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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR fell into lockstep with the gimmick-it-up-for-TV crowd of sanctioning bodies Friday, unveiling a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Qualifying will feature three sessions of time trials over two days, with the expressed intent of “increasing entertainment value, fan […]

Sat, 03/8/14 – 8:34 | Comments Off on Indy 500 Climbs Aboard Gimmick Bandwagon
Logano Claims Pole For Las Vegas Cup Race
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For the second week in a row, Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski will start the Sprint Cup Series race from the front row.
Logano will start from the pole in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Next to him on the grid will be Keselowski, the pole-winner a week ago […]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 20:46 | Comments Off on Logano Claims Pole For Las Vegas Cup Race
Busch: ‘Nothing Can Compare’ To Starting Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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A self-described “old-school racer,” Kurt Busch will attempt to become only the fourth driver to compete in IndyCar’s historic Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s 600-mile marathon in the same day over Memorial Day Weekend in May.
Busch, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion in 2004, will team with Andretti Autosport in a […]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 12:17 | 2 Comments
Bad Day At Las Vegas A Concern For Biffle
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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An extra day of practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday may have resulted in an extra day of discovery for some Sprint Cup drivers, but for Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing, the test produced an extra day of frustration.
The first question directed at him in a post-session […]

Fri, 03/7/14 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Bad Day At Las Vegas A Concern For Biffle
Harvick Appears In Position To Fulfill Potential
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s always been tough to slot Kevin Harvick during discussions about driving talent. By the end of the 2014 Sprint Cup season – 2015 at the latest – that process will become easier.
Right now, albeit just a week into the current season, there is growing evidence that Harvick’s place in […]

Tue, 03/4/14 – 10:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Appears In Position To Fulfill Potential
Harvick Holds Off Earnhardt Jr. To Win Phoenix
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick, fast all week in practices, was fast on race day as well as he notched a dominating win in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The win was Harvick’s fifth in a Cup race at PIR and first overall since leaving Richard Childress Racing at the […]

Sun, 03/2/14 – 18:13 | Comments Off on Harvick Holds Off Earnhardt Jr. To Win Phoenix
Racing Will Reach A New Low In Phoenix Today
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When it comes to racing machinery, there are very few inconsequential changes. Virtually all have the ability to produce or reduce speed – and, hence, finishing positions in races – depending on how teams and drivers deal with the changes.
For that reason, today’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International […]

Sun, 03/2/14 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Racing Will Reach A New Low In Phoenix Today
Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Shortened NNS Race At PIR
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Kyle Busch led 155 laps en route to a third straight NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory came after officials ended the race 32 laps early because of rain.
“I think just the pure dominance we’ve shown here the last few times that we’ve come here and the amount of laps we’ve led […]

Sat, 03/1/14 – 21:08 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Rain-Shortened NNS Race At PIR
‘Knockout Qualifying’ Gets A Split Decision At Phoenix
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Turns out, there was no need to make use heart needles during the Sprint Cup Series’ debut of “knockout qualifying”. The new procedure was interesting but hardly the fuse-blowing fun-o-rama that some had predicted/hoped it would be.
“I don’t know,” driver Aric Almirola of Richard Petty Motorsports said when asked about it […]

Sat, 03/1/14 – 11:23 | 4 Comments
Keselowski Wins Pole In Phoenix
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Brad Keselowski won the first Sprint Cup pole utilizing NASCAR’s “Knockout Qualifying” Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway.
His Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano, was second fastest in the segmented qualifier.
Keselowski completed a lap at 139.384 mph, breaking the record of 139.222 mph set by Jimmie Johnson before last year’s Chase race in November.
“We had a […]

Fri, 02/28/14 – 20:53 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Pole In Phoenix