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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Gordon Wins Martinsville, Moves Into Contention
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Jeff Gordon continued Hendrick Motorsports’ decade-long domination of Martinsville Speedway Sunday by scoring his eighth victory at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series shortest track, taking the lead for good with 21 laps remaining in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger.
The 42-year-old driver’s first victory this season gives him 88 [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 16:34 | One Comment
Harvick Apologizes For Nasty Words About Dillons
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kevin Harvick apologized on Sunday for comments he made after Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series Race at Martinsville Speedway. His reason, he said, for taking a major shot at team owner Richard Childress and his racing grandsons: heat of the moment.
“I think there was just a lot of emotion involved,” [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 13:37 | One Comment
Brian Vickers Talks About Clot, Return To Racing
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers said Sunday the blood clot that has sidelined him for the rest of the season was caused by a protective boot he wore for 1 ½ months after suffering a mid-foot sprain in a wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway in [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Vettel Settles It: Wins India And Fourth F1 Championship
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Clearly the greatest Formula One driver of his generation, Sebastian Vettel added to his credentials as an all-timer when he clinched his fourth consecutive World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Airtel Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel, of Red Bull Racing/Renault, scored his career-best sixth win in a row and 10th [...]

Sun, 10/27/13 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Force Uses Record Run To Earn Vegas Pole
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Points leader John Force qualified in the No. 1 position and continued his late-season surge with a track record performance in Funny Car on Saturday during the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Vettel On Verge Of No. 4
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Red Bull Racing/Renault’s Sebastian Vettel moved one step closer to his fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship when he qualified on-pole Saturday for the Airtel Indian Grand Prix.
Vettel claimed his seventh pole in 16 races and 43rd of his career by touring India’s Buddh International Circuit in 1-minute, 24.119-seconds – fastest lap recorded at [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Furious Harvick Rips Into ‘Rich Kid’ Dillon Brothers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Turns out that Kevin Harvick’s decision to part ways with Richard Childress Racing at the end of the current Sprint Cup season was not totally based on getting a too-good-to-refuse offer from Stewart-Haas Racing. Seems Harvick is not real crazy about his current team owner’s grandchildren.
This became evident after Saturday’s [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 18:11 | 2 Comments
Wallace Jr. Trucks To Victory At Martinsville
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Darrell Wallace Jr. earned his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.
By claiming the victory, Wallace Jr., who turned 20 on Oct. 8 became the first African-American driver to win a NASCAR national touring series event since Wendell Scott won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Taylor Brothers To Drive For Dad In 2014
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Driving team owner Wayne Taylor’s Corvette DP in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship next season will be his sons Ricky and Jordan Taylor.
Jordan Taylor, who at 22 became the youngest Daytona Prototype-class champion in Grand-Am Rolex Series history when he co-drove with veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli to five victories in his first season [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 17:16 | Comments Off
Langdon Takes First Round Of Qualifying In Vegas
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Top Fuel point-leader Shawn Langdon continued to push toward his first world championship by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and rookie Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their [...]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 7:15 | Comments Off