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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Harvick Uproots Busch In Atlanta Nationwide Race
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Kevin Harvick was able to keep Kyle Busch behind him over a seven-lap run to the finish of Saturday night’s Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series and win the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harvick beat Busch to the finish line by .580 seconds after clearing the No. 54 Toyota with five laps left. The narrow [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Hagan Speeds To The Top At U.S. Nationals
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NHRA Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan shattered both ends of the track record and took over the qualifying lead Saturday at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Brittany Force (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the world’s [...]

Sun, 09/1/13 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Newman Warms Up For Talladega In Atlanta
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the second of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click  for part one and three.)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Sat, 08/31/13 – 18:20 | One Comment
Dixon On Pole In Baltimore
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Scott Dixon earned the pole position for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race in the streets of Baltimore by blitzing the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 18.0838 seconds on his final lap.
The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s pole was his 19th.  It broke a tie with Danny Sullivan and Dixon is now tied with [...]

Sat, 08/31/13 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Brittany Force P1 In Top Fuel At U.S. Nationals
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Brittany Force led first-round qualifying in Top Fuel Friday at the 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the world’s most prestigious drag race, the 18th of 24 events in the [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 20:57 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Wins First Cup Pole
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Sprint Cup rookie Ricky Stenhouse who big speed at Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning the pole for the Advocare 500 Sprint Cup race with a lap at 189.688 mph on Friday.
Navigating the 1.54-mile intermediate track in 29.227 seconds, the Roush Fenway Racing driver knocked teammate Carl Edwards (189.021 mph) off the provisional pole late in the [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:57 | Comments Off
Newman Keeping It Cool On Hot Atlanta Friday
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(Editor’s note: RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the first of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part Two and Three)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:51 | 2 Comments
Graf, Auberlen Collect Poles In Baltimore
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Klaus Graf captured the pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, leading a qualifying session that saw track records for all five classes broken on the 2.02-mile Inner Harbor Street Circuit.
Graf ran a lap of 1 minute, 25.290 seconds (86.106 mph) in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c co-driven [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:24 | Comments Off
EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson
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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday that 21-year-old Kyle Larson will drive the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series.
Team co-owner Chip Ganassi called Larson, who is a rookie in the Nationwide Series this year, a “special talent”.
Asked how special, Ganassi said, “Believe me, I’ve seen my [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Kanaan Ironing Out The Details Of His Future
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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With his 212th consecutive start on Sunday, Tony Kanaan officially will take his place as “Ironman” of the IZOD IndyCar Series. Coincidentally, the guy Kanaan will replace is working to make sure that Ripkenesque streak continues.
“I know there’s a lot of speculation out there about Tony’s status with KV, his [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 7:05 | Comments Off