as the prestigious Chevrolet […]

Sat, 11/24/18 – 13:14 | Comments Off on NHRA Getting More Live Coverage
Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Any question as to who was now overseeing NASCAR was quickly addressed by NASCAR President Steve Phelps Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway during a lengthy press conference regarding the state of the sport.  
“Our chairman and CEO is Jim France,” Phelps said. “For those of you who have gone to all of the […]

Mon, 11/19/18 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Hopes High For Jim France’s NASCAR
The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Joey Logano possessed one dream as a child – to be a NASCAR champion. On Sunday at Homestead-Motor Speedway his dream finally became reality.
With a Ford that was powerful on the short runs, Logano bolted into the lead with 12 laps remaining and stretched his advantage to […]

Mon, 11/19/18 – 8:06 | Comments Off on The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled
Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer

In the lead-up to Sunday’s season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, “The big three and me.”
In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked “me” hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in […]

Sun, 11/18/18 – 19:31 | Comments Off on Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’