‘Super Sub’ Sinks Funny Car Field At The Grove
Tue, 14/09/21 – 9:14 | No Comment
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Tommy Johnson, Jr. accelerated teammate Matt Hagan’s recovery from COVID-19 Sunday, scoring an improbable “super sub” victory in Funny Car during the 36th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals.
Johnson collected his 23rd career Wally trophy …

Read the full story »

FEATURE STORY, Formula 1 »

Galdi’s McLaren M23-9 in Spotlight at The Glen
By | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Greg Galdi’s McLaren M23-9 F1 car is at center stage in Watkins Glen. (RacinToday photos by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Formula One fans of a certain age will readily recognize the centerpiece of Greg Galdi’s car collection as it sits, quiet and quite majestically, inside the International Motor Racing Research Center.

The high-airbox No. 11 McLaren M23-9, resplendent in its trademark Marlboro orange-and-white livery, started 29 F1 races at the talented hands of Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt and Jochen Mass between January 1975 and January 1977. The M23-9 chassis was penned by legendary designer Gordon Coppuck. Its Cosworth DFV engine was engineered by Keith Duckworth.

That is racing provenance, times five. 

“And provenance in race cars is everything,” Galdi said during a phone interview with RacinToday.com. “I am unbelievably fortunate to be the caretaker of that bit of history.”

Read the full story »

Thu, 09/9/21 – 8:49 | No Comment
Palou Adds To Victory, Point Totals
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Ten laps into Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland, pole-sitter Alex Palou was mired in 16th place with his NTT IndyCar Series championship hopes unexpectedly in jeopardy.
Fast-forward 100 laps, after Palou had earned his series-best third …

Mon, 09/13/21 – 8:37 | No Comment
Truex Heads to Bristol Free of Worry
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

Martin Truex, Jr. intends to enjoy a one weekend of stress-free vacation. Next weekend.
Truex ended a 15-race winless streak on Saturday night when he won the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at …

Sun, 09/12/21 – 8:26 | No Comment
Galdi’s McLaren M23-9 in Spotlight at The Glen
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Formula One fans of a certain age will readily recognize the centerpiece of Greg Galdi’s car collection as it sits, quiet and quite majestically, inside the …

Thu, 09/9/21 – 8:49 | No Comment
Torrence Unstoppable Heading Into NHRA Countdown
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Drivers with a combined 12 NHRA world championships in four professional classes will open the 2021 Countdown to the Championship playoffs as No. 1 seeds.
Three-time/reigning Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence capped another dominant “regular …

Tue, 09/7/21 – 8:01 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Dad-gum! It’s a Darlington Encore
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Well, here they went again at the Darlington Raceway with the Cook Out Southern 500, a race I saw for the first time after arriving on my motorcycle with a typewriter strapped to the back …

Mon, 09/6/21 – 16:39 | No Comment
Hamlin Turns Labor Day Into Veterans Night
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington Raceway is a finicky old track, one that lulls youthfulness into an over confidence that breeds mistakes while rewarding the veteran that knows how to properly treat it.
Such was the case …

Mon, 09/6/21 – 8:20 | No Comment
Creed Makes It Two Straight in Trucks Playoffs
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Sheldon Creed entered this year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs with the attitude that he had “nothing to lose”, but since the post-season began the California …

Sun, 09/5/21 – 17:01 | No Comment
Gragson Drives to Xfinity Victory at Darlington
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Noah Gragson’s performance in Darlington Raceway’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 guaranteed him a berth in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series Playoffs, but corralling his first victory this season made the …

Sun, 09/5/21 – 16:36 | No Comment
Elliott Set To Enjoy More ‘Big Moments’
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Chase Elliott enters this year’s playoffs as the NASCAR Cup Series reigning champion, but the 25-year-old driver says he doesn’t feel any different than he did last …

Sun, 09/5/21 – 8:28 | No Comment
Playoffs Plebes Concentrate on Concentrating
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Three of the 16 drivers vying for the Cup championship this year are Playoffs rookies in NASCAR’s premier series and it’s keeping their emotions in check that’s critical to their performances as …

Sat, 09/4/21 – 17:24 | No Comment