Home » Archive by Category

Articles in HEADLINE

Kalitta Tops in Top Fuel In Texas
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Kalitta Tops in Top Fuel In Texas

The winners of Sunday’s NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Metroplex were Doug Kalitta in Top Fuel, Cruz Pedregon in Funny Car, Jason Line in Pro Stock and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motor Cycle.
Kalitta, who moved into a tie for the points lead, beat Shawn Langdon in the finals.
Pedregon beat old foe John Force [...]

Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship
Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Car Out Of Hock, Enders-Stevens Going For Championship

ENNIS, Texas – Her historic, gender-breaking NHRA Pro Stock victory was capped by a marriage proposal, a series of real-world events fit for a second storybook Disney Channel movie.
As the cynics in the press box are wont to say…you can’t make this stuff up!
Erica Enders’ marriage to Richie Stevens Jr. is doing just fine, thanks. [...]

Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey
Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey

ENNIS, Texas – The life and times of NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey took a turn for the cursed last fall, the result of an indiscretion inflicted by a self-described “spoiled kid.”
“I believe I’m a better person now, and hopefully a better race car driver,” Massey said Friday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex in [...]

Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team
Friday, 20 Sep, 2013 – 20:09 | 2 Comments
Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team

LOUDON, N.H. – Michael Waltrip has faced difficult days before in his racing career. This time is different, though.
This time, longtime sponsor NAPA decided to break off its relationship with Michael Waltrip Racing, leaving the team facing 2014 with no primary sponsor for the No. 56 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr.
NAPA has been with Waltrip [...]

Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series
Wednesday, 18 Sep, 2013 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series

Nationwide’s run as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top development series will end following the 2014 season it was announced on Wednesday.
When the sponsorship does end, it will do so after a seven-year run.
The insurance company will remain in NASCAR as an official sponsor for auto, home, life and business insurance through 2017 and also focus [...]

Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014
Monday, 16 Sep, 2013 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014

Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team in 2014.
Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as he will join Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.
Montoya, 37, is a native of Colombia. [...]

Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
Sunday, 15 Sep, 2013 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Robert Hight repeated history Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals while Top Fuel’s Morgan Lucas secured his first-ever victory at the 6-year-old track as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began with some interesting
scenarios.
In the other two professional categories, Jeg Coughlin claimed his [...]

Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way
Sunday, 15 Sep, 2013 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way

CONCORD, N.C. – Antron Brown’s Top Fuel dragster shut off before he completed his final qualifying run Saturday and the category’s defending champion found himself eliminated from zMAX Dragway’s Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the six-race Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
“You never imagine this kind of thing happening,” said Brown, [...]

Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Second Time Around Is Easier For Brown

CONCORD, N.C. – Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown says going after his second title isn’t nearly as stressful as trying to get the first one.
“The first championship is the hardest, just like winning the first race, because you don’t know how to do it; you don’t know how to get the job done,” [...]

Cruz Pedregon Early Funny Car Leader In N.C.
Saturday, 14 Sep, 2013 – 7:34 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Early Funny Car Leader In N.C.

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Cool temperatures in a night qualifying session for the Carlyle Carolina Nationals resulted in one track record being set and another being equaled as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began Friday at zMAX Dragway.
Cruz Pedregon’s elapsed time of 3.980 seconds was not only a [...]