PIKE: A Letter To Anthony Wayne, Part III – Blind Faith

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This is part three of my five-part “Letter to Anthony Wayne”. Read part two here and come back tomorrow for part four! – James  How do you follow up a magical season like 2005 and continue the act that you started? The answer: you don’t. Wins at Martinsville and Daytona were cool, but at this point what stands out is not what happened …

F1: Grosjean Lauds Haas F1’s Sixth-Place Australian Debut; Says “This Feels Like a Win”

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Sam Bloxham/LAT for Haas F1 photo — For the first time in 30 years, American motorsports fans had cause for celebration when Formula One cars rolled to the grid for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Sunday at Albert Park. The Stars and Stripes were back on the grid …

F1: Haas F1 Team Signs 17-Year-Old American Development Driver Santino Ferrucci

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – official team release — Haas F1 Team photo — Haas F1 Team has signed 17-year-old Santino Ferrucci as its development driver. The American from Woodbury, Connecticut, will be embedded with Haas F1 Team at every opportunity, attending races and tests throughout the year while also participating in the team’s simulator program. Ferrucci is campaigning the full GP3 …

NSCS: Stewart & Haas Elaborate on Shock Move to Ford; SHR Set to Build Chassis In-House for 2017

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Sean Gardner/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Before today, arguably one of the best kept secrets in the history of NASCAR was the Joe Gibbs Racing move from Chevrolet to Toyota in 2008. Now, just eight years later, another team is on the move away from Chevrolet …

F1: Despite Front Wing Issue, Haas F1 Team Encouraged by Testing Speed So Far in Spain

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BARCELONA, Spain — Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Clive Mason/Getty Images North America photo — After bringing an American team back to Formula One for the first time since 1986, Gene Haas is gunning for success with his Haas F1 Team — even if it is their first season in the paddock. Haas, the part-owner …

NSCS: Tony Stewart, Gene Haas Comment on Sprint Cup Series Charter System

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — official team release  — The following are statements from Stewart-Haas Racing co-owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas regarding the team owner charter agreement, which represents a new collaborative business model between NASCAR, team owners and tracks. Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion: “Our sport is well positioned for growth and sustainability with this new charter …

NSCS: Kurt Busch Inks Multi-Year Extension With SHR; Gains Backing From Monster Energy

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — SHR photo — Kurt Busch and officials from Stewart Haas Racing announced on Wednesday that the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has been signed to a multi-year extension with SHR, beginning with the 2016 season. In addition, Monster Energy will join SHR as a co-primary sponsor …

NSCS: Magical Return; Kurt Busch Earns Coors Light Pole in Second Race Back at Fontana

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FONTANA, Calif. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America photo – It has not taken long for Stewart-Haas Racing veteran Kurt Busch to become comfortable in a race car again. After conserving his tires throughout knockout qualifying on Friday evening, Busch took his No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet …

NSCS: For Kurt Busch, Being Back In the Race Car “Means the World”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo – It has been a grueling six months for 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch, who was reinstated by NASCAR officials this afternoon. Busch, after allegations of domestic violence from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll (stemming from an alleged incident …

NSCS: Take Two; Regan Smith to Drive No. 41 for Stewart-Haas Again in Atlanta

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – official team release – Robert Reiners/Getty Images North America photo – Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend Feb. 26-March 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smith will begin driving the No. 41 car during the open test session on Thursday. …

F1: Haas F1 Team to Partner with Scuderia Ferrari

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C.  – official release — Adam Fenwick photo — Haas F1 Team, which will debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, selected Scuderia Ferrari as its technical partner on Wednesday. Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in the history of Formula One with 16 constructors titles and 15 driver championships, will provide Haas F1 Team its …

F1: Haas Formula Becomes Haas F1 Team; Website Officially Launched

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – official release — Adam Fenwick photo — What was initially known as Haas Formula is now Haas F1 Team. Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and chairman of the newly renamed Haas F1 Team, opted for the name change to better correlate his team with motor racing’s most prestigious series – the FIA Formula One World Championship. …