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Season in review: NASCAR.com experts make picks (NASCAR.com)

Best race, I don’t know, but the finish was a thrilling conclusion to a wild afternoon at Auto Club in March with Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart dicing it up on a green-white-checkered sprint along with rookie Kyle Larson and the day’s winner, Kyle Busch. Whether it was the new rules package or the rush to beat the weather, it all produced a mesmerizing 500 miles in NASCAR’s biggest event. Kyle Busch’s happiness melded with Jeff Gordon’s despair after seeing one get away.

Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 2:10 pm

Another Elliott brings Dawsonville siren to life (NASCAR.com)

And when it emits its ear-splitting howl, people in Dawsonville, Ga., know exactly what it means — local son Chase Elliott has won another race. For two consecutive Friday nights, the siren perched on the roof of the Dawsonville Pool Room has sounded its mighty shriek, and for two consecutive Friday nights the locals have streamed outside to honk car horns and celebrate as if it were midnight on New Year’s Eve. Elliott’s back-to-back victories in the Nationwide Series have not only cemented the 18-year-old as a rising star, they’ve also helped to revive a unique tradition in his hometown. When an Elliott wins, the siren above the Pool Room blows.

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 1:21 pm

Wallace Jr., Dylan K, Kennedy talk NASCAR Next (NASCAR.com)

Officially they are known as NASCAR’s “Next” but the reality is more like NASCAR’s “Now.” The two-time K&N Pro Series champ Kwasniewski, 18, won the pole position in his very first Nationwide Series start at Daytona International Speedway in February. Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., was on pole at his family’s Daytona track in his first Camping World Truck Series start there in February. And Wallace, 20, is already a NASCAR national series winner, with a victory at the super tough Martinsville, Va. half-miler lastseason in only his second Camping World Truck Series start there.

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 12:50 pm

Gateway Camping World Truck race to honor Linemen (NASCAR.com)

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Posted on 18 April 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Jack Roush discusses possible engine changes (NASCAR.com)

With NASCAR officials focusing on engine changes in the Sprint Cup Series for 2015 that will result in a reduction of horsepower, such a move should involve “a restriction on the intake side,” according to Sprint Cup Series team co-owner Jack Roush. “(It is) straightforward and it is easily reversible if you decided that the quality of the racing was hurt by it,” Roush told NASCAR.com during the Sprint Cup Series stop at Darlington Raceway on April 12.

Posted on 18 April 2014 @ 2:10 pm

France, NASCAR earn Cynopsis Sports Awards (NASCAR.com)

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and NASCAR Fuel for Business were honored at the Cynopsis Sports Awards Thursday at the Yale Club in New York City. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Rick Hendrick presented France with the Vision Award, which recognizes the executive of the year from a sports league or organization who has demonstrated innovation and transformed an industry. “Brian has revolutionized the sport of NASCAR, working with the entire NASCAR industry — the teams, tracks and sponsors.” France became NASCAR Chairman and CEO in 2003, achieving unprecedented growth in the value of the sport’s broadcast rights.

Posted on 17 April 2014 @ 8:01 pm

Sprint Fan Vote: Making a case for all 30 drivers (NASCAR.com)

Vote Now! Pick your favorite drivers for the Sprint All-Star Race

Posted on 17 April 2014 @ 7:29 pm


Speed TV - United States

F1: Rosberg Maintains Championship Lead Despite Chinese GP Dramas

Nico Rosberg managed to recover to second place after a difficult race in Shanghai which saw his pit wall lose telemetry even before the start. That contributed to a bad getaway that saw him drop to seventh. He also survived…

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Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 3:00 pm

F1: Alonso Gives Ferrari A Boost With Third

Fernando Alonso gave new Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci the perfect welcome by taking a hard-earned third place in China, on a day when teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished a distant eighth. It was Ferrari’s first podium finish of the season. “It…

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Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 1:30 pm

F1: Hamilton Dominates Chinese GP To Earn Third Straight Victory

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula 1 race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it’s in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton’s…

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Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 8:45 am

Webber Confident Heading Into FIA WEC Debut With Porsche

After making 215 Grand Prix starts and spending 12 years in Formula 1, Mark Webber begins a new chapter in his motorsports career this weekend, as the veteran open-wheel driver makes his debut with Porsche in the FIA World Endurance…

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Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 1:31 am

F1: Hamilton Pushing Hard To Keep Edge Over Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t feel that he has asserted himself over Nico Rosberg, despite earning another pole in China today, thus giving himself a great chance of securing a third straight win. Rosberg was down in fourth, some 1.3…

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Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 9:30 pm

F1: Tires Will Be Key To Chinese GP, Says Rosberg

Nico Rosberg says tires will be the key to the Chinese GP, an event that has always put a big strain on the front left. Rosberg starts from fourth, separated from teammate Lewis Hamilton by the two Red Bulls. “It…

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Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 8:22 pm

F1: Vettel Hoping For Resurgence At Chinese GP

Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel’s start to the 2014 Formula 1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least. Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952…

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Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 5:30 pm

Racer Indycar - United States

Robin Miller’s Mailbag for February 5

IndyCar vs. F1 speeds, how to spice up practice days, sports car vs. IndyCar engine specs and more.

Posted on 5 February 2014 @ 7:18 am

IndyCar: Conway, Carpenter team test at Sebring

Mike Conway and Ed Carpenter Racing took part in a team test day at Sebring International Raceway this week in company with Chevrolet engineers.

Posted on 4 February 2014 @ 8:49 pm

IndyCar adds technical expertise to Olympic bobsled effort

Former Panther Racing engineer David Cripps and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal have played a role in getting Team USA into medal contention.

Posted on 4 February 2014 @ 8:43 pm

IndyCar: Chevy, Honda weigh in on 2014 car counts

An active off-season has seen most IndyCar seats filled before the New Year, but a few cars and at least one team have yet to fall into the category of confirmed programs. RACER spoke with the two men responsible for providing the paddock with engines to get an accurate count on what the March 30 season opener will look like.

Posted on 4 February 2014 @ 6:05 pm

VIDEO: Sonoma Raceway’s Steve Page on 2014 IndyCar plans

Sonoma Raceway president Steve Page talks about the track’s 2014 IndyCar Series race, which will mark the 10th consecutive year that the track has hosted the series.

Posted on 3 February 2014 @ 5:57 pm

IndyCar: Bourdais bringing new attitude to KV

A variety of adjectives have been used to describe the demeanor and working habits of four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais, but with a new opportunity to lead the KV Racing IndyCar team this season, the Florida-based Frenchman says he’s ready to put the past behind him and make a fresh start.

Posted on 3 February 2014 @ 5:12 pm

IndyCar: Rahal expands technical department

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing continues to bolster its technical department in an effort to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season, signing John Dick to serve as RLLR’s technical director.

Posted on 30 January 2014 @ 4:43 pm

Formula 1 - Great Britain

FIA post-race press conference – China

After Sunday’s race in China, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg made their now familiar appearances in the post-race press conference. Joining the Mercedes duo for the first time this season was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Read what all three had to say in the official transcript

Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 10:46 am

Race – selected team and driver quotes

Romain Grosjean on his points ambitions being ended by gearbox issues; Jenson Button on McLaren’s chronic front-end problems; Williams on a bittersweet race and Felipe Massa’s pit stop delays. Drivers and senior team personnel report back on an intriguing race in Shanghai

Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 10:27 am

Race – Hamilton dominates, Alonso beats Red Bulls in China

Lewis Hamilton claimed his third straight victory with an emphatic performance in China on Sunday that moved him to within four points of championship leader and Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg fought back from a poor start to finish second, while Fernando Alonso earned Ferrari’s first podium of the season in third, having resisted increasing pressure from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in the race’s closing stages

Posted on 20 April 2014 @ 9:36 am

FIA post-qualifying press conference – China

Drivers: 1 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 – Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing); 3 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing)

Q: Lewis, congratulations, your third pole this year. That must have been so difficult with so many difficult and different conditions out there. What sort of satisfaction do you get from that

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 8:48 am

Qualifying – selected team and driver quotes

Lotus’s Romain Grosjean on breaking into Q3 for the first time in 2014; Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne on hooking up a ‘perfect lap’; and Kamui Kobayashi on Caterham’s efforts to spring a Q1 surprise. The drivers and senior paddock personnel report back on a rain-hit and dramatic qualifying session in Shanghai

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 7:53 am

Qualifying – Hamilton takes dominant wet-weather pole in China

Lewis Hamilton romped to his third pole position of the season with a sublime performance in a rain-drenched qualifying session in Shanghai on Saturday afternoon.

The Mercedes star, who now has more poles than any other British driver, was over half a second quicker than Daniel Ricciardo, with the Australian’s Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel pipping the spinning Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to third

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 7:26 am

FP3 – Ricciardo fastest as rain hits Shanghai

Daniel Ricciardo went fastest for Red Bull in a damp final practice session in China on Saturday morning, as several leading runners opted not to set a lap time.

Friday pacesetters Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, and championship leader Nico Rosberg, spent the majoirty of the session in the pits as Williams’ Felipe Massa claimed second and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean took third

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 4:19 am


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