Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa
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Brad Keselowski beat back an upset bid by Michael McDowell to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“A really good battle,” said Keselowski, who led 146 laps and has finished no worse than third in seven Nationwide starts this season. “He (McDowell) had me there for a minute. Somehow I slid back [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 7:08 | Comments Off
John Force Holds Onto No. 1 Qualifying Spot In Northwest
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Drag racing icon John Force raced to his 150th Funny Car pole position Saturday during final qualifications for the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday morning’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Austin Dillon Collects First Truck Win Of Season
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Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season on Saturday. It came at Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangle.
Dillon moved past  Clint Bowyer on a restart with eight laps remaining. He then withstood two restarts to get the victory in a green-white-checkered finish.
Aiding his effort was a push from Johnny Sauter [...]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 18:09 | Comments Off
Bourdais On Pole At Mid-Ohio
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Sebastien Bourdais overcame a soaked track at Mid-Ohio road circuit to win his second pole of the IndyCar Series season on Saturday. He claimed P1 on his final lap in the Fast Six Shoutout seession.
Bourdais’ final lap of 1 minute, 24.1610 seconds in the No. 11 Mistic KVSH Racing car overtook Josef Newgarden (1:24.6787) in [...]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 17:59 | Comments Off
John Force P1 In Northwest
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John Force raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle.
Force ran a 4.085-second pass at 308.07 mph in [...]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Larson Wins First Pole
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Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph [...]

Fri, 08/1/14 – 19:33 | Comments Off
Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
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Earlier this week, NASCAR announced that it was levying heavy penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team, the driver for which is Denny Hamlin.
On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Hamlin met with the media to discuss the penalties.
NASCAR inspectors found violations with the rear firewall block-off plates of the No. 11 Toyota driven to [...]

Fri, 08/1/14 – 11:11 | Comments Off
The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 1972 and my college roommate Frank and I were at Road America for a Can-Am race. We were walking the paddocks  when he stopped and took a deep breath. Man, he said, love the smell of that Castrol. Frank was/is a road racing purist and what he did [...]

Thu, 07/31/14 – 8:27 | 4 Comments
The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.
When asked about the long-term future of [...]

Mon, 07/28/14 – 9:36 | 3 Comments