Sun, 29/03/15 – 17:03 | No Comment

Juan Pablo Montoya stripped the lead from Team Penske teammate Will Power during a green flag pitting sequence with just under 30 laps to go and then led the rest of the way to win the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Today was a good day to be honest with you,” [...]

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Langdon Tops At Gatornationals Qualifying
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Shawn Langdon raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Dave Connolly (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the third of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
Langdon, who struggled in the [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 9:29 | Comments Off
Liddell, Camaro Capture Continental Win At Sebring
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Robin Liddell took the lead on a restart with 30 minutes remaining and went on to capture Friday’s inaugural Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Sebring International Raceway.
After the opening one hour and 33 minutes of the two-and-a-half-hour race was run under the green flag, a pair of on-track incidents caused much of the final [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Keselowski’s Heart Not Confined To Racing
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
If you haven’t read Brad Keselowski’s March 12 blog on his Website –  – I encourage you to do so. His lawyers and agents told him not to write it, but his heart told him he should. He followed his heart. And it’s an emotional commentary that provides a tremendous [...]

Sat, 03/15/14 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Bourdais Wins Sebring Pole
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Sebastien Bourdais won the pole for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.
Winning class poles were Bruno Junqueira (Prototype Challenge), Michael Christensen (GT Le Mans ) and Dane Cameron (GT Daytaon).
Bourdais posted a lap in 1:51.917 to score the top spot for the Rolex 24 at Daytona-winning No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 18:53 | Comments Off
Hamlin On Pole At Bristol
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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing got around the .533-mile banked oval in 14.761 seconds, 129.991 mph, breaking the mark held by Kyle Busch (14.813, 129.535) to earn the 18th pole of his career.
“It’s faster than I ever imagined going around this track,” Hamlin said.
Hamlin, who said he expects more track records to fall this [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr.: I’m Not Qualified To Carry NASCAR
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he’s “comfortable” with the popularity the sport has bestowed upon him, but he’s uncomfortable with the attitude that he’s the person who can elevate NASCAR to another level.
“I don’t have the accolades and the hardware that a lot of these guys have, [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 17:20 | One Comment
Rahal Loves His Bumpy Relationship With Sebring
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

The racing surface at Sebring is really old concrete that is so hard and bumpy that it wins most of its battles against steel and carbon fiber racecar parts. It sits on land that is flat as a butch block, and the sandy Central Florida grit surrounding the circuit clogs parts and intensifies the corners.
Sebring [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
INDYCAR announced today a multi-year entitlement agreement with Verizon that will see the North America open-wheel racing championship named the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“Verizon is delighted to become the title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series and to bring even more of our innovative technology to the fans, to the teams and to the entire motorsports [...]

Fri, 03/14/14 – 8:58 | Comments Off
Penske’s Quick Start Signals Move To The Top Tier
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
For those who followed open-wheel and sports car racing, Roger Penske’s fortunes as a team owner in NASCAR were tough to comprehend.
The man who had spun gold in racing series which depended upon major amounts of high technology and demanded time-piece precision, couldn’t consistently fit together championship pieces in the [...]

Thu, 03/13/14 – 19:35 | 2 Comments
DeJoria’s NHRA Career Is Starting To Take Off
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

At an age when most girls were busy choosing wardrobes for their Barbie and Ken dolls, Alexis DeJoria dreamed of flying a fighter jet.
The best dreams never fade, they simply take longer to become reality – complete with forearm tattoo. And so it was that DeJoria recently traded the seat of her nitro-burning NHRA Funny [...]

Thu, 03/13/14 – 12:46 | Comments Off