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IMSA Ford driver Billy Johnson will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend driving Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion in place of the recovering Aric Almirola during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 on the 1.99-mile Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road-course.
Fresh from competing in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Johnson’s first […]

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Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
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By John Sturbin | Managing Editor
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Having secured Porsche’s first manufacturers’ world championship since 1986 on Nov. 1 in Shanghai, China, works drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber will attempt to add the drivers’ title during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain on Saturday.
Porsche 919 Hybrid aces Bernhard, Hartley and […]

Thu, 11/19/15 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
Young Nemechek Is So Composed That It’s Scary
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Teenager John Hunter Nemechek is carrying on his family’s NASCAR legacy _ times three _ into the Camping World Truck Series with a level of composure he is convinced borders on the otherworldly.
John Hunter is the son of Joe Nemechek, known as “Front Row Joe” in […]

Thu, 11/19/15 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Young Nemechek Is So Composed That It’s Scary
Amazin’ Martin’s Biggest Story In Field Of Big Stories
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – Four drivers. Four intriguing storylines.
By collaring a fifth NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship banner, retiring driver Jeff Gordon would hand deliver a Hollywood finish to an extraordinary career.
Kevin Harvick is attempting to become the first driver other than Jimmie Johnson to string together two straight championship […]

Tue, 11/17/15 – 13:32 | One Comment
Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Drag-racing “lifer” Del Worsham ignited an extended version of Kalitta Motorsports’ signature mosh-pit starting line celebration Sunday at Auto Club Raceway, an emotional tribute to Connie and Scott Kalitta and his own stellar 25-year career.
Worsham claimed his second NHRA world championship, and first in Funny Car, with a semifinal […]

Mon, 11/16/15 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Worsham Adds Funny Car Championship To His Nitro Resume
Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When NASCAR officials finally decided that enough was enough in unseasonably rainy Avondale, Ariz. on Sunday night, Dale Earnhardt was awarded the victory and Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. had earned berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s final four.
For that four-driver, championship-determining race, Harvick, […]

Mon, 11/16/15 – 7:53 | Comments Off on Junior Wins PIR; Field Set For Cup Grand Finale
Furniture Row’s Ferroni Wins Chapman Award
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David Ferroni, who has been involved in motorsports for 30 years and currently is media representative for Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, today was announced as winner of the 2015 Jim Chapman Award for excellence in motorsports public relations.
The Chapman Award is often considered to be the highest […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 19:04 | One Comment
Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
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There is an X-factor in Del Worsham’s relentless pursuit of the 2015 NHRA Funny Car world championship that archrival “Fast Jack” Beckman and master tuner Jimmy Prock may be unable to match.
The 2011 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, Worsham could join Kenny Bernstein and Gary Scelzi as the only drivers to win titles in the […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 9:39 | Comments Off on Worsham Has Loads Of Incentives As He Chases Funny Car Championship
Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Six of the seven drivers competing for the final three spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship’s four-driver grand finale at Homestead, Fla. next weekend will have teammates on the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
So, absolutely predictably on Friday, many were asked the oddly pro forma […]

Sun, 11/15/15 – 9:06 | Comments Off on Helping Hands Will Be Hard To Find At PIR Sunday
Kyle Busch Adds To XFINITY Win Pile; Title Battle Tightens
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Kyle Busch added to his XFINITY Series career victory total Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway and the race for the series championship tightened up just a bit.
The victory for Busch was his 76th in the series. He led 190 of 200 laps.
“You can’t take any of these wins for granted,” Busch, who is seeking a […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Adds To XFINITY Win Pile; Title Battle Tightens
Peters Wins Truck Race; Jones Closes In On Championship
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By Reid Spencer
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AVONDALE, Ariz. – After the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle changed dramatically with a wreck involving the two series leaders, Timothy Peters held off John Hunter Nemechek to win Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Peters beat Nemechek to the checkered flag by .309 seconds to record […]

Sat, 11/14/15 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Peters Wins Truck Race; Jones Closes In On Championship