Thu, 23/11/17 – 10:37 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

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Lotus Joins IndyCar Engine Wars
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A genuine “engine war” is looming for domestic open-wheel racing in 2012, when Group Lotus will build an engine and aero kit for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Lotus, generally credited with triggering the “rear-engine revolution” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1963, unveiled plans to produce its first Indy-car engine on Thursday […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 8:04 | One Comment
Knaus Has A Different View Of This Season Finale
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s been five years since crew chief Chad Knaus arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his No. 48 Chevrolet trailing someone else in the points.
Knaus and driver Jimmie Johnson have not only been leading the standings heading into the finale each of the past four years, they have been in relatively […]

Fri, 11/19/10 – 7:40 | Comments Off on Knaus Has A Different View Of This Season Finale
With A Little Luck, The Dark Horse Could Romp
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the three contenders head to Homestead-Miami Speedway to decide the Sprint Cup championship, the talk on the street and on the Net is about which of the them – Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson or Kevin Harvick – will prevail.
At the Trading Post, a boots and blue jeans store just […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 15:49 | One Comment
Ryan Newman’s Comeback Is Already Under Way
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Compare lists of 2010 disappointments in Sprint Cup racing and you’ll likely find Ryan Newman right near the top on all of them.
After moving to Tony Stewart’s new team in 2009, both Stewart and Newman made it to the postseason. That was a big surprise for a brand new team, but it also ratcheted up […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 7:28 | One Comment
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AAA Texas has secured multi-year title sponsorship rights to the National Hot Rod Association’s Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex beginning next season.
Scheduled for Sept. 22-25, 2011, the rebadged AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will be the second of six races in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, the sanctioning body’s playoff-style format to determine […]

Thu, 11/18/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on AAA Title Sponsor at Motorplex
Disgruntled Tuner Austin Coil Splits With Force
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Hall of Fame crew chief Austin Coil says his resignation from John Force Racing was largely a financial decision, augmented by “some animosities” lingering from Force’s winless 2009 NHRA Funny Car season.
“I had not been happy with the financial situation since the reorganization because of the economy,” Coil said during […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 22:24 | 29 Comments
Harris: The Chase Has/Is Doing Its Job
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Matt Kenseth inevitably gets the blame for making the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) championship so boring with his solid consistency in 2003 that NASCAR’s overseers decided something new and revolutionary was necessary.
Quiet Matt led virtually the entire season in ’03, taking any positive energy out of the title race. […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 16:22 | 3 Comments
Is All Cool On the No. 11 Team?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin looked like he had just seen Willie Nelson naked as he sat on the pit wall following last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Phoenix. With microphones and cameras in his face, he just kind of stared straight ahead and fumbled for words.
The scene had to leave NASCAR Nation […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 9:26 | 2 Comments
Woody: Big-Leaguer Swipes Lunch Money Again
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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At the start of the season I wondered which Sprint Cup major-leaguer would dominate the second-tier Nationwide Series and (as usual) steal the little guys’ lunch money.
The verdict is in: Brad Keselowski.
Keselowski won in a romp, officially tying the bow at Texas Motor Speedway a week ago. It was over long […]

Wed, 11/17/10 – 7:30 | 3 Comments
Minter: Bodine Chased From Spotlight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The championship of the Sprint Cup circuit has a way of overshadowing about everything else in motorsports. That’s why Trevor Bayne’s amazing Cup debut at Texas Motor Speedway wasn’t one of the biggest stories coming out of that race and why Carl Edwards’ win at Phoenix last week, one that […]

Tue, 11/16/10 – 14:01 | One Comment