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NASCAR: All Smiles Out of Roush/Fenway Camp on a Solid Friday in Michigan

In June, all eyes were on the Roush/Fenway Racing camp as many thought they’d contend for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway. Entering that race, Greg Biffle won two of the last three Sprint Cup Series races at Michigan and had eight top 10′s in the last 11 races there. His RFR teammate Carl Edwards was just as good as he had 11 top...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400

Something has gotten into Jeff Gordon this season. After coming out of nowhere last week at Watkins Glen to earn his 75th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole award and keeping his streak of winning a pole in all 22-years of Sprint Cup Series competition, he did it again on Friday afternoon at the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway. No one considered Gordon a favorite to win...
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NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Starting Pure Michigan 400 in the Back of the Pack

Everyone pointed to Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. as favorites to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. Johnson, won at the 2-mile track for the first time in 25 starts back in June while Earnhardt is typically very strong there. But, if Johnson is going to sweep Michigan this year, he and Junior are going to have to come from a long way...
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NASCAR: Rookie Chris Buescher Shinging Brightly at Mid-Ohio on Friday

Chris Buescher really had no experience in road course racing until this year’s NASCAR Nationwide Series season. The Texas native grew up racing on mostly ovals with a few road racing events sprinkled in there as he definitely didn’t consider himself a road racing ace. But, he found himself up there with some aces on Friday afternoon as he was in the top three in both Nationwide...
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NASCAR: Sam Hornish Jr. Leads the Way in Nationwide Series Practice at Mid-Ohio

The NASCAR Nationwide Series took to the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday afternoon as they prepare for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. It will be their second straight road course event as they ran at the Watkins Glen International circuit in upstate New York just last weekend. Sam Hornish Jr. was quickest on the day as he turned a lap of 95...
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Indy Lights: Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe to Test New Indy Lights Car at IMS in September

INDIANAPOLIS- The Indy Lights Series is all-in as far as preparing the new car to the best of their ability. For those that don’t know, the Indy Lights Series is changing to a new car in 2015 and are feverishly working at making it the best car they can for racing. The Series put the car on a track for the first time a few weeks ago at the 2.258-mile Mid Ohio Sports Car Course...
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NASCAR: Drivers No Longer Allowed to Approach Other Cars on Track

NASCAR has levied down a rule change or actually heavily enforcing an already existing rule. VP of Competition Robin Pemberton spoke at Michigan International Speedway on Friday morning and talked about a change that the sport must take so we no longer see another tragedy like the one last Saturday night during a sprint car race in upstate New York which saw Tony Stewart hit Kevin...
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NASCAR: Tony Stewart to Miss Michigan Race in Wake of Last Week’s Tragedy

INDIANAPOLIS- Tony Stewart is going to miss another race as he will skip this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the Michigan International Speedway. Stewart, sat out last Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen after being a big part in a fatal accident on Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Stewart, struck Kevin Ward Jr. with his car after the two were involved in...
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NASCAR: Youth Movement Starting to Make Way to Sprint Cup Series

I wrote a couple of years ago how NASCAR is going to have their best years ahead of them despite all of the rich history in the past. How does it get any better than names like Earnhardt, Petty, Gordon, Yarborough, Allison, Waltrip and Johnson? Well, I saw a new wave of young drivers coming up that could take this sport to an even higher level. Now, that next generation of drivers...
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NASCAR: Ryan Blaney to Replace Trevor Bayne With the Wood Brothers in 2015

The news we all saw coming was announced on Thursday afternoon as Ryan Blaney will pilot the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in 2015. Blaney, is currently a Team Penske developmental driver and will replace Trevor Bayne with the team next season as Bayne will move over to the Roush/Fenway Racing organization in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on a  full-time basis starting at the...
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IndyCar: Graham Rahal Entering Milwaukee With a Ton of Momentum

INDIANAPOLIS- 2014 hasn’t been the kindest of years for American Graham Rahal. The second generation driver started the Verizon IndyCar Series season with zero top 10′s in the first five races including a 33rd place finish in this past May’s Indianapolis 500. But, things got better for him at Belle Isle as he finished second in the first duel only to have the bad luck bug...
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IndyCar: Can Scott Dixon Keep Hot Streak Going?

INDIANAPOLIS- Scott Dixon recently called the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season one of the worst of his career. But, the New Zealand native is back in the hunt for the series championship as he’s 108 points out of the lead in sixth in the standings heading to Milwaukee this weekend. That’s saying something. Dixon, finished in the top five in two of the first three races, but...
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IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe a Favorite to Take Checkered Flag Sunday in Milwaukee

INDIANAPOLIS- Canadian James Hinchcliffe took his No. 27 UFD Dallara/Honda to its best finish of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season last race in Mid-Ohio. Hinchcliffe, started 17th but drove to a miraculous third place finish in the 90 Lap Honda Indy 200 at the 2.258-mile road course in Northern Ohio. Now, he has his sights set on returning to victory lane as he won three races...
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Indy Lights: 3 Man Race for 2014 Championship

INDIANAPOLIS- The Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires has only two weekends left in their 2014 season. They will join the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile as the one-mile track (1 PM ET) will be their final oval on the schedule. From there, they will head west for a doubleheader weekend in Sonoma to close out the 2014 season. With that being...
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NASCAR: Paul Menard a Sleeper to Win This Weekend at Michigan

Last week, I wrote how A.J. Allmendinger would be a sleeper to win Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen. I thought he had a lot of momentum and being a road course ace, Allmendinger could reach victory lane and put his name among the 16 Chase participants. He did just that. A.J. Allmendinger a Solid Sleeper to Win at Watkins Glen on Sunday That’s a good omen for my sleeper pick...
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NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. to Miss Practice and Qualifying at Michigan

It’s just been a really rough week in the motorsports community. First the Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. tragedy and now another heartbreaking story. Furniture Row Racing released a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating that Martin Truex Jr. will miss practice and qualifying on Friday for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway...
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NASCAR: Mars Renews Sprint Cup Sponsorship With Kyle Busch Putting Recent Rumors to Bed

Another NASCAR rumor was put to bed with a recent sponsorship announcement. Yesterday, the Jeff Gordon retiring rumor was put to sleep for at least another three more years as 3M announced they would be leaving Roush/Fenway Racing as a sponsor on Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford Fusion next season to sponsor Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS for the next three Cup campaigns. That should...
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IndyCar: Can Ryan Hunter-Reay Make it 3-In-a-Row at Milwaukee This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS- 2014 has been the definition of an up and down season for American Ryan Hunter-Reay. The Andretti Autosport driver finished in the top two in four of the first five races including two victories to propel him to the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead after the Indianapolis 500. In midst of that streak was a win in the 500 as most thought Hunter-Reay would run away...
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IndyCar: Will Power Surging Towards 1st Series Championship Needs Good Finish at Milwaukee

West Allis, WI- In the past, this would be the time of year where Will Power went through a drought. He would dominate the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings only to struggle towards the end of the season and come home a close second in the championship battle. Last year though, it was the exact opposite as he struggled to start off the 2013 campaign only to  end on a strong...
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Indy Lights: Consistency Has Rookie Jack Harvey With a Chance at a Championship

INDIANAPOLIS- Sam Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports has long been the best organization in the Indy Lights Series. They’ve won four championships in-a-row entering the 2014 season and six of the last eight dating back to the 2006 campaign. This year, they’re in the running once again to extend that streak as rookie Jack Harvey is just 18 points out of the lead with only three races...
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IndyCar: Schedule Length About Right for Series

INDIANAPOLIS- The Verizon IndyCar Series is now in the middle of a much needed week off. It’s currently late July, but when the series gets back going at Mid-Ohio next week they will have only four races left. Yes, it’s July and there’s only four races left on the IndyCar schedule for 2014. Ending so early has a lot of fans angry and really left scratching their heads. But...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Could Reach Victory Lane at Indy on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS- There could be a number of popular winners in the Brickyard 400 on Sunday afternoon. Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson would be the first to come to mind as a win by either of them would mark their fifth at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway making them the all-time winningest driver ever at the famed track. Then there’s Danica Patrick. If she could somehow win, that too...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Can-Am Spyder and Race Review Online Team Up for Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS- We’re pleased to announce that Can-Am Spyder is launching a campaign this week with Race Review Online as part of the Brickyard 400 weekend. As a part of the deal, I’m going to get a chance to talk to Danica Patrick prior to Sunday’s 21st running of the Brickyard 400. The reason why I get to speak with Danica is all through her partnership with Can-Am Spyder....
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for 2014 Brickyard 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Indianapolis, Indiana, this week for the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most difficult race tracks for drivers to conquer. The long straightaways allow drivers to drive wide open. The sharp turns in the corners are flat which force the driver to get on the brakes hard, much like a...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Solid Weekend for Tony Kanaan Leaves Him With Tons of Momentum

TORONTO- What a weekend it was for Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan. Despite not reaching victory lane and his former team doing so in the first duel, he was arguably the best driver of the weekend. Kanaan, finished third in that first 65 Lap race only to come home second in race No. 2. None of the other 22 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers could say they had two podiums in...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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