Fri, 18/04/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments

Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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Justin Wilson Is Facing A Texas-Sized Challenge
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Justin Wilson’s hopes of repeating as winner of the Firestone 550 suffered a serious setback Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where the Englishman and veteran engineer Bill Pappas suddenly are stuck in 2004.
Dario Franchitti qualified on-pole for the Bombardier Learjet 500k night race here in June [...]

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Jeb Becomes Latest Burton To Win In NASCAR
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Rookie Jeb Burton added another chapter to his family’s racing history Friday night when he won the 17th annual WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Burton, the 20-year-old son of 2002 Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, posted his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at the expense of Ty Dillon, grandson of NASCAR [...]

Sat, 06/8/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off
America’s Andretti Clan Holds Court In Texas
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ There is a legacy – or is it a burden? – that comes gift-wrapped with the surname Andretti, a fact of life realized over the past 30 years by Michael, Jeff and now Marco.
Family scion Mario Gabriele Andretti says sons Michael and Jeff caught the racing [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 20:13 | Comments Off
Will Power P1 In Texas
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Will Power drove the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet, recorded a two-lap average speed of 219.182 mph on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval to earn the Verizon P1 Award.
That speed was more than 3.5 mph faster than Alex Tagliani’s 2012 pole-winning speed in the first year of the new chassis-engine package. Power had a [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Jimmie On Pole
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Sprint Cup qualifying and practice were rained out at Pocono raceway on Friday, and that puts Jimmie Johnson on the pole for Sunday’s Party in the Poconos 400.
Johnson, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader, will bring the field to the green flag with second-place Carl Edwards beside him on the front row. With the starting [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Corvette Gears Up For Le Mans
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Corvette Racing’s drive for an eighth class championship in the 90th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans begins this weekend with two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs taking part in the annual Test Day at the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe on Sunday.
The eight-hour session will be critical for the No. 73 and No. 74 ‘Vettes, as [...]

Fri, 06/7/13 – 7:14 | One Comment
Trucker Sauter Continues To Feast On Texas Pole Day
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Johnny Sauter’s twice-a-year visits to Texas Motor Speedway continue to present him with a personal conundrum, even when he’s on a roll.
Sauter swept the June and November NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the high-banked, 1.5-mile TMS quadoval last year. Thursday afternoon, Sauter qualified on-pole [...]

Thu, 06/6/13 – 20:52 | Comments Off
Buescher Blown Away By Might Of Oklahoma Tornado
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Light bulbs were popping and cameras were rolling when defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher met the media on Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway.
The first set of questions had nothing to little to do with the Plano, Texas native’s chances of winning Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400 [...]

Thu, 06/6/13 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Sato Talks About Racing In The Boss’s House
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FORT WORTH, Texas – When he joined A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team this year, Takuma Sato’s first sponsor “obligation” was a seven-day cruise in the Caribbean aboard Holland-America’s “Eurodam” charter in January. While at sea, the ex-Formula 1 driver sat down for an interview that covered a wide range [...]

Thu, 06/6/13 – 19:57 | One Comment
Kanaan Giving IndyCar Lessons In Team Building
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas  – In a season that has seen “little guy” teams stand tall on IZOD IndyCar Series podiums, KV Racing Technology, Tony Kanaan and his prominent proboscis definitely fit the profile.
Kanaan ended 11 years of frustration with his victory in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 last [...]

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