Sun, 27/07/14 – 15:02 | No Comment

The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Logano Holds Off Teammate Hornish At Chicagoland
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Joey Logano took the lead on the final restart and led the final 15 laps to win Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
It was Logano’s second win in the NNS this season, having also won June 1 at Dover International Speedway.
Sam Hornish Jr. and Penske Racing teammate Logano went at each other [...]

Sun, 07/21/13 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Bandimere Still An Allen Johnson Kind of Place
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Reigning Pro Stock world champion Allen Johnson continued his qualifying prowess at Bandimere Speedway Saturday, racing to his second pole position of the season during the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also lead their categories as No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of [...]

Sun, 07/21/13 – 6:46 | Comments Off
Graf Puts HPD On Pole At Mosport
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Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing were fastest in American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón qualifying for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, but a pair of first-time polesitters were the story.
Graf earned his first pole of the season – and the second consecutive for the team [...]

Sat, 07/20/13 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Cars And Coffee Are Both Hot At Texas Outing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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PLANO, Texas – You have to get there early if you want to score a parking spot at Cars and Coffee Dallas, the first Saturday of the month gathering of all things automobilia hosted by Classic BMW.
For a couple of Porschephiles living in Fort Worth, “early” translated into a 5 [...]

Sat, 07/20/13 – 18:04 | Comments Off
Ganassi Racing’s Hull Talks Droughts And Streaks
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fans get to see flashes of Mike Hull on television broadcasts of IndyCar events. And they get to hear short quips from the long-time managing director of Chip Ganassi Racing during pre-race advances and post-race reactions.
But Hull, who spends his time during races sitting on pit boxes and calling the [...]

Sat, 07/20/13 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Speeds To P1 In Colorado
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Veteran Funny Car driver and two-time world champion Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at scenic Bandimere Speedway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in [...]

Sat, 07/20/13 – 6:59 | Comments Off
New Sports Car Series Offers Look At Classes
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United SportsCar Racing – the series born of the merger of the American Le Mans and Grand-Am – released more information on the structure of its car classes in 2014 on Friday.
The new GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will retain all of the ALMS’ current GT class specs. An important new safety feature will be [...]

Fri, 07/19/13 – 12:53 | Comments Off
More Racing Does Not Always Mean Better Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some notes and takes:
When Brian Vickers survived the green/white/checkered restart and went on to take the white flag at the end of the New Hampshire race last weekend, there was a feeling of relief. The guy who deserved to win the race, actually won the race in Loudon.
The downside of multiple [...]

Thu, 07/18/13 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
NASCAR To Revamp Much Of Officiating Process
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During a press conference on Monday, NASCAR officials announced their future plans concerning the topics of crime and punishment. The upgraded methods in those areas will incorporate increased use of “emerging” technology and are, the officials said, aimed at “making the racing better” for teams and fans.
Attending the press conference/teleconference, [...]

Mon, 07/15/13 – 17:28 | One Comment
Vickers Comes Back To Win Cup Race In Loudon
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LOUDON, N.H. – It has taken Brian Vickers three seasons to get his comeback into high gear. He finally made it to the top Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, pulling away from Kyle Busch on an overtime restart to win the Camping World RV Sales 301.
As he crossed under the checkered flags on the [...]

Sun, 07/14/13 – 22:32 | One Comment