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Worsham Earns Provisional Pole, Countdown Berth
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 5:23 | Comments Off on Worsham Earns Provisional Pole, Countdown Berth
Worsham Earns Provisional Pole, Countdown Berth

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Points leader Del Worsham raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver and nailed a spot in the Countdown playoff, which is four events away.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the […]

Power Still PO’d As IndyCar Series Heads To Edmonton
Friday, 22 Jul, 2011 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Power Still PO’d As IndyCar Series Heads To Edmonton
Power Still PO’d As IndyCar Series Heads To Edmonton

Two weeks have done little to defuse Will Power’s frustration with IZOD IndyCar Series points-leader Dario Franchitti, whose controversial victory in the Honda Indy Toronto has the potential to spill over into practice and qualifying heading into Sunday’s Edmonton Indy.
Franchitti, the three-time and reigning series champion, scored his fourth victory of the season, third on […]

Woody: Kyle’s ‘100 NASCAR Wins’ Is A Skewed Stat
Tuesday, 19 Jul, 2011 – 8:22 | 14 Comments
Woody: Kyle’s ‘100 NASCAR Wins’ Is A Skewed Stat

A weekend story claimed Kyle Busch became “just the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races” after his Nationwide victory last Saturday at New Hampshire Speedway.
Wrong. Several other drivers have won that many races – and more.
Dick Trickle estimated he won over 1,000 races during his career. How many of those were “NASCAR” races? Impossible […]

Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes
Monday, 18 Jul, 2011 – 9:40 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Once upon a time during NASCAR history, a man named Les Richter conducted a time and motion study. As the vice president of competition for NASCAR’s premier Winston Cup series, Richter wanted to know how much time team members spent standing in line each weekend in order to get a […]

Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2011 – 6:11 | 2 Comments
Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th

Loudon, NH – Mark Martin congratulated Kyle Busch after the younger driver matched his record of 49 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Then he smiled and, speaking into a microphone that carried his words to the crowd at the track and to those watching the ESPN telecast, said, “And don’t […]

Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 17:39 | One Comment
Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton

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 […]

Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend
Wednesday, 13 Jul, 2011 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend
Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend

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 […]

Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers
Monday, 11 Jul, 2011 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers

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. […]

Worsham Notches Fifth Top Fuel Victory Of Season
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2011 – 19:43 | Comments Off on Worsham Notches Fifth Top Fuel Victory Of Season
Worsham Notches Fifth Top Fuel Victory Of Season

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 […]

Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 21:49 | Comments Off on Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane
Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane

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 […]