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Changes Keep Coming For Indy’s Month Of May
Friday, 25 Apr, 2014 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Changes Keep Coming For Indy’s Month Of May

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
INDYCAR has re-tweaked the qualifying format to fill the traditional 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 via an addition to next month’s practice schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The schedule change features a Verizon IndyCar Series practice session on Monday, May 19, from 12-5 p.m. (EST). [...]

Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One
Monday, 14 Apr, 2014 – 14:17 | Comments Off
Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – California businessman Gene Haas said Monday he believes basing his Formula One operation in Kannapolis at the current Stewart-Haas Racing location will be an enhancement rather than a distraction to his four NASCAR teams.
“There are a lot of similarities between both forms of racing,” Haas said. “Both [...]

Female Drag Racers Close In On Milestone At ZMAX
Friday, 11 Apr, 2014 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Female Drag Racers Close In On Milestone At ZMAX

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – On any given race weekend, a track record is always a possibility, but this Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway a milestone could be reached in the victory department.
Women competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have totaled 98 victories since Shirley [...]

Logano’s Green/White/Checkered Pass Wins Texas
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Logano’s Green/White/Checkered Pass Wins Texas

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Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap and went on to win Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Team Penske’s Logano – who started the day eighth in points – and the fourth of his career.  It gave [...]

Miller Put Charge Into Texas Hall Of Fame Night
Monday, 7 Apr, 2014 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Miller Put Charge Into Texas Hall Of Fame Night

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Extended into Monday because of inclement weather, NASCAR’s spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway began on a similarly rainy Thursday evening with the annual Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Gala awards ceremony and charity fundraiser.
Sunday’s day-long rain and cold conditions forced NASCAR to postpone the originally [...]

Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire will make its competitive debut on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quadoval during this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500.
The multi-zone tread concept, combining two distinct rubber compounds on the same right-side tire, was run at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Kansas [...]

Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
Sunday, 30 Mar, 2014 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief [...]

Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying
Saturday, 29 Mar, 2014 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Sixteen Winners? Could Happen Some Are Saying

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Five different winners in the first five NASCAR Sprint Cup races is a trend that existed last year, but with the rule change for Chase admittance this season if the trend continues team strategy could be in flux until the September Richmond event.
“If we get into week [...]

TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans
Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014 – 16:43 | Comments Off
TMS Thinks ‘Big Hoss’ To Be Bonanza For Fans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas –With the click of an oversized remote control button and accompanying fireworks, Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials unveiled the “biggest, baddest HD video board on the planet” Wednesday night.
“Big Hoss TV” lit up the cool March air from its backstretch perch at Texas Motor Speedway, as several thousand [...]

Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test
Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Team Penske Flexing Muscles At IndyCar Test

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Team Penske’s Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves began checking-off boxes for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener Monday, posting the top three lap times among 22 drivers participating in Day One of a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon [...]