Fri, 17/02/17 – 9:16 | No Comment

Second-year Cup driver Chris Buescher’s personal offseason of change admittedly has been compounded by NASCAR’s sweeping package of rules “enhancements” for the 2017 season.
A radical format featuring three-stage races in all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series events; a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped route into the playoffs […]

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Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
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For most of Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, things looked grim for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But as can happened in an event in which the competitors are traveling at 190 miles per hour, craziness broke out late in the race and the result was a historic seventh championship for Johnson.
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Sun, 11/20/16 – 19:19 | Comments Off on Jimmie Wins Homestead, Historic Seventh Title
Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
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Daniel Suarez made history on Saturday night and he made it with style. The native of Mexico won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and also the series’ 2016 championship, thus becoming the first foreign-born driver to claim a national touring series title.
The 24-year-old driver from Monterrey beat Ty Dillon to the finish line […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 20:13 | Comments Off on Suarez Captures Historic Xfinity Championship
Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
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Growing up as one of 12 children in a racing family, Johnny Sauter learned early-on what it means to compete…for everything.
Sauter, a son of legendary Midwest short-track racer Jim Sauter, added to the family legacy Friday night when his third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 200 secured the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 9:50 | Comments Off on Sauter Collects Inaugural Truck Chase Crown
Contenders Have Tough Friday
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No member of the Championship 4 will start Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding Sprint Cup  race anywhere near the front row at Homestead-Miami Speedway as all contenders had blah qualifying efforts on Friday.
Instead, non-contender Kevin Harvick (177.637 mph) will start from the pole while fellow non-contender Brad Keselowski will line up second on Sunday.
Rounding out the top […]

Sat, 11/19/16 – 9:04 | Comments Off on Contenders Have Tough Friday
Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
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Sunday, after competing in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three-time champion Tony Stewart will drive off into the sunset. Well, into the swamps of South Florida, anyway.
Stewart announced long ago that his driving days in Cup would end at the end of the 2016 season and he has said a couple […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 16:09 | Comments Off on Stewart Very Ready To Bid Adieu
Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An apt slogan for auto racing in 2016 might be: Wake me when it’s over. It’s been a bore of a season. Sanitized drivers, blah racing, unappealing machinery, absurd politics and drab championship quests.
Racing, it seems, has become what external detractors have long said it is; corporate PR reps going around in […]

Fri, 11/18/16 – 9:44 | Comments Off on Jimmie Way Too Quietly On Verge Of Big History
Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – As retirement gifts at Texas Motor Speedway go, Tony Stewart could have done worse.
Consider that last November, TMS President Eddie Gossage presented retirement-bound/four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, and children Ella and Leo, a pair of Shetland ponies named Scout and Smoky…and a shovel…and […]

Thu, 11/17/16 – 12:43 | Comments Off on Stewart Got All Dolled Up At His Texas Farewell
Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
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A.J. Foyt Racing will contest the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season with a revamped Generation Next driver lineup featuring 24-year-old Carlos Munoz and Conor Daly as part of a Texas-sized house-cleaning extending from the team’s base outside Houston to its new satellite shop in Speedway, Ind.
“Both of our drivers are very young and they’ve got […]

Wed, 11/16/16 – 8:06 | Comments Off on Foyt Hires Two New Drivers
NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
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Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed was named winner of the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award as the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year Monday during the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony.
Reed topped five other rookie candidates for the $20,000 prize during ceremonies honoring 2016 world champions Antron […]

Tue, 11/15/16 – 17:34 | Comments Off on NHRA Passes Out The Hardware
Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona
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Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) claimed NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
They joined Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) as 2016 champs; Brown clinched his crown the previous race weekend while Capps clinched with […]

Mon, 11/14/16 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Line, Savoie Clinch Titles In Pomona