Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes
Wed, 6/11/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments
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There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

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Dirt Fans Pack CMS To See ‘The Big Boys Play’
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Sprint car fans from all over are packing the Charlotte Motor Speedway short track to watch the dirt fly this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP photos by Jim Fluharty)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD. N.C. – Nearly two years ago the Ulrich family set their sights on The Dirt Track at Charlotte and the 2019 Can-Am World Finals, a trip that would incorporate a 4,000-mile flight for the Alaska residents. 

Eighty-year-old Warren Ulrich, his 54-year-old son Warren Ulrich II, and his 28-year-old grandson Kevin Ulrich, a junior engineer, and his 30-year-old wife, Madison, initially considered renting a motor home once they arrived in North Carolina, but decided a hotel was more economical. They acquired their airline tickets via frequent flyer miles and purchased their tickets to the three-day event in June so they could sit together. Now, a family member will carry the Alaska flag in Saturday evening’s opening ceremonies. 

“I have never been to a track this size,” said Warren II, who lives in Chugiak. “They put 10 cars out there on the hot laps and that’s more excitement than you have in an entire year of racing in Alaska. I love the sound of open exhausts and V-8 engines. It’s not like anything else.” 

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Sat, 11/9/19 – 17:28 | No Comment
Driving Race Cars Is Not Tifft’s Biggest Concern
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Matt Tifft has not had a wonderful last couple of years. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Ashley R Dickerson)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Matt Tifft’s courageous battle against his self-described medical “demons” has placed his NASCAR Cup Series career with Front Row Motorsports on hold, perhaps permanently.

Tifft, who suffered a seizure at Martinsville […]

Thu, 11/7/19 – 21:01 | No Comment
Texas’ Woes Reflect NASCAR’s Woes
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There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

Wed, 11/6/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments
Flat Spot On: Formula Ford Rides High Again
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The Van Diemen of Steve Brooks leads David Harrison’s Royale, followed by Donald Baggett in a Crossle at the ARRC. (Photo by Clark McInnis Photography)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

BRASELTON, Ga. – Here’s an SCCA racing quiz for you. When did Formula Ford, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, reach its peak in America?

One […]

Tue, 11/5/19 – 9:32 | No Comment
TMS Winner Harvick Prepping For Miami
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Courtesy of his strong showing at Texas Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick is heading back to Miami to run for a second Cup championship. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Barry Cantrell)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick soldiered through 29 consecutive winless NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway before scoring his first […]

Tue, 11/5/19 – 8:52 | No Comment
Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway will have a new owner. (File photo courtesy of INDYCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Hulman & Company, owners of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series, announced on Monday that a deal has been reached in which their assets would be acquired by businessman and racing legend Roger Penske.

The announcement was […]

Mon, 11/4/19 – 15:19 | No Comment
Bell’s Home Victory Makes Him One of 4
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Christopher Bell is headed to Homestead. (RacinToday/HHP photo)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – Christopher Bell stopped counting NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff points Saturday night, the by-product of his evolving patience and victory in the 15th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

Bell won Stages 1 and 2 and led a race-high 101 of 200 […]

Sun, 11/3/19 – 14:51 | No Comment
Hamlin/Logano Spat Bleeds Over Into Texas
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Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin got into a brawl after Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville last week. Cooler heads are not prevailing. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Garry Eller)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – The simmering NASCAR feud between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano has resumed at Texas Motor Speedway, complete with references […]

Sat, 11/2/19 – 17:10 | No Comment
Schmidt Peterson Dumps Hinchcliffe For ‘Youth’
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James Hinchcliffe is out at Schmidt Peterson.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Arrow McLaren SP is taking the “youth route” for its fulltime return to INDYCAR, selecting Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew as its drivers beginning with the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.

The last two respective Indy Lights champions, O’Ward and Askew will compete in […]

Thu, 10/31/19 – 20:24 | No Comment
Byron, 21, Looked Like 24 In Martinsville Race
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William Byron showed major maturity during Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Martin Truex Jr. seemed untouchable in Sunday’s First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway until the race’s latter stages when young William Byron drove into the picture. 

Truex held on for the narrow […]

Tue, 10/29/19 – 7:45 | No Comment
Hamlin Vs. Logano: Round 4 At Martinsville
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Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin got into a brawl after Sunday’s Cup race at Martinsville. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Garry Eller)

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Altercations at Martinsville Speedway are nothing new, almost expected, but the one Sunday night after the First Data 500 wasn’t the first between Joey Logano and former Joe […]

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