Fri, 19/09/14 – 13:38 | One Comment

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first [...]

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Kanaan Moving To Ganassi
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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced today an agreement with reigning Indianapolis 500 Winner, 2004 Series Champion and 16-time race winner Tony Kanaan on a multi-year deal to pilot a fourth entry for the full 2014 IndyCar Series season with sponsorship from NTT DATA, a global IT services provider.
CGR also announced that it was moving [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 13:14 | Comments Off
Junior Cooks Up New Plan: Swing For The Fences
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

ROANOKE, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. figures he’ll have to do some major point-shaving if he has any chance of contending for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Junior is in 10th place and 57 points behind championship leader Matt Kenseth heading into Round 4 of the 10-event Chase, Sunday’s Hollywood Casino [...]

Fri, 10/4/13 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Mission Accomplished For New Tires At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – One of the most talked about stories leading into Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway centers on a radically new Goodyear tire that is being put on the cars for the Hollywood Casino 400.
On Thursday afternoon, after about a three-hour open test with the tires, NASCAR offiicals, Goodyear officials [...]

Thu, 10/3/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope Test Will Put Them In Right ‘Zone”
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Engines will turn a day early in advance of this week’s Sprint Cup race in hopes that the Sprint Cup cars will race better during Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Those engines will turn during a four-hour open test session scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
The [...]

Thu, 10/3/13 – 8:52 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Kyle Busch’s numbers through the first 25 Sprint Cup races this year look remarkably similar to his numbers through the first 25 races of the 2011 season. And pretty impressive those two sets of numbers are.
The thing is, Cup seasons are 36 races long.
It was the numbers that came in the final four races – [...]

Wed, 10/2/13 – 5:32 | Comments Off
For NASCAR, 2013 Had A September To Remember
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple of weeks ago during a eat-and-schmooze at Kansas Speedway, Kurt Busch was asked what was then the mandatory question du jour. It was the question about the blemish-to-the-sport incidents which occurred at Richmond in the final non-playoff race of the year.
Busch gave an answer that was pure Busch. [...]

Tue, 10/1/13 – 13:15 | One Comment
John Force Overpowers Field At Gateway
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John Force raced to his 136th career victory and moved into position to earn a 16th Funny Car championship Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the 21st race of [...]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 18:57 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Dover; Chase For Cup Tightens
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth for the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, led most of the rest of the way and captured race No. 3 of the Series’ 10-race playoff.
The victory was Johnson’s first of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and the loss [...]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
NHRA Field Set At Gateway
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Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan earned the top qualifying position at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Top Ten Tweets from the first two weeks of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup:
1. Matt Kenseth is threatening to make the Chase boring by winning too much. (Poor guy still gets credit for creating the need for the Chase format after NOT winning enough in 2003 when the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:02 | 3 Comments