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IndyCar Series Returning to Brazil in 2015

IndyCar Series Returning to Brazil in 2015

After a one year absence from running the tough winding street course of Sao Paulo, the Verizon IndyCar Series is set to return to Brazil in 2015 – and at a new venue. Instead of returning to the largest city in Brazil, INDYCAR officials announced Thursday (Sept. 18) that the series will compete in the country’s capital city of Brasilia at the 12-turn, 3.403 mile Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet on March 8. “We’re eager to continue IndyCar’s rich history of ... Read More »

Mason Mingus, Billy Boat Motorsports Join Forces in Truck Series

Mason Mingus, Billy Boat Motorsports Join Forces in Truck Series

Billy Boat Motorsports is expanding into the Camping World Truck Series. The team will make its series debut with Rookie of the Year candidate Mason Mingus behind the wheel of the No. 15 Chevrolet Silverado at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend. Mingus, who currently drives the No.35 Toyota for Win-Tron Racing, sits 11th in the Truck Series standings with a best finish of 10th at Kansas in May. Mingus is also second in the rookie battle in the Truck Series ... Read More »

Nationwide Series Breakdown: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300

Nationwide Series Breakdown: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300

Kevin Harvick took advantage of a gutsy two-tire call by his crew chief Ernie Cope and Kyle Busch‘s poor track position with 39 laps to go to win the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The victory marked the fourth win of the season for Harvick and the 44th Nationwide win of his career. For JR Motorsports it was their ninth win of the season. Harvick led 43 laps on the afternoon and held off ... Read More »

Friday Faceoff: Cheap Championships, Driver Disappointments & Joe’s Woes

Friday Faceoff: Cheap Championships, Driver Disappointments & Joe’s Woes

Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! 1. Many fans have said that winning a championship under the Chase system cheapens the title because the points are reset before the final 10 races.  Is ... Read More »

Ryan Blaney, Johnny Sauter Pace Truck Practices at Chicagoland

Ryan Blaney, Johnny Sauter Pace Truck Practices at Chicagoland

The Camping World Truck Series rolled into the windy city and the Chicagoland Speedway on Thursday for practices leading up to tomorrow night’s Lucas Oil 225 – and if Thursday is any indication, Ryan Blaney and Johnny Sauter will be tough to beat come Friday. Blaney, who currently sits third in the Camping World Truck Series standings, paced the way in opening practice with a speed of 175.234 mph. He was followed by Jeb Burton, Erik Jones, Darrell Wallace, Jr. ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Investigation Complete, Case Sent to District Attorney

Tony Stewart Investigation Complete, Case Sent to District Attorney

Three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will learn his fate late next week on whether or not he will be charged in the fatal sprint car accident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, Jr. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department announced today that it has wrapped up its investigation in the Aug. 9 accident in Canandaigua, N.Y. Ward, who was racing Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, crashed into the outside wall after making contact with Stewart, went down the ... Read More »

Four Burning Questions: Underdogs, Weather and Richmond Dominance

Four Burning Questions: Underdogs, Weather and Richmond Dominance

Twenty- five weeks of grueling competition across the tracks of the Sprint Cup Series all comes to a head Saturday night at the Richmond International Raceway in the Federated Auto Parts 400 as the field for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup will be set. As always, there are numerous storylines headlining the fall race at one of NASCAR’s popular tracks, and with the new Chase format, the microscope and magnitude of tonight’s race is at an ... Read More »

Aric Almirola to Return to Nationwide Series with Biagi-DenBeste Racing

Aric Almirola to Return to Nationwide Series with Biagi-DenBeste Racing

On the heels of clinching his first Chase berth and first career Sprint Cup Series win at Daytona in July, Aric Almirola hopes some double duty when the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins at Chicagoland Speedway next weekend is the edge needed to propel his No. 43 car to the second round of the chase. Biagi-DenBeste Racing announced on Thursday that Almirola would drive the No.98 Smithfield Foods Ford for the organization in two Nationwide Series races starting next weekend ... Read More »

NASCAR Makes Changes to Talladega Qualifying Ahead of Fall Races

NASCAR Makes Changes to Talladega Qualifying Ahead of Fall Races

Many consider Talladega SuperSpeedway as the ultimate wild card in NASCAR’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, as anything can happen in the course of 500 miles on the biggest oval NASCAR competes on. Now, there’s even more intrigue to the race down in Alabama. On Thursday, NASCAR announced a new qualifying format for the Oct. 17-19 race weekend that features the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 and Sprint Cup Series Geico 500 that includes shortening the qualifying rounds ... Read More »

Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices at Richmond

Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices at Richmond

Chris Buescher and Ty Dillon paced the field as the Nationwide Series hit the track at Richmond International Raceway Thursday afternoon. The series returned to the track as preparations began for Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250. Buescher led a trio of Nationwide rookies at the the top of the board, piloting his No. 60 Ford Mustang around the lightning quick .75-mile oval with a speed of 120.011 mph. Dillon was second at 119.846 mph and series points leader ... Read More »