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Brown, Beckman, McGaha, Hines Win at Reading
NHRA Keystone Nationals
For the third time this season, former NHRA Funny Car World Champion “Fast” Jack Beckman has re-written the record book in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, setting the National ET record en route to his seventh victory of the season. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship held at the facility in eastern Pennsylvania.
Harvick dominates at Dover, Still in Chase
Kevin Harvick gained a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Contender Round by winning the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. Harvick led 355 of the 400 laps. Kyle Busch placed second, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jamie McMurray and Aric Almirola, respectively. The Chase field has now been trimmed from 16 to 12. The four drivers eliminated include six-time series champion Jimmie Johnson, McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Paul Menard.
GT cars beat Daytona Prototypes In Petit Le Mans
Major embarrassment for lame DPs
GTLM class Porsche 911, number 911, driven by 24 Hours of Le Mans overall winner Nick Tandy, co-driving with Patrick Pilet, won the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta. When the race was stopped due to visibility issues as darkness approached, Tandy was in the lead, just ahead of the No. 24 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE driven by John Edwards, Lucas Luhr and Jens Klingmann.
Force, Hight, Skillman, Krawiec No.1 at Reading
NHRA Keystone Nationals
Brittany Force ran career-best numbers to claim the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will also start in the top spot in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in eastern Pennsylvania.
Rain washes out Dover qualifying
Kenseth to start from pole
A hard, steady rain at Dover International Speedway made Matt Kenseth's life easier - and Kevin Harvick's challenge even more difficult than it otherwise might have been. With a massive East Coast storm forcing cancellation of all of Friday's track activity at the Monster Mile, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, Kenseth will start on the pole for Sunday’s AAA 400, the elimination race for the Challenger Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Westbrook Earns Petit LeMans Pole In Wet
by Steven Cole Smith
As you look at the Friday qualifying times for the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda 10-hour endurance race on Saturday, don't expect to be immediately impressed by the speeds. Rain, shifting back and forth between "light" and "drizzle" never stopped long enough to establish any sort of dry line. But looking at the water running across the Road Atlanta track in some places, and standing water in others, it's impressive that the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship drivers managed to log the times they did.
The Life of Justin Wilson Celebration
by Lucille Dust
In a proper and fitting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IndyCar family joined together for "Celebrating the Life of Justin Wilson." Wilson, a native of Sheffield, England passed away this past August 24th from a head injury sustained in a crash during the ABC Supply Pocono 500 the day before. The popular and beloved driver of the #25 Andretti Autosport Honda had scored 7 wins in 174 starts spanning 13 Indy car seasons.
Tony Stewart Transcript
Plans To Quit Cup Racing After 2016An Interview With:
"Smoke" Signals Exit From Sprint Cup
by Pete McCole
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he will be retiring as a Sprint Cup driver at the end of the 2016 racing season, bringing an end to a 20-year career for one of the sport’s most successful and controversial drivers. Saying it was "the right time" and wanting a chance to do something different, Stewart plans to make a final run for the title in 2016, and then give up the driver's seat of the No. 14 Chevrolet to the recently unemployed Clint Bowyer.
Haas F1 driver announcement transcript
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Haas F1 Team Selects Grosjean as Driver
Experienced Racer Joins American-Led F1 Team
When Haas F1 Team makes its debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, it will do so with an experienced racer in Romain Grosjean. The 29-year-old Grosjean has competed in 78 Formula One races and scored 10 podium finishes, with the most recent being a third-place result in August at the Belgian Grand Prix. He is currently in his fifth Formula One season with Lotus F1 Team.
Close F1 and IndyCar Cockpits, Save Lives
by Ethan Bregman
Justin Wilson, my friend, my colleague, the man with whom I first stood on top of an IndyCar podium, is dead. His death last month was preventable. We in the racing industry had the technology and ability to prevent his death and we chose not to. In the 1950s, our engineering capabilities were such that racing cars would destruct on impact. They became cages of flaming death. The cars had no seatbelts and open cockpits, since a driver’s best hope for survival in a crash was a prayer to be thrown clear of the wreckage.
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