Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series
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Nationwide’s run as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top development series will end following the 2014 season it was announced on Wednesday.
When the sponsorship does end, it will do so after a seven-year run.
The insurance company will remain in NASCAR as an official sponsor for auto, home, life and business insurance through 2017 and also focus [...]

Wed, 09/18/13 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014
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Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team in 2014.
Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as he will join Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.
Montoya, 37, is a native of Colombia. [...]

Mon, 09/16/13 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Kenseth Kicks Off Chase With A Win In Joliet
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Matt Kenseth passed leader Kyle Busch on a restart with 23 laps to go and went on to win the playoff-opening, rain-extended Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday night.
Kenseth, who led the most laps in the race but watched from behind as Busch dominated the night-time portion of a race which was delayed [...]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 23:01 | One Comment
Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Robert Hight repeated history Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals while Top Fuel’s Morgan Lucas secured his first-ever victory at the 6-year-old track as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began with some interesting
In the other two professional categories, Jeg Coughlin claimed his [...]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Antron Brown’s Top Fuel dragster shut off before he completed his final qualifying run Saturday and the category’s defending champion found himself eliminated from zMAX Dragway’s Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the six-race Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
“You never imagine this kind of thing happening,” said Brown, [...]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With the deal to hire Kurt Busch in place, with a proven crew chief already in the fold, and with team confidence at apogee, Furniture Row Racing general Manager Joe Garone could not wait for the 2013 Sprint Cup season to start.
But then came a comment from his boss, and [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 18:46 | 2 Comments
Field Set At zMAX; Brown A DNQ
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Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon is rounding into championship form as he raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season at the Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all will lead their categories as the [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 18:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch 2 for 2 At Chicagoland Speedway
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Kyle Busch won his 10th NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 20 starts this season on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Busch started from the pole and led 195 of the 200 laps in claiming the record 61st victory of his career. The victory Saturday gives Busch – who won the Camping World Truck Series race in Joliet [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: What Would Earnhardt Do?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Tweet me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we living in the age of the Celebrity Industrial Complex?
So it makes me wonder why sports stars such as Clint Bowyer would be so dull as to think any move they make isn’t watched and recorded carefully, if not obsessively? (This is particularly [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 16:24 | 5 Comments
NASCAR Unveils Officiating Revisions
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NASCAR has announced a set of officiating revisions to further reinforce its in-race rules and regulations following a week-long review of events that transpired during last Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
NASCAR officials met with drivers, owners and crew chiefs this afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway to address these revisions that will [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 13:21 | One Comment