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DSR Driver Johnson Jr. No. 2 in New Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car after NHRA Winternationals Qualifying

After a rain-shortened final day of qualifying at Pomona, Tommy Johnson Jr. will begin eliminations from the second position in his new 2015 Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car Mopar Express Lane 2015 Dodge Charger R/T driver Matt Hagan enjoys a much less eventful second day of qualifying, takes No. 12 spot A total […]

Indy 500 – Dates set for Month of May activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – From an Opening Day featuring restyled race cars, the second annual Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, a practice session with after-hours running and the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, the 2015 Month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be full of action. The stars of the […]

Four-time ‘500’ winner Al Unser to be honored at Legends Day on May 23

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Firestone will honor four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser during the 45th anniversary of his first Indianapolis 500 victory on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at “Legends Day Honoring Al Unser presented by Firestone.” “Fifty years ago I arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie, drove for […]

Stephen Cox: The Great Stolen Engine Caper – Tracking Down Shelby’s Missing V8

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: The Great Stolen Engine Caper – Tracking Down Shelby’s Missing V8 A good Shelby-built 289 engine was a coveted item in the mid 1960’s. Many were stolen out of the legendary Hertz Shelby “Rent-a-racers.” They left the rental lot on Friday with a High Performance 270-horsepower […]

Stephen Cox: IndyCar – New Markets Require New Thinking

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: IndyCar – New Markets Require New Thinking More than 90% of American race drivers are oval specialists. A brief review of active racetracks indicates that in the United States, ovals outnumber road courses by a margin of a little more than nine to one. Of course, […]

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R Sends Historic Name Back to the Track

New era begins at Daytona with IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 returns to its racing roots this week when the all-new Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be one of the most production-based […]

ACR Signs Stephen Cox to Drive 2014 Racing Season

The championship-winning team from the 2012 Mid-American Stock Car Series campaign has named Stephen Cox as their driver for the upcoming season. Acorn Cabinetry Racing of Somonauk, Illinois has confirmed that Cox will take the wheel of the team’s #22 Acorn Cabinetry/Boschett Timepieces/Sopwith Motorsports Chevrolet as the teammate of former MASCS champion Jeremy Spoonmore. “It’s […]

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Priced at $75,000

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will go on sale this spring with a suggested retail price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. The new Z/28 is offered in five exterior colors – Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic and […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – Please… Give Me the Worst Tire You Can Find

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: Short Track – Please… Give Me the Worst Tire You Can Find Doug Strasburg is an easy guy to talk with. His humble, soft-spoken manner belies a lifetime of motorsports experience and wisdom. The Mid-American Stock Car Series has thrived under his leadership despite being on […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – The King’s Last Ride

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: Short Track – The King’s Last Ride If you didn’t see the Beatles in concert, your opportunity is gone forever. If you didn’t see Elvis when you had the chance, you never will. A few decades from now, the auto racing world will be sharply divided […]