Wed, 4/03/15 – 19:26 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Saavedra Wins Pole After Hunter-Reay Slips In Rain
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Verizon IndyCar Series drivers have said to “expect the unexpected” on the revised Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sebastian Saavedra’s first pole and Verizon P1 Award fits neatly into that idea.
Saavedra, a 23-year-old native of Bogota, Colombia, claimed his first series pole during [...]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Busch Overtakes Kansas Curse; Wins In Truck
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – As a Sprint Cup driver, Kyle Busch has been a disaster at Kansas Speedway. As a Camping World Truck Series driver, he has become a winner.
Busch led a race-best 104 laps at the 1.5-mile tri-oval in winning Friday night’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race [...]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 0:20 | Comments Off
Tires Get Post-Practice OK From Drivers At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan – Notebook items for the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway:
* Tires get quick endorsement from drivers
* Johnson revisits Talladega incident
* Bowyer feeling his age, with baby on the way
* Allmendinger ‘lobbying’ for Sprint All-Star Race fan vote
The two NASCAR Sprint Cup practices are [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Kansas Cup Race To Feature Plenty Of Speed
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The fastest field in the 13-year history of Kansas Speedway will usher in the inaugural Sprint Cup race under the lights on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday night.
Less than two years after the first complete repaving job in the history of the facility, more than half of the field shattered Matt Kenseth’s previous [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Young Blaney’s Future Is Sprint Cup, Not Sprint Cars
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dave Blaney was a short track monster. He was a Silver Crown champion and a World of Outlaws champion. He won the Knoxville Nationals and the Gold Cup at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He’s a dirt-track owner and recently voted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
Now he has [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 13:40 | One Comment
Big Oval Newbies Take To The Track At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On the advice of team-owner Dale Coyne, road-racing specialist Carlos Huertas has adjusted to the idea of left turns only for the 98th edition of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“I was a bit unsure (about oval-track racing) because I never did it before. And because I had a late [...]

Tue, 05/6/14 – 7:31 | Comments Off
Camping World Signs Title Sponsorship Extension
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The Camping World Truck Series will remain the Camping World Truck Series through the 2022 season it was announced on Monday.
The camping and RV dealer reached a seven-year agreement with NASCAR to continue on as title sponsor of the series.
“The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has one of the most consistent and durable audiences in [...]

Mon, 05/5/14 – 10:14 | Comments Off
P2 Car Gets First Tudor Victory
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A P2 Prototype got its first victory in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series Sunday when the team of Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek drove their No. 2 Tequila Patrón HPD ARX-03b/Honda to victory in the Continental Tire Grand Prix of Monterey powered by Mazda.
Their averaged speed was 97.318 mph in the two-hour, caution-free [...]

Mon, 05/5/14 – 7:51 | Comments Off
Hamlin Claims Talladega With Yellow Flag Victory
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Denny Hamlin had the lead when debris forced a caution with less than a lap to go and that gave him the victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team, and it likely put him in the Chase [...]

Sun, 05/4/14 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Talladega Produces Magic On This Day
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega bound. When pulling out from Atlanta and heading west, the anticipation begins along with the uneasiness. At the Alabama line, the ambivalence hits top dead center. You just never know what to expect at the stock car behemoth.
On this day, it’s all on the up and [...]

Sat, 05/3/14 – 20:15 | One Comment