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The Grand Tradition Of Gimmickry Rolls On
Thursday, 23 Jan, 2014 – 8:57 | 7 Comments
The Grand Tradition Of Gimmickry Rolls On

This week, news broke that NASCAR appears to be on the verge of announcing major, radical changes to its season-ending, championship-deciding Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff system.
A story published in the Charlotte Observer said changes will include an increase in the number of Chase drivers (from 12 to 16) and a driver elimination [...]

First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
Friday, 17 Jan, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl

The checkered flag waved on a first-time preliminary winner for the third consecutive evening during the Chili Bowl Nationals Thursday, as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell posted a flag-to-flag/25-lap victory in the John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.
Bell’s win on the clay, quarter-mile Tulsa Expo Center track marked the second of the week for an Oklahoman during [...]

NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014 – 12:31 | One Comment
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl

By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – [...]

Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl

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Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong edged five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell to score his first preliminary victory during Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night, highlighting Day 2 of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
The second first-time winner on the quarter-mile clay surface at Tulsa Expo Center in as many nights, [...]

Chili Bowl Going Live
Sunday, 12 Jan, 2014 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Chili Bowl Going Live

Grassroots racing’s “Super Bowl” is headed for live, primetime TV.
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will mark its inaugural live broadcast on MAVTV American Real for its championship round on Saturday night, Jan. 18.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) and scheduled for three hours, the national broadcast will be the [...]

Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14
Thursday, 9 Jan, 2014 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14

A year ago, there were two big, huge, major story lines dominating the scene (a.k.a., trending) as the Sprint Cup teams headed into the January test session known as Preseason Thunder.
Those story lines were Danica Patrick moving full time to Cup and the introduction of the mighty Gen 6 car.
On their own, both were supposedly [...]

Gibbs Hires Hornish For NNS Races
Monday, 6 Jan, 2014 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Gibbs Hires Hornish For NNS Races

Joe Gibbs Racing has signed driver Sam Hornish, Jr. to drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.
“I’m excited about driving the No. 54 Monster Energy car this year. It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Hornish. “It’s the best possible situation for me to jump into great [...]

Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation
Thursday, 2 Jan, 2014 – 8:02 | 11 Comments
Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation

Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha plans to contest the entire 24-race NHRA season in 2014 after acquiring the complete racing inventory of 2009 World Champion Mike Edwards.
The deal that apparently has sent Edwards into an unexpected retirement at age 56 was announced by McGaha via emailed news release from his hometown of Odessa, Texas, [...]

Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
Sunday, 29 Dec, 2013 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation

Michael Schumacher has undergone a second operation to remove another hematoma on his injured brain, reducing inter-cranial pressure the former Formula 1 World Driving Champion sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
While Schumacher’s condition reportedly has shown slight improvement, the seven-time champion remained in an induced coma in critical condition.
According to [...]

Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season
Monday, 23 Dec, 2013 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season

The driver lineup for the factory-backed CORE Autosport Porsche 911 RSRs that will compete in the GT Le Mans class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship were announced on Monday.
Car no. 911 will be driven by Nick Tandy of Great Britain and Richard Lietz of Austria, while car no. 912 will be driven by [...]