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For the first time in the diverse history of the National Hot Rod Association two women are leading the Top Fuel and Funny Car point standings – and they happen to be siblings.
Courtney Force, 27, scored her first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, and jumped from sixth into a first-place tie in points […]

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IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Racing icon A.J. Foyt Jr. has been released from Baylor-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston and is recovering at home from recent triple bypass heart surgery.
Although his heart surgery on Nov. 12 was successful, Foyt developed serious complications with his lungs. He was kept on a ventilator for eight days […]

Thu, 12/4/14 – 17:39 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Foyt Out Of Hospital After 25 Days
IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
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Undeterred by massive criticism about Formula One’s decision to offer double championship points in that series’ season-ending race in 2014, INDYCAR announced this week that it is following suit.
In fact, America’s premier open-wheel series announced it was one-upping its European-based counterpart.
When the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook was issued to teams this week, it included […]

Thu, 12/4/14 – 10:17 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series To Double Down – Twice – In 2015
NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award
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Notes and quotes Friday from the world of auto racing:
JR Motorsports has added Ben Rhodes, the reigning K&N Pro Series East champion, to its driver lineup. Rhodes will drive in 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 88 Chevrolet in 2015.
The 17-year-old Rhodes joins an all-star lineup of drivers for the No. 88 […]

Wed, 12/3/14 – 17:13 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: JR Motorsports Adds Teen Rhodes/Team Owner Collects Big Award
Hamilton Sees Title As A Crowning Achievement
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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On the day he described as “the greatest in my life,” Lewis Hamilton surmised that Her Majesty’s still a pretty nice girl.
“I’m more hoping that I get to go and see the Queen again!” Hamilton said Sunday after his victory in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix clinched the […]

Mon, 11/24/14 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Hamilton Sees Title As A Crowning Achievement
Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
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Lewis Hamilton didn’t need to be perfect in Sunday’s Formula One race in Abu Dhabi to be crowned World Champion, but he pretty much was.
Hamilton won the season-ending F1 event as he held off a charging Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s effort, combined with engine problems in the car of his Mercedes AMG teammate/closest pre-race pursuer – […]

Sun, 11/23/14 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi, Second F1 Championship
Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As per Bernie Ecclestone’s script, Mercedes AMG teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will launch their bids for the 2014 Formula One World Driving Championship from the front row in Sunday’s season-ending Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
So, why was Valtteri Bottas fielding so many post-qualifying questions Saturday evening at […]

Sun, 11/23/14 – 0:12 | Comments Off on Rosberg Hoping For Double Trouble In F1 Finale
NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick
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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world […]

Thu, 11/20/14 – 10:07 | Comments Off on NASCAR Notes: Kahne Signs New Deal With Hendrick
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Guys Getting Very Fast And Very Loud
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of […]

Tue, 11/18/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments
Enders-Stevens Completes The Dream In Pomona
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ten years after launching her professional drag racing career against a stacked quarter-mile lineup featuring Greg Anderson, Warren Johnson and Jeg Coughlin Jr., Erica Enders-Stevens joined the club Sunday as the NHRA’s first woman Pro Stock world champion.
Enders-Stevens recorded her sixth victory of the 2014 season when two-time world […]

Mon, 11/17/14 – 7:51 | Comments Off on Enders-Stevens Completes The Dream In Pomona
Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship
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When Kevin Harvick took the seat of the deceased Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 2001, a lot of people figured that Harvick would most certainly become a Sprint Cup champion. It’s taken 13 years but on Sunday, Harvick proved those people correct.
Harvick won Sunday’s season-ending race and with it, the 2014 Sprint Cup championship.
The victory was […]

Sun, 11/16/14 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Homestead, 2014 Cup Championship