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HAMPTON, Ga. – Add Brian Vickers’ name to the growing list of NASCAR drivers willing to go on the record and admit that, when it comes to horsepower, engines built by Hendrick Motorsports are the class of the field.
When Ryan Newman got into a heated argument with Jimmie Johnson two weeks ago at Michigan, Newman [...]

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Stewart’s Cup Absence Could Be A Lengthy One
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said that driver Tony Stewart will be out of action for weeks, but he does know exactly how many weeks.
Zipadelli participated in a teleconference with the media on Wednesday and his message was that there is plenty of hope about the three-time Sprint [...]

Wed, 08/7/13 – 13:24 | One Comment
Stewart’s Flip Was All Part Of Being Stewart
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A couple of thoughts and opinions after a fairly full weekend-plus of racing:
Let’s see; 1,550 pounds or so, up to 900 horsepower, slick dirt track surfaces, walls without SAFER barriers, 140 mph open wheel to open wheel, a couple dozen cars on tracks as small as a quarter mile, and, 30-lap features that demand making [...]

Wed, 08/7/13 – 12:49 | Comments Off
Stewart Breaks Leg; Papis To Drive 14 At The Glen
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sprint Cup driver/team owner Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg when he crashed while racing in a 360 sprint car race in Iowa Monday night. He will miss this weekend’s race at the Watkins Glen road course.
Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Max Papis will driver Stewart’s No. 14 Stewart-Haas [...]

Tue, 08/6/13 – 7:51 | One Comment
Grand-Am Scales Back New BMW Engine
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Grand-Am Rolex Series on Monday released a technical bulletin announcing that its officials have taken steps to scale back the power of the recently introduced 4.5-liter BMW Daytona Prototype engines.
The scale-back comes in a form of limiting the new engines – which powered the cars that placed first and second at the Brickyard 400 two [...]

Mon, 08/5/13 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Hagan Closes Swing With Funny Car Victory
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Matt Hagan extended his Funny Car point lead – and clinched a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs – with a victory Sunday against Bob Tasca III during the 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Hagan led a trio of first-time champions in Kent, Wash., located near Seattle, [...]

Mon, 08/5/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets Victory, Gordon The Blues At Pocono
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Kasey Kahne passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the lead after a restart with two laps to go and  took the checkered flag at Pocono Raceway in the GoBowling.com 400.
The victory was the 16th of Kahne’s Sprint Cup career. More importantly, it was the second of his season and moved him to eighth place [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 23:33 | Comments Off
Kimball Gets First IndyCar Win
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Charlie Kimball is no longer known just for being a race car driver who is competing at the top level of the sport while battling with diabetes. He now is known as a winner.
Kimball, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, won Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His first victory was by [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Side Trip To Iowa A Winner For Keselowski
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Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the Nationwide Series’ U.S. Cellular 250 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway.
Keselowski, the defending Cup Series champ, has won the last three Nationwide starts he has made for Penske Racing.
“Flying back and forth is definitely work, but the work is worth the reward,” Keselowski, winless in Cup this season, said. [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 7:01 | Comments Off
Rain Dampens Capps’ Hopes
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Ron Capps suffered a setback in the quest for his first NHRA Funny Car world championship Saturday when he failed to qualify for the 16-car field during the rain-shortened 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
Capps, driver of the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T, lost traction on [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:48 | Comments Off
The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Well-aware it’s “go-for-broke” time, reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay gambled on tire selection Saturday afternoon en route to qualifying on-pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519-seconds/124.385 mph around the 2.258-mile/13-turn layout in Lexington, Ohio, to earn the [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off