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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Biker Ray Wins First NHRA Pole
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Michael Ray continued his recent hot streak in Pro Stock Motorcycle by racing to his first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), John Force (Funny Car), and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were No. 1 qualifiers based on their performances from Friday [...]

Sat, 06/22/13 – 21:39 | Comments Off
The Dinger Repays Penske With NNS Victory
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A.J. Allmendinger of Penske Racing earned both his first career NASCAR and Nationwide Series win in the Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards at Road America on Saturday.
It was Allmendinger’s first start in a Nationwide Series race since 2008. But he’s no stranger to victory lane at the 4-mile Road America road course, having won [...]

Sat, 06/22/13 – 21:34 | Comments Off
McMurray Drives To Pole At Sonoma Road Course
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Jamie McMurray of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing edged Marcos Ambrose of Richard Petty Motorsports for the Sprint Cup race pole at the Sonoma road course on Saturday.
Both McMurray and Ambrose qualified in the final five-car group (No. 8) in the debut of group qualifying in Cup, with Ambrose posting his lap first and McMurray topping him [...]

Sat, 06/22/13 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Danish Driver Dies At Le Mans
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Danish driver Allan Simonsen suffered fatal injuries as a result of  a third lap accident in Saturday’s 90th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Simonson was driving the GTE-Am pole-sitting No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 when lost control at Tetre Rouge. His car made heavy contact with barriers.
The driver was attended to [...]

Sat, 06/22/13 – 11:39 | Comments Off
Force Still Powerful In Epping
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John Force thrilled New England fans and powered to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car on Friday at the Inaugural Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.
His pole-winning pass comes a week after Force ended a 31-race winless streak at Thunder Valley.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin Jr. [...]

Sat, 06/22/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Buescher’s NNS Career Starts With A Road Trip
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FORT WORTH, Texas – James Buescher will make his belated 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend with a clear conscience, and carrying a Texas-sized I-O-Y’all from his father-in-law.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and a past NNS winner, Buescher will wheel the No. 34 Wolfpack Energy Services [...]

Thu, 06/20/13 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Dempsey Heads To Le Mans In His New Car
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Patrick Dempsey sounded kind of emotional last September as he talked about his team taking it’s last ride in a Mazda RX-8 GT. For good reason: His Dempsey Racing team had raced nothing but Mazda’s since forming five years before.
But any tears shed about having to move on for the [...]

Wed, 06/19/13 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Daytona  To Get Massive Facelift
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International Speedway Corporation today approved funding to redevelop the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway.
The multi-year project will break ground on July 5, 2013, and is targeted for completion in January 2016, in time for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th Daytona 500.
“We are truly creating history with this unprecedented endeavor,” said ISC’s Chief [...]

Tue, 06/18/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
John Force Ends Drought In Thunder Valley
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Funny Car star John Force ended a 31-event winless drought by racing to victory Sunday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Force earned his fourth victory at Bristol Dragway [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 18:54 | Comments Off
Biffle And Ford Look Like A Thousand In Michigan
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Greg Biffle gave beleaguered Ford Racing and its fans something to ease the pain Sunday when he and his Roush Fenway Racing Fusion won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Biffle, the third of the season for Ford and the 1,000th overall for Ford in [...]

Sun, 06/16/13 – 15:21 | Comments Off