Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Force’s Comeback Continues
John Force continued to show that he’s back to his old form Saturday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals as the 14-time NHRA Funny Car world champion raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in more than two years.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also earned No. 1 positions in their respective […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Force’s Comeback Continues
Kyle Busch Edges Biffle For Exciting NNS Victory

Kyle Busch passed Greg Biffle for the lead on the final lap and won Saturday’s Stater Bros. 300 Nationwide Series Race at Auto Club Speedway.
The margin of victory .05 seconds.
“That’s crazy,” Busch said. “That’s some racing there.”
Biffle finished second, Brad Keselowski was third and Carl Edwards was fourth.
Joey Logano led 130 of 150 laps but […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 20:07 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Edges Biffle For Exciting NNS Victory
Logano On NNS Pole; Danica 36th
Joey Logano won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s Stater Brothers 300 Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway with a lap at 181.282 mph.
It was Logano’s eighth career pole.
Logano’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, qualified second fastest.
Third was  Brian Scott, who had the best qualifying effort of his Nationwide career, while Carl Edwards […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Logano On NNS Pole; Danica 36th
Top Fuel’s Cory Mac Sick Of Being Second
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Chandler, Ariz. – When Cory McClenathan looks in the mirror, he doesn’t see Mark Martin. But maybe he should.
Aside from the machinery they drive, McClenathan and Martin share strikingly similar careers, and woes.
Like Martin, a fan favorite and one of the most respected drivers in the NASCAR garage, McClenathan is […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Top Fuel’s Cory Mac Sick Of Being Second
NASCAR Notes: McMurray Serves Up Buck Day
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Fontana, Calif. – Jamie McMurray’s win in last weekend’s Daytona 500 proved to be a financial windfall for 2,000 NASCAR fans in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway agreed to sell 2,000 frontstretch tickets for next month’s Kobalt Tools 500 with the price determined by the winning car number of the Great American Race.
McMurray’s victory in the No. 1 Chevrolet […]

Sat, 02/20/10 – 7:40 | One Comment
Kalitta Paces Top Fuel In Phoenix
Doug Kalitta, Matt Hagan, and Mike Edwards were the low on Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Int’l Raceway outside of Phoenix.
Winternationals runner-up Kalitta grabbed the No. 1 qualifying spot from the man who beat him in Pomona, event champ Larry Dixon, who led after the first session, supplanting Dixon’s 3.837 with a 3.825 […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 21:32 | Comments Off on Kalitta Paces Top Fuel In Phoenix
McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole
Jamie McMurray followed up his victory in last Sunday’s Daytona by winning the pole for the Auto Club 500 on Friday.
McMurray, a native of Joplin, Mo., posted a lap at 183.744 mph.
McMurray will share the front row for Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.
“I think this says […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 20:31 | Comments Off on McMurray Stays Hot, Earns Pole
US F1 Appears Finished
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The race is on at US F1 to find an exit strategy to its failed bid to join the Formula One world championship. With the F1 season opener at Bahrain looming and pre-season testing drawing to a close, US F1 is out of money, has not completed its car and has yet to pick up […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 20:01 | 5 Comments
JaguarRSR announced Friday that Ryan Dalziel has been signed to the driver line up for competition in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
“I am so excited to be part of such an amazing brand like Jaguar,” said Dalziel. “Coming from the United Kingdom I naturally grew up following Jaguar’s racing heritage and admiring their cars. […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 17:41 | One Comment
Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief
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Fontana, Calif. – Directing Matt Kenseth to an eighth-place finish in Sunday’s Daytona 500 wasn’t enough for Drew Blickensderfer to retain his job as crew chief of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 Ford.
The first shocking personnel move of the young NASCAR season was detailed by team owner Jack Roush during a press conference Friday morning […]

Fri, 02/19/10 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Roush Explains Why Kenseth Has New Crew Chief