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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Will Power enters Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 knowing the Honda entries have more power than the Chevrolets, but this year’s Indy Grand Prix winner isn’t worried.
“Every time we have a session, every day a Honda engine blew, so they don’t have the reliability,” said Power, who starts ninth. “They’re obviously always pushing their […]

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Buescher Nets XFINITY Championship
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Chris Buescher finished 11th in Saturday’s season-ending XFINITY race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but that was more than good enough to allow him to capture the 2015 series championship.
Buescher, a native of Prosper, Texas who drives for Roush Fenway Racing, won just two races this season – at Iowa Speedway and Dover – but was consistent […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 18:25 | Comments Off on Buescher Nets XFINITY Championship
Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced their driver lineup for next year’s debut of the Ford GT in the WeatherTech Sports Car Challenge.
Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs.
Hand and Müller will co-drive the No. […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will field a McLaren 650S GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT category in 2016, abruptly shelving a year-long program to develop the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the series’ manufacturer-heavy GTS class.
Stallings’ Dallas-based team took delivery last week of a British-built McLaren 650S GT3, latest generation of […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 9:07 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016
Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeffmania is sweeping Homestead-Miami Speedway and caught up in are not just fans and the media but the people with whom Gordon bends metal with 36 times a year.
After winning the pole on Friday for Sunday’s season-ending, championship-deciding race at HMS, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing couldn’t resist invoking […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Has Best Friday Among Four Chasers
Crafton Wins Homestead, But Jones Trucks To Title
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Matt Crafton won Friday night’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck race, but it was Erik Jones who left Homestead-Miami Speedway with the big trophy and big check that goes to the season champion.
Crafton, who had won the previous two series championship, won his sixth race of the season by easily holding off John Hunter […]

Sat, 11/21/15 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Crafton Wins Homestead, But Jones Trucks To Title
France Talks Playoffs And Penalties During Homestead Presser
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NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France held a state of the sport press conference Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of this weekend’s season-ending races.
France was asked questions about everything from penalties to the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff format.
The following is a transcript of the press conference:
Going back to your meeting with Matt […]

Fri, 11/20/15 – 18:17 | Comments Off on France Talks Playoffs And Penalties During Homestead Presser
Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The historic Wood Brothers Racing team announced Friday that it is returning to full-time competition in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Driving the iconic No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford in all 36 races in 2016 will be Ryan Blaney. Jeremy Bullins will serve as crew chief.
Motorcraft/Quick Lane and Ford Performance […]

Fri, 11/20/15 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Wood Brothers To Return To Full Schedule In 2016
Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
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It’s championship week in Sprint Cup and an interesting championship field it is.
At the beginning of the season – and, certainly – at mid season, the make-up of this final four would have been tough to predict.
The only non-surprising entrant would have to be  Kevin Harvick. Not only was he  the defending champion, his team […]

Fri, 11/20/15 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Homestead Features Contenders For All Seasons
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
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By John Sturbin | Managing Editor
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Having secured Porsche’s first manufacturers’ world championship since 1986 on Nov. 1 in Shanghai, China, works drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber will attempt to add the drivers’ title during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain on Saturday.
Porsche 919 Hybrid aces Bernhard, Hartley and […]

Thu, 11/19/15 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
Young Nemechek Is So Composed That It’s Scary
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Teenager John Hunter Nemechek is carrying on his family’s NASCAR legacy _ times three _ into the Camping World Truck Series with a level of composure he is convinced borders on the otherworldly.
John Hunter is the son of Joe Nemechek, known as “Front Row Joe” in […]

Thu, 11/19/15 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Young Nemechek Is So Composed That It’s Scary