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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Race Wins Are Nice But Not Yet Necessary
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Not yet. And probably not for several more months if at all. That seems to be the view on when the Sprint Cup Series’ new win-oriented points format will kick teams and drivers into desperation mode.
So said six-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson on Friday at Auto Club Speedway, site of [...]

Sat, 03/22/14 – 12:32 | Comments Off
Kenseth Nabs Pole For Cup Race At Fontana
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Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Kenseth won the pole with a a lap at 187.315 mph.
The pole was Kenseth’s first at the 2-mile Fontana oval.
“We unloaded and had some really good speed,” Kenseth said. “We worked [...]

Fri, 03/21/14 – 20:13 | Comments Off
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand [...]

Thu, 03/20/14 – 16:43 | Comments Off
Team Penske’s Power Ends Barber Test In ‘A Happy Place’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Will Power completed a two-day sweep of an unseasonably cold spring training Tuesday, topping the time chart at Barber Motorsports Park as the Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up its traditional Open Test.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, recorded a top lap of 1 minute, 7.0608-seconds Tuesday around Barber’s 2.3-mile, 17-turn [...]

Wed, 03/19/14 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Look For Montoya To Win Quickly In New Ride
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Unimpressed. That’s a pretty good way to describe Juan Pablo Montoya as he has made his way through the American auto racing scene. Not really aloof or bored, but unimpressed.
He was that way when he got out of a CART car after logging his first test laps at the dangerously tricky oval at Gateway near [...]

Wed, 03/19/14 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Team Penske’s Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves began checking-off boxes for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener Monday, posting the top three lap times among 22 drivers participating in Day One of a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon [...]

Tue, 03/18/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Gatornationals
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Doug Kalitta raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Kalitta gained revenge from Phoenix, defeating Antron Brown in the [...]

Mon, 03/17/14 – 2:43 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins Wet, Bizarre Race At Bristol
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Carl Edwards won Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but to do so he had to survive a couple of long rain delays and an inadvertent flicking of the caution lights at the track with three laps to go.
Edwards had opened a lead of more than four seconds when the track’s caution [...]

Mon, 03/17/14 – 2:39 | Comments Off
Will New Format Bring Banging Back To Bristol?
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – NASCAR’s new format for making the Chase has created a “Winner’s Club” and it’s the desire to gain entrance into the select group that could cause Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway to resemble the tough half-mile track’s sheet metal banging affairs of old.
A victory [...]

Sun, 03/16/14 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Ganassi Trio Wins First Tudor United Race At Sebring; Porsche Rolls
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Co-drivers Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Marino Franchitti drove the Chip Ganassi Racing Tudor United SportsCar Championship Prototype to the overall win in Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race.
It was the first overall Sebring victory and the record 57th in North American endurance sports car competition for Scott Pruett, coming 28 years after a [...]

Sun, 03/16/14 – 7:46 | Comments Off