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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the […]

Tue, 11/24/15 – 13:23 | 2 Comments
The Perfect Ending Gutted By An Imperfect Sport
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A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

Mon, 11/23/15 – 9:26 | One Comment
Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship
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Racers have been wondering for years when super-talented driver Kyle Busch would finally win a Sprint Cup championship. They got their answer Sunday when Busch won the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and, with it, the 2015 crown.
The victory and championship came with Busch doing what he does best – using mastery on a restart […]

Sun, 11/22/15 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Busch Completes Comeback; Wins Race And Championship
Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche works drivers closed-out the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Saturday by claiming drivers’ championships in the Le Mans Prototype 1 and GTE-Pro classes during the Six Hours of Bahrain.
A fifth-place finish by Timo Bernhard of Germany, Brendon Hartley of New Zealand and Mark Webber of Australia in the No. […]

Sun, 11/22/15 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Jeff Gordon has equilibrium, the kind that results from the inner ear as opposed to the old saw about the seat of the pants. But he also has good equilibrium with his inner self. Hence, he’s a rare sports star who can be himself in a crowd of thundering stock cars, […]

Sun, 11/22/15 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Gordon’s Last Hurrah Is No Gimme
Buescher Nets XFINITY Championship
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Chris Buescher finished 11th in Saturday’s season-ending XFINITY race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but that was more than good enough to allow him to capture the 2015 series championship.
Buescher, a native of Prosper, Texas who drives for Roush Fenway Racing, won just two races this season – at Iowa Speedway and Dover – but was consistent […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Buescher Nets XFINITY Championship
Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced their driver lineup for next year’s debut of the Ford GT in the WeatherTech Sports Car Challenge.
Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs.
Hand and Müller will co-drive the No. […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will field a McLaren 650S GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT category in 2016, abruptly shelving a year-long program to develop the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the series’ manufacturer-heavy GTS class.
Stallings’ Dallas-based team took delivery last week of a British-built McLaren 650S GT3, latest generation of […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 9:07 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016
Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeffmania is sweeping Homestead-Miami Speedway and caught up in are not just fans and the media but the people with whom Gordon bends metal with 36 times a year.
After winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding race at HMS, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t resist invoking […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Crafton Wins Homestead, But Jones Trucks To Title
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Matt Crafton won Friday night’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck race, but it was Erik Jones who left Homestead-Miami Speedway with the big trophy and big check that goes to the season champion.
Crafton, who had won the previous two series championship, won his sixth race of the season by easily holding off John Hunter […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Crafton Wins Homestead, But Jones Trucks To Title