Wed, 1/07/15 – 14:24 | No Comment

The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Records Fall In New England
Robert Hight posted the first three-second Funny Car run in New England Dragway history during Friday qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders on a day when all eight track records were broken […]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Records Fall In New England
Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround
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Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year […]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 16:59 | One Comment
It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s road racing weekend in NASCAR and to help kick things off, some questions and some direct-answer avoidance:
– When will NASCAR add a road race to the Chase?
Not any time soon, appears to be the answer. While fans and even some drivers have upped their support for the idea in […]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 9:28 | Comments Off on It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase
‘Great Schumi’ Leaves Hospital
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Nearly six months after suffering a life-threatening head injury in a skiing accident, retired Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher no longer is in a medically induced coma and has left the French hospital where he was being treated.
A statement issued by Schumacher’s family and manager on Monday indicated the seven-time F1 World Driving […]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 20:55 | Comments Off on ‘Great Schumi’ Leaves Hospital
NASCAR Engine Man Fox Passes Away

NASCAR engine builder, car owner and official Ray Fox died Sunday at the age of 98 it was announced on Monday.
Fox made his name in NASCAR as an engine builder, winning Mechanic of the Year in 1956 after the Chrysler 300 cars he built for Carl Kiekhaefer won 22 of the season’s first 26 races.
Fox has […]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 12:59 | Comments Off on NASCAR Engine Man Fox Passes Away
Hendrick Power Is Leaving Competition In A Funk
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports didn’t just leave Michigan International Speedway with money and a trophy after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race. They also left with the hearts and hopes of a lot of the other competitors.
Johnson won the Quicken Loans 400 at MIS. It was his third victory in his […]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 9:06 | 3 Comments
Top Fueler Langdon Gets First Win Of Season
Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon claimed his first victory of the season Sunday.
It came in Bristol, Tenn. at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories.
Langdon raced to his […]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 19:01 | Comments Off on Top Fueler Langdon Gets First Win Of Season
Johnson Continues Tear: Wins At Michigan
Jimmmie Johnson won for the third time in his last four Sprint Cup Series starts on Sunday. The latest victory came at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the six-time Cup champion’s first at the 2-mile MIS oval, however.
“Finally,” he tweeted after getting out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“Yeah, it has been,” he added about having […]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 15:44 | Comments Off on Johnson Continues Tear: Wins At Michigan
Audi Again Up To Challenges, Wins 2014 Le Mans
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This was supposed to be the year that Audi’s domination of the 24 of Le Mans was to end. This was supposed to be the year that really fast Toyotas and Porsche’s return to the LMP1 class were going to upstage Audi.
Even a sweeping new set of technical regulations couldn’t deprive the German marque of […]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Audi Again Up To Challenges, Wins 2014 Le Mans
Menard Wins Michigan Nationwide Race
Paul Menard capitalized on Joey Logano’s flat tire with four laps to go, winning Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Logano was leading at the time.
“Hate to wish bad luck on Joey,” Menard said in victory lane, “but we’ll take it.”
The victory was the second in the Nationwide Series for Menard and comes […]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off on Menard Wins Michigan Nationwide Race