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AJ Foyt Racing’s complete sweep of its two-car driver lineup has stretched from Waller, Texas, to Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
The latter location is the hometown of Matheus Leist, named last week to wheel the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2018. Leist, 19, will team with fellow-Brazilian Tony Kanaan, who […]

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Contenders Have Tough Friday
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No member of the Championship 4 will start Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup  race anywhere near the front row at Homestead-Miami Speedway as all contenders had blah qualifying efforts on Friday.
Instead, non-contender Kevin Harvick (177.637 mph) will start from the pole while fellow non-contender Brad Keselowski will line up second on Sunday.
Rounding out the top […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Contenders Have Tough Friday
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
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Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – As retirement gifts at Texas Motor Speedway go, Tony Stewart could have done worse.
Consider that last November, TMS President Eddie Gossage presented retirement-bound/four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, and children Ella and Leo, a pair of Shetland ponies named Scout and Smoky…and a shovel…and […]

Thu, 11/17/16 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
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A.J. Foyt Racing will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a revamped Generation Next driver lineup featuring 24-year-old Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly as part of a Texas-sized house-cleaning extending from the team’s base outside Houston to its new satellite shop in Speedway, Ind.
“Both of our drivers are very young and they’ve got […]

Wed, 11/16/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
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Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]

Tue, 11/15/16 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
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Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
They joined Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) as 2016 champs; Brown clinched his crown the previous race weekend while Capps clinched with […]

Mon, 11/14/16 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Speedway in overtime and in doing so secured a spot in next weekend’s four-driver Championship 4 Chase playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Man this feels good,” the Team Penske driver said in Victory Lane. “I never felt this good about a win before. There’s so […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Logano Wins PIR; Championship Race Field Set
Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
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Is Ben Kennedy being groomed to take over the NASCAR family business? It sure sounds like it.
The NASCAR Wire Service reports that during a keynote presentation Friday at Transitions West 2016, a family business conference held in Phoenix – site of this weekend’s racing – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France shared stories of advice […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 16:21 | Comments Off on Brian France Talks About The Family Business In Phoenix
Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Rising NHRA Pro Stock contender Alex Laughlin never has lacked for self-confidence, dating to his football-playing days as a high school freshman and sophomore in North Texas.
“I went to Stephenville High School and they’re super-big on football,” said Laughlin, 28, briefly recalling those gridiron glory days from inside his hauler […]

Sun, 11/13/16 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Laughlin Picks Tree Lights Over Friday Night Lights