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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
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While Frenchman Simon Pagenaud already has achieved his season goal of winning races he isn’t ready to be counted out as a contender for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
“I think it’s been a good season,” said Pagenaud, of Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports. “If everything goes accordingly to plan, you should be in the hunt. […]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Has Done Plenty But Wants To Do More
Hight On Provisional Pole At Brainerd
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car point-leader Robert Hight began chipping away at a 10-year run of frustration at Brainerd International Raceway Friday, racing to the provisional pole during the opening day of qualifications for the 33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Hight never has been No. 1 qualifier at the Minnesota facility, one of […]

Sat, 08/16/14 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Hight On Provisional Pole At Brainerd
Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan
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Jeff Gordon earned his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole of the season Friday  a lap of 34.857 seconds at 206.558 miles per hour at Michigan International Speedway.
Gordon’s qualifying lap was the seventh-fastest pole-winning speed in series history.
The driver of the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet knocked Joey Logano from the top spot in the […]

Fri, 08/15/14 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Gordon’s On Pole In Michigan
New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians
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In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective […]

Fri, 08/15/14 – 10:11 | Comments Off on New NASCAR Rule Addresses On-Track Pedestrians
Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
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Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, his team said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will drive the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS […]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 16:41 | Comments Off on Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
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Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that it has entered into a technical alliance with Team Penske and that Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 for at least 12 races.
In addition, Blaney with practice and qualify the car this weekend at Michigan International […]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off on Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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This immediately came to mind when I viewed the horrific video of Tony Stewart’s car accidentally striking Kevin Ward as he charged down the track:
The first driver I ever saw climb from his car after a crash and dart onto the track to confront another driver as the field came back […]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
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AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at […]

Wed, 08/13/14 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Action Express Gets The Victory At Elkhart Lake
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Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP to the overall victory in Sunday’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Winning the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America gave Barbosa and Fittipaldi their third victory of the season .
Barbosa took the checkered […]

Mon, 08/11/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Action Express Gets The Victory At Elkhart Lake
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping […]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 16:47 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth