Category Archives: Motorsports

Motorsports | June 23 2014

A real victory celebration

It had been awhile since NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps had stood on the winners’ podium. Seventeen events, to be exact, stretching back to August 2013. Capps had driven his Mopar-powered Dodge Charger R/T to five Funny Car semifinal rounds this season but came up short every time. The drought ended Sunday, when Capps
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Motorsports | April 09 2014

Racing Vipers ready for return to Long Beach

A year ago, the racing Vipers of the SRT Motorsports team were happy to leave the ALMS race in Long Beach, Calif., with a pole position and a podium finish in the GT class. This weekend the Viper GTS-R race cars return to Long Beach with the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with more confidence
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Motorsports | March 14 2014

Celebrating Strength and Power

Strength, power and size. Those qualities have made the 426 HEMI racing engine a dominant force and earned it the nickname “The Elephant.” That helps explain why Mopar is hanging out with elephants as it spends the year celebrating the 50th anniversary of this legendary powerplant. The impact that the 426 HEMI would have on
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Motorsports | March 02 2014

Mopar on the Oscars

Mopar NHRA driver Ron Capps For Mopar’s National Hot Rod Association drivers, Sunday is usually a race day. However, with a bit of a break before they head to the next NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at the Gatornationals in Florida in two weeks, they’ll get a chance to have a seat and
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Motorsports | February 21 2014

426 HEMI and Petty, two legends born in Daytona

Richard Petty and the 1964 Plymouth with the 426 HEMI engine that won the Daytona 500. Photo courtesy of NASCAR. Fifty years ago this weekend, two legends were born on the track in Daytona Beach, Fla. A 26-year-old stock car driver named Richard Petty dominated the field to win the sixth running of the Daytona
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Motorsports | January 03 2014

Six of the fastest men you’ll ever meet

Sure, much of the country is snowed under. But engines are being fired up and suspensions adjusted at Daytona International Speedway as the SRT Motorsports team gets ready for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which is just three weeks away. Part of getting the team ready for the around-the-clock race, which opens the season for
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