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AJ Foyt Racing’s complete sweep of its two-car driver lineup has stretched from Waller, Texas, to Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.
The latter location is the hometown of Matheus Leist, named last week to wheel the No. 4 ABC Supply Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2018. Leist, 19, will team with fellow-Brazilian Tony Kanaan, who […]

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Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
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There will be only petit suspense at this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans in Braselton, Ga. as all four of the class championships are all but decided.
But great racing on a wonderful, historic road circuit? There should be beaucoup amounts of that at Road Atlanta on Sunday.
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In the Daytona Prototype class:
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Thu, 10/5/17 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock
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NHRA’s Pro Stock Car category, which will compete at all 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2018, will feature eight-car fields at nine selected national events and traditional 16-car fields at the other 15 races.
The NHRA said the change in field size is intended to elevate competition and spark renewed interest in the […]

Thu, 10/5/17 – 7:23 | Comments Off on NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock
Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
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Helio Castroneves and Team Penske confirmed Wednesday the longtime Verizon IndyCar Series star is leaving open-wheel racing to join the organization’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
Castroneves will partner with previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing one of two Acura […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
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Formula 1 racing will move back to ESPN beginning with the 2018 season it was announced on Wednesday.
ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races in the championship. The first Formula 1 race ever aired in the U.S. was on ABC in 1962.
Beginning with the season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 25, and ending […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:21 | Comments Off on F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
NASCAR Has Lost Engine Builder Extraordinaire
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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In the 1960s, a Mars Hill College professor saw Robert Yates working on a farmer’s tractor one Sunday afternoon instead of in his dorm room studying. The professor told Yates he would never amount to anything because of his actions.
Time-and-time again Yates proved that professor wrong, establishing a NASCAR […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:09 | 2 Comments
Torrence Blows Through Gateway
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Steve Torrence could not stop his Top Fuel dragster Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park.  No competitor could stop Torrence on Sunday, as the Texan ended up parked in Victory Circle after the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Torrence defeated Doug Kalitta in a final round decided by just 0.008-seconds at the […]

Mon, 10/2/17 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Torrence Blows Through Gateway
Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover
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Kyle Busch tracked down Chase Elliott over the final 40 or so laps, caught him and passed him for the lead with just over one lap to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Playoffs race at Dover International Speedway.

The victory was Busch’s fourth of the season and second of the playoffs and […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover
Verstappen Captures Malaysia
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Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing won Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Finishing second was Britain’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third.
Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari drove a remarkable race, coming back to claim fourth place after having started at the back of the grid.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas in fifth.
A day after his […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Verstappen Captures Malaysia
Rhodes Picks Up First Truck Win
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Ben Rhodes took the lead on the final restart and held off Christopher Bell to capture the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The victory was Rhodes first in the series.
Rhodes, who earlier in the season lost what appeared to be a sure victory at Kansas Speedway when a piece […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Rhodes Picks Up First Truck Win
KB Doing OK At St. Lou
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Four-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson led a 1-2-3 sweep for Ken Black Racing as qualifying concluded Saturday for the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Anderson, who claimed his 91st career pole, was joined by teammates Bo Butner and Jason Line in the second and third […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 8:29 | Comments Off on KB Doing OK At St. Lou