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Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced
Wednesday, 10 Apr, 2013 – 20:05 | 2 Comments
Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced

Five new candidates joined 20 past candidates as the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of contenders for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.
The new candidates include track owner/promoter O. Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, Petty Enterprises engine builder Maurice Petty, short-track specialist and 1960 Cup champion Rex White and five-time [...]

Big-Bucks Weekend For Allen Johnson
Monday, 8 Apr, 2013 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Big-Bucks Weekend For Allen Johnson

Allen Johnson raced to the Pro Stock victory Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals and claimed more than $100,000 during the weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Johnson, who won the $50,000 K&N [...]

Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A pair of Georgia natives with rich, racing backgrounds will attempt to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts in Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports developmental driver Chase Elliott, son of 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott, enters the weekend with all the press clippings.
But Blairsville, Ga. native Jonathan [...]

Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin
Thursday, 28 Mar, 2013 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin

Mark Martin’s stint as substitute for injured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has been revised to a one-race deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Martin will fill-in for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry only at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Martin will then return to [...]

Injury To Keep Hamlin Out Of Car For Weeks
Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2013 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Injury To Keep Hamlin Out Of Car For Weeks

After being evaluated by a doctor, it was determined that Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin will miss a large part of the 2013 season because of an injury to his back.
Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates said that Hamlin suffered an L1 compression fracture during an accident on the final lap of [...]

Power Wins Pole For IndyCar Season-Opener
Saturday, 23 Mar, 2013 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Power Wins Pole For IndyCar Season-Opener

Will Power will start his 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season from the pole at St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sundayt.
Team Penske’s Power won the pole with a qualifying lap of 105.870 mph at the 1.8-mile street circuit.
Takuma Sato of A.J. Foyt Racing will start second and Simona de Silvestro of KV Racing Technology will start third.
“Yeah,” [...]

The Champ Gets The Win At Gatornationals
Sunday, 17 Mar, 2013 – 19:41 | Comments Off
The Champ Gets The Win At Gatornationals

Defending champion Antron Brown raced to the Top Fuel victory at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday at historic Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, giving Don Schumacher Racing its 200th team win.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the tradition-rich NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Mikes And Bumps Are The Buzz At Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. –The buzz around Bristol Motor Speedway is Denny Hamlin’s decision to forego an appeal of the $25,000 fine he was docked by NASCAR for recent comments he made about the new Generation 6 car.
It is expected that NASCAR will collect the fine through a deduction of his race winnings.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie [...]

This Georgia Driver Didn’t Have To Fake Success
Saturday, 9 Mar, 2013 – 11:00 | 3 Comments
This Georgia Driver Didn’t Have To Fake Success

When the press releases and news reports about Tia Norfleet planning to be the first black female to race in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series came out, long-time followers of the Georgia short track scene likely thought: “Here we go again.”
Back around 2000, Norfleet’s father Bobby Norfleet showed up for Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with similar [...]

Martin On Pole At PIR
Saturday, 2 Mar, 2013 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At PIR

Mark Martin won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin, 54, was the only driver in time trials for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 to top 138 mph. Martin’s lap at 138.074 mph, a record for the spring event at PIR, was good enough to edge Kasey Kahne (137.862 mph) [...]