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FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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2013 Trucks Schedule Includes A Race At Eldora Dirt Track
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NASCAR today announced that the Camping World Truck Series will race on dirt next season as it has scheduled an event for Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
The schedule also includes a race in Canada and races on Wednesday nights.
On July 24, the trucks will make their dirt debut at Eldora, the.5-mile track owned by three-time [...]

Wed, 11/28/12 – 16:02 | Comments Off
Keselowski About To Be Showered by Awards
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On a to-do list topped by “Date a celebrity,” 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has added “Buy a tank” en route to what appears to be the inside track to the Driver of the Year award.
We’ll get to that possible tank purchase by “Bad Brad” in a [...]

Wed, 11/28/12 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Changes At Kalitta: Worsham Back To Driver’s Seat
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Kalitta Motorsports announced a significan change of personnel in its NHRA racing operation.
Del Worsham has been named as driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, replacing Jeff Arend.
Also, Tommy DeLago has been picked as the crew chief on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by 2012 Rookie of the Year candidate Alexis [...]

Tue, 11/27/12 – 12:17 | Comments Off
2012 Formula 1 Season Ends With A Vettel Triple
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The message filling Sebastian Vettel’s helmet as he crossed the finish line behind Formula One’s Safety Car Sunday was loud-and-proud: “You’re a triple World Champion. You are The Man!”
Unfortunately, the radio in Vettel’s dinged-up race car was only half-working and his Red Bull Racing/Renault teammates couldn’t hear his reply. [...]

Mon, 11/26/12 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Hamilton Stays Hot, Wins F1 Pole In Brazil
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s 2012 season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on-pole, determined to close-out his mercurial McLaren/Mercedes career on a two-race winning streak while also playing spoiler in the World Driving Championship.
Hamilton toured the 2.677-mile Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo Saturday in 1-minute, 12.458-seconds during the 10-minute Q3 session to [...]

Sun, 11/25/12 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Top Fuel Driver Massey Dumped By Schumacher
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Black Friday was no career bargain for NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey, who was unceremoniously released by Don Schumacher Racing 12 days after finishing third in the 2012 Countdown to the Championship point chase.
Team-owner Don Schumacher announced Massey’s termination in a terse release emailed to media at 6 p.m. [...]

Sat, 11/24/12 – 8:51 | 13 Comments
Elliott Sadler Lands Job At Joe Gibbs Racing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Elliott Sadler and his primary sponsor have found a new home at Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Sadler, NNS championship runnerup by 23 points in 2012, will drive the No. 11 Toyota Camry next year with primary sponsorship from OneMain Financial, a personal loan solutions company. [...]

Thu, 11/22/12 – 10:35 | Comments Off
Jegs, Allen Johnson To Team Up In Pro Stock
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Reigning NHRA Pro Stock world champion Allen Johnson will team with four-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. beginning with the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Johnson and Coughlin will continue to drive Mopar-backed Dodge Avengers powered by Hemi motors, which will originate from Johnson’s J&J Racing shop in Greeneville, Tenn.
“Allen and I were teammates this [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Bad Brad Could Be A Real Tiger For NASCAR
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Those documenting the retreat of NASCAR as a major American exhibition-sport attraction can scratch “dull champion” off their lists of reasons-why. In Brad Keselowski, NASCAR appears to have found its Tiger Woods – pre pathetic public meltdown, that is.
Now comes the part where we all find out if having a [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 13:07 | 2 Comments
Starworks Unveils Impressive Rolex 24 Driver Lineup
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A world-class lineup featuring Allan McNish, Alex Popow, Ryan Dalziel and Sébastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Riley/Ford Daytona Prototype during the season-opening 51st GRAND-AM Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27, 2013.
In 2012 Starworks became the first LMP2 Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the first North American team [...]

Mon, 11/19/12 – 9:01 | Comments Off