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The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Reminder: Auto Racing Is Not Stick-And-Ball
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Auto racing has been around like, what,  more than a hundred years, right? Yet there are still people in media centers at race tracks who can’t quite get the basics of the sport nailed. How else to explain some of the questions that are asked of drivers and teams.
Like the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 8:29 | 2 Comments
Langdon Provisional P1 At Gateway
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Shawn Langdon raced to the qualifying lead in the Top Fuel category Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Claims Pole At Dover
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole Friday for Sunday’s AAA 400, the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Earnhardt’s fast lap at the Dover mile was clocked in 22.243 seconds (161.849 mph) and was a track record.
Matt Kenseth, winner of the first two Chase races this year, was second fastest – .006 [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 16:54 | Comments Off
IZOD To End IndyCar Sponsorship
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INDYCAR announced today that apparel-maker IZOD will conclude its title sponsorship of the IndyCar Series after the current season.
“We are proud of our partnership with IZOD over the past six years and we’re grateful to PVH Corp., owner of the IZOD brand, for its support, creativity and vision,” said Mark Miles, chief executive officer of [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 15:11 | Comments Off
Pruett, 01 Car In Odd Position At Lime Rock
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Scott Pruett isn’t crazy about the position in which he and his Chip Ganassi Racing team find themselves heading into this weekend’s Grand-Am Rolex Series season finale at Lime Rock. And he’s not crazy about the way he feels they got there.
But Pruett also knows that come late Saturday afternoon, [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 12:05 | Comments Off
Hornish Jr. On The Cusp Of Title, Joblessness
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sam Hornish Jr. could end the season as 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion – and unemployed.
“I’m in the offer-taking stage right now. At this point they don’t have anything for me at Penske (Racing) next year,” Hornish said during an interview with RacinToday.com on Thursday. “It’s not anything performance-wise. It’s strictly money and not on [...]

Fri, 09/27/13 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
IndyCar To Hold Road Course Race At Indianapolis
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Officials at Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that an IZOD IndyCar Series race will take place in May 2014 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
The race will be held on the opening weekend of Month of May activities at IMS leading into the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 25. It will be the [...]

Thu, 09/26/13 – 17:04 | Comments Off
Q&A: Foyt Talks Racing, Health, More Racing
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He is An American Original, big as Texas and tougher than a well-worn pair of Nocona Chocolate Brown cowboy boots.
Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. has been banging around racetracks for 60 years, starting on the small dirt tracks around his Houston hometown in 1953 and graduating in rapid fashion to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and [...]

Thu, 09/26/13 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Texas-Sized Changes Announced For TMS
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Fans attending NASCAR and INDYCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014 invariably will find themselves locked in a stare-down with Big Hoss TV, a “monumental” addition to Eddie Gossage’s No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus.
“Big Hoss is unquestionably the biggest, baddest big-screen in the world. Not [...]

Wed, 09/25/13 – 8:19 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s Kyle Busch Wins Third-Quarter DOTY Award
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NASCAR’s Kyle Busch has been voted the third-quarter winner of the Driver of the Year award it was announced Wednesday.
Busch, 28, was a winner in all three of NASCAR’s top national series over the summer. He had two wins in the Sprint Cup, three in Nationwide and one in Camping World Trucks.
He beat out sprint [...]

Wed, 09/25/13 – 8:06 | Comments Off