Sat, 28/03/15 – 17:21 | No Comment

Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

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RPM’s Parrott Suspended
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NASCAR announced Thursday afternoon that Todd Parrott, crew chief for the No. 42 Sprint Cup car of Richard Petty Motorsports, has been indefinitely suspended for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy.
On Oct. 17, Parrott was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 16:01 | Comments Off
Petit Notes: Rebellion Setting The Pace At Road Atlanta
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Rebellion Racing continued to out-muscle Pickett Racing in testing for Saturday’s 16th running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Rebellion team, returning to the American Le Mans Series after going on a summer-long hiatus, turned the fastest lap in the final day of testing.
With Nicolas Prost [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Sadler Takes Vickers’ Seat At MWR
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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 55 car in the 2013 season’s final four NASCAR Sprint Cup races.
Sadler replaces Brian Vickers who informed MWR on Oct. 14 that he would be unavailable for the remainder of the season due to anti-coagulation medications he will be taking to treat a [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 8:42 | Comments Off
Busch’s Final FRR Days Being Filled With Wonder
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch and his enigmatic personality will be running full-bore – from farcical reincarnation of Ricky Bobby to staunch supporter of America’s wounded troops – during his final five starts with Furniture Row Racing.
It’s been NASCAR’s version of a shotgun marriage, one that has re-invented and re-branded driver and team.
“I [...]

Thu, 10/17/13 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Lucas Luhr Has Big Emotions On Petit Weekend
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Lucas Luhr knows his career numbers. In a still-strong German accent, he recites them effortlessly, methodically when they come up in conversation. And, obviously, he knows that those numbers could be even more impressive after this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
But during a telephone conversation with this [...]

Wed, 10/16/13 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Truex Victim Of Scandal Fallout
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Martin Truex Jr. is not part of the “reorganization” announced by Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, as the team continues to deal with the fallout from a cheating scandal preceding the current Chase for the Championship.
MWR announced Monday it will downsize from three to [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 20:28 | One Comment
NHRA Schedule Features Topeka Switch
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A return to racing on Memorial Day weekend with the NHRA Kansas Nationals highlights the 24-race 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA’s 26th annual visit to Heartland Park Topeka is set for May 23-25, 2014, as the series returns to one of the premier weekends of any racing season with competition in Top Fuel, [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 18:41 | One Comment
NASCAR Pull Wraps Off 2014 Cup Schedule
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With the big move concerning the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule have already been made – Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway swap spring dates – Tuesday’s official unveiling of the calendar was pretty uneventful.
The only other change is to the spring date at Texas, which will be Sunday afternoon April 6 [...]

Tue, 10/15/13 – 10:47 | One Comment
Rebellion Rocks Road Atlanta
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Rebellion Racing led the way in both of Monday’s test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.
After setting the pace in the morning session with a best lap of 1:10.397 (129.892 mph), the team found even more speed from its No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Lola B12/60-Mazda [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Waltrip’s Vickers To Sit Out Rest of Season
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Michael Waltrip Racing learned today that Brian Vickers is not available to race for the remainder of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues.
Vickers said Dr. William Downey has placed him on blood thinning medication after a Monday morning examination on his right leg discovered a small blood clot in his calf [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 10:40 | Comments Off