Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Ganassi Adds Veteran Briscoe To IndyCar Team
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Chip Ganassi Racing put the finishing touches on its 2014 IndyCar Series lineup Friday with the addition of Ryan Briscoe to a fulltime ride and a key number switch involving reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan.
Briscoe, who began his domestic open-wheel career with team-owner Ganassi in 2005, has signed a [...]

Sat, 12/14/13 – 9:08 | Comments Off
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Thirty Sprint Cup Series drivers took to the track in Gen 6 cars during a test at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
NASCAR ran five different mock races, as well as several tuning sessions with cars completing single-car runs. The test session was intended to finalize rules packages for the 2014 season.
“We did an initial test [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car
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Juan Pablo Montoya completed the second round of his return to an IndyCar Series car during a one-day test at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday.
Last month, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner tested on the 1.65-mile Sebring International Raceway short course. Up next is a rescheduled session Dec. 12 at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 16:06 | Comments Off
No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Childress announced Wednesday that he will return the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the Sprint Cup Series next season and that his grandson, Austin Dillon, will drive the car.
Dillon will be competing in his first full Cup season while the car returns full time to the series [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 15:35 | One Comment
Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection
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Erik Jones won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday in Georgia.
Jones’ victory came after Chase Elliott, who was originally credited with the victory, was disqualified after his car failed post race inspection.
The victory was the second straight for Jones in the Snowball.
Grant Enfinger finished second, followed by Austin Theriault , Hunter Robbins [...]

Sun, 12/8/13 – 21:00 | 3 Comments
Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson marked his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night as driver, parent and cultural historian, and with a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the next chapter of his wonderful life.
The latter was delivered by championship runnerup Matt Kenseth during the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las [...]

Sat, 12/7/13 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
IMSA Announces 2014 Teams
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The debut season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014 will include 29 prototype race cars across the Prototype and Prototype Challenge categories.
International Motor Sports Association officials today unveiled the approved entries for all four TUDOR Championship classes.
The prototype class will include an intriguing mix of 17 cars battling for overall victories. The class [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 16:21 | Comments Off
Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past
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On Friday night in Las Vegas, the usual suspects will be in their usual places on dais at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet. Well, most of the usual suspects.
Seated in the audience this year will be Denny Hamlin, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a Chase berth-earner every year since 2007 and a [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award
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Tony Stewart’s reaction to being named recipient of the 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award was emotional and heartfelt.
“This is crazy,” said Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “What an honor. It’s very humbling.”
Stewart was cited by the National Motor Sports Press Association (NMPA) during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 9:08 | Comments Off
France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Thursday in Las Vegas, site of this weekend’s annual post-season awards banquet, NASCAR officials Brett Jewkes and Brian France held a press conference.
A variety of topics were discussed. The topics ranged from the updates to the Hall of Fame voting procedures (see related story on this page) to the [...]

Thu, 12/5/13 – 19:57 | One Comment