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Rubens Barrichello will drive in the Rolex 24 in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello has joined JDC-Miller MotorSports’ revised and renumbered two-car lineup for the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2019 season-opener for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The twice-around-the clock endurance classic is scheduled for Jan. 26-27 on Daytona […]

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Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
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Hendrick Motorsports has announced that it would split up the championship winning crew chief/driver combo of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
The following is a transcript of a press conference discussing the move:
WHEN DID YOU GUYS COME TO THIS DECISION? HAS THIS BEEN IN THE WORKS?
Jimmie Johnson: “It hasn’t been a short-term decision or something that just […]

Thu, 10/11/18 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Stewart Pondering Return To IndyCar Cockpit
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Retired three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart says he has no itch to return to the grind that is the Monster Energy Cup Series. But the Indy Racing League’s first “Poster Boy” believes there is still one more Indianapolis 500 run in him, perhaps for the race’s […]

Thu, 10/11/18 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Stewart Pondering Return To IndyCar Cockpit
Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Don Panoz was motor racing’s imp of the reverse. A diminutive, brilliant redhead with a keen sense of how to get things done, Don was at his best pursuing goals that others suggested couldn’t be accomplished.
Build a bridge between the U.S. and the Le Mans 24-hour? “C’est impossible, monsieur!” But Don […]

Wed, 10/10/18 – 8:13 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Panoz A Major Force Starting with the Petit
Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Steve Torrence found redemption disguised as revenge Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, where the Lone Star State native made a major move toward securing his first NHRA Top Fuel world championship.
Fifty-one weeks after a grinding crash at The Plex arguably cost him the 2017 title, Torrence […]

Mon, 10/8/18 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Torrence Has Perfect Response At The Plex
‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
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Finally, last weekend, finally, something splatted against the wall and stuck for NASCAR. The bad news for North America’s premier stock car racing series, however, continues to be the large pile of refuse that has slid down that wall and is laying there steaming and congealing.
The final laps of Sunday’s race at the Charlotte “Roval” […]

Sun, 10/7/18 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Competing for Top Fuel championships is hardly a new sensation for Clay Millican. The ever-upbeat Tennessee resident claimed six International Hot Rod Association titles before transitioning to the NHRA ranks and his current gig with car-owner Doug Stringer and crew chief David Grubnic.
“The biggest difference,” said Millican, […]

Sun, 10/7/18 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Millican Is Counting On Countdown Format
Bell Collects Xfinity Win In Dover
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Christopher Bell won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway, collecting his sixth victory in his rookie year.
Ross Chastain, meanwhile, was booted from the playoffs.
Already locked into the Round of 8 by virtue of his Round of 12 victory at Richmond, Bell led the field to a restart with 17 laps left and pulled […]

Sat, 10/6/18 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Bell Collects Xfinity Win In Dover
Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Matt Smith’s blueprint for securing the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship is as simple as 1-2-3 aboard a bike he affectionately has described as “hateful, mean and nasty.”
That’s a blunt way of stating that Matt Smith Racing has emerged as a bona fide title contender […]

Sat, 10/6/18 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Smith Has Simple Plan For Winning Countdown
Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole
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A sudden rain shower in Friday afternoon soaked the concrete track at Dover International Speedway, forcing cancellation of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session.
As a result, the field for Sunday’s race was set according to owner points.
On the pole for the first event of the Round of 12 playoff race will be […]

Fri, 10/5/18 – 16:27 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole
Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – Native Texan Steve Torrence admittedly has returned to the Texas Motorplex with mixed emotions for this weekend’s 33rd annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Torrence openly loves the Motorplex, the all-concrete surface on which he has logged more laps than any other and where he won a pair of […]

Fri, 10/5/18 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Texas’ Torrence Looking To Break Motorplex Hex