Mon, 30/03/15 – 7:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Helio On Top As Teams Set Sights On Time Trials
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Today is “Fast Friday” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and on cue, Helio Castroneves is on the gas and atop the speed chart for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
A three-time Indy 500 champion, Team Penske’s Castroneves cranked out a lap in 39.6186-seconds/227.166 mph during Thursday’s fifth day of practice [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Rain Keeps Trucks Garaged, Crafton Happy At CMS
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Crafton’s wish for rain to continue Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was granted, forcing cancellation of practice at the 1.5-mile track where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion tested two weeks ago.
“We feel like we have a pretty good balance on it,” Crafton said of [...]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Out To Pull Off The Indianapolis Sweep
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With one victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway already on his Month of May check-list, Simon Pagenaud is looking to complete his own/historic version of “The Double.”
Pagenaud emerged as winner of Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on IMS’ revised 2.439-mile/14-turn road-course. On Wednesday, the Frenchman cranked-out the fastest lap of [...]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 12:07 | Comments Off
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing [...]

Thu, 05/15/14 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Gordon Still Plenty Capable Of Winning Cup No. 5
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There’s an aura of maturity that surrounds Jeff Gordon these days. Perhaps it’s the result of  20-plus years of assaulting concrete walls at 180 mph or the equally impactful effect of twice becoming a father.
Whatever. But after winning last Saturday’s Sprint Cup race, it became evident [...]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 15:41 | Comments Off
Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Rookie Sebastian Saavedra got “back to business” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, logging seven laps before practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 was curtailed by rain.
The shortened session was significant for Saavedra, who returned to the cockpit after avoiding what could have been tragic consequences at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Grand [...]

Wed, 05/14/14 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Action Is Speeding Up In Practice At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay raised the speed ante by nearly 2 mph Monday during the second day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500, as Honda V6 power replaced Chevrolet’s twin-turbo at the top of the speed chart.
Hunter-Reay’s fast lap of 39.9955-seconds around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor [...]

Tue, 05/13/14 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Penske Looking Strong In Bid For Another 500 Win
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske’s bid for a record 16th Indianapolis 500 victory began with a sweep of the top three spots on the speed chart Sunday, as practice for the 98th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” opened at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Twenty-four car/driver combinations logged a total of 731 incident-free laps [...]

Mon, 05/12/14 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Magnifique In Historic Indianapolis Road Race
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

There may come a day when Simon Pagenaud is held in the same reverential esteem at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500.
After his victory in Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Pagenaud certainly can be mentioned in the same sentence as fellow French-born racers Jules Goux, Rene Thomas, Gaston [...]

Sun, 05/11/14 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Gordon Has A Night To Remember In Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was by .112 seconds and was the first of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway.
The [...]

Sat, 05/10/14 – 23:56 | One Comment