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Timing, they say, is everything, and that goes for sports columns.
Last week as Kentucky Speedway got ready for its grand Sprint Cup opener I penned (well, pecked) a commentary in praise of Bruton Smith’s latest jewel. Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns eight Cup tracks and has been instrumental in making upgrades in the sport.
I said […]
There’s been news aplenty in the NASCAR world the past few days. Most of it has tended to be on the negative side, although the sport’s spin doctors have tried to make it appear otherwise.
One of the most fun weekends of the year, the truck and Nationwide races at Lucas Oil Raceway, is being shut […]
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If controversy fuels motor racing – and what racing writer is going to argue with that premise? – it was a banner weekend for the sport.
It started early at the first ever Sprint Cup race held by Kentucky Speedway, where some fans never did get in due to traffic problems. […]
Del Worsham defeated David Grubnic to earn his series-high fifth win of the season on Sunday and extend his Top Fuel championship league to 125 points in today’s NHRA Full Throttle Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Also winning at Route 66 Sunday were Mike Neff (Funny Car), Greg […]
Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory in the Quaker State 400 was his third of the season. He moved into the points lead with the victory.
“This is cool,” he said. “The way we ran tonight was awesome. It was a fun night, it was a tough […]
The IZOD IndyCar Series returned to road racing this weekend and Team Penske’s Will Power returned to the top of the speed charts.
Power, on Saturday, won the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto race on the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street course.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, has swept the pole in […]
NASCAR tested cars with electronic fuel injection systems on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway.
The new system, which soon will replace the carburetors which have been in NASCAR vehicles for decades, was installed on test cars from current teams in the series. All four brands of cars were represented in the test.
What follows is reaction to the […]
The weekend of next year’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race will be held as part of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway quadruple-header.
On the last weekend of July, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also the Grand-Am Road Racing will join Cup Series for four races.
It will be the first time that races will take place on the […]
The INDYCAR Series has announced that it will return to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. in 2012.
But unless this year’s season-ending race is a Nielsen Ratings success, the man who negotiated the open-wheel series’ return to Auto Club may not be around to see the race as Randy Bernard, the chief executive officer of INDYCAR, […]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Texan Ben Spies had less than a week to savor his first career MotoGP victory, shuttling off from the podium at Assen, The Netherlands, to Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the Grand Prix of Italy.
Spies finished fourth Sunday on his Yamaha Factory Racing machine in Round 8 of 18 at […]