Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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The ‘Clawing’ Begins For Hunter-Reay
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Well-aware it’s “go-for-broke” time, reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay gambled on tire selection Saturday afternoon en route to qualifying on-pole for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Hunter-Reay posted a lap of 1 minute, 05.3519-seconds/124.385 mph around the 2.258-mile/13-turn layout in Lexington, Ohio, to earn the [...]

Sun, 08/4/13 – 6:40 | Comments Off
Young Blaney Wins Pocono Truck Race
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Ryan Blaney took the lead on a Lap 53 restart and held it through the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 125 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway.
Driving the No. 29 Ford owned by Brad Keselowski, Blaney, 19 and the sone of veteran Cup and short track [...]

Sat, 08/3/13 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Power Combines With Comfort To Produce Speed In Mid-Ohio
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Road-racing ace Will Power, admittedly baffled by the balance of his Dallara/Chevrolet all season, rallied to post the fastest lap of the day as time expired during Friday’s second IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power, fastest among 24 drivers participating in the session, toured the 2.258-mile/13-turn [...]

Sat, 08/3/13 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Rain Cancels Round 1 Qualifying In Seattle
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The first day of the NHRA Northwest Nationals was canceled Friday evening after a persistent drizzle that began in the afternoon continued into early evening.
The weather, which was cool and overcast, washed out the first two qualifying sessions leaving two scheduled for Saturday left to determine the fields for Sunday’s championship eliminations at Pacific Raceway.

Fri, 08/2/13 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Johnson Claims Pocono Pole
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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway with a track-record run at 180.654 mph (49.019 seconds), .004 seconds faster than the lap recorded by Kyle Busch.
The pole was Johnson’s second of the season, his third at Pocono and the 31st of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Consistency Is In Short Supply In Chase Chase
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

LONG POND, Pa. – With six races remaining until the field is set for this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jimmie Johnson has been so dominant he could sit out one of the upcoming events and still hold a commanding points lead.
But that’s certainly not the case for the handful of drivers [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 15:58 | Comments Off
Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – On Thursday, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series sent out a media release about the new BMW Daytona Prototype engine that made it’s debut in the Brickard Grand Prix in Indianapolis last weekend.
The release was upbeat and positive. The mood among several of the teams that are competing against the BMWs [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Ford’s Exit Of NHRA Leaves Force In Limbo
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Neither John Force’s rat-tat-tat sponsorship spiels nor Courtney Force’s slightly naughty nudie magazine layout could convince Ford Racing to continue its team support programs in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series beyond 2014.
That’s one way to interpret Ford’s stunning decision to concentrate its drag racing dollars on NHRA’s grassroots [...]

Fri, 08/2/13 – 7:19 | 3 Comments
‘The Axe’ Has Developed A Velvet Edge
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Max the Axe. It’s a hard-edge nickname for a hard edge sports car driver. One whose every move, thought and ethic are focused on one thing and one thing only; getting his car and himself to checkered flags before every other man, woman or child sharing [...]

Wed, 07/31/13 – 11:17 | Comments Off
Brickyard: Short On Action, Long On Enjoyment
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The lead-up to the Brickyard 400 every year starts with a hope: Hope that this 400 will be the one which features action and passing and a move-forward-in-the-chair exciting finish. And each year, the Sprint Cup Series moves on to Pocono or wherever with large numbers of fans and media calling [...]

Mon, 07/29/13 – 12:48 | 2 Comments