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A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

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Force At The Top In Norwalk
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John Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series event, the 13th [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
Kyle Busch Fastest Qualifier at DIS
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch toured the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 46.458 seconds (193.723 mph) to win his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his first at Daytona and the 13th of his career. Never before had Busch won more than two [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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On Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series will hold the 2013 version of the race that at one time, had the perfect name – the Firecracker 400. Held on the Fourth of July, way down South, sand clinging sweat-stickied skin, loud un-muffled V-8s. Perfect.
Just not profitable enough – the name [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 14:45 | Comments Off
IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono
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All 24 IZOD IndyCar Series drivers participating in a one-day Open Test around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway Thursday posted lap times better than the track record of 42.510-seconds/211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi on Aug. 19, 1989.
The session was a prelude to qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco, as open-wheel racing returns [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Anderson Takes Digging Expedition To Norwalk
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fourth of July weekend and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, mark the start of the second half of the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It’s the point where many drivers will accelerate their pushes towards a championship, including four-time Pro Stock world champion [...]

Thu, 07/4/13 – 7:57 | Comments Off
A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Editor’s Note: With Indy cars returning to Pocono Raceway July 7, Bill Fleischman conducts an imaginary interview with Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the driving force behind the raceway. “Doc” Mattioli, a former Philadelphia dentist, had the 2.5-mile tri-oval designed primarily for Indy cars. He died last January at 86. He was [...]

Thu, 07/4/13 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Danica, Team Hoping To Restart The Beach Party
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Reasons to party hearty have been few for Danica Patrick, her team and her fans to this point in her first full season in Sprint Cup.
This coming weekend, however, Patrick and her Stewart Haas Racing team will return to the scene of what, by far, provided them with most party-rific [...]

Wed, 07/3/13 – 9:57 | 2 Comments
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Christian Fittipaldi held off a last-lap charge from Michael Valiante to give the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP its second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Series victory Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
It was also the second consecutive win for Action Express Racing and Fittipaldi’s co-driver Joao Barbosa [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 18:48 | Comments Off
Schumacher Notches Explosive Victory In Joliet
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Tony Schumacher notched a hometown victory Sunday as he won the Top Fuel portion of the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
And a dramatic victory it was, too, as his car exploded in a huge fireball as when he crossed the finish line in the elimination finals.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 18:37 | Comments Off
Kenseth Picks Up Fourth Win Of The Season
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Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.
Kenseth, who got the lead by taking no tires during a pit stop on Lap 242, collected the 28th victory of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.
Jimmie Johnson, who had dominated the race, spun 20 laps from the [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 15:10 | Comments Off