Sun, 26/03/17 – 8:09 | No Comment

Sebastian Vettel put an end to the years-long dominance of Mercedes AMG on Sunday when he drove his Ferrari to victory in the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The victory marked the first time that anything other than a Mercedes had won the season-opening event since 2013.
Lewis Hamilton, who started on the pole […]

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NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive
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NASCAR “stakeholders” took to the airwaves on Monday to present and laud what they touted as “enhancements” to their sport. A better term for the radical changes that will render the sport almost unrecognizable to the framers of the grand old series might be “Hail Mary”.
NASCAR is in trouble. The sport that was arguably the […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 16:17 | One Comment
The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives, team owners, drivers and track owners were extremely positive Monday when the sanctioning body announced the most drastic race format change in its history, but several questions remained with the season opening events in the three national touring series just weeks away.
Will the fans be […]

Mon, 01/23/17 – 21:12 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
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NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, N.C, that kicked off the […]

Mon, 01/23/17 – 18:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Memorable Remarks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Richard Childress:  I’d like to start out by saying only in America.  Only in America could a kid selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium have a dream of becoming a race driver someday, and then he goes […]

Sat, 01/21/17 – 8:49 | Comments Off on The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR
Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C – Four of the five men inducted Friday into the NASCAR Hall of Fame had careers that were intertwined over three decades.
For Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, their first formal meeting came in 1987 at the invitation of then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. France summoned Childress, Hendrick […]

Sat, 01/21/17 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Stewart said Wednesday his efforts to acquire a ride for the Jan. 28-29 Rolex 24 at Daytona and the June 17-18 24 Hours of Le Mans didn’t materialize, but he could alter his schedule if one developed.
“I had some interesting conversations about running Le Mans and […]

Thu, 01/19/17 – 9:46 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke
Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Optimism flourishes among drivers and race teams during the pre-season, but for Clint Bowyer there’s a high level of excitement and anticipation that the Kansas driver hasn’t experienced in several years.
“I love what I see at Stewart-Haas (Racing),” Bowyer said Wednesday at the Ford Performance Center in […]

Thu, 01/19/17 – 9:37 | Comments Off on Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins
IndyCar Unveils TV Schedule
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Continuity and consistency highlight the 2017 IndyCar Series television schedule.
In collaboration with ABC and NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR’s television calendar will see each race returning to the same network where it aired in 2016. The logic behind the schedule is based on continuing to seek opportunities to avoid broadcast conflicts with other major sporting events […]

Wed, 01/18/17 – 19:10 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils TV Schedule
Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Spencer Pigot has found his niche at Ed Carpenter Racing.
The 2015 Indy Lights champion, Pigot has retained his seat as road and street-course specialist in the No. 20 Chevrolet for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After joining ECR partway through 2016 in the same role, Pigot will compete in […]

Tue, 01/17/17 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties
Ford, Keselowski Engage In Development Program
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In an effort to develop talent for its NASCAR program long-term, Ford Performance has initiated a multi-tiered driver development program. The first stage is a formal relationship with Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) and its Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) effort, where Ford has signed Chase Briscoe as one of the drivers for the 2017 season.
“We’re […]

Mon, 01/16/17 – 18:07 | Comments Off on Ford, Keselowski Engage In Development Program