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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
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BRISTOL, Tenn. –The buzz around Bristol Motor Speedway is Denny Hamlin’s decision to forego an appeal of the $25,000 fine he was docked by NASCAR for recent comments he made about the new Generation 6 car.
It is expected that NASCAR will collect the fine through a deduction of his race winnings.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch P1 At Bristol
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Kyle Busch took the pole  for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday.
Busch was the fastest of nine drivers to break the 15-second mark on their qualifying lap.
Busch, no stranger to victory lane at Bristol, captured the pole with a lap 129.535 mph (14.813 seconds) in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Takes Early Pole At Gatornationals
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Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville.
Two-time world champ Pedregon, whose [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Fassler Puts Audi on Pole At Sebring
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Marcel Fassler set a track record with a 1:43.886 (129.604 mph) in Audi Sport Team Joest’s No. 1 Audi R8 e-tron quattro to win the pole position at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Friday.
The pole is the first for a hybrid car in the American Le [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Q and A: Hamlin Faces Media At Bristol
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a hastily-scheduled press conference, Denny Hamlin met with reporters behind his Joe Gibbs Racing team hauler just after 2 p.m. on Friday to discuss the $25,000 fine imposed against him by NASCAR.
Hamlin, who refused to pay the fine, announced on Thursday that he won’t appeal the [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 16:08 | One Comment
‘True Truth’ To Be A Casualty Of Hamlin’s Penalty?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin declared a victory of sorts over NASCAR in his first session with the media since it was revealed that he wouldn’t appeal his $25,000 fine for his comments about the racing at Phoenix International Raceway and that NASCAR would deduct the fine from his future [...]

Fri, 03/15/13 – 15:47 | 5 Comments
American Sports Car Racing Has A New Name
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More details about the American unified sports car racing series were unveiled Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. Among those details is the name for the new series, which is the result of the merging of the Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series.
The name of the series will be the United SportsCar Racing platform.
United [...]

Thu, 03/14/13 – 15:18 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Wed, 03/13/13 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing
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Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne in a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish Sunday to win the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The win is Kenseth’s first in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as he moved to the team following the 2012 season.
“I just knew it,” he said. “I just [...]

Sun, 03/10/13 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Hornish Rolls To Win In Vegas
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Sam Hornish Jr. won the Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The win was Hornish’s second in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and his first since Nov. 12, 2011 at Phoenix. It was the first Las Vegas victory for Penske Racing in any NASCAR series and the first Nationwide triumph [...]

Sat, 03/9/13 – 21:15 | Comments Off