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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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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
Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson emerged as a non-controversial “sexy, six-time champion” during his historic guest host appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Tuesday evening, a NASCAR-themed hour that dredged-up the time-worn drivers-as-athletes debate.
Co-anchors John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak steered Johnson through a full menu of stick-and-ball coverage, during which he wasn’t asked to mouth […]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona
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Track records for both Prototypes and GT cars were set at Daytona International Speedway during the first of two days of Tudor United SportsCar Championship testing.
Action Express Racing led the Prototype class with a lap of 1:39.623 (128.645 mph) in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while SRT Motorsports led the GTLM class with a lap […]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona
Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Nevada Speedway in central Missouri is less than 100 miles from Kansas City’s tall buildings, hip nightspots, five-star restaurants and magnificent NASCAR facility. But Neveda’s dirt track is also several decades away from Kansas City.
Nevada is the kind of race track which is more about race than track. The Modifieds […]

Tue, 11/19/13 – 8:14 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing […]

Mon, 11/18/13 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Vettel Rewriting German History
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Comparisons between Formula One superstars Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher have become routine this season as the “Baby-Faced Killer” continues to accelerate the pursuit of his fellow-German countryman and boyhood idol.
Vettel, so-dubbed on the cover of a recent issue of “AutoWeek,” one-upped his hero via a […]

Sun, 11/17/13 – 21:58 | Comments Off on Vettel Rewriting German History