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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
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After a quick start which saw him win two of the first five races of the season, Jimmie Johnson fell into a major 2016 funk. On Friday, Johnson showed signs of renewed life as he won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
“We have had a lot of tough […]

Fri, 07/15/16 – 17:12 | Comments Off on Johnson Wins Pole In Loudon
Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. not be able to drive in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week because of “concussion-like symptoms”, Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement and take the wheel of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“If Dale is not able to go to Indianapolis, we […]

Fri, 07/15/16 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Gordon May Take Earnhardt’s Job At Brickyard
Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
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Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he has experienced “concussion-like symptoms”.
Earnhardt will be replaced by Alex Bowman in Loudon.
Earnhardt, who missed two races in 2012 because of a concussion he suffered after crashing during a tire test at […]

Thu, 07/14/16 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Earnhardt To Sit Out Loudon Race
New Book Examines Henry II vs. Enzo At Le Mans
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Victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans gave team-owner Chip Ganassi a taste of the nationalism permeating the world’s premier sports car endurance race, and it had nothing to do with the bouillabaisse served in Ford hospitality.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing reprised a wonderful chapter of American motor racing history by taking the new Ford […]

Thu, 07/14/16 – 14:32 | Comments Off on New Book Examines Henry II vs. Enzo At Le Mans
Brown Wins Route 66; Takes Top Fuel Points Lead
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Top Fuel superstar Antron Brown says he always feels like a gladiator when competing inside the stadium setting at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Brown and his Matco Tools team conquered every rival during the 19th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals Sunday for his third win of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series […]

Mon, 07/11/16 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Brown Wins Route 66; Takes Top Fuel Points Lead
Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
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Josef Newgarden drove to an easy victory in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The win was his first on an oval in IndyCar.
“We’ve been so close to winning at an oval race with this team,” he said, “we’ve had seconds.”
Now they have a first.
Newgarden drove his Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet to a 4.2-second […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Newgarden Rules In Winning Run At Iowa Speedway
Action Express Goes 1-2 At Mosport
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Corvette Daytona Prototype drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran combined to score their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory of the season Sunday when they rolled to victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The pair led 66 of the 125 laps in the two-hour and 40-minute race in the No. 31 Corvette DP, including the final […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Action Express Goes 1-2 At Mosport
Hamilton Wins In Native Britain
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Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday to cap a clean sweep of every competitive aspect of the race weekend.
Fastest in each practice session, fastest in qualifying and fastest in the race, Hamilton captured his 47th career Formula One victory, his fourth this season and second in a row.
Max […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 13:22 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins In Native Britain
Hagan P1 In Funny Car Qualifying
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Matt Hagan thundered to the No. 1 qualifying position with a track-record performance to lead the quickest Funny Car field in history Saturday at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals.
 It was the second pole of the season for Hagan, who navigated the Route 66 Raceway drag strip in Joliet, Ill., under the […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 11:37 | Comments Off on Hagan P1 In Funny Car Qualifying
Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Thanks to a fast car and dead-on fuel management, Brad Keselowski notched his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday night when he won at Kentucky Speedway.
Dead-on fuel management? Keselowski crossed the finish line at the newly repaved Kentucky 1.5-mile track with a fuel cell, the contents of […]

Sun, 07/10/16 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Keselowski Was A Cell Out In Winning At Kentucky