Tue, 30/08/16 – 12:35 | No Comment

The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

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Worsham Uses Record Run To Earn Provisional Pole In Washington
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Reigning Funny Car world champion Del Worsham sprinted to the provisional pole in record-setting fashion Friday at the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
 Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 16th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 5:32 | Comments Off on Worsham Uses Record Run To Earn Provisional Pole In Washington
Penske Cars Rule Xfinity Qualifying
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An all-Team Penske front row will lead the Xfinity Series to the green flag at the start of Saturday’s race the Watkins Glen International road course.
Joey Logano won the pole for the race on Friday afternoon while teammate Brad Keselowski was second fastest.
Team Penske has won the pole for the Xfinity Series race at The […]

Sat, 08/6/16 – 5:19 | Comments Off on Penske Cars Rule Xfinity Qualifying
Furniture Row To Add Jones
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Furniture Row Racing will expand to a two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2017, with rising star Erik Jones ticketed to join newly re-signed regular Martin Truex Jr. for the team based in Denver, Colo.
“I can’t see it not happening,” an industry source told RacinToday.com Friday afternoon at
Watkins Glen International, […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 22:50 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Add Jones
Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s recovery from “ocular imbalance issues” continues at a snail’s pace, a forced early retirement is the furthest thing on the NASCAR superstar’s mind.
“I’m not ready to stop racing.  I’m not ready to quit,” Junior said during a news conference Friday at Watkins […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr.: I Am Not Ready To Quit Racing
DeJoria To Miss Northwest Nationals
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Injured NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will sit out the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington this weekend.
 
Last weekend at Sonoma Raceway, DeJoria was involved in an accident when her Toyota Camry lost traction and made a sudden violent left turn, colliding with the retaining wall in her lane. The impact caused a high-energy fracture to […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 13:49 | One Comment
IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond
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IMSA officials revealed platform details for the 2017 season and beyond for the three series it sanctions on Friday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Highlights include the introduction of of new Daytona Prototype International and Le Mans Prototype 2 race cars in the Prototype class next season, and the elimination of the Prototype Challenge […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 12:25 | Comments Off on IMSA Unveils Platform Plans For 2017 and Beyond
Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
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Martin Truex Jr. has signed a two-year agreement with Furniture Row Racing to drive the team’s No. 78 Toyota Camry in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. The new contract takes effect starting with the 2017 season.
The Denver-based racing organization also announced that Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats _ which joined Furniture Row Racing as a […]

Fri, 08/5/16 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Truex Gets New Contract From FRR
Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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July was busy month for those IMSA officials who tinker with Balance of Performance adjustments for cars that run in their sports car series. The folks at Risi Competizione hope busy for IMSA officials translates to better results for Ferrari at Road America this weekend.
The Ferrari team has camped on […]

Thu, 08/4/16 – 19:34 | Comments Off on Ferrari Hopes Balance Swings Its Way At Elkhart
Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
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Jeff Gordon will be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend at the Watkins Glen road course as regular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to his Sprint Cup job.
Earnhardt, the team announced, will also miss the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor […]

Tue, 08/2/16 – 16:20 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Still A No-Go; Gordon To Drive At The Glen and Bristol
Rookie Buescher Wins At Fog-Blanketed Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chris Buescher, a rookie driving for a back-marker team with the wishful-thinking name of Front Row Motorsports, took advantage of bizarre Pennsylvania weather to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Monday afternoon.
Buescher, who won the Xfinity Series championship last year while driving a Roush Fenway […]

Mon, 08/1/16 – 15:14 | One Comment