Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
Thu, 28/07/16 – 8:09 | No Comment
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

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Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
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Jeff Gordon is back behind the wheel of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Sprint Cup car at Pocono Raceway this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

Jeff Gordon is back behind the wheel of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup car at Pocono Raceway this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.

sprint-logo-08After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis for Gordon’s first Sprint Cup comeback race, the forecast for a little rain in western Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday is offset like crazy but the cool temperatures.

During his first race in the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, it wasn’t hour after hour on the demanding, tortilla-flat 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway that caused Gordon the most grief. It was the humidity…and the 90-plus degree heat.

“I wasn’t tired I was hot,” the four-time champion who stepped away from his full-time ride at Hendrick after the end of the 2015 season said. “There is a difference.”

About everybody in racing has spent the last five days asking Gordon questions like; so, how did it go?

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Fri, 07/29/16 – 15:37 | No Comment
Torrence Pole Blitz Moves To Sonoma
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Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence powered to a national record elapsed time and moved into position to claim his eighth pole position of the season Friday during the first day of time trials for the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Bo Butner (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also […]

Sat, 07/30/16 – 7:25 | No Comment
Truex Triangulates In On Pocono Pole
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Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Friday afternoon.
Truex covered the distance in 50.211 seconds, .104 seconds faster than Carl Edwards (178.873 mph), who was second fastest.
Truex got the pole by being especially quick in Turn 2 of the 2.5-mile triangular superspeedway.
“For whatever reason, today—all day […]

Fri, 07/29/16 – 18:16 | No Comment
Gordon Hoping For Cool Reception At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jeff Gordon’s good news/bad news moment this weekend comes courtesy of the Accuweather forecasting website. First the bad; rain in the area of Pocono Raceway for much of the weekend. The good; high temperatures in the low to mid 70s over the weekend.
After last weekend’s Turkish bath-like conditions in Indianapolis […]

Fri, 07/29/16 – 15:37 | No Comment
Rolling Artwork Adorns The Syracuse Nationals
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RacinToday.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The former owner of an auto salvage yard and the current owner of a classic 1955 Pontiac Safari station wagon, Bobby Coln is living in car-guy retirement by this vow.
“This car will never end up there,” said Coln (the “l” is silent), adding that the pride of his Pontiac fleet is destined […]

Thu, 07/28/16 – 8:09 | No Comment
Nitro Stars Brilliant In Colorado
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John Force and Tony Schumacher, the two winningest drivers in their respective NHRA nitro categories, scored historic victories Sunday in the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners during the first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series final to be televised […]

Mon, 07/25/16 – 7:03 | No Comment
Two NASCAR Legends Depart Brickyard Together
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of the most important figures in NASCAR history spent what was most likely their final moments at automobile racing’s most important track on Sunday and they did it together.
And it felt great for all involved and for all watching.
Tony Stewart finished 11th and Jeff Gordon 13th in the Brickyard […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 19:48 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Wins Brickyard; Owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During Friday’s first Sprint Cup Series practice of the weekend, Kyle Busch gently spun his race car. Only that incident – which was not really his fault – stood between Busch and perfection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2016.
On Sunday, Busch capped his weekend in Indiana with an overtime victory […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 17:59 | No Comment
Thin Air Agrees With Torrence
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Steve Torrence extended his mastery of Bandimere Speedway’s rarified air Saturday and will start from the No. 1 qualifying position in defense of the Top Fuel title at the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
The 33-year-old Texan turned in an overpowering performance in qualifying, and for the second time this season was quickest in all […]

Sun, 07/24/16 – 7:31 | No Comment
Corvettes Rule Lime Rock
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Corvette Racing C7.Rs went 1-2 in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Saturday at Lime Rock.
Getting the victory was the No. 4 Corvette which was driven by Tommy Milner and, in the final stint, Oliver Gavin.
The victory was No. 100 for the Corvette Racing program.
It was the third victory of […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 17:41 | No Comment
Kyle Busch King Of Qualifying Day At Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch took the spotlight off of a couple of Indiana favorites who will be starting the final Sprint Cup races of their careers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Brickyard 400.
Busch, driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, posted a pole-winning lap […]

Sat, 07/23/16 – 15:21 | No Comment