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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, […]

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Haas F1 Hires Second Driver
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Capitalizing on its technical partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, American-led Haas F1 Team has signed Esteban Gutierrez to complete an internationally diverse driver lineup for its inaugural season in the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Gutierrez, a 24-year-old native of Monterrey, Mexico, was introduced Friday by team founder/chairman Gene Haas at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico […]

Sat, 10/31/15 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Hires Second Driver
White Hot Logano Claims Martinsville Pole
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The hottest driver in Sprint Cup got even hotter on Friday when he won the pole for Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway.
Logano, who has won the last three races, won the Martinsville pole by edging fellow Chaser Martin Truex Jr.
Logano’s pole winning numbers were 19.215 seconds and 98.548 mph.
“It’s an amazing run we’re on right […]

Fri, 10/30/15 – 17:25 | Comments Off on White Hot Logano Claims Martinsville Pole
SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – With the addition of SAFER barriers on Martinsville Speedway’s straightaway walls, drivers said Friday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ shortest track had become an even tougher place to negotiate.
“It seems driving down the straightaway, trying to pass cars, even in practice, it just seems really tight,” Carl […]

Fri, 10/30/15 – 17:13 | Comments Off on SAFER Means Tougher At Martinsville Short Track
Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Perhaps no races generate more emotion from fans than those at Talladega Superspeedway. And with the way last Sunday’s race ended, the “hate mail” to a few drivers has been abundant.
Jeff Gordon said he had even received some and he wasn’t even involved in anything.
“That’s what happens when you ‘wrong’ (Dale Earnhardt) […]

Fri, 10/30/15 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Notes: Haters Cast Wide Net In Wake Of Junior ‘Wronging’
Hamlin Says NASCAR Bailed Harvick Out At ‘Dega
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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IRVING, Texas – Sprint Cup star Denny Hamlin says NASCAR opted to play-it-safe Tuesday when it absolved Kevin Harvick of “bricking the field” and intentionally causing a race-altering wreck during Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Hamlin was among four drivers failing to advance into the Eliminator 8 Round of the […]

Fri, 10/30/15 – 8:35 | 2 Comments
The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Success has not translated to love for Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano. On the contrary.
Logano, who swept the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Champions by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, said Tuesday that hated from some NASCAR fans and perhaps a […]

Wed, 10/28/15 – 9:15 | Comments Off on The Haters Have Their Boy In Joey Logano
Hamilton Now Running In The Senna Zone
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AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton’s latest victory at Circuit of The Americas not only clinched his third Formula One World Driving Championship, it also allowed the Brit to channel his inner Ayrton Senna.
“As a kid I just wanted to be World Champion,” Hamilton said Sunday after his third U.S. Grand Prix victory in four starts […]

Wed, 10/28/15 – 7:21 | Comments Off on Hamilton Now Running In The Senna Zone
INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues
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INDYCAR announced the IndyCar Series 2016 schedule on Tuesday and it includes the addition of two historic venues and the subtraction of a third.
The schedule includes  a 16-race season – anchored by the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
It will begin on March 13 with the street race in St. Petersburg, Fla. and […]

Tue, 10/27/15 – 8:54 | Comments Off on INDYCAR’s 2016 Schedule Adds, Subtracts Historic Venues
NASCAR Annouces 2016 Schedules
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NASCAR officials unveiled the 2016 Sprint Cup and Xfinity series schedules on Monday and they contained several changes from the 2015 schedule.
Once again, 36 races are on the season.
The season will begin, as usual, at Daytona International in February for Speedweeks and the Dayt0na 500.
Daytona Rising, the speedway’s $400 million redevelopment project, will be complete […]

Mon, 10/26/15 – 15:17 | Comments Off on NASCAR Annouces 2016 Schedules
Late-Race Wreck: Accident Or Premeditated?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As the sun began to go down at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, and the temperatures of fans and at least a couple of drivers began to rise, one veteran NASCAR reporter took to social media to heap snark on peers who were taking shots at Kevin Harvick.
What evidence, he asked […]

Mon, 10/26/15 – 9:37 | One Comment