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Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has found a comfort zone at his home-away-from home racetrack.
Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama races, Newgarden paced practice Friday around Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for this year’s ninth annual edition on Sunday. Newgarden toured the picturesque 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1 […]

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Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In Jerry Savoie’s work-a-day world, straddling his 58-year-old body over the tank of a Pro Stock Motorcycle at speeds approaching 200 mph qualifies as borderline mundane. That’s because Savoie’s other profession _ alligator farmer _ might be viewed as borderline insane.
One of drag racing’s bona fide characters, Savoie will launch […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 9:22 | Comments Off on Gator Guy Savoie Eyes GatorNats Championship
WTR Caddy Wins Sebring; Sweeps Tour Of Florida
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The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi V.R moved to 2-0 on the IMSA WeatherTech season on Saturday as it won 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Ricky Taylor was at the wheel at the checkered flag.
The victory comes almost two months after WTR collected the win in season-opening Rolex 24 at […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 8:54 | Comments Off on WTR Caddy Wins Sebring; Sweeps Tour Of Florida
‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
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Eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher is poised to seize another historic moment Sunday after securing his first Top Fuel pole of the 2017 season during qualifications for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
“The Sarge” drove his U.S. Army dragster to a Gainesville Raceway track-elapsed 1,000-foot elapsed time of 3.682-seconds at 328.22 mph in […]

Sun, 03/19/17 – 8:20 | Comments Off on ‘Sarge’ In Command At Gatornationals
Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
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Like magic, John Force Racing is up-and-humming at Gainesville Raceway after “Brute” Force and son-in-law Robert Hight earned the provisional 1-2 positions after two rounds of Funny Car time trials for the 48th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Friday’s results at the historic Florida facility were an immediate return on the complete crew changes Force […]

Sat, 03/18/17 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Reshuffled JFR On Top In Gainesville
Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race
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Joey Logano of Team Penske edged Ryan Blaney in Friday’s Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying session to win the pole for Sunday’s race at Phoenix International raceway.
The pole was Logano’s first at the 1-mile PIR oval and the 18th of his career. He got it with a lap in 26.216 seconds (137.321 mph).
Blaney put his Wood Brothers […]

Sat, 03/18/17 – 7:42 | Comments Off on Logano Claims Pole For Phoenix Cup Race
Rebellion’s Jani Wins Sebring Pole
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Rebellion Racing’s Neel Jani drove to the overall pole for Saturday’s 12 Hours of Sebring race in Sebring, Fla. on Friday.
Jani laid down a track record qualifying lap of 1 minute, 48.178 seconds in the No. 13 ORECA O7 Gibson LMP2 car.
Jani said he was a bit surprised by his pole win because of problems […]

Fri, 03/17/17 – 14:58 | Comments Off on Rebellion’s Jani Wins Sebring Pole
Force Racing Shuffles Crews
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Drag racing icon John Force has orchestrated an early-season shakeup of two of his three Funny Car teams heading into this weekend’s 48th annual NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
In what rates as the latest layer of intrigue surrounding the relationship between Force and prodigal crew chief Jimmy Prock, “Brute” Force and John Force Racing President […]

Fri, 03/17/17 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Force Racing Shuffles Crews
Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The curve was a long, high-speed, right-hand sweeper job – think of The Carousel at Road America, which was located just down the twisty farm-country back roads that made central Wisconsin so much fun to drive in the mid-’70s.
The car was a very evil looking black-on-black ’74 air-cooled Porsche 911 […]

Fri, 03/17/17 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Porsche RSR’s Have Made A Move Forward
Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Long after the pyrotechnics marking the unveiling of Texas Motor Speedway’s repaved and re-profiled layout had settled Monday afternoon, the Texas Tire Monster continued upon its appointed rounds through Turns 1 and 2…and Turns 3 and 4. And on-and-on.
The Monster’s mission? To rubber-in and mimmick the […]

Tue, 03/14/17 – 14:31 | Comments Off on Texas Motor Speedway Unveils Monster Revamping
Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas
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Martin Truex Jr. came up big – and lucky – at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday as he won all three stages of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race.
Truex, though he led the most laps (150), got the victory when Brad Keselowski lost power and fell out of the lead with two laps […]

Sun, 03/12/17 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Truex Wins As Keselowski Fades Late In Vegas