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NASCAR Unveils New Rules Package for 2015 Season
by Pete McCole
NASCAR today unveiled their competition rules package for all three of their major touring series for the 2015 season, with an emphasis on additional cost savings, increasing competition on the racetrack and, ultimately, improving the overall racing product. Among the more than 60 rule changes planned to go into effect are a permanent ban on private testing, a reduction in engine horsepower and shorter rear spoilers.
Observations from the World of Motorsports
by Brian Carroccio
A lot has happened in the world of motor racing since the last time I wrote three weeks ago following the Verizon IndyCar Series finale at Auto Club Speedway. While I'll spare you the uninteresting details, an old injury that recently reared its ugly head has left little time for writing about automobile racing. Nevertheless, during that time, I've amassed quite a list of subjects for discussion. So, without further ado let's tackle some the more intriguing storylines from the world of racing over the past few weeks.
NASCAR Loudon Postscript
by Dave Grayson
I spent the majority of a Sunday evening reading, and then re-reading, five and one half pages of notes I had taken during the ESPN broadcast of the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was rather overwhelming. Then again, so was this race which actually turned out to be the Sylvania 303 due to a green-white-checker finish.
Tony Stewart Will Be Indicted - Here's Why
by Stephen Cox
The fate of Tony Stewart is now in the hands of a grand jury, and there is no worse place to be. Here is the bottom line reality of what's taking place... The job of a grand jury is to protect defendants from aggressive prosecutors by carefully weighing the evidence and only bringing an indictment when overwhelming probable cause exists. And grand juries did their jobs for over 150 years until the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure were passed in 1944, corrupting the process and rigging the game in favor of prosecutors.
Schumacher, C. Force, Connolly, Hines Win
NHRA in Dallas
Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex. Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also winners in their categories at the second of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
Logano wins for Penske in New Hampshire
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Joey Logano got a good jump on a green-white-checkered restart, allowing him to hold off rookie Kyle Larson and win Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Logano's fourth win of the season was his second career win at Loudon. It also guarantees him a spot in the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Kevin Harvick, who led a race-high 104 laps (out of 303), finished third while Jamie McMurray and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top five.
Singapore GP: Sunday Press Conference
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Sebastian Vettel
3rd Daniel Ricciardo
Hamilton dominates to win Singapore GP
As Rosberg's car never starts Hamilton now leads championship
With his biggest challenger (Nico Rosberg) never starting due to electrical issues, Lewis Hamilton used his dominant Mercedes car to easily win the Singapore GP over the Red Bull's of Sebastien Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso. As a result of Rosberg getting zero points, Lewis Hamilton now leads the 2014 F1 champion points and Daniel Ricciardo is now closer to the lead.
Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Austin
Audi has celebrated the second consecutive one-two win in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following their victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Marcel Fassler/Andre Lotterer/Benoit Treluyer (CH/D/F) in the fourth race of the season at Austin prevailed again. A sudden downpour of rain, red flags after a series of spins and a tactically challenging course of the race on a drying track converted the night race in Texas into a real thriller.
Courtney Force, Todd, Shane Gray, Krawiec No.1
NHRA at Dallas
Courtney Force earned her fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals following her track record setting performance on Friday. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday's 11 a.m. eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. It is the second playoff race in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.
Schumacher, Hagan, Gray, Win Carolina Nationals
by Pete McCole
Tony Schumacher powered to his 75th-career NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series Top Fuel victory while Jonathan Gray scored his first ever NHRA Pro Stock win in the final round of the postponed Pep Boys Carolina Nationals that were held on Saturday at the Texas Motorplex during the qualifying sessions for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Pruett and Rojas win in Austin
Tudor United SportsCar Championship
Using one less pitstop, Scott Pruett gave Chip Ganassi Racing its third Prototype and overall win of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, its first since Long Beach in April, in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Pruett co-drove the winning No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford with Memo Rojas. Pruett took the lead on fuel strategy, as the car made one less pit stop (two to three). They cut it so close, it ran out of fuel just before Turn 11 on the cool down lap.
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