Sat, 18/04/15 – 17:09 | No Comment

Joey Logano led all 300 laps in winning Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It was the first time a driver led every lap in a race since Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in winning the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond on Sept. 5, 2014.
The victory was […]

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Verizon Becomes Title Sponsor of IndyCar Series
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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
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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
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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
NASCAR To Allow Cooling Units For Qualifying
NASCAR notified its teams Tuesday that effective immediately, the following modifications apply to all elements of its national series qualifying including the breaks:
· One cool down unit connected through either the left side or right side hood flap/cowl flap is allowed to cool the engine
· […]

Tue, 03/11/14 – 19:47 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Uses Late Pass To Win In Las Vegas
Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. – who ran out of fuel – out of the final turn to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Earnhardt coasted to a second-place finish.
“We took a gamble,” Earnhardt said of his fuel strategy. “But tough losing like that.”
Paul Menard finished third and Joey Logano […]

Sun, 03/9/14 – 16:59 | Comments Off
New Points Format Shakes Earth – Or Does It?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR’s era of big changes has faced high levels of criticism from the paying customers. But there is one change that was made for the 2014 season that some say just might be capable of cross-generational appeal.
It’s a tweaking of the points format and it was aimed squarely at a […]

Sun, 03/9/14 – 8:14 | 2 Comments
Keselowski Wins Vegas NNS Race
Brad Keselowski held off Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Keselowski’s first win of the season, his first at LVMS and the 28th of his career left Busch, a Las Vegas native, frustrated in his 11th futile attempt to win a Nationwide Series race on home turf. Busch […]

Sat, 03/8/14 – 20:45 | Comments Off
Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDYCAR fell into lockstep with the gimmick-it-up-for-TV crowd of sanctioning bodies Friday, unveiling a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Qualifying will feature three sessions of time trials over two days, with the expressed intent of “increasing entertainment value, fan […]

Sat, 03/8/14 – 8:34 | Comments Off
Logano Claims Pole For Las Vegas Cup Race

For the second week in a row, Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will start the Sprint Cup Series race from the front row.
Logano will start from the pole in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Next to him on the grid will be Keselowski, the pole-winner a week ago […]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2004, will team with Andretti Autosport in a […]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 12:17 | 2 Comments