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Pioneer Glen Wood Passes Away at Age 93
Friday, 18 Jan, 2019 – 12:29 | No Comment
Pioneer Glen Wood Passes Away at Age 93

Glen Wood was a true pioneer in auto racing.

By Jim Pedley | Managing EditorRacinToday.com

Auto racing pioneer and innovator Glen Wood passed way it was announced on Friday.

Wood formed the iconic Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR team in 1950 with brother Leonard Wood in their tiny, backwoods hometown of Stuart Va.

Over the years such Hall of Fame […]

This Year’s Indy 500 To Be All About Mario
Friday, 11 Jan, 2019 – 7:58 | No Comment
This Year’s Indy 500 To Be All About Mario

Mario Andretti will be honored at Indy this year on the 50th anniversary of his victory in the big race.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mario Andretti’s lone Indianapolis 500 victory in May with a variety of activities, including a featured exhibit within the Speedway’s museum and a […]

Mazda Roared Like Crazy Down in Daytona
Sunday, 6 Jan, 2019 – 16:52 | No Comment
Mazda Roared Like Crazy Down in Daytona

Mazda DPi cars ruled the weekend in the Daytona infield.

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After three days of the Roar Before the Rolex 24, it was the Mazda DPi entries that roared the loudest

Mazdas logged the fastest times in four of the seven practices at the Roar, which is held on the infield road course at Daytona International Speedway and […]

Sampey Takes A Ride With Harley-Davidson
Saturday, 5 Jan, 2019 – 9:35 | No Comment
Sampey Takes A Ride With Harley-Davidson

Angelle Sampey has moved over to the Screamin’ Eagles. (File photo by Marc Gewertz/NHRA)

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Angelle Sampey officially has taken a seat in HOG Heaven.

Sampey will join the factory-backed Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines team for the opening four rounds of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
Thursday, 3 Jan, 2019 – 8:52 | Comments Off on Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel
Palmer Re-ups With Thompson In Top Fuel

Scott Palmer will be back in a Tommy Thompson dragster in 2019.

By John Sturbin/Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Top Fuel driver Scott Palmer will remain with Tommy Thompson Motorsports for the full 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Palmer, who finished 10th in the final 2018 Countdown to the Championship point standings topped by Steve Torrence, will campaign […]

Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On
Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On
Stallings: It’s Time To Park The Dragon, Move On

The No. 99 ‘Red Dragon’ of Bob Stallings is likely being parked for good. (RacinToday file photo by Martha Fairris)

By John Sturbin |Senior WriterRacinToday.com

A mix of pragmatic corporate and pressing “grandpa” considerations combined to prompt Dallas businessman Bob Stallings to park the latest _ and likely the last _ iteration of the No. 99 “Red […]

Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2018 – 8:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson
Flat Spot On: Saga of Paul Jr. Well Scored by Novelist Wilkinson

John Paul Jr. in the cockpit of his Formula Ford.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Few racing car drivers arrive with as much star talent as John Paul Jr. and none from his own era met such a star-crossed career. It’s fitting that a novelist, Sylvia Wilkinson, has composed his biography.

Titled 50/50 – Race Car Driver […]

Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
Tuesday, 4 Dec, 2018 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19
Alonso Heading Back To Indianapolis in ’19

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso will pay a return visit to the Indianapolis 500 next year it was announced on Tuesday.
The Spanish driver will drive a Chevrolet Powered car and be sponsored by McLaren, the company for which he has driven in Formula 1.
Alonso won F1 championships in 2005 […]

The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled
Monday, 19 Nov, 2018 – 8:06 | Comments Off on The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled
The Promise Of Joey Logano Has Been Fulfilled

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Joey Logano possessed one dream as a child – to be a NASCAR champion. On Sunday at Homestead-Motor Speedway his dream finally became reality.
With a Ford that was powerful on the short runs, Logano bolted into the lead with 12 laps remaining and stretched his advantage to […]

Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Sunday, 18 Nov, 2018 – 19:31 | Comments Off on Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’
Little Old ‘Me’ Logano Topples ‘The Big Three’

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
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In the lead-up to Sunday’s season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, “The big three and me.”
In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked “me” hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in […]