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Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

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Track Talk: Martinsville
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This week’s Sprint Cup race is at Martinsville Speedway, a .526-mile paper-clip shaped track which is unique in all of NASCAR.
What do the drivers think of it?
This:
“It’s a blast. If you’re hanging on and doing all you can to hang on the bottom and trying not to let people get by, […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Track Talk: Martinsville
Tasca On the Way Up
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The names of drivers in the NHRA’s glamour division, Funny Car, are well known. They include high-profilers like John Force, Ron Capps, Ashley Force. 
Then, or make that now, there is Bob Tasca III. In just his second full season in the NHRA Full Throttle series, Tasca is hard at work […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:52 | Comments Off on Tasca On the Way Up
Good Day at the Barber
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Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing completed its pre-season test program Monday at the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park and declared itself ready to focus on earning back-to-back wins in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete IndyCar Series season-opener on April 5.
Graham Rahal, winner of the 2008 St. Pete race, and Robert Doornbos completed the second and final day […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:45 | One Comment
Spring Break
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For Nationwide Series competitors, March has been similar to spring break. This weekend will be the third open week for the series this year, and all three have come during March. 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Bristol have been the two tracks that have hosted races this month. So competitors better enjoy this weekend; it will […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Spring Break
Earnhardt Family Reunion
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Kerry and Jeffrey Earnhardt have joined Rick Ware Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Kerry will debut with the organization April 4 at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 31 Chevrolet. His son Jeffrey, 19, is scheduled to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Dover International Speedway May 30.
Kerry, son of the legendary seven-time […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 19:35 | One Comment
Beckman Goes Backwards
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“Fast” Jack Beckman, driver of the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger Funny Car for Don Schumacher Racing in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, will change pace on one of his off weekends and drive Lee Jennings’ Nostalgia “American Revolution” Camaro at the 28th Annual Funny Car Fever at Sacramento Raceway Park on […]

Tue, 03/24/09 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Beckman Goes Backwards
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   Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws sprint-car series champion, retained the lead in the standings after a fourth-place finish on Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway.
   Schatz, driving for Tony Stewart’s team, has a 32-point advantage over 20-time series champion Steve Kinser. Third is Jason Meyers, while three-time series champ Sammy Swindell […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 20:57 | Comments Off on Schatz Heads to Phoenix On Top
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It took a long look at the box score from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol before a Roush Fenway Racing driver’s named popped into view. No, Bristol was not a Roush kind of place last weekend.
Driver David Ragan, who finished 27th for Roush, succinctly summed things up for the […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Roush Fades at Bristol
Two for the Show
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Predicting the outcome of the Nationwide series points battle is fairly easy to figure these days. You find out which Sprint Cup regulars are going to race full time in the Nationwide and that’s where you find your favorites.
This year’s favorites heading into the season were Carl Edwards and Kyle […]

Mon, 03/23/09 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Two for the Show
New Audi, Same Story at Sebring
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The 2009 Audi looked different from the 2008 edition, but it didn’t perform any differently. It wound up in victory lane on race day.
Audi, the dominant car in the American Le Mans Series the last several seasons, started off the season by winning the 12-hour race at Sebring last Saturday.
This year’s Audi […]

Sun, 03/22/09 – 17:21 | One Comment