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Posted On November 13, 2014By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Hamlin on the Cusp of Vindication

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Heading into Homestead-Miami Speedway during the 2010 season Denny Hamlin was the talk of the NASCAR world. The No. 11 FedEx Express driver had amassed a career-high eight wins and was the heralded favorite to unseat a dominant Jimmie Johnson. However, the weekend turned disastrous as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was left with a 14th place finish, and left thinking of what could have been. Fast-forward to 2014, Hamlin isn’t having statistically his best season, though it could be the most rewarding. The soon-to-be 34 year-oldRead More

Posted On November 13, 2014By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Chasing a Legacy

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is preparing for its final act, the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After 35 races, it all comes down to a career-defining 400 miles. The new tournament format has brought out some of the most intense battles in the sports history. Round after round fell by the wayside, left to ponder what could have been or what they should have done different. From Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, to the brash 2012 Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, the format hasRead More
AVONDALE, Ariz. — A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. But a second-place finish in Sunday’s Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 did Jeff Gordon no good, thanks to a final-lap banzai run by Ryan Newman, who passed rookie Kyle Parson for the 11th position on the final lap to eliminate Gordon from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by a single point. Polesitter Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, whoRead More
NASCAR’s new Chase format is working out just as they hoped it would, but perhaps, it’s working out too well. The Eliminator 8 round in the Chase for the Championship has upped the intensity among the remaining contenders. After Martinsville, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick found themselves in a deficit heading into Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile oval was the sight of not only six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s 70th win, but the most dramatic post-race scuffle of the season between two of NASCAR’s best. The contact It allRead More

Posted On November 6, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Uncategorized

Compass360 goes racing with Audi

LAS VEGAS, NV — Long-time IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competitor Compass360 Racing (C360R) today released details of its 2015 sportscar program, which will see the team debuting a Street Tuner-class effort with the recently-launched Audi S3. “We’re really excited to finally announce this new program,” enthused Team Principal Karl Thomson. “It’s something (Technical Director) Ray Lee and I have been working on since March of last year, when I first sat down with the Audi folks at Sebring.” The new Audi will bring some new technology to theRead More
Demonstrating its commitment to winning the 2015 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, Scuderia Corsa is proud to announce the addition of drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell to the team. Sweedler and Bell will pilot the team’s flagship no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia in the GT-Daytona class. At the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia during the 2014 TUDOR Championship season, Sweedler and Bell were victorious in the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona and handily won the Patron North American Endurance Cup. The duo led much of theRead More

Posted On November 3, 2014By Adam TateIn Spotlight On

Texas in the Spotlight: COTA & TMS

Texas Motor Speedway and the Circuit of the Americas are 220 miles apart via Interstate 35, the backbone highway of Texas and the United States. For Bernie Ecclestone, it is of little note, but for larger than life TMS front man Eddie Gossage it is 220 miles too close. He raised a stir when F1 announced this year’s U.S. Grand Prix for the same date as his premier AAA Texas 500. Sine then the scheduling gaffe has led to criticism and the debate of whether or not it would forceRead More

Posted On November 2, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Johnson Wins in Texas for 70th as Gordon, Keselowski Brawl

FORT WORTH, Texas—It happens every fall, at least in recent years. Jimmie Johnson won the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway for the third straight year, holding off runner-up Kevin Harvick and third-place Brad Keselowski after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 went to two overtimes. The action in the second race of the Chase’s Eliminator Round was scintillating enough, but it couldn’t match the intensity of a post-race brawl on pit road that left Keselowski and Jeff Gordon bruised and bloodied. Johnson, who was eliminated fromRead More

Posted On October 31, 2014By Joey BarnesIn Xfinity

Chase Elliott: Chasing History

NASCAR Nationwide Series championship leader Chase Elliott currently leads JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith by 42 points. The second-generation star won in his first trip at Texas Motor Speedway back in April and will be looking for a repeat performance as the series returns Saturday night at the 1.5-mile oval.For Elliott, there are three races to go until the checkered flag waves on the 2014 season. If the Dawsonville, Georgia native can capture the championship, he will become the first rookie in NASCAR Nationwide Series history to do so.Many wouldRead More
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Today marks the 15th anniversary of the late Greg Moore’s death. A rising superstar in American open-wheel racing who captivated millions with his outgoing personality and on-track grit. This day does not go unnoticed by fellow Canadian James Hinchcliffe. The newly signed Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver reflected on Moore as he talked about his childhood hero. The following is a Q&A with James Hinchcliffe, regarding the late Greg Moore, a fellow Canadian. What was it about Greg Moore that led you to be a fan of his growing up? “ItRead More