Sun, 19/10/14 – 16:49 | No Comment

Brad Keselowski basically had one chance to continue his bid to win a second Sprint Cup championship when Sunday’s cutdown race at Talladega began. The 2012 champ had to win. And win he did and on goes the Team Penske driver’s comeback season.
The victory was sixth of the season and, obviously, his biggest.
“So special,” he [...]

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Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – On Thursday, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series sent out a media release about the new BMW Daytona Prototype engine that made it’s debut in the Brickard Grand Prix in Indianapolis last weekend.
The release was upbeat and positive. The mood among several of the teams that are competing against the BMWs [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Ford’s Exit Of NHRA Leaves Force In Limbo
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Neither John Force’s rat-tat-tat sponsorship spiels nor Courtney Force’s slightly naughty nudie magazine layout could convince Ford Racing to continue its team support programs in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series beyond 2014.
That’s one way to interpret Ford’s stunning decision to concentrate its drag racing dollars on NHRA’s grassroots [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 7:19 | 3 Comments
‘The Axe’ Has Developed A Velvet Edge
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Max the Axe. It’s a hard-edge nickname for a hard edge sports car driver. One whose every move, thought and ethic are focused on one thing and one thing only; getting his car and himself to checkered flags before every other man, woman or child sharing [...]

Wed, 07/31/13 – 11:17 | Comments Off
Brickyard: Short On Action, Long On Enjoyment
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The lead-up to the Brickyard 400 every year starts with a hope: Hope that this 400 will be the one which features action and passing and a move-forward-in-the-chair exciting finish. And each year, the Sprint Cup Series moves on to Pocono or wherever with large numbers of fans and media calling [...]

Mon, 07/29/13 – 12:48 | 2 Comments
Capps Tops Force To Win In Sonoma
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Win or lose, NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps typically credits crew chief Rahn Tobler for the attention to detail on his 8,000-horsepower hot rod. On Sunday, Capps also could give himself a slap on the back for posting the starting line reaction time that helped him defeat 15-time world champion John Force in the [...]

Mon, 07/29/13 – 6:50 | Comments Off
Newman, Told To Hit The Bricks, Wins Brickyard
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Ryan Newman, a lame duck in his driving job at Stewart Haas Racing, won Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Newman, informed earlier this month he would be replaced by Kevin Harvick at SHR next season, took a lead he would not surrender when then-leader Jimmie Johnson had a slow [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race At Indy
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Kyle Busch had some anxious moments in closing laps of Saturday’s Indiana 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he hung on to get his first win at the Brickyard.
Busch beat runner-up Brian Scott to the finish by 2.141 seconds but had to survive a wild restart with five laps to go [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Field Set In Sonoma
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Funny Car driver Matt Hagan, David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
No one bettered Hagan’s track record performance of 3.986 seconds at 320.51 mph in his [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard
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Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a record-setting lap at 187.531 mph on Saturday afternoon.
Points leader and the winner of last year’s Brickyard race Jimmie Johnson was second at 187.438 mph.
The pole was the 50th of Newman’s career  but first at Indy and his [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Two Brickyarders Have Chance To Rise Above
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis Motor Speedway history has been stuck on four – four event winners – for a lot of years. Two Sprint Cup teammates think too many years, and would love like crazy to do some un-sticking on Sunday afternoon in the 2013 running of the Brickyard 400.
Hendrick Motorsport’s Jimmie Johnson [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 13:47 | Comments Off