Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:27 | No Comment

HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to [...]

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No. 90 Vette Is Out To Improve Spirits In Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There wasn’t even the slightest hint of resentment from Daytona Prototype driver Richard Westbrook when he was asked the awkward question about the disappointment level of his and his team’s performance during the 2013 Grand-Am Rolex season.
Probably because such questions have been fired his way fairly [...]

Thu, 08/15/13 – 8:46 | Comments Off
New Guy Luhr Takes First Laps In An Indy Car
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Fifteen drivers, including a pair making their IZOD IndyCar Series debuts, completed a one-day manufacturer/team test at Sonoma Raceway on Tuesday in preparation for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Aug. 23-25.
Five-time American Le Mans Series champion Lucas Luhr, who will drive for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in Sonoma, completed 10 laps around the 12-turn, [...]

Wed, 08/14/13 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Rally Cross – A Jump Into Big Time?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
HAMPTON, Ga. – One is tempted to suggest that Global Rally Cross is all cap and not enough cattle.
Rally cross may be the next big thing in American motor racing – or not – but it will certainly not expire from a lack of publicity. It gets plenty each time [...]

Wed, 08/14/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Vickers To Race Full Time In 2014
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Brian Vickers will be back in a Sprint Cup car full time next season as it was announced Tuesday that Michael Waltrip Racing will put him into the No. 55 ride he has been sharing with Mark Martin.
“I can’t put into words how this makes me feel,” said 29-year-old Vickers. “I’ve really found my home [...]

Tue, 08/13/13 – 10:37 | Comments Off
Cup’s Johnson Adds DOTY To His Award Pile
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Leading his series’ points standings and tied for its lead in race victories, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson has been elected the second-quarter winner of the Driver of the Year Award.
The five-time Cup champion tallied more than twice the points of his nearest challenger in the quarterly voting by an elite panel of American [...]

Tue, 08/13/13 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Aussie Ambrose Is A Triple Threat At Watkins Glen
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His tenure Down Under has served Marcos Ambrose particularly well in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, where a bit of NASCAR history beckons the native Australian at Watkins Glen International.
Ambrose is working on a two-race Sprint Cup Series winning streak heading into Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The [...]

Mon, 08/12/13 – 7:35 | Comments Off
Honda Wins But Delta Wing Soars At Road America
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Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf rolled to their fifth consecutive American Le Mans Series on Sunday, winning at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
But to get the overall victory, the Pickett Racing duo and their HPD ARX-03c had to hold off a strong challenge by the revolutionary DeltaWing LM12, which had its best showing to date.
The [...]

Mon, 08/12/13 – 7:20 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Holds On To Win At Watkins Glen
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Kyle Busch held off Brad Keselowski through a three late-race restarts and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s third of the season and second at The Glen. Busch led the final 29 laps of the race.
Martin Truex Jr. of [...]

Sun, 08/11/13 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Schatz Claws Way To Knoxville Victory
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Donny Schatz, who started well back in the field, won the 53rd running of the Knoxville Nationals on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
After struggling during the Wednesday preliminary feature, Schatz was forced to start Saturday on the outside of the second row in the Last Chance Showdown, or B-main. He won that [...]

Sun, 08/11/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off
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Brendon Hartley and Scott Mayer of Starworks Motorsports teamed for their first  Grand-Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype victory, winning Saturday’s VISITFLORIDA.Com 250 at Road America.
Hartley took the lead when the front runners pitted under a late caution, and then pulled away in the No. 8 BMW/Riley, beating Joao Barbosa to the checkered flag by 4.290 [...]

Sat, 08/10/13 – 20:28 | Comments Off