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Formula One superstar Fernando Alonso says the best piece of advice he’s been given about running the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 has not been “turn left, 800 times” on May 28.
“Enjoy!” Alonso said during his “Welcome to Alabama” news conference at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday. “That’s something that this race is so […]

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SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway has secured a coveted second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend for the 2018 season and beyond via an intramural “realignment” affecting two other facilities in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc., empire.
SMI President/CEO Marcus Smith made the announcement during a news conference with Las Vegas Convention and […]

Thu, 03/9/17 – 9:01 | Comments Off on SMI Shuffles Race Lineup; Vegas Gets Second Date
Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team newcomer Kevin Magnussen kicked-off the second and final week of preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Tuesday by turning a combined 81 laps on a day when veteran Felipe Massa topped the time sheet.
Massa, whose retirement plans abruptly ended in mid-January, posted a lap in 1 minute, […]

Wed, 03/8/17 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Magnussen Returns As F1 Testing Resumes
Keselowski Capitalizes On Harvick Mistake At AMS
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Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Kevin Harvick’s to lose as he headed into the pits with 15 laps to go. And that’s exactly what happened as the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was slapped with a speeding penalty that cost him the win.
Loving it all was Brad […]

Sun, 03/5/17 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Keselowski Capitalizes On Harvick Mistake At AMS
Busch, Bell Win In Double-Dip In Atlanta
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Kyle Busch pulled away after a restart on Lap 148 of 163 and beat Brad Keselowski to the finish line by .605 seconds to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
In the second half of Saturday’s double-header at AMS, Christopher Bell held off Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered restart to win the Camping […]

Sat, 03/4/17 – 19:01 | Comments Off on Busch, Bell Win In Double-Dip In Atlanta
Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Newly-minted Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch says his victory in last Sunday’s “Great American Race” has come gift-wrapped with a “sense of calm” for the remainder of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
Sense of calm? KuBu? Recently married and all grown up? Incredible.
“It’s an incredible feeling to win […]

Sat, 03/4/17 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Winning The 500 Came With Bonuses For Busch
Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta
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Kevin Harvick drove to the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver claimed P1 with a lap at 190.398 mph at the 1.5-mile Atlanta oval.
Afterward he gave big credit to his team.
“We have had two different styles of body on this chassis so I […]

Fri, 03/3/17 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Harvick Rolls To Cup Pole At Atlanta
Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain
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Simulated wet-weather lapping of tire-supplier Pirelli’s new/wider rubber added another element to Romain Grosjean’s workload Thursday, as American-owned Haas F1 Team closed the opening week of preseason testing for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean completed a session-best 118 laps around the 2.892-mile/4.655-kilometer/16-turn layout in Spain in the second generation […]

Fri, 03/3/17 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Haas F1 Team Gets In A Wet Workout In Spain
Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team lead driver Romain Grosjean logged his first test laps of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season Wednesday during a “methodical” session plagued by setup and electrical issues at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Grosjean, who returns for his second season with Gene Haas’ American-owned team, recorded 56 laps […]

Thu, 03/2/17 – 10:43 | Comments Off on Glitches Arise For Haas F1 In Barcelona Test
Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Haas F1 Team newcomer Kevin Magnussen shattered the second-year, American-owned organization’s single-day test mileage total _ and lowered his best lap time _ during Day 2 of preseason testing Tuesday for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Magnussen began hot-lapping in his No. 20 Haas VF-17 […]

Wed, 03/1/17 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Haas Driver Magnussen Piling Up The Laps
TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch’s last-lap pass to victory in NASCAR’s 59th annual Daytona 500 capped a lengthy, crash-marred Sunday afternoon of racing around the high-banked/2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, with 23.3-million viewers tuning in for all or part of the FOX network telecast.
An average audience of 12-million watched the race across the FOX […]

Tue, 02/28/17 – 18:37 | Comments Off on TV Numbers For Daytona 500 Rise Slightly