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Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell
Notes: Hobbled Hamlin Says Swelling In Knee Is Not So Swell

RICHMOND, Va. – Denny Hamlin said Friday the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee wasn’t painful when he was in his race car and his only limitation was being able to walk without crutches.
“I think I’m probably about a day or maybe two away from maybe ditching the extra crutch to walk around, […]

NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2015 – 15:18 | Comments Off on NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo
NHRA Releases 2016 Schedule; Fate Of Topeka In Limbo

A 23-race national event tour – with a return to Heartland Park Topeka pending – constitutes the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.  
NHRA officials currently are talking with the new ownership group at Heartland Park Topeka, and a 24th race could be added to the 2016 schedule pending the outcome of those […]

Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Monday, 7 Sep, 2015 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth
Mission Accomplished: Busch Bags A Berth

Some notes and thoughts from Sunday night’s Southern 500 at what appeared to be a very fan-packed Darlington Raceway:
– Kyle Busch completed his Chase chase after finishing seventh at Darlington. The points he earned locked him in to the top 30 and, thus, enabled the Joe Gibbs Racing driver to meet the special playoff berth-securing […]

Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2015 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500
Aero Rules Could Produce A Slick Southern 500

DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are facing a tough, slippery Darlington Raceway this Labor Day weekend with less downforce on their cars and most believe it’s the right way to go to improve the racing.
“Losing grip is usually a good thing for our racing,” Brad Keselowski said Saturday after winning the pole […]

Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington
Friday, 4 Sep, 2015 – 18:51 | One Comment
Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola has adopted a Fu Manchu […]

Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
Monday, 31 Aug, 2015 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf

Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott […]

Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015 – 12:48 | Comments Off on Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey

Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Monday, 24 Aug, 2015 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd

Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]

Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2015 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night

BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Joey Logano’s Saturday victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race, Team Penske has now won three of the last five night races at Bristol Motor Speedway to move owner Roger Penske into sole position of second on the tough half-mile track’s all-time win list.
Previously, Penske was tied for second with […]