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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Open-wheel veteran Alex Tagliani will replace the injured Dario Franchitti for Target Chip Ganassi Racing during the season-ending MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 19.
Franchitti, a four-time series champion, is recovering from multiple injuries suffered Sunday in Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Braun, Shank Shatter Daytona Speed Mark
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A new world-wide King of Speed emerged at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday, when Colin Braun drove a Daytona Prototype powered by the new 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged Ford V6 EcoBoost race engine to a single-lap speed record of 222.971 mph.
Braun’s lap – which took 40.364-seconds around the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS tri-oval – smashed the 26-year-old record of [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Texas Motor Speedway Schedules A Wing-Ding
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway’s “No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus” schedule will reach unprecedented heights when the Red Bull Air Race World Championship takes to the North Texas skies on Sept. 6-7, 2014.
TMS will join sister Speedway Motorsports Inc. facility Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the only American [...]

Wed, 10/9/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Franchitti Undergoes Surgery
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize a fracture in his right ankle in a Houston hospital Sunday evening, one of several injuries the Scotsman suffered in a grinding, last-lap crash during Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was admitted awake and alert into Memorial [...]

Mon, 10/7/13 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Langdon, Force Make Hay In Maple Grove
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Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon and Funny Car’s John Force both extended their points leads and edged closer to world championship titles by racing to victories on Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the fourth of six playoff [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Dixon Leads Points After Scary Race In Houston
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Season-long rivals Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves will decide the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship in two weeks after a tumultuous two days on the mean streets of Houston that ended in disaster for four-time champion Dario Franchitti.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, emerged from Sunday’s second 90-lap event of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Kansas, Enters The Chase Fray
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party.
Kyle Busch simply crashed—at a track that continues to bedevil him.
And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth’s skittishness with the new tire combination Goodyear brought [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 19:20 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing at Kansas Speedway started two hours before the green flag dropped on Sunday. Racing of the between-the-ears variety.
During the drivers meeting at Kansas, all was pro forma until the part at the end where Sprint Cup managing race director David Hoots asks assembled drivers and team members if there are [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 12:31 | Comments Off
2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – These are the Shake Out Days in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Three races down, seven to go. Too late in the playoffs to say that everybody still has a chance at the championship, too early to say with any certainty at all who [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 10:43 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Eye On A Sweep In Houston, Points Lead
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Scott Dixon hacked into Helio Castroneves’ IZOD IndyCar Series point-lead big-time Saturday afternoon with a victory in Race 1 of the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. And as he did at the doubleheader on the Streets of Toronto in mid-July, Dixie now is whistling…sweep!
Dixon’s fourth win of 2013, and third on a street circuit, [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 8:00 | Comments Off