NASCAR Sprint Cup: 2014 Sunoco Rookie Of The Year Battle Heats Up

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March 19, 2014 — photo courtesy Jerry Markland/Getty Images — FONTANA, CA — Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon completed their first 500-lap race at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing 10th and 11th, respectively; with Larson taking Sunoco Rookie Of The Race honors for the second time this year. Though Dillon leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, his lead is shrinking. He …

NNS: Kyle Larson Scores First Career Nationwide Coors Light Pole at Bristol

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March 15, 2014 — staff report — Drew Hallowell/Getty Images photo — BRISTOL, TN — Kyle Larson earned his first career Coors Light Pole Award after topping the field in Nationwide Series qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Larson’s top speed of 124.476 mph — achieved on his second lap — was enough to edge Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch …

Tom Time Blog: NASCAR’s Helton Sees His Shadow But Daytona Will Go On

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Blog By RaceChaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo By Getty Images/NASCAR – February 4, 2013 – The bad news is that NASCAR President Mike Helton saw his shadow when he looked into the mirror Sunday morning. The good news is that despite the “salt and pepper” stubble that appeared on Mr. Helton’s face overnight, NASCAR officials are assuring …

SPEED ZONE BLOG: “Best (and worst) of” Awards for 2013

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January 28, 2014 — Blog by Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — Getty Images photo — All right, so two things here. First, in homage to my old fantasy motorsports league, I’ve hereby changed the official name of my RaceChaser blog to “The Speed Zone”! Just so you guys know. Second, and much more important, I know the 2014 …

TUSC: Haywood Expects Pruett to Shatter Record; Ganassi Team preps for Rolex 24

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January 23, 2014 — article from CGR press release and MRNradio.com — IMSA photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — After 22 years of being the only driver to win overall in the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona five times, Hurley Haywood was forced to share that distinction with Scott Pruett, who won his fifth overall and …

CHILI BOWL: Clauson ends Swindell’s reign; wins first-career Golden Driller

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January 19, 2014 — Report by Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — MAVTV photo — TULSA, OK — Long live the new king! And the city folk were more than happy about it. Race fans in the Tulsa Expo Center Saturday night witnessed the end of a five-year era in the history of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl midget …

CHILI BOWL: Beason breaks through in Warren CAT Qualifier, Larson tops Race of Champions

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TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2014) — Patrick Grant photo — Almost two-years to the day after losing his friend and former teammate Donnie Ray Crawford, who passed away in 2012, Jonathan Beason was able to dedicate his Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals preliminary night win to his late comrade and colleague, taking the Hard 8 Racing No. 8J to his first …

NASCAR PRESEASON THUNDER: Kwasniewski impresses; tops charts in first Nationwide session

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January 11, 2014 — Report by Jacob Seelman for Race Chaser Online — NASCAR via Getty Images photo — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — When you find a gold mine, you want to utilize it for all it’s worth. And Turner-Scott Motorsports may well have found their gold mine. Their young charge, 18-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, rocketed to the top of the charts …

TUSC: Ganassi Reveals All-Star Rolex 24 Lineups

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January 3, 2014 — John Dagys photo — INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Seven-time and reigning GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Champions (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and five-time and reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013) Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today its season-long program for the new IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar …