Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 4 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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Ambrose On Pole At The Glen
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Marcos Ambrose took a giant step toward winning his third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday by winning the pole for Sunday’s event on Saturday.
The only driver to exceed 128 mph in Saturday’s time trials at the 2.45-mile road course, the Richard Petty Racing driver clocked a track-record 68.777 [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Kyle Larson Wins Final Qualifier At Knoxville
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Kyle Larson was the big winner in Friday’s final qualifying night for the 53rd Knoxville Nationals and in the process earned a spot in Saturday’s $150,000-to-win, 50-lap main event at Knoxville Raceway.
Larson, who started his day in a NASCAR Nationwide Car at Watkins Glen International in New York, passed Chad Kemenah on the second lap, [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 7:45 | Comments Off
Drivers On Stewart’s Moonlighting: Bully For Him
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On Friday morning at Watkins Glen International, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent a few minutes talking about that day in 2004 when he found himself stuck in a burning Corvette that he had crashed during a morning warmup session for a sports car race at the Sonoma road course.
He spent those minutes talking about it because [...]

Fri, 08/9/13 – 21:46 | One Comment
Cameron Puts Sahlen On Pole At Road America
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Dane Cameron of Team Sahlen on Friday captured the pole for Saturdays’s VISITFLORIDA.com Sports Car 250 at Road America in Elkhard Lake, Wis.
Cameron won his pole with a track record lap of 2 minutes, .028 seconds (121.412 mph) in the No. 42 Team Sahlen BMW/Riley. That made Team Sahlen the first team to win poles [...]

Fri, 08/9/13 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Brown, Saldana On Front Row At Knoxville
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Brian Brown charged to victory on Thursday’s 53rd FVP Knoxville Nationals qualifying night at Knoxville Raceway, putting him on the front row alongside Joey Saldana for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win main event.
Kerry Madsen was second with Kevin Swindell, Roger Crockett and Saldana rounding out the top five. Saldana also led qualifying and finished fourth in his [...]

Fri, 08/9/13 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Stewart’s Cup Absence Could Be A Lengthy One
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Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said that driver Tony Stewart will be out of action for weeks, but he does know exactly how many weeks.
Zipadelli participated in a teleconference with the media on Wednesday and his message was that there is plenty of hope about the three-time Sprint [...]

Wed, 08/7/13 – 13:24 | One Comment
Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart
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A couple of thoughts and opinions after a fairly full weekend-plus of racing:
Let’s see; 1,550 pounds or so, up to 900 horsepower, slick dirt track surfaces, walls without SAFER barriers, 140 mph open wheel to open wheel, a couple dozen cars on tracks as small as a quarter mile, and, 30-lap features that demand making [...]

Wed, 08/7/13 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Stewart Breaks Leg; Papis To Drive 14 At The Glen
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Sprint Cup driver/team owner Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg when he crashed while racing in a 360 sprint car race in Iowa Monday night. He will miss this weekend’s race at the Watkins Glen road course.
Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Max Papis will driver Stewart’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas [...]

Tue, 08/6/13 – 7:51 | One Comment
Grand-Am Scales Back New BMW Engine
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The Grand-Am Rolex Series on Monday released a technical bulletin announcing that its officials have taken steps to scale back the power of the recently introduced 4.5-liter BMW Daytona Prototype engines.
The scale-back comes in a form of limiting the new engines – which powered the cars that placed first and second at the Brickyard 400 two [...]

Mon, 08/5/13 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Hagan Closes Swing With Funny Car Victory
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Matt Hagan extended his Funny Car point lead – and clinched a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs – with a victory Sunday against Bob Tasca III during the 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hagan led a trio of first-time champions in Kent, Wash., located near Seattle, [...]

Mon, 08/5/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off