Wed, 4/03/15 – 19:26 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Will Power completed a two-day sweep of an unseasonably cold spring training Tuesday, topping the time chart at Barber Motorsports Park as the Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up its traditional Open Test.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, recorded a top lap of 1 minute, 7.0608-seconds Tuesday around Barber’s 2.3-mile, 17-turn [...]

Wed, 03/19/14 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Unimpressed. That’s a pretty good way to describe Juan Pablo Montoya as he has made his way through the American auto racing scene. Not really aloof or bored, but unimpressed.
He was that way when he got out of a CART car after logging his first test laps at the dangerously tricky oval at Gateway near [...]

Wed, 03/19/14 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske’s Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves began checking-off boxes for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener Monday, posting the top three lap times among 22 drivers participating in Day One of a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon [...]

Tue, 03/18/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Gatornationals
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Doug Kalitta raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Kalitta gained revenge from Phoenix, defeating Antron Brown in the [...]

Mon, 03/17/14 – 2:43 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins Wet, Bizarre Race At Bristol
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Carl Edwards won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but to do so he had to survive a couple of long rain delays and an inadvertent flicking of the caution lights at the track with three laps to go.
Edwards had opened a lead of more than four seconds when the track’s caution [...]

Mon, 03/17/14 – 2:39 | Comments Off
Will New Format Bring Banging Back To Bristol?
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR’s new format for making the Chase has created a “Winner’s Club” and it’s the desire to gain entrance into the select group that could cause Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway to resemble the tough half-mile track’s sheet metal banging affairs of old.
A victory [...]

Sun, 03/16/14 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Ganassi Trio Wins First Tudor United Race At Sebring; Porsche Rolls
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Co-drivers Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Marino Franchitti drove the Chip Ganassi Racing Tudor United SportsCar Championship Prototype to the overall win in Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race.
It was the first overall Sebring victory and the record 57th in North American endurance sports car competition for Scott Pruett, coming 28 years after a [...]

Sun, 03/16/14 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Busch Wins NNS Race At Bristol
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Kyle Busch  pulled away from the field after the final restart with nine laps remaining, to win Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Nationwide race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch, a five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Bristol, won for the sixth time in his last eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts on the .533-mile [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Pedregon Moves To Funny Car Pole At Gatornationals
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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon earned the No. 1 qualifying position at the NHRA Gatornationals on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, Fla.
Pedregon powered to a 4.068 second run at 308.21 mph in [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Logano Vs. Hamlin Feud Is In Simmer Mode
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – One year after a post-race confrontation at Bristol Motor Speedway between former Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano spilled over to Auto Club Speedway where Hamlin suffered a potentially career-ending injury, the two competitors are just professionally polite to one another.
“We don’t talk or [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 20:21 | Comments Off