Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Ready Or Not, United SportsCar Is Set To Launch
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When the Rolex Grand-Am Series teams packed up and left Kansas Speedway after last August’s race, it appeared that hopes for a smooth transition to a unified American sports car racing  series in 2014 were in danger of leaving with them.
Time and pockets of squabbling had become the enemies of [...]

Fri, 01/24/14 – 11:35 | Comments Off
Gurney Puts Corvette Prototype On Rolex Pole
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Alex Gurney put the No. 99 Bob Stallings/GAINSCO Corvette DP on the overall pole for 2014 Rolex 24 with a fast lap of 1 minute, 38.270 seconds (130.416 mph) at Daytona International Speedway.
Gurney, son of the legendary Dan Gurney – winner of the first endurance race at DIS – collected the historic first pole of [...]

Thu, 01/23/14 – 19:20 | Comments Off
The Grand Tradition Of Gimmickry Rolls On
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This week, news broke that NASCAR appears to be on the verge of announcing major, radical changes to its season-ending, championship-deciding Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff system.
A story published in the Charlotte Observer said changes will include an increase in the number of Chase drivers (from 12 to 16) and a driver elimination [...]

Thu, 01/23/14 – 8:57 | 7 Comments
Family Values Puts Wayne Taylor Back In Car
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This coming weekend, Wayne Taylor will get to live out a dream that is over 20 years in the making and no, it’s not the dream of driving in a unified American sports car racing series. It’s the dream of sharing the wheel of a prototype car with his two [...]

Wed, 01/22/14 – 20:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Introduces Revamped Qualifying Procedures
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NASCAR announced Wednesday that it is changing the qualifying formats for its three major touring series beginning with the 2014 season.
At tracks measuring 1.25 miles in length or larger, qualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of three rounds:
· The first qualifying elimination round [...]

Wed, 01/22/14 – 16:37 | Comments Off
Allgaier To Drive Phoenix No. 51 Cup Car
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Phoenix Racing announced Tuesday that Justin Allgaier will drive the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet SS during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Allgaier, who finished fifth in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship points, will be a candidate for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award.
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I intend [...]

Tue, 01/21/14 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Johnson Becomes A Five-Time DOTY Winner
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NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was voted the winner of the 2013 Driver of the Year Award, it was announced on Monday.
The 2013 DOTY is Johnson’s fifth, allowing him to eclipse Hendrick Motorsports teammate  Jeff Gordon, who was the only other four-time DOTY winner.
Johnson, the 38-year-old California native, continued to make NASCAR history [...]

Mon, 01/20/14 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Clauson Captures 2014 Chili Bowl Championship
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Bryan Clauson won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
To win the 2014 Golden Driller trophy, Clauson had to hold off four-time and defending champion Kevin Swindell, who finished second after starting 14th.
“I’m just really relieved I didn’t throw it away because these guys are really good,” Bryan Clauson said [...]

Sun, 01/19/14 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Force, Brown Quicken The Pace At Palm Beach Test
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Defending NHRA Funny Car world champ John Force and 2012 Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown put down the fastest runs in their respective categories during the final day of testing in Palm Beach, Fla.
Force drove his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a 4.013-second pass at 318.84 mph. The 16-time Funny Car world champion was [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 20:45 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reportedly Will Radically Change Chase
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If reports out of North Carolina prove correct, the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship will undergo massive changes.
The Charlotte Observer newspaper ran a story on Friday evening that NASCAR is considering increasing the size of the year-ending playoff Chase field to 16 drivers.
That field of 16 would be whittled down by eliminations and culminate [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 9:14 | Comments Off