Nascar News
  • Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:58:08 PST

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    Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. ''Awesome Bill From Dawsonville'' was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race winner and the first driver to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for winning three NASCAR crown jewel races. A 16-time winner of NASCAR's most popular driver award, Elliott won two Daytona 500s and the Southern 500 three times. His induction came one day after his 19-year-old son, Chase, was named by Hendrick Motorsports as the driver who will replace four-time champion Jeff Gordon in the iconic No. 24.


  • Larson wants to build his own legacy in Ganassi's No. 42 (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:40:34 PST

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    Kyle Larson, flashing his new Rolex watch, was unfazed Thursday after learning Chase Elliott was going to replace Jeff Gordon in the iconic No. 24. Many NASCAR fans have believed that Larson was the heir apparent to the four-time champion, a notion Gordon fueled with constant praise of the reigning Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year. Only Larson drives for Chip Ganassi Racing, and says he is happy right where he is behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet. Gordon announced last week that 2015 will be his last in the car, and Hendrick Motorsports has named 19-year-old Elliott has his replacement.


  • Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon in No. 24 next season (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:50:47 PST

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    Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season. The announcement Thursday was expected because Elliott is the reigning Xfinity Series champion and one of NASCAR's most promising young talents. Hendrick Motorsports had to find a seat for him at NASCAR's top level or risk losing the 19-year-old to another organization in 2016. ''Chase is extraordinary,'' Gordon told AP of Elliott, who is the youngest champion in the history of NASCAR's second-tier series.


  • Richard Petty Motorsports committed to running Hornish Jr (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:18:56 PST

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    Sam Hornish Jr. is finally back in the Sprint Cup Series after a four-year absence, in a ride Richard Petty Motorsports insists it is committed to fielding for the entire year. Twisted Tea will sponsor the Daytona 500 and the July race at Daytona International Raceway, and team co-owner Andrew Murstein is willing to provide some funding through his Medallion Bank. Hornish replaced Marcos Ambrose in the No. 9 Ford, and is teammates with Aric Almirola, who made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship last season. Hornish, a three-time IndyCar champion and the 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner, has not had the same success since Roger Penske brought him to NASCAR following the 2007 IndyCar season.


  • Wood Brothers push Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup races (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:57:34 PST

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Wood Brothers have pushed Ryan Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup Series races this season.


IRL News
  • Brazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:26:28 PST
    Brazilian organizers say the IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March was canceled after public prosecutors warned the race would cost too much to the government agency in charge and would be a waste of public funds. The agency in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia said prosecutors recommended the cancellation because there was a ''clear inversion in the priorities for public spending.'' Prosecutors also pointed to problems in the contracts signed by the previous administration and promoters of the March 8 race at the Nelson Piquet Autodromo, which had already sold two-thirds of the tickets.
  • Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:13:19 PST
    The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday. The television network promoting the event released a brief statement saying the decision was made ''unilaterally'' by the local government in Brasilia. Band TV did not immediately provide any additional details, but said the decision was ''hasty'' by the local government. IndyCar had said this week that five of the 10 seating sections for the March 8 race at the Nelson Piquet Autodromo had already sold out.
  • Afghanistan, Ireland handed 2019 World Cup boost (AFP)
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:12 PST

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    Afghanistan and Ireland's hopes of reaching the slimmed-down 2019 World Cup were given a massive boost Wednesday when they were placed amongst the 10 Test-playing nations in a revised qualifying system. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the two nations will now join the 10 Full Members in the rankings-based qualification system for the 2019 tournament. The top eight-ranked sides as at September 30, 2017 will qualify automatically, while the bottom four will play in a 10-team World Cup qualifier 2018 that will determine the final two teams in the line-up. “Both Afghanistan and Ireland have excelled on and off the field in recent years, and this decision is a critical step forward to the aim of having more competitive teams in international cricket," said ICC chief executive David Richardson.


  • Brian Barnhart returns as head of IndyCar race control (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:55:24 PST
    IndyCar on Wednesday returned Brian Barnhart to his former role as head of race control. He has been IndyCar's vice president of competition in the three years since, and was a key part of the system implemented last season that requires a two-thirds vote among three stewards for in-race penalties. ''We believe that based on his extensive experience in race control, combined with the three-steward system, Brian Barnhart is a good fit,'' said Derrick Walker, president of competition and operations. As vice president of competition, Barnhart already oversees the race control staff, the sporting regulations of the rulebook, the safety team and medical personnel, security and timing and scoring.
  • Ireland target more shocks, Test status (AFP)
    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:16:14 PST

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    It is a measure of Ireland's success at the last two World Cups that it will no longer count as a stunning shock if they defeat a Test nation in Australia and New Zealand. Whether it was knocking Pakistan out of the 2007 edition in the Caribbean or seeing Kevin O'Brien produce the fastest-ever World Cup century in a memorable victory over England in Bangalore four years ago, the game's elite have learnt to respect the men in green. "The Irish have got a good structure and good facilities," former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood, now a member of Scotland's backroom staff, told the ICC website. "The win against England in 2011 was huge.


Cart News
  • Brazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly (The Associated Press)
    Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:26:28 PST
    Brazilian organizers say the IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March was canceled after public prosecutors warned the race would cost too much to the government agency in charge and would be a waste of public funds. The agency in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia said prosecutors recommended the cancellation because there was a ''clear inversion in the priorities for public spending.'' Prosecutors also pointed to problems in the contracts signed by the previous administration and promoters of the March 8 race at the Nelson Piquet Autodromo, which had already sold two-thirds of the tickets.
  • Brazilian organizers say IndyCar opener has been canceled (The Associated Press)
    Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:13:19 PST
    The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil's capital was canceled on Thursday. The television network promoting the event released a brief statement saying the decision was made ''unilaterally'' by the local government in Brasilia. Band TV did not immediately provide any additional details, but said the decision was ''hasty'' by the local government. IndyCar had said this week that five of the 10 seating sections for the March 8 race at the Nelson Piquet Autodromo had already sold out.
  • Afghanistan, Ireland handed 2019 World Cup boost (AFP)
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:00:12 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/1c4dbf1a33d29b7f28b28fc0526f64a5eb6f33..." width="130" height="130" alt="Ireland cricket captain William Porterfield plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup warmup cricket match between Ireland and Nepal in Fatullah, on March 12, 2014 (AFP Photo/Munir Uz Zaman)" align="left" border="0">

    Afghanistan and Ireland's hopes of reaching the slimmed-down 2019 World Cup were given a massive boost Wednesday when they were placed amongst the 10 Test-playing nations in a revised qualifying system. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said the two nations will now join the 10 Full Members in the rankings-based qualification system for the 2019 tournament. The top eight-ranked sides as at September 30, 2017 will qualify automatically, while the bottom four will play in a 10-team World Cup qualifier 2018 that will determine the final two teams in the line-up. “Both Afghanistan and Ireland have excelled on and off the field in recent years, and this decision is a critical step forward to the aim of having more competitive teams in international cricket," said ICC chief executive David Richardson.


  • Brian Barnhart returns as head of IndyCar race control (The Associated Press)
    Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:55:24 PST
    IndyCar on Wednesday returned Brian Barnhart to his former role as head of race control. He has been IndyCar's vice president of competition in the three years since, and was a key part of the system implemented last season that requires a two-thirds vote among three stewards for in-race penalties. ''We believe that based on his extensive experience in race control, combined with the three-steward system, Brian Barnhart is a good fit,'' said Derrick Walker, president of competition and operations. As vice president of competition, Barnhart already oversees the race control staff, the sporting regulations of the rulebook, the safety team and medical personnel, security and timing and scoring.
  • Ireland target more shocks, Test status (AFP)
    Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:16:14 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/c3d12fc6daccacc42d0815b983b34fa8070a12..." width="130" height="130" alt="Ireland's William Porterfield plays a shot during an ICC Twenty20 World Cup warm-up match against Nepal, at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on March 12, 2014 (AFP Photo/Munir Uz Zaman)" align="left" border="0">

    It is a measure of Ireland's success at the last two World Cups that it will no longer count as a stunning shock if they defeat a Test nation in Australia and New Zealand. Whether it was knocking Pakistan out of the 2007 edition in the Caribbean or seeing Kevin O'Brien produce the fastest-ever World Cup century in a memorable victory over England in Bangalore four years ago, the game's elite have learnt to respect the men in green. "The Irish have got a good structure and good facilities," former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood, now a member of Scotland's backroom staff, told the ICC website. "The win against England in 2011 was huge.


  • Scott Dixon shines in masterful final drive in Rolex win (The Associated Press)
    Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:10:20 PST

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    Scott Dixon's teammates spent the final three hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona raving about his talent while watching him seal a victory in one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world. The three-time IndyCar champion would take none of the credit. Dixon, who carried the heaviest load for Chip Ganassi Racing's four-driver lineup, insisted Sunday's win was a team effort that included many people from Ganassi's sprawling organization.


  • Sorensen replaces Murtagh in Irish World Cup cricket squad (AFP)
    Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:56:41 PST

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/a0ad6fe75da12f6d4db578682c445b5de754cd..." width="130" height="130" alt="Max Sorensen hits a six during a one-day international between Ireland and England in Malahide, Ireland, on September 3, 2013 (AFP Photo/Peter Muhly)" align="left" border="0">

    Max Sorensen has replaced injured Middlesex seamer Tim Murtagh in Ireland's squad for the upcoming World Cup, team officials announced Sunday. Murtagh suffered a foot fracture during an Ireland training camp in Dubai, where the squad are based ahead of the World Cup, on January 7 and underwent surgery in Britain the following week. Medical advice said Murtagh would not be fit in time for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which starts on February 14, and the Irish management decided to call up 29-year-old Sorensen, also a right-arm seamer in his place.


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