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Juan Pablo Montoya Sets Track Record in Winning the Pole for the Pocono INDYCAR 500
July 5th, 2014 at 7:46 PM
On Saturday Juan Pablo Montoya set the single lap and two-lap average track records for the Verizon IndyCar Series at Pocono Raceway in winning the Verizon P1 Award. Montoya's fastest lap was 223.920 mph and the two-lap average was 223.871 mph to break the records set by Marco Andretti last...

Veteran Motocross Champion Mike LaRocco Honored by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
July 5th, 2014 at 3:58 PM
The fifth member of the Class of 2014 to be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is former AMA Motocross Champion Mike “The Rock” LaRocco. Elected to the museum’s Motocross/Supercross category, LaRocco won the AMA 500 National Motocross Championship in 1993 and the AMA 250 National Motocross title...

Wild Qualifying Session Ends with Nico Rosberg on Santander British Grand Prix Pole
July 5th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
Qualifying on Saturday at Silverstone for the Santander British Grand Prix was wild as rain came and went and came and went again and the track conditions were ever changing throughout the three rounds. In the end championship leader Nico Rosberg made a last ditch effort on a suddenly drying track...

Andy Seuss Wins Fourth Consecutive NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Race at Caraway Speedway
July 5th, 2014 at 1:44 AM
On Friday night the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour was back in action on the Fourth of July for their first race since April 12th and when the Daggett Shuler Attorneys At Law 150 at Caraway Speedway ended it was Andy Seuss winning for the fourth consecutive time at the 0.455 mile...

Kasey Kahne Wins Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway
July 5th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Kasey Kahne didn’t lead all but two inches of the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway but that was enough as Kahne edged out JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith to win Friday night in a green-white-checkered finish. It was Kahne’s eighth career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and his first since...

David Gilliland Wins Pole for Coke Zero 400, First Pole Since 2007 Season
July 4th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
David Gilliland stunned the NASCAR world on Friday evening as he gave his race team, Front Row Motorsports, their first pole by turning the fastest lap in qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. It's Gilliland's third career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole and his...

Dakoda Armstrong Wins Pole as Downpour Causes 7-Car Crash in Round 1 of Nationwide Qualifying at Daytona
July 4th, 2014 at 4:37 PM
In what was a very odd situation a brief and sudden downpour of rain on the backstretch of Daytona International Speedway during Round 1 of knockout qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday afternoon caused a seven-car accident and forced NASCAR to cancel the rest of qualifying. ***PHOTO1*** Seventeen of the...

Former Swedish MX Champion Fredrik Noren to Sub for Injured Justin Barcia on Team Honda Muscle Milk
July 4th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard will have a new teammate for round six of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships, beginning on Saturday at the RedBud National in Buchanan, MI. Current privateer and former Swedish Motocross Champion Fredrik Noren will sub for injured Justin Barcia for the remainder of...

Haas Automation Becomes Sposnor for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One
July 3rd, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Starting this weekend at the Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone Scuderia Ferrari will have a new sponsor on their F 14 T with Haas Automation logos appearing on the cars of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. ***PHOTO1*** Haas Automation owner Gene Haas is in the process of forming a Formula One team called...

Nine-Time AMA Off-Road Champion Scott Summers is Latest AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee
July 3rd, 2014 at 9:03 AM
The newest addition to those being inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is nine-time AMA Off-Road Champion Scott Summers. The Kentucky native lays claim to five Grand National Cross Country titles as well as four AMA Harescrambles National Championships. Additionally, Summers earned three gold medals...

Terry Labonte to Make 127th and Final Career Start at Daytona International Speedway Saturday Night
July 3rd, 2014 at 12:35 AM
Terry Labonte will make his 127th and final career start at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night in the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola. Labonte will drive Go FAS Racing’s #32 Ford in the event. ***PHOTO1*** Labonte’s start number is third on the all-time Daytona starts list with former NASCAR...

Carlos Huertas’ Shell and Pennzoil GP of Houston Race 1 Winning Car Failed Inspection
July 2nd, 2014 at 10:53 PM
Dale Coyne Racing was penalized on Wednesday by INDYCAR for two infractions after Carlos Huertas' winning car failed post-race inspection on Saturday after Race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers. The win will stand for Dale Coyne Racing and rookie...

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Extends Contract with Nine-Time World Champion Valentino Rossi
July 2nd, 2014 at 3:32 PM
The next two years will see popular Italian racer Valentino Rossi continue to compete in the MotoGP World Championship series for the Movistar Yamaha team. According to a recent team announcement, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., has officially signed the nine-time World Champion to race for his current team for the...

Kyle Busch Motorsports Penalized After Kentucky Speedway Truck Series Win
July 1st, 2014 at 7:50 PM
On Thursday night last week Kyle Busch won his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the 2014 season in as many starts when he took the checkered flag in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. However, in post-race inspection Kyle Busch's No. 51 Toyota Tundra was found to...

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart Survives Crash-Riddled Tennessee Nationals
July 1st, 2014 at 3:19 PM
For Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart, round five of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships was fraught with crashes. Not catastrophic crashes, but crashes nonetheless. The multi-time champion got caught up in not one, but two turn-one pile-ups. Even so, Stewart rebounded in both motos and salvaged what turned...

Bobby Labonte to Drive for Circle Sport Racing in Coke Zero 400
June 30th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Bobby Labonte has driven in every race at Daytona International Speedway since February 1993 and it looked like this weekend’s Coke Zero 400 was in jeopardy for Labonte until the entry list for the entry list came out Monday with Labonte’s name on it. ***PHOTO1*** Labonte will drive the #33 Chevrolet for...

RAB Racing on Coke Zero 400 Entry List with Joe Nemechek Listed as the Driver
June 30th, 2014 at 10:33 PM
Last week the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series did not have at least 43 cars on the entry list for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. It was the first time since 1996 that less than 43 cars were entered. On Monday the unofficial preliminary entry list for this Saturday...

Red Bull KTM Dominates Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Tennessee National
June 30th, 2014 at 3:19 PM
The Red Bull KTM factory riders made short work of this past weekend’s Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn. Round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series saw KTM teammates Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey dominate the field in both motos, going on to finish first...

Matt Kenseth’s Contract Extension at Joe Gibbs Racing Could Have Interesting Domino Effect
June 30th, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Prior to Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Matt Kenseth had signed a contract extension which would keep Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing for a "number of years." The team also announced that Kenseth's sponsor, Dollar General, would increase their number of races from 27 races to...

Simon Pagenaud Pulls Away for Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 2 Win
June 29th, 2014 at 7:07 PM
It was another physical day in the Verizon IndyCar Series with hot temperatures, a bumpy track, and on track contact making it tough on the 23 drivers but it was Simon Pagnaud who pulled away over the final nine laps to win Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix...