Derrick Walker Out At INDYCAR
Thu, 30/07/15 – 13:25 | No Comment
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Derrick Walker, President of Competition & Operations, INDYCAR, announced Thursday morning he will relinquish his duties with the open-wheel series effective Aug. 31, 2015, in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
Mark Miles, CEO, Hulman & Company, said a search for Walker’s replacement is underway.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to work closely with the team owners, […]

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Robbie Allison Is Chasing His Racing Legacy
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Robbie Allison – with the blessings of grandfather and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison and grandmother Judy – is carrying on the family business. (Photo courtesy of Liz Allison)

Robbie Allison – with the blessings of grandfather and NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison and grandmother Judy – is carrying on the family business. (Photo courtesy of Liz Allison)

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Racintoday.com

NASHVILLE – Robbie Allison, son of the late Davey Allison, grandson of legendary Bobby Allison, nephew of famed Donnie Allison, realizes he has an awesome family tradition to uphold.

bugfeatureAnd the name “Allison” paints a big target on his back.

“It can be a heavy load at times, but I’m proud of it,” says Robbie, 23, who this season is racing at Highland Rim Speedway, a quarter-mile track located 20 miles north of Nashville, and also at tracks in Kingsport and Virginia.

“During my first race at Highland Rim I must have been delicious because every driver out there tried to take a bite out of me,” joked the youngster about the pin-ball treatment he received.

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Thu, 07/30/15 – 10:29 | No Comment
Robbie Allison Is Chasing His Racing Legacy
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Racintoday.com
NASHVILLE – Robbie Allison, son of the late Davey Allison, grandson of legendary Bobby Allison, nephew of famed Donnie Allison, realizes he has an awesome family tradition to uphold.
And the name “Allison” paints a big target on his back.
“It can be a heavy load at times, but I’m proud of […]

Thu, 07/30/15 – 10:29 | No Comment
Morgan Is New ‘King Of The Mountain’
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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

Mon, 07/27/15 – 7:14 | No Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Makes It Three In A Row
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A lot of people consider Kyle Busch to be the best restart man in NASCAR. He certainly was on Sunday as three times over the final eight laps, Busch used perfect restarts to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fourth in the […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 17:58 | No Comment
Penske Drivers Want To Win One For The Captain
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Roger Penske doesn’t need anything. Not in life, not in racing. But there are still some things he wants and one of those wants could be satisfied this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske, for all his success in business, in racing in general and at Indy’s legendary 2.5-mile oval specifically, […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 8:15 | No Comment
NHRA Unveils Major Changes To Pro Stock Class
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A series of changes for the Pro Stock category designed to increase spectator appeal, make the class more relevant from a technology standpoint, and enhance the overall pit experience for fans of the Factory Hot Rod class were announced by the NHRA on Saturday.
The changes will be mandated in two waves. Three changes will take […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:17 | No Comment
Force Adds To Pole Pile
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Funny Car icon John Force secured his record-extending 154th career pole Saturday during final qualifications for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions Larry Dixon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers at the 14th of 24 […]

Sun, 07/26/15 – 7:10 | No Comment
Kyle Busch’s Last-Lap Pass Gives Him Win In Indy
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Kyle Busch made up for a rare bad late-race restart by calmly tracking down leader Ryan Blaney over the final 10 laps, passing Blaney with half a lap to go and edging away to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I just got close enough to make him (Blaney) mess up and made […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 17:27 | No Comment
Edwards To Start Brickyard From The Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With a race victory and, almost assuredly, a Chase berth already bagged this season, you’d think that winning a mid-season pole would elicit little more than a couple dozen perfunctory nods to his sponsors and team from Carl Edwards.
But the pole that Edwards won on Saturday was far from a […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 14:10 | No Comment
Former Champs Current Leaders At Bandimere
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Three-time world champion Larry Dixon raced into the qualifying lead in Top Fuel during Friday’s opening sessions of time trials for the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Former world champions John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at […]

Sat, 07/25/15 – 8:10 | No Comment
Busch’s March Toward The Chase Rolls Onward
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch’s race to make the Chase picked up more momentum Sunday when the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and his team won the Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the second in the row for Busch and the third in the four races held since […]

Sun, 07/19/15 – 17:00 | No Comment