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CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so equal, we run the same […]

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‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – At least two NASCAR drivers believe competitors with dirt track experience may possess the upper hand in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway because of VHT, a traction compound, being applied to the track’s surface in the turns.
“This is a perfect style of track to […]

Sat, 04/22/17 – 19:40 | Comments Off on ‘Dirty’ Drivers Should Have An Edge At Bristol
Andretti Shines At Barber
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Marco Andretti re-introduced himself to the top of the Verizon IndyCar Series speed chart Friday, recording the fastest practice lap for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First.
Andretti, driver of the No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda, toured Barber Motorsports Park’s 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1-minute, 7.7134-seconds at 122.280 mph to top the combined speed […]

Sat, 04/22/17 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Andretti Shines At Barber
Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown
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Clay Millican powered his Parts Plus/Great Clips Top Fuel dragster into the provisional qualifying lead with a track-record elapsed time Friday at the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
 Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) also were provisional leaders in their respective categories at the fifth of […]

Sat, 04/22/17 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Millican Round 1 Leader In Baytown
Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
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Because Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series was washed out by rain on Friday, Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing was awarded the pole based on owner points.
Starting second will be Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports.
Those are familiar positions for both drivers, who started in the same spots when rain wiped out […]

Fri, 04/21/17 – 14:47 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Larson On Bristol Pole
Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso’s Verizon IndyCar Series dance card is beginning to fill up.
Alonso is scheduled to log his first test laps with Andretti Autosport in preparation for competing in the 101st Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday, May 3, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Alonso, the Formula One World Driving Champion in 2005 and […]

Fri, 04/21/17 – 7:08 | Comments Off on Alonso’s Triple Crown Bid To Begin May 3
Haas F1 Team Spirits Are High After Trip To Bahrain
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team capped a productive, point-paying drive by Romain Grosjean in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix with completion of a two-day open test at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
Kevin Magnussen took the wheel of the Ferrari-powered VF-17 for the second and final day of testing Wednesday, one-upping his teammate […]

Thu, 04/20/17 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Spirits Are High After Trip To Bahrain
McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso admits that his startling decision to compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 next month was triggered by the sad fact that McLaren Honda _ after only three of 20 races _ is not a player for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Yeah, definitely,” said […]

Tue, 04/18/17 – 11:24 | Comments Off on McLaren Woes Sending Alonso To Indianapolis
Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain
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Ferrari’s Formula One renaissance raced forward on Sunday as the Italian team’s Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix by 6.660 seconds over Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton.
The enabled Ferrari to break a tie in the driver standings between the German Vettel and Britain’s Hamilton and spurred Vettel to dance around like child on his birthday […]

Sun, 04/16/17 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Vettel Gives Ferrari Big Win In Bahrain
Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took the pole for Sunday’s Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday.
Bottas’ fast lap of 1:28.769 set a new track qualifying record and was .023 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Sabastian Vettel of Ferrari qualifying third fastest.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took fourth ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton […]

Sat, 04/15/17 – 12:29 | Comments Off on Mercedes’ Bottas On Bahrain Pole
Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner says Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso of arch-rival McLaren F1 is “barking mad” for his decision to compete in next month’s Indianapolis 500.
Alonso, a two-time F1 World Driving Champion, announced Wednesday he will drive in the 101st running of the Indy 500 on […]

Sat, 04/15/17 – 11:54 | Comments Off on Critics: Alonso ‘Barking Mad’ To Race At Indy