F1: New Elimination-Style Qualifying Format Approved for Formula One in 2016

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GENEVA, Switzerland – official series release — Dan Istitene/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — Formula One will implement a new, elimination-style qualifying format beginning with the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 20, after the new format was approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council on Friday. The new elimination system retains the idea of three separate qualifying segments to decide …

NSCS: Chase Elliott Finds Qualifying Magic; Secures Daytona 500 Pole in Famed No. 24

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — For the fourth year in a row, the storyline entering the Daytona 500 wrote itself during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway. Following in the footsteps of Danica Patrick’s full-time …

F1: Qualifying Ace; Lewis Hamilton Garners 45th Pole in Austria, Ties Vettel as Active Poles Leader

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Mercedes photo — During Saturday’s qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas was on a mission to prove that Friday’s parity-filled practice sessions were nothing more than a blip on the radar. Mission accomplished. Two-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton rocketed to the top …

NCWTS: Reversal; Ben Kennedy Awarded Truck Series Pole After Review of Final Atlanta Qualifying Session

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HAMPTON, Ga. — official report — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Ben Kennedy won the Keystone Light Pole Award on Saturday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (5:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). This is the Red Horse Racing driver’s first pole award at Atlanta and the first of his …

NSCS: Still Rolling; Joey Logano Scores Coors Light Pole in Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlanta Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Kevin Cox/Getty Images North America photo – The past week has been one to remember for Middletown, Connecticut native Joey Logano. After winning on the grandest stage in stock car racing at the Daytona 500 last weekend, Logano put his No. 22 Ford atop …

Prak Attack Blog: It’s Time for Group Qualifying at Plate Tracks to Go Away — Far, Far Away!

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — Blog by Race Chaser Online West Coast Correspondent Ryan O’Hara — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo —   Three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon will lead the field to the green flag in his final appearance in the Great American Race, but that’s not what everyone was talking about on Sunday night after Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Instead, …

NSCS: Earnhardt Jr. and Hamlin Fail Post-Qualifying Inspection; Will Start at Rear of Budweiser Duels

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Getty Images North America photos — How quickly fortunes can change during Daytona Speedweeks. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin, who both advanced to the final round of Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Sunday afternoon, have had their times from all three rounds of …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Talladega Qualifying Moves to FOX

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April 16, 2014 — staff report — photo courtesy Brad Keselowski — TALLADEGA, AL — Announced this morning, qualifying for next month’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway will air live on FOX. The May 3 knockout qualifying session was originally slated to be carried on FOX Sports 2, but will now move to FOX, with live coverage …