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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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Iowa Speedway Has New Owner
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In a move designed to solidify the future of one of the premier racing and entertainment facilities in the Midwest, NASCAR has purchased Iowa Speedway. The agreement, finalized Wednesday under a wholly-owned subsidiary, Iowa Speedway, LLC, is effective immediately.
“Iowa Speedway is a great entertainment facility with a very bright future,” said Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice […]

Sun, 12/1/13 – 9:46 | Comments Off on Iowa Speedway Has New Owner
Black Friday Deals For Gear Heads
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Again, it’s “Black Friday” which leads to “Cyber Monday” and maybe even to “Ruby Tuesday” _ days made for people who drive Honda Odysseys in search of holiday bargains both real-and-imagined.
Anyone with a really, really cool car _ for instance, a Guards Red 1987 Porsche Turbo _ wouldn’t think of battling traffic over to the […]

Fri, 11/29/13 – 13:34 | Comments Off on Black Friday Deals For Gear Heads
Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ballots for 2013 Driver of the Year on two levels are due on Black Friday, and the guy now known as “Six-Pack” clearly will be dealing from a position of strength.
That guy is Jimmie Johnson, whose updated business card reads “Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion.” Johnson is a four-time […]

Thu, 11/28/13 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
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Sebastian Vettel’s relentless rewrite of Formula One’s record book continued during last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where the German’s latest victory shared the spotlight with the retirement of teammate Mark Webber.
The four-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Vettel closed the 2013 season in Sao Paulo with his record-tying ninth consecutive victory and 13th overall in 19 events. […]

Wed, 11/27/13 – 15:36 | Comments Off on Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
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During his career as a newsman, Jim Minter worked hard to make sure that racers were viewed as athletes in the pages of the newspapers he worked for.
On Dec. 13, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will honor Minter for his contributions to racing as a journalist, as he will receive the Jimmy Mosteller Excellence […]

Mon, 11/25/13 – 17:15 | Comments Off on Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
Formula One Will Take On A New Look In 2014
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In theory, there is no such thing as an ugly race car. Any vehicle designed to poke a hole through the air, transfer torque and horsepower to the pavement and move from Point A to Point B faster than the other guy/gal serves a worthy purpose.
But clearly, some race cars […]

Sat, 11/23/13 – 19:31 | 2 Comments
Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 Sprint Cup Championship had a familiar look and feel to it. It was much like his first five. But championship No. 6 did have a different sound to it.
As he unbuckled, unhooked and squeezed from his car after the season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, […]

Sat, 11/23/13 – 10:14 | One Comment
Enders-Stevens Becomes Elite Driver
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Erica Enders-Stevens, the most prolific female driver in Pro Stock history, has joined Elite Motorsports for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Enders-Stevens will drive the team’s new Chevrolet Camaro, which will be tuned by the father/son duo of Rick and Rickie Jones with in-house horsepower provided by Nick Ferri and Jake Hairston.
“I’m […]

Fri, 11/22/13 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Enders-Stevens Becomes Elite Driver
TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona
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The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s November preseason testing seession concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, with six GTLM and 19 GTD teams taking laps in preparation for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014.
IMSA and Continental Tire officials decided Wednesday morning to suspend testing for Prototype and Prototype Challenge race cars due […]

Thu, 11/21/13 – 8:23 | Comments Off on TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona
Bernstein Departs Morgan Lucas, Joins Al-Anabi
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Brandon Bernstein and Joe Barlam, released Tuesday from Morgan Lucas Racing, have joined Al-Anabi Racing, the team announced Wednesday.
Bernstein, a 19-time Top Fuel race winner, joins Al-Anabi Racing as the team’s general manager, filling the position vacated by Chad Head one year ago.
Prior to joining Morgan Lucas Racing in 2012, Bernstein served as the driver […]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 16:23 | Comments Off on Bernstein Departs Morgan Lucas, Joins Al-Anabi