Thu, 1/12/16 – 17:12 | No Comment

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Haas’ Gutierrez Cracks Top 6 In Testing In Spain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Esteban Gutierrez methodically advanced up the timing chart during his preseason testing debut for Haas F1 Team Tuesday, logging 79 laps around Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain en route to a sixth-place overall result.
Gutierrez’s trouble-free run in the No. 21 VF-16, powered by the Ferrari 061 turbo V-6, […]

Tue, 02/23/16 – 19:26 | Comments Off on Haas’ Gutierrez Cracks Top 6 In Testing In Spain
F1 Vet Rossi Joins Andretti IndyCar Stable
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s Formula One aspirations officially have been placed on-hold. The last American to compete in F1, Rossi was introduced Tuesday as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The 24-year-old Californian will drive the No. 98 Honda, following a merger last week with Bryan Herta […]

Tue, 02/23/16 – 18:11 | Comments Off on F1 Vet Rossi Joins Andretti IndyCar Stable
America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team recorded its historic first laps “in anger” Monday during preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain, where Romain Grosjean logged a total of 31 laps in the VF-16 after the team dealt with its first parts failure.
After a physical unveil of the No. 8 VF-16 at […]

Mon, 02/22/16 – 18:00 | Comments Off on America’s Haas F1 Team Takes To The Track
A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
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One year after Kyle Busch lay in a hospital bed in Daytona Beach, Fla., wondering if he would ever drive again due to severe foot and leg injuries he suffered in the 2015 Xfinity Series season opener, the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion produced his best-ever finish in the Daytona 500.
Placing third to fellow Toyota drivers […]

Mon, 02/22/16 – 9:22 | Comments Off on A Changed Kyle Busch Logs Best Finish In A 500
Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
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Denny Hamlin hit the finish line inches ahead of Martin Truex Jr. to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
The margin of victory – .01 seconds –was the closest in the history of NASCAR’s most important race.
The victory was the first in a 500 for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the 27th of his […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Closest Daytona 500 In History
Haas Gives Glimpse Of F1 Car
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The VF-16, Haas F1 Team’s first race car, officially broke cover Sunday in preparation for Monday’s opening preseason test at the Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Spain.
Drivers Romain Grosjean, of France, and Mexican Esteban Gutierrez are scheduled to test the VF-16 at Barcelona Monday through Thursday and again before its debut race, the season-opening Australian
Grand Prix March 20 in Melbourne, Australia.
Origin […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Haas Gives Glimpse Of F1 Car
Highs and Lows From Days And Nights At Daytona
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The days are long, the spring-break motels barnyard smelly, the traffic infuriating, the editors clueless, the food unhealthy and the work rooms crowded with flu-ridden and increasingly testy colleagues.
Boy, it’s tough not being in Daytona for Speedweeks this February simply because it’s, well, Daytona with cars on the track. Enough said.
Most memorable Speedweeks moments from […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 9:20 | One Comment
Elliott Keeps Winning Things In Daytona
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Chase Elliott continued his Speedweeks’ run for glory Saturday by winning the Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott, who won the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500 last Sunday, held off Joey Logano to get the victory on Saturday.
Elliott, the 20-year-old son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, led much […]

Sun, 02/21/16 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Elliott Keeps Winning Things In Daytona
Sauter Gets Win, Probable Chase Berth In Daytona Truck Race
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It appears that Johnny Sauter has become the first non-Sprint Cup driver to earn a berth in a NASCAR playoff.
Sauter won Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway and in doing so secured a spot in that series’ first-ever Chase, a seven-race playoff modeled after the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Sauter […]

Sat, 02/20/16 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Sauter Gets Win, Probable Chase Berth In Daytona Truck Race
Gordon Trades Driving For Talking At Daytona 500
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Come Sunday in the always intriguing Daytona 500, Jeff Gordon again will have a bird’s-eye view of the starting line, just as he did a year ago when he manned the pole position.
Except this season, Gordon won’t be staring down the green flag from the driver’s seat. Gordon, who retired following […]

Fri, 02/19/16 – 15:16 | One Comment