Thu, 29/01/15 – 20:49 | No Comment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he [...]

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Busch Wins NNS Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch  pulled away from the field after the final restart with nine laps remaining, to win Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch, a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Bristol, won for the sixth time in his last eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts on the .533-mile [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Pedregon Moves To Funny Car Pole At Gatornationals
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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Fla.
Pedregon powered to a 4.068 second run at 308.21 mph in [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Logano Vs. Hamlin Feud Is In Simmer Mode
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – One year after a post-race confrontation at Bristol Motor Speedway between former Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano spilled over to Auto Club Speedway where Hamlin suffered a potentially career-ending injury, the two competitors are just professionally polite to one another.
“We don’t talk or [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 20:21 | Comments Off
Langdon Tops At Gatornationals Qualifying
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Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the third of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
Langdon, who struggled in the [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Liddell, Camaro Capture Continental Win At Sebring
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Robin Liddell took the lead on a restart with 30 minutes remaining and went on to capture Friday’s inaugural Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Sebring International Raceway.
After the opening one hour and 33 minutes of the two-and-a-half-hour race was run under the green flag, a pair of on-track incidents caused much of the final [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Heart Not Confined To Racing
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
If you haven’t read Brad Keselowski’s March 12 blog on his Website –  – I encourage you to do so. His lawyers and agents told him not to write it, but his heart told him he should. He followed his heart. And it’s an emotional commentary that provides a tremendous [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Bourdais Wins Sebring Pole
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Sebastien Bourdais won the pole for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.
Winning class poles were Bruno Junqueira (Prototype Challenge), Michael Christensen (GT Le Mans ) and Dane Cameron (GT Daytaon).
Bourdais posted a lap in 1:51.917 to score the top spot for the Rolex 24 at Daytona-winning No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole At Bristol
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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing got around the .533-mile banked oval in 14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph, breaking the mark held by Kyle Busch (14.813, 129.535) to earn the 18th pole of his career.
“It’s faster than I ever imagined going around this track,” Hamlin said.
Hamlin, who said he expects more track records to fall this [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr.: I’m Not Qualified To Carry NASCAR
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he’s “comfortable” with the popularity the sport has bestowed upon him, but he’s uncomfortable with the attitude that he’s the person who can elevate NASCAR to another level.
“I don’t have the accolades and the hardware that a lot of these guys have, [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 17:20 | One Comment
Rahal Loves His Bumpy Relationship With Sebring
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

The racing surface at Sebring is really old concrete that is so hard and bumpy that it wins most of its battles against steel and carbon fiber racecar parts. It sits on land that is flat as a butch block, and the sandy Central Florida grit surrounding the circuit clogs parts and intensifies the corners.
Sebring [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 10:57 | Comments Off