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‘The Sarge’ Takes Command At Firebird
Sunday, 24 Feb, 2013 – 21:30 | Comments Off
‘The Sarge’ Takes Command At Firebird

Tony Schumacher notched a final-round win against Morgan Lucas Sunday to claim the Top Fuel victory at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway on Sunday.
Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Phoenix.
Schumacher raced to his 70th career victory [...]

Fans Injured As Car Slams Fence At Daytona
Saturday, 23 Feb, 2013 – 18:32 | One Comment
Fans Injured As Car Slams Fence At Daytona

Tony Stewart was in no mood to celebrate after he won Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Not with 14 fans injured and being transported to medical centers as a result of a last lap crash that sent the car of Kyle Larson flying into the catchfence near the start/finish line.
The [...]

Brown Dusts Self Off, Climbs Back On 8,000 Horses
Friday, 22 Feb, 2013 – 15:13 | One Comment
Brown Dusts Self Off, Climbs Back On 8,000 Horses

When NHRA nitro cars blow up, they blow up good. Real good. Last weekend in the Sunday eliminations of the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Antron Brown’s Top Fuel car blew up so good that it tore the giant rear slicks completely off their rims.
And after that, things got really ugly as the car slammed [...]

Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500
Sunday, 17 Feb, 2013 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500

Danica Patrick made history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series. And that pole will be for NASCAR’s biggest race – next Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Patrick’s fast lap was at 196.434 mph. Her lap around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval took 45.817 seconds.
Jeff Gordon, also driving [...]

Harvick Wins Sprint Unlimited
Sunday, 17 Feb, 2013 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Sprint Unlimited

Richard Childress Racing’s Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
On the last lap, Harvick blocked both Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win his third career Sprint Unlimited, which was formerly known as the Budweiser Shootout. Harvick’s previous wins came in 2009 and 2010.
“Any time you’re in Victory Lane here [...]

Racing, Not Just Romance, Talked-Up At Daytona
Friday, 15 Feb, 2013 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Racing, Not Just Romance, Talked-Up At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sprint Cup rookie of the year contenders Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick’s romance dominated the conversations during Thursday’s media day at Daytona International Speedway.
But there was plenty of other racing news to come out of the annual gathering that signals the start of the stockcar racing portion of Budweiser Speed [...]

Wallace Leaves Hall Ceremony ‘Legitimized’
Saturday, 9 Feb, 2013 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Wallace Leaves Hall Ceremony ‘Legitimized’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Less than an hour after being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night, an emotional Rusty Wallace admitted the honor made him feel different.
“I feel so happy. I feel like my career finally has a period on the end of it,” the 1989 NASCAR champion said in a very humble [...]

Leonard Wood Was/Is A Gearhead’s Gearhead
Friday, 8 Feb, 2013 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Leonard Wood Was/Is A Gearhead’s Gearhead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Innovator and inventor are two words that can be used to describe Leonard Wood, who was inducted Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame with Rusty Wallace, Buck Baker, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas.
However, when it comes to the personable Wood’s close-knit, Stuart, Va., family, they prefer to identify him as [...]

Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013
Saturday, 2 Feb, 2013 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013

Don Schumacher announced today that Spencer Massey will rejoin Don Schumacher Racing for the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel season.
In addition to reigning world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team and Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team, which finished seven points behind Brown last season, the third team  – Massey’s – [...]

Brown Takes High Road On Massey’s Behavior
Friday, 1 Feb, 2013 – 16:04 | 5 Comments
Brown Takes High Road On Massey’s Behavior

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown says former teammate Spencer Massey has apologized for his embarrassing behavior during the season-ending awards banquet that led to his dismissal from Don Schumacher Racing in November.
Additionally, Brown said Massey insisted that he never directed a racial epithet toward him – the first African-American driver to win [...]