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The open-wheel merger between Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing will feature Josef Newgarden for at least the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
Newgarden, 23, will continue to drive the No. 67 Dallara fielded by SFHR next season with the rebadged CFH Racing organization, a deal which includes a second-year contract option. The [...]

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Action Furiously Fast In Route 66 Qualifying
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Ron Capps led a parade of three-second Funny Car runs and claimed the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations [...]

Sun, 06/30/13 – 6:24 | Comments Off
John Force Still Speeding At Route 66
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
John Force kept his recent hot streak going Friday at Route 66 Raceway by powering to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Scotty Pollacheck (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their [...]

Sat, 06/29/13 – 6:43 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Wet NNS Race
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Brad Keselowski won Friday night’s Feed the Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway – a race that ended 30 laps short of the scheduled finish because of rain.
Keselowski took the lead for good on Lap 156, seven laps before NASCAR called the final caution.
The victory was Keselowski’s second of the season and [...]

Sat, 06/29/13 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. On Pole In Sparta
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Earnhardt won the pole at the 1.5-mile oval with a track-record lap at 183.636 mph. He knocked Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson off the top spot before Carl Edwards knocked Johnson off the front row.
Johnson was followed by 2011 [...]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Danica Debate Flares Anew During Kentucky Week
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As a television “analyst”, Kyle Petty is paid handsomely to do little more than talk. On a national broadcast Thursday, Petty certainly earned his money as he offered up the opinion that Danica Patrick is “not a race car driver”, but “just a marketing machine”.
Like, ouch.
Bold analysis, for sure. But, [...]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 15:48 | 6 Comments
Ty Dillon Is Truck Winner In Kentucky
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Ty Dillon crossed the finish line 5.736 seconds ahead of Brad Keselowski to win Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch ran third, followed by reigning series champion James Buescher and Ryan Blaney.
“To beat Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, two of the best drivers on four wheels right now, is pretty [...]

Fri, 06/28/13 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Waltrip Racing To Give It The Old College Try
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
SPARTA, Ky. – The connection between Michael Waltrip Racing and collegiate sports is alive and well.
After unveiling paint schemes over the past year honoring national championships Kentucky (basketball) and Alabama (football), NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip, driver Brian Vickers and sponsor Aaron’s did the same for Louisville on Thursday at [...]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 18:17 | Comments Off
Trucker Jeb Burton Is Ready To ‘Do It Again’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Twenty days have passed since Jeb Burton scored his first Camping World Truck Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway. Practically speaking, the celebration lasted less than 24 hours after 20-year-old Jeb had added his name to the Burton family’s NASCAR legacy.
“Everything’s calmed down. It was a really cool experience, but [...]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 8:42 | Comments Off
F-1’s Webber To Co-Drive New Porsche LMP1 Car
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Porsche’s return to the  LMP1 class at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship continues to take shape as the German carmaker announced Thursday that Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will co-drive the new car when it debuts next season.
For the 2014 season, Webber, who will leave his [...]

Thu, 06/27/13 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens Returns To Cockpit At Route 66
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NHRA Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens took last weekend off, but missing the series’ inaugural New England Nationals in Epping, N.H. was anything but a vacation. Enders-Stevens was forced off the track because of sponsorship issues at Cagnazzi Racing and it hurt like crazy.
This weekend, Enders-Stevens will be back in [...]

Wed, 06/26/13 – 15:43 | Comments Off