Race Weekend Central

Christopher Bell Satisified with Third-Place Championship Finish

(Photo: Joseph Wolkin)

In the aftermath of Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200, there were quite a few long faces in the Camping World Truck Series paddock. Matt Crafton sounded completely defeated after finishing seventh, convinced that he had the title within his clutches before it slipped away. Timothy Peters really didn’t have a whole lot to say either.  While …

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TRG Returns to IMSA Full-Time in 2017

(Credit: The Racers Group)

Thursday evening, The Racer’s Group (TRG) announced its full-fledged return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona. In addition, TRG is returning to Porsche after running Aston Martins since 2013 in Grand-Am.  The team has acquired a Porsche 911 GT3 R and will campaign the new car in the …

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Matt Crafton Hopes to Earn Truck Title Despite Troublesome Year

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

A two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Matt Crafton has utilized near-perfect seasons to reach the top. During his first title run in 2013, Crafton completed every lap in all 22 races and clinched at Phoenix International Raceway with one race still to go. ThorSport Racing’s top driver has not shown that same consistency in 2016.  While he …

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Tommy Baldwin Racing to No Longer Race Full-Time After Homestead

(Photo: Mike Neff)

On Thursday, Tommy Baldwin, Jr., owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing, announced on his team’s Facebook page that it will no longer compete full-time in the Sprint Cup Series after Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. In addition, the team’s charter has been sold off.  Baldwin did not note in his statement who the charter was sold to, but …

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Mazda Unveils First DPi Prototype at LA Auto Show

(Photo: Mazda Motorsports)

On Wednesday afternoon, Mazda Motorsports took to the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show to announce their new entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Up to this point, only Prototype teams running regular LMP2 chassis with the spec Gibson engine had been unveiled (one of those, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Ligier JS P217-Gibson, made its …

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FanVision Kicks Things Up a Notch with New Legend Device

(Photo: FanVision)

For the past few years, FanVision has provided fans with electronic devices for sale or rent that provide scanner audio, video and leaderboards at the track.  The service operates in addition to the pre-existing scanner rental services from Racing Electronics. Now, FanVision is taking the next step in improving the at-track experience for race fans.  …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix Brings Hits and Misses For NASCAR On NBC

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Phoenix International Raceway was one of NASCAR’s last, best chances to impress during a year tough on television ratings and attendance. The West Coast track has been well attended lately, posting several sellouts in an era of empty seats and fresh pavement at the one-mile oval has started to age. Did the older asphalt and heightened …

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VisitFlorida.com Racing Announces 2017 Driver Lineup

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Last week, VisitFlorida.com Racing announced their intentions to field the new Riley Mk. XXX chassis with the Gibson V8 engine in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (last year’s Chevrolet Corvette DP is pictured above).  That cleared up just one aspect of the team’s direction.  Monday shored up part of the driving lineup. VisitFlorida.com Racing …

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Austin Cindric to Race Full-Time for BKR in 2017

(Photo Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

On Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) announced that Austin Cindric will drive for the organization full-time in 2017.  The 18-year old son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric has spent the past few years racing anything he possibly can on four wheels. Cindric is very happy to get a chance …

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