Tue, 23/09/14 – 15:35 | No Comment

NASCAR announced a series of rule changes on Tuesday that will go into effect beginning with the 2015 racing season.
The rule changes apply to cars and engines and their aim, NASCAR officials said, is to improve competition, safety and the cost of doing business.
They include reduction of spoiler heights on the rear deck lids [...]

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Hagan Speeds On At Brainerd
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Current Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan raced to the No. 1 qualifying position Friday during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) lead their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hagan, who won the most recent event in [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Grand-Am’s Lally Says He Needs A Major Dose Of Victory
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The gray clouds that produced rain and gloom at Kansas Speedway on Thursday lifted on Saturday as unseasonably comfortable sunny weather settled back in. Except around the paddock space occupied by Andy Lally. There, an irritating chill persisted.
Lally, who co-drives the No. 44 Porsche GT3 Cup car of Magnus Racing, has [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 7:22 | Comments Off
Rojas, Tagliani Win Debut Kansas Race Poles
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Memo Rojas and Alex Tagliani won the Daytona Prototype and GT poles respectively on Friday night for Saturday night’s FPS Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Rojas won his first pole of the season with a lap of 1 minute, 9.883 seconds (122.090 mph) in the No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley co-driven by fellow [...]

Sat, 08/17/13 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Logano On Pole At MIS
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Joey Logano on Friday edged Kurt Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, the 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
The Penske Racing driver’s pole winning laps was at a Michigan International Speedway  track record 203.695 mph and was the sixth of Logano’s career, his first at Michigan, his first [...]

Fri, 08/16/13 – 17:44 | Comments Off
Montoya On Future: ‘I Want To Be In A Winning Car’
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BROOKLYN, Mich. – After posting just five top 10 finishes in 22 Sprint Cup starts this year, Juan Pablo Montoya received official notification earlier this week that he won’t return to Chip Ganassi’s No. 42 in 2014.
Montoya saw the writing on the wall earlier this year when the team chose [...]

Fri, 08/16/13 – 15:04 | One Comment
Hartley’s Star Is Rising At Starworks Motorsport
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Starworks Motorsport team owner Peter Baron looks the part of pretty laid-back guy. Walking the Grand-Am paddocks at Kansas Speedway in wrinkled work pants that at one time must have been white, and a gray, very loosely tucked polo shirt, he looks like he just got [...]

Fri, 08/16/13 – 7:13 | Comments Off
No. 90 Vette Is Out To Improve Spirits In Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – There wasn’t even the slightest hint of resentment from Daytona Prototype driver Richard Westbrook when he was asked the awkward question about the disappointment level of his and his team’s performance during the 2013 Grand-Am Rolex season.
Probably because such questions have been fired his way fairly [...]

Thu, 08/15/13 – 8:46 | Comments Off
New Guy Luhr Takes First Laps In An Indy Car
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Fifteen drivers, including a pair making their IZOD IndyCar Series debuts, completed a one-day manufacturer/team test at Sonoma Raceway on Tuesday in preparation for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Aug. 23-25.
Five-time American Le Mans Series champion Lucas Luhr, who will drive for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in Sonoma, completed 10 laps around the 12-turn, [...]

Wed, 08/14/13 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Rally Cross – A Jump Into Big Time?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – One is tempted to suggest that Global Rally Cross is all cap and not enough cattle.
Rally cross may be the next big thing in American motor racing – or not – but it will certainly not expire from a lack of publicity. It gets plenty each time [...]

Wed, 08/14/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Vickers To Race Full Time In 2014
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Brian Vickers will be back in a Sprint Cup car full time next season as it was announced Tuesday that Michael Waltrip Racing will put him into the No. 55 ride he has been sharing with Mark Martin.
“I can’t put into words how this makes me feel,” said 29-year-old Vickers. “I’ve really found my home [...]

Tue, 08/13/13 – 10:37 | Comments Off