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NASCAR announced a series of rule changes on Tuesday that will go into effect beginning with the 2015 racing season.
The rule changes apply to cars and engines and their aim, NASCAR officials said, is to improve competition, safety and the cost of doing business.
They include reduction of spoiler heights on the rear deck lids [...]

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Crafton Looks Unstoppable In Truck Title Quest
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Crafton’s march toward his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship continued during a pair of practice sessions Thursday evening at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 350.
Competing in his 13th season in the Truck Series, Crafton has forged a comfortable [...]

Thu, 10/31/13 – 20:54 | 2 Comments
Wallace Jr. Has Become A Driving Force For Change
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His breakthrough NASCAR victory was validated by a cell phone call from mom, a tweet from veteran driver Mark Martin and kudos from team-owner Joe Gibbs. And then there was the moment that Darrell Wallace Jr. only could imagine, and a message 50 years in the making for big-time stock [...]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 20:00 | Comments Off
October Blahs Take Beatings From Vegas To India
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Late October. Generally, a rather unexceptional time of the year. Halloween? Pretty good time for little kids and raging alcoholics. The World Series? Again, a rather unexceptional time of the year, except for little kids and raging boors.
Even for race fans late October can be dreary. Sports cars and IndyCar is over, short tracks have/will [...]

Wed, 10/30/13 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Anne Fornoro Wins 2013 Chapman Award
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Anne Fornoro, who has worked with racing legend A.J. Foyt for almost three decades, has been announced as winner of the 2013 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is considered by many in the industry as the highest honor in racing public relations. It is named in memory of Chapman, [...]

Tue, 10/29/13 – 6:54 | One Comment
Matt Smith Rides Off With NHRA Bike Trophy
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Matt Smith joined his father as a 2013 NHRA world champion Sunday, when he won the Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Smith claimed his second PSM world championship on a day that saw John Force earn his record 16th Funny Car title [...]

Mon, 10/28/13 – 6:35 | Comments Off
Force Wins 16th Title Amid A Year Of Distractions
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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John Force’s 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship has redefined the term “unprecedented” as it relates to drag racing drivers, and reinforced the undeniable fact that the manic character known as “Brut” truly is one astute businessman.
Force outran daughter Courtney in Sunday’s final of the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals [...]

Mon, 10/28/13 – 6:15 | 10 Comments
Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon continued Hendrick Motorsports’ decade-long domination of Martinsville Speedway Sunday by scoring his eighth victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shortest track, taking the lead for good with 21 laps remaining in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
The 42-year-old driver’s first victory this season gives him 88 [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 16:34 | One Comment
Harvick Apologizes For Nasty Words About Dillons
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick apologized on Sunday for comments he made after Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series Race at Martinsville Speedway. His reason, he said, for taking a major shot at team owner Richard Childress and his racing grandsons: heat of the moment.
“I think there was just a lot of emotion involved,” [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 13:37 | One Comment
Brian Vickers Talks About Clot, Return To Racing
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers said Sunday the blood clot that has sidelined him for the rest of the season was caused by a protective boot he wore for 1 ½ months after suffering a mid-foot sprain in a wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway in [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Vettel Settles It: Wins India And Fourth F1 Championship
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Clearly the greatest Formula One driver of his generation, Sebastian Vettel added to his credentials as an all-timer when he clinched his fourth consecutive World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Airtel Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel, of Red Bull Racing/Renault, scored his career-best sixth win in a row and 10th [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 8:01 | Comments Off