Sat, 18/10/14 – 18:58 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

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Dillon Wins NNS Championship
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Austin Dillon locked up the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. finished eighth and was deprived of the title by three points.
Making up seven positions in three laps, Brad Keselowski surged to the lead with two laps left and went on to win Saturday [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Vettel Shakes ‘N Bakes His Way To Pole At COTA
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – Sebastian Vettel’s domination of Formula One long ago exhausted the vocabulary of his critics, and apparently that’s also becoming the case for his comrades.
“Crickey!” said Adrian Newey, designer of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing/Renault RB9 chassis Vettel qualified on-pole Saturday for the second annual United States [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 20:10 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Race; Crafton Wraps Up Truck Title At Homestead
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Kyle Busch won Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition, he collected: an owners’ championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Matt Crafton, who qualified eighth, won his first series championship in his 13th full year in the trucks, closing out Ty Dillon simply by starting the race.
“It’s an honor,” an [...]

Sat, 11/16/13 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Power Unit Turbo Talk Heats Up COTA Weekend
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – While Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One World Victory Tour continues through Circuit of The Americas this weekend, the sport’s technical directors are dickering with rules changes that figure to significantly alter the landscape in 2014.
“I suppose in probably less than 10 days’ time is when the focus [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 20:54 | Comments Off
Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole
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Touring the 1.5-mile speedway in 30.394 seconds (177.667 mph), Matt Kenseth drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to his third Coors Light pole award of the year (tying a single-season career best), his first at Homestead and the 11th of his career.
Trailing Johnson by 28 points entering the Ford EcoBoost 400, the season [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Rick Hendrick’s Gamble Continues To Pay Off Big
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The three team owners with a mathematical chance to see their driver win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship held court with the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
There was plenty of reminiscing and discussion about the direction of the sport between Richard Childress, Joe Gibbs and Rick [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 15:29 | 2 Comments
Ganassi: Franchitti ‘Heartbroken’ By Forced Retirement
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Chip Ganassi knew something very not good was up when he got a call from Scotland earlier this week. Not good became awful as soon as the IndyCar team owner heard the tone of the voice of the person who was calling him.
The voice belonged to driver Dario Franchitti and [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 15:22 | Comments Off
Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There is a segment of auto racing fandom which Jimmie Johnson will never win over. No matter what Johnson says, does or wins, there are fans who will never be able to bring themselves to admit that the five-time champion belongs in the historical company of seven-time champions Dale Earnhardt [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Vettel On A Major ‘Roll’ As He Arrives In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – Working on a seven-race winning streak and with his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship in the books, Sebastian Vettel has reduced the 2013 season to a single question:
Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme?
We’re talking about donuts, breakfast of the campgrounds for fans of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series [...]

Thu, 11/14/13 – 20:27 | Comments Off