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Factory Experimental: Pushing The Envelope

Though brief and chaotic, the FX period was the crucial component to late-model drag racing It was 1961, and as the decade erupted, acceleration became more than a wheel-driven thing. The crucible of NASCAR’s Grand National series had been too much of a temptation, and a self-imposed ban on factory competition initiated in 1957 by…



Hopes for smooth transition to Mustang in 2019

It took Joe Gibbs Racing about three months into the 2017 season to start returning to its 2016 form following the introduction of a new Camry body style. Some would say six months into the 2018 season, the Chevrolet teams are still trying to find their way after the switch from the Chevrolet SS to…



Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott earned the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career in the same way his father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, did – on a road course. In his 99th career start, the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet held off a furious charge from reigning champion and defending…



How Do You Say ‘Straya? “V8 Supercar Burnout”

Motorports in Australia, and go…let’s see here, there’s drag racing, of course…Stadium Super Trucks have proven to be popular…Ok, hell with it: V8 Supercars and burnouts. We tried to find other items but when it boils down to it, howling V8 sedans and psychotic fog machines that tend to catch on fire at the end…



Lunch With… Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit. These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a…



Where Have The Chevrolets Gone?

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. — just call them “The Big Three” — have won 14 of 19 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup races this year. All three have won Cups and are at least 33 years old, which sidetracks NASCAR’s “Young Guns” marketing push. Well, good for “The Big Three.” Each is…



2019 – FORD RETURNS WITH MUSTANG

In a major reversal, Ford Australia is supporting the development of a Mustang racer as part of a renewed performance road car push. Broadmeadows announce on Tuesday that DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing have been given the go ahead to switch to the Mustang to counter Holden’s all-conquering ZB Commodore. Although not full factory…



Austin Dillon wins 2018 Daytona 500

Twenty years ago, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his only Daytona 500. Austin Dillon was just  7 years old. Twenty years later, Dillon claimed the Great American Race in Earnhardt’s No. 3. The 27-year-old Dillon won the 60th running of the Daytona 500 in overtime on Sunday after spinning and passing Aric Almirola on the final…



2018 Daytona 500 starting grid Confirmed

Final practice is over and the starting grid for NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 has been set. Alex Bowman took pole and Denny Hamlin the other front row position as a result of qualifying, while Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott start behind them having won their respective Duels. Among those who have been sent to the…



Kahne wins on long day at Indy

Kasey Kahne has snapped a winless streak dating back to 2014 with a gritty victory in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kahne took what would be the final re-start second behind Brad Keselowski, but held-on around the outside in a green-white-chequered finish in fading light. Kahne was out front when the final of…