Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Buescher Stuns Busch At MIS
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James Buescher, the reigning series champion, completed a three-wide pass of Kyle Busch on Lap 97 of 100 and held on to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
It was Buescher’s first NCWTS event of the season and the fifth of his career.
Busch finished second at Michigan for [...]

Sun, 08/18/13 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Jordan Taylor Holds Off Pruett To Win In Kansas
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – With Jordan Taylor driving the final stint, the No. 10 Daytona Prototype Corvette of Wayne Taylor Racing captured the inaugural SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was the third of the Grand-Am Rolex season for the WTR duo of Taylor, driving his [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Beckman P1 In Brainerd
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Defending Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman raced to his second consecutive pole position at Brainerd International Raceway Saturday during the final day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) will also lead their categories when eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. for the NHRA Mello [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 18:21 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins Mid-Ohio
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AJ Allmendinger spent most of Saturday afternoon in front, then held on for extra laps to earn his second career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
He had a comfortable lead over pole winner Michael McDowell but had to sweat out a green-white-checkered finish after Kenny [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Hagan Speeds On At Brainerd
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Current Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position Friday during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) lead their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hagan, who won the most recent event in [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Grand-Am’s Lally Says He Needs A Major Dose Of Victory
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The gray clouds that produced rain and gloom at Kansas Speedway on Thursday lifted on Saturday as unseasonably comfortable sunny weather settled back in. Except around the paddock space occupied by Andy Lally. There, an irritating chill persisted.
Lally, who co-drives the No. 44 Porsche GT3 Cup car of Magnus Racing, has [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Rojas, Tagliani Win Debut Kansas Race Poles
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Memo Rojas and Alex Tagliani won the Daytona Prototype and GT poles respectively on Friday night for Saturday night’s FPS Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Rojas won his first pole of the season with a lap of 1 minute, 9.883 seconds (122.090 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley co-driven by fellow [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Logano On Pole At MIS
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Joey Logano on Friday edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, the 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The Penske Racing driver’s pole winning laps was at a Michigan International Speedway  track record 203.695 mph and was the sixth of Logano’s career, his first at Michigan, his first [...]

Fri, 08/16/13 – 17:44 | Comments Off
Montoya On Future: ‘I Want To Be In A Winning Car’
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – After posting just five top 10 finishes in 22 Sprint Cup starts this year, Juan Pablo Montoya received official notification earlier this week that he won’t return to Chip Ganassi’s No. 42 in 2014.
Montoya saw the writing on the wall earlier this year when the team chose [...]

Fri, 08/16/13 – 15:04 | One Comment
Hartley’s Star Is Rising At Starworks Motorsport
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Starworks Motorsport team owner Peter Baron looks the part of pretty laid-back guy. Walking the Grand-Am paddocks at Kansas Speedway in wrinkled work pants that at one time must have been white, and a gray, very loosely tucked polo shirt, he looks like he just got [...]

Fri, 08/16/13 – 7:13 | Comments Off