Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There is a segment of auto racing fandom which Jimmie Johnson will never win over. No matter what Johnson says, does or wins, there are fans who will never be able to bring themselves to admit that the five-time champion belongs in the historical company of seven-time champions Dale Earnhardt [...]

Fri, 11/15/13 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Vettel On A Major ‘Roll’ As He Arrives In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – Working on a seven-race winning streak and with his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship in the books, Sebastian Vettel has reduced the 2013 season to a single question:
Dunkin’ or Krispy Kreme?
We’re talking about donuts, breakfast of the campgrounds for fans of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series [...]

Thu, 11/14/13 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Injured Franchitti Says Driving Career Is Over
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Dario Franchitti announced today Franchitti will be unable to continue his auto racing career.
Franchitti was injured earlier this year in a wreck in Houston.
“Since my racing accident in Houston,” Franchitti, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and a four-time IndyCar Series champion, “I have been in the expert care of some [...]

Thu, 11/14/13 – 16:26 | Comments Off
Fennig Continues To Crank Out Winning Hot Rods
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
He is a man of few words and that’s OK. Because in Jimmy Fennig’s world, the hands still really do the talking.
“I build hot rods,” said Fennig, summing up the personal and professional life of a dedicated “Car Guy” in one declarative sentence. “Fords, Chevys – I’ve got everything.”
And in [...]

Wed, 11/13/13 – 17:21 | Comments Off
Brittany Latest Force To Win Top Rookie Award
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Brittany Force extended a John Force Racing tradition Monday when she received the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as 2013 NHRA Rookie of the Year.
Force, 27, became the fifth JFR driver to win the prestigious honor during the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Tue, 11/12/13 – 20:41 | Comments Off
NASCAR Driver Bayne Diagnosed With MS
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NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Bayne, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing and who won the 2011 Daytona 500, has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared by doctors and NASCAR to continue compete behind the wheel.
“I’ve never been more driven to compete,” [...]

Tue, 11/12/13 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Champ Langdon Ends 2013 Season On Highest Note
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Shawn Langdon book-ended his 2013 Top Fuel championship season Sunday with a victory in the 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, just 20 miles from his boyhood home.
Langdon, who began the season with a win in February’s NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway, clinched his first Top Fuel title [...]

Mon, 11/11/13 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Coughlin Wins Fifth Pro Stock Championship
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched the 2013 Pro Stock championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
Coughlin became just the eighth driver in NHRA history to win a fifth professional championship, as he earned previous Pro Stock titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Coughlin also won the [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 20:43 | Comments Off
Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge
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Sunday was separation day in the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Separating in a positive direction was Jimmie Johnson, who finished third and will head to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend as the prohibitive favorite to pick up his sixth Cup championship.
Separating in a negative direction was Matt Kenseth who started [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 18:20 | One Comment
Quiet Kenseth Refuses To Give Too Much Away
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Back in the day when such things were still allowed, a “sit-down” interview was held with Matt Kenseth in his hauler in the infield of a NASCAR track. Kenseth’s PR rep was more than happy to set the thing up. Kenseth, still a couple years away from winning the 2003 [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 9:36 | Comments Off