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NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country
Friday, 6 Sep, 2013 – 11:41 | Comments Off
NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country

NASHVILLE – At one time, stock car racing and country music went together like biscuits and gravy, but in recent years NASCAR has tended to sop its biscuits in the spicier sauces of rock music.
That’s why traditionalists – both of racing and country music – welcomed the announcement that Gretchen Wilson will be involved in [...]

Is IndyCar On The Road To An Indy Road Race?
Thursday, 5 Sep, 2013 – 7:23 | Comments Off
Is IndyCar On The Road To An Indy Road Race?

Graham Rahal says an IZOD IndyCar Series road-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway would only add to the “good vibe” generated during the traditional Month of May capped by the Indy 500.
“We’re all here for the Month of May anyways, so let’s put on another good show and give the fans something else to see,” said [...]

Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car
Wednesday, 4 Sep, 2013 – 13:03 | Comments Off
Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car

Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, announced Wednesday that he will not be driving that car after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Burton, 46, has driven for RCR since 2005.
The native of South Boston, Va., has won four of his 21 NSCS victories with the team. [...]

Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 22:23 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Surges Late, Wins In Atlanta

Kyle Busch came on strong over the final 40 laps of Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and went on to post his fourth victory of the season.
The victory was the second in the last four races for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he won at the Watkins Glen International [...]

Pagenaud Wins Street Fight
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Wins Street Fight

Simon Pagenaud became a two-time IZOD IndyCar Series race-winner Sunday when he won the Grand Prix of Baltimore street race.
In picking up the victory, and because many of the series’ top points earners ran into trouble in Baltimore, Pagenaud moved up to third in the season standings.
“The car was fantastic,” Pagenaud said. “We got very [...]

Harvick Uproots Busch In Atlanta Nationwide Race
Sunday, 1 Sep, 2013 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Harvick Uproots Busch In Atlanta Nationwide Race

Kevin Harvick was able to keep Kyle Busch behind him over a seven-lap run to the finish of Saturday night’s Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series and win the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harvick beat Busch to the finish line by .580 seconds after clearing the No. 54 Toyota with five laps left. The narrow [...]

EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson
Friday, 30 Aug, 2013 – 15:29 | Comments Off
EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday that 21-year-old Kyle Larson will drive the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series.
Team co-owner Chip Ganassi called Larson, who is a rookie in the Nationwide Series this year, a “special talent”.
Asked how special, Ganassi said, “Believe me, I’ve seen my [...]

When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer
Tuesday, 27 Aug, 2013 – 16:27 | Comments Off
When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart wanted a fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing just not in 2014, but team co-owner Gene Haas felt he had to make the move now in order to add Kurt Busch to the organization’s driver roster.
“I’ve talked to Kurt Busch over the years. He’s been kind [...]

Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Monday, 26 Aug, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect [...]

Power Wins Sonoma After Leader Dixon’s Penalized
Sunday, 25 Aug, 2013 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Power Wins Sonoma After Leader Dixon’s Penalized

Will Power capitalized on a bizarre pit road incident on the final green flag stop of the day and went on to win Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver.
“We’ve had a lot of hard [...]