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Danica Patrick acquires new pet themed primary sponsor for select 2017 events CODE 3 ASSOCIATES IS A PET WELFARE ADVOCATE

  HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Danica Patrick, the highest-finishing woman in the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 and the only female driver ever to win a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series, will compete in both races next year before retiring as a race car driver. “It just came from my heart, and I think it’s going to be awesome,” Patrick said Friday about her decision during an emotional news conference at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Patrick, 35, told The Associated Press it took

Danica Patrick facing sponsorship dilemma

Danica Patrick may have a different sponsorship package in 2017 than what was originally planned.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC Danica Patrick facing sponsorship dilemma NATURE’S BAKERY AND STEWART HAAS RACING ARE DISCUSSING NEW TERMS JANUARY 24, 2017 Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery may be poised to renegotiate the sponsorship package for Danica Patrick and the No. 10 Chevrolet according to a team news release on Tuesday during the NASCAR Media Tour. The baked goods provider became the primary sponsor for the

Rebecca Starkey Claims TVS Coyote Quarter-Mile Record

With her suspension tweaked and her calibration dialed in, Rebecca nailed the shifts and put her TVS-blown Coyote deep into the 8-second zone. To tame those launches, Rebecca added struts and shocks from Menscer Motorsports and turned to Todd Braasch of TRZ Motorsports to help dial in the suspension. Likewise, her husband Justin Starkey worked his magic with the calibration to ensure the car would ease into the power off the line. “We finally got the suspension where we needed

Mia Tedesco First Female To Win NHRA Super Gas National Championship

Mia Tedesco became the first woman to win the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Gas national championship when she claimed the title during the running of the Division 7 event Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tedesco led the Super Gas national points standings heading into this race, and the 22-year-old had already finished accumulating points to her national-title count with her CARS Protection Plus/VP Racing Fuels Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier. She had to wait

NHRA’s Alexis DeJoria Racing brings Free Mammograms for the Fans to Dallas, Las Vegas

Alexis DeJoria enters the final three races of the 2016 NHRA season in 10th place in the Funny Car standings.PHOTO BY GARY NASTASE PHOTOGRAPHY FOURTH-YEAR PROGRAM HAS PROVIDED THE PROCEDURE TO NEARLY 350 NHRA FANS NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria is once again taking an active role in the fight against breast cancer during the month of October. Alexis DeJoria Racing is partnering with Baylor Health and Nevada Health Care Systems (NVHC) to bring back the Free Mammograms for

Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype wins IMSA race at Watkins Glen Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/imsa/action-express-corvette-daytona-prototype-wins-imsa-race-watkins-glen#ixzz4DTmQoaMo

The Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi won Sunday’s IMSA race at Watkins Glen.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC  CORVETTES FINISH FIRST AND SECOND IN 6-HOUR RACE The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen isn’t the longest endurance race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule – the Rolex 24 at Daytona has that distinction — but traditionally, the race at Watkins Glen International has been one of the toughest to win. That was compounded this year

Brittany Force gets first career NHRA Top Fuel win in Gainesville Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/nhra/brittany-force-gets-first-career-nhra-top-fuel-win-gainsville#ixzz43beGV3Ph

Brittany Force picked up her first career NHRA victory on Sunday in Gainsville.PHOTO BY NHRA ROBERT HIGHT AND GREG ANDERSON ALSO PICK UP WINS Brittany Force raced to her first career victory and took control of the Top Fuel point standings Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also victorious at the third of 24 events in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing

Pritchett, Wilkerson, Line Claim Victories Sunday In Phoenix

Leah Pritchett raced to her first Top Fuel victory Sunday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also picked up victories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix. 035-PhoenixWinnersCirclePritchett used a quicker reaction time and a performance of 3.775 seconds at 323.12 mph in her Quaker State dragster to finish in front of Brittany Force’s 3.774 at 321.35 in her Monster

Carmen Jorda fuels fire in battle of no-name F1 drivers

Carmen Jorda struck back at test driver Marco Sorensen, who made claims that he was 12 seconds faster than Jorda in a simulator. Jorda says she’s never even seen Sorensen at the team’s headquarters in Enstone.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC RENAULT DEVELOPMENT DRIVER HITS BACK AT MARCO SORENSEN Carmen Jorda has hit back at a former Formula One colleague, following an accusation that her presence at Renault caused him to quit the sport. Marco Sorensen, recently a test driver at the

Female racing driver signs up as Top Gear presenter

Image captionRory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan and The Stig make up the team Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan and German racing driver Sabine Schmitz are to join the new series of Top Gear. Motor journalist Chris Harris and TV presenter Rory Reid have also been signed to co-present the programme. They will join DJ Chris Evans and actor Matt LeBlanc when the BBC Two programme returns in May. The new presenters were signed

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