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HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

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Truex Victim Of Scandal Fallout
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Martin Truex Jr. is not part of the “reorganization” announced by Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, as the team continues to deal with the fallout from a cheating scandal preceding the current Chase for the Championship.
MWR announced Monday it will downsize from three to [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 20:28 | One Comment
NHRA Schedule Features Topeka Switch
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A return to racing on Memorial Day weekend with the NHRA Kansas Nationals highlights the 24-race 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA’s 26th annual visit to Heartland Park Topeka is set for May 23-25, 2014, as the series returns to one of the premier weekends of any racing season with competition in Top Fuel, [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 18:41 | One Comment
NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With the big move concerning the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule have already been made – Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway swap spring dates – Tuesday’s official unveiling of the calendar was pretty uneventful.
The only other change is to the spring date at Texas, which will be Sunday afternoon April 6 [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 10:47 | One Comment
Rebellion Rocks Road Atlanta
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Rebellion Racing led the way in both of Monday’s test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.
After setting the pace in the morning session with a best lap of 1:10.397 (129.892 mph), the team found even more speed from its No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Lola B12/60-Mazda [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Waltrip’s Vickers To Sit Out Rest of Season
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Michael Waltrip Racing learned today that Brian Vickers is not available to race for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.
Vickers said Dr. William Downey has placed him on blood thinning medication after a Monday morning examination on his right leg discovered a small blood clot in his calf [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – A NASCAR test scheduled for Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway will deal with various aerodynamic devices on Sprint Cup cars in an effort to find a configuration that will eliminate aero push, thus allowing for easier passing and side-by-side racing during an event.
Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR’s vice president [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 9:22 | 2 Comments
Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Sebastian Vettel continued his methodical march to a fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
But not even Vettel’s career-best fifth consecutive victory was enough to clinch the 2013 title, as Fernando Alonso’s fourth-place finish mathematically was enough to extend the inevitable to at least the Airtel Indian [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test
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Reigning P1 champions Muscle Milk Pickett Racing led Sunday’s American Le Mans Series test session at Road Atlanta, site of next weekend’s season-ending Petit Le Mans.
The Pickett team posted a best lap of 1:10.510 (129.684 mph) in the morning session. The lap held up as the   the fastest time of the day.
The No. 6 [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Top Ten Tweets from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bank of America 500:
1. If Jimmie Johnson fails to win a sixth championship this year by a narrow margin, he will look back at a “suspicious yellow hanky” that flew with 27 laps to go. (Absent the [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Trips Over Debris At Charlotte
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By Joe Menzer
Special to NASCAR Wire Service
CONCORD, N.C. – For much of the Bank of America 500 Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looked as if a change in the Chase for the Sprint Cup points lead was in order.
Then a caution for debris came out with 27 laps remaining, placing what seemed a [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 7:07 | Comments Off