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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Half of the drivers remaining in NASCAR’s playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship have earned a title in the series, but Denny Hamlin said Saturday he doesn’t believe that experience gives them an advantage like it once did.
“I think it’s about the speed that you […]

Sat, 10/28/17 – 17:37 | Comments Off on Hamlin: Speed Overcomes Experience In Playoffs
‘The Sarge’ On Early Pole At Vegas
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Embracing the awkward role of playoff spoiler, eight-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher emerged as provisional pole-sitter Friday after two rounds of qualifications for the 17th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals.
Despite sitting sixth and a nearly insurmountable 192 points behind leader Steve Torrence, Schumacher covered the 1,000-foot distance at The Strip at Las Vegas […]

Sat, 10/28/17 – 8:46 | Comments Off on ‘The Sarge’ On Early Pole At Vegas
Burton Cousins To Be Brawling For Same Track Space
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Cousins Jeb and Harrison Burton are no strangers to Martinsville Speedway, having grown up at the tough NASCAR short track when their fathers competed against each other.
On Saturday, however, the two will bring the family ties full circle when they race against each other for the first […]

Fri, 10/27/17 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Burton Cousins To Be Brawling For Same Track Space
Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NHRA’s quarter-mile timers quickly are counting down Allen Johnson’s all-in-the family Pro Stock career.
Only two events remain on Johnson’s 2017 “Factory Hot Rod” itinerary. And while a second world championship has eluded the veteran Mopar loyalist, a late-season victory would serve as a worthy consolation prize.
Johnson, who announced his retirement […]

Fri, 10/27/17 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Pro Stocker Johnson Wants To Exit With A Bang
F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso’s quest to challenge himself across the wide world of motorsports will see the Formula One superstar compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso will co-drive the team’s Ligier JS P217 […]

Thu, 10/26/17 – 15:49 | Comments Off on F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
The King Hires Bubba To Drive The 43 Car
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Having passed his audition with Richard Petty Motorsports last summer, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is ready to continue breaking barriers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
RPM, the team co-owned by NASCAR icon “King” Richard Petty, will field Wallace as new driver of the No. 43 car fulltime in 2018. […]

Thu, 10/26/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on The King Hires Bubba To Drive The 43 Car
New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s sleeker, slimmer and sexier universal chassis made its 1.5-mile testing debut Monday at Texas Motor Speedway, the last bastion of pack racing heading into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
Four-time series champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports put their Honda-powered machines […]

Tue, 10/24/17 – 17:58 | Comments Off on New Indy Car Chassis Put Through Paces At TMS
Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
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Team-owner Rolla Vollstedt _ best remembered for bringing Janet Guthrie to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1976 as first female entrant for the Indianapolis 500 _ passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, in Portland, Ore. He was 99.
Passionate, articulate, outspoken and persuasive, Vollstedt was a high-profile member of the board of directors for the United States Auto […]

Mon, 10/23/17 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Former Indy Car Owner Vollstedt Passes Away
Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As has become the norm at Circuit of The Americas, the eyes of Texas squarely were upon Lewis Hamilton at the conclusion of Sunday’s Formula One United States Grand Prix.
Hamilton scored his fifth victory in the six-year history of the FIA Formula One World Championship event in Austin, Texas, a […]

Mon, 10/23/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Happy Hamilton Wins Formula 1 Race At COTA
Truex Jr. Captures Kansas As Playoffs March On
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Martin Truex’s dominating weekend at Kansas Speedway was extended well into Sunday after noon as the Furniture Row Racing driver won from the pole at the 1.5-mile oval.
Truex led 91 of 267 laps in earning his seventh victory of the season in a race that featured some significant wrecks.
So good was his FRR Toyota that Truex […]

Sun, 10/22/17 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Captures Kansas As Playoffs March On