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Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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Penske New Guy Newgarden Fastest In Phoenix
The roar of 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines filled the air into the night at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, as 21 Verizon IndyCar Series entries turned laps for the first time together in 2017.
The first of a two-day Open Test for all full-season teams saw Team Penske newcomer Josef Newgarden record the fastest of 2,638 total […]

Sat, 02/11/17 – 8:58 | Comments Off on Penske New Guy Newgarden Fastest In Phoenix
Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona

Doug Kalitta recorded his career-best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday during the weather-interrupted opening day of time trials for the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Only the Pro Stock class was able to complete both rounds of qualifying, as rain began halfway through the second session […]

Sat, 02/11/17 – 8:48 | Comments Off on Kalitta In Charge As NHRA Season Gets Off To Soggy Start In Pomona
IndyCar Teams Get Back To Work In Phoenix

For the first time in 2017, all full-season Verizon IndyCar Series entries are testing this weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
Twenty-one cars are entered for the two-day test that concludes Saturday around the 1-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., steeped in Indy car history. From 1964-2005, 61 races were contested on the track, with legendary drivers A.J. Foyt […]

Fri, 02/10/17 – 17:55 | Comments Off on IndyCar Teams Get Back To Work In Phoenix
Big Dreamers Ready To Take On The Big Boys
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Drag racing kindred spirits Phil Burkart Jr. and Robert Schwab have reunited this weekend in Pomona, Calif., the 2017 launching pad for a Funny Car dream spanning the globe from Central New York to Adelaide, South Australia.
The latter is home to Schwab, who along with wife/team manager Lisa, has hired […]

Fri, 02/10/17 – 9:23 | 3 Comments
KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy

Jason Line is hard-pressed to imagine what he could do for an encore in 2017.
The veteran KB Racing driver compiled points from eight national event victories and six runnerup results to remain one hole-shot ahead of teammate Greg Anderson en route to his third National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock world championship last season. Anderson […]

Thu, 02/9/17 – 18:58 | Comments Off on KB Racing’s Line Knows Pro Stock Repeat Not Going To Be Easy
‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
After consecutive Pirelli World Challenge campaigns run with a Hyundai and a McLaren, sports car team-owner Bob Stallings has decided there is no substitute.
Dallas-based GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is in full test-mode of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Jon Fogarty will pilot in the series’ GT Championship in 2017. The latest […]

Thu, 02/9/17 – 10:00 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules
In a continuing effort to deliver the most effective and entertaining on-track action for fans, the Verizon IndyCar Series has modified the race weekend schedule at some events for the 2017 season.
INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires developmental ladder, announced the modifications as well […]

Tue, 02/7/17 – 16:41 | Comments Off on IndyCar Shaking Up Race-Weekend Schedules
Spring Training Over; NHRA Set To Kick Off The Season

Nitro Spring Training concluded Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams tested their offseason work one week before the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Leah Pritchett posted the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history in her Top Fuel dragster Saturday […]

Mon, 02/6/17 – 20:14 | One Comment
Texas Repave Hits The Pits
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FORT WORTH, Texas – A complete repaving of pit road has been added to Texas Motor Speedway’s major offseason capital improvements project, which is entering its final phase on-schedule.
Announced on Jan. 6 and begun three days later, repaving of the entire 1.5-mile racing surface of “The Great American Speedway” will complete a four-stage process. “Paving […]

Fri, 02/3/17 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Texas Repave Hits The Pits
Phoenix Getting Major Facelift
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Phoenix International Raceway, a quirky 1-mile oval known for its tricky backstretch dog leg, soon will undergo a $178-million makeover, a costly facelift that includes demolishing the frontstretch grandstands and repositioning the start/finish line in Turn 2.
“This is a great day for ISC and Phoenix Raceway, but more importantly, for racing fans […]

Mon, 01/30/17 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Phoenix Getting Major Facelift