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2020 Is End Of The Line For NHRA Pro Stocker
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2020 – 8:23 | No Comment
2020 Is End Of The Line For NHRA Pro Stocker

Ken Black Racing’s Jason Line announced his impending retirement this week. (RacinToday HHP file photo by Garry Eller)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jason Line will retire from the cockpit after the 2020 season as the California-based sanctioning body celebrates 50 years of the “Factory Hot Rod” class.

Having turned […]

Flat Spot On – It’s Junior Johnson. Yes!
Sunday, 5 Jan, 2020 – 19:29 | No Comment
Flat Spot On – It’s Junior Johnson. Yes!

Junior Johnson could beat the best drivers in NASCAR and the best drivers in the U.S. government. (Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Some 10 years ago, on a Sunday prior to the start of the Daytona 500, I sat in the eating area of the Daytona track’s media center, ho-humming. Free food […]

New Corvette C8.R Is Ready To Roar In Daytona
Friday, 3 Jan, 2020 – 8:58 | Comments Off on New Corvette C8.R Is Ready To Roar In Daytona
New Corvette C8.R Is Ready To Roar In Daytona

The all-new Corvette C8.R will be on the Daytona International Speedway road course this weekend for the Roar Before the 24 test sessions. (Photo by Richard Prince/Chevrolet)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Corvette Racing’s mid-engine C8.R will record its first public hot laps during this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, a three-day dress rehearsal for IMSA’s […]

Rutherford Remembers Safety Pioneer Simpson
Friday, 20 Dec, 2019 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Rutherford Remembers Safety Pioneer Simpson

Bill Simpson saved the life of Johnny Rutherford and countless others in racing over the years.

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson this week prompted three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford to pause and praise a perpetually “ornery” friend whose helmet design saved his life […]

Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray
Wednesday, 18 Dec, 2019 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray
Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray

Tanner Gray, the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock champion, will drive cars and trucks that make turns in 2020.

By Deb Williams | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray moves into NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series next year after only one full season in K&N Pro Series East and he readily admits that he faces a “steep […]

Flat Spot On: Movie Sequels – Can They Be Created Equal?
Monday, 9 Dec, 2019 – 20:47 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Movie Sequels – Can They Be Created Equal?
Flat Spot On: Movie Sequels – Can They Be Created Equal?

Pedro Rodriguez bursts into the lead in his Ferrari 275 P at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Given that the inaugural two visits to Le Mans by the Ford GT 40s in 1964-65 were nothing short of disastrous, a prequel to “Ford vs. Ferrari” is […]

Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…
Thursday, 5 Dec, 2019 – 20:39 | One Comment
Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…

Kyle Busch takes bows. Also can be hard to stomach. (RacingToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacingToday.com

Kyle Busch is the driver you hate to love.

And now, after winning a second Cup Series championship, there is so much more to hate to love.

You’re aggravated by the guy because he comes off as a […]

Flat Spot On: ‘The Captain’ Takes Charge at Indy
Friday, 22 Nov, 2019 – 18:27 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: ‘The Captain’ Takes Charge at Indy

Team owner Roger Penske is now a series owner and an iconic speedway owner.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com

Roger Penske is not just the smartest guy in the room – including corporate board rooms. What makes him a racing fan favorite is that he wears his mantle of intelligence with the ease of a […]

Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2019 – 14:39 | Comments Off on Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season
Jimmie Says 2020 Will Be His Final Cup Season

Jimmie Johnson said Wednesday that he will take one more shot at winning No. 8. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson annnounced on Wednesday that he will retire after the 2020 season.

Johnson made the announcement by way of a video he posted on […]

Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre
Tuesday, 19 Nov, 2019 – 9:47 | Comments Off on Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre
Western Swing: Torrence Takes Shot At Ferre

Steve Torrence won the 2019 Top Fuel championship on Sunday but he lost the respect of many of the fans in Pomona. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

En route to winning his second consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championship Sunday, Steve Torrence lost his cool, got physical and played the role […]