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Sato And Foyt Savor ‘Perfect Weekend’ In Long Beach
Sunday, 21 Apr, 2013 – 19:56 | Comments Off
Sato And Foyt Savor ‘Perfect Weekend’ In Long Beach

Hours after scoring his first IZOD IndyCar Series win, Takuma Sato paused long enough to allow his rapid-fire Victory Lane celebration, photo shoot, press conference, one-on-one interviews and satellite media tour to sink in.
“Winning is very busy!” said Sato, summing-up a flawless performance for himself and A.J. Foyt Racing during Sunday’s 39th annual Toyota Grand [...]

Rookie Funny Car Driver Stuns Field, Self at zMAX
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Rookie Funny Car Driver Stuns Field, Self at zMAX

CONCORD, N.C. – Always expect the unexpected in racing, especially when it comes to the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway where Funny Car rookie Chad Head earned his first-ever No. 1 qualifying position Saturday.
With an ET of 4.014 seconds – 315.19 mph – one could say Head even surprised himself.
“I’m just lucky [...]

Conway Has Good Day At Beach
Saturday, 20 Apr, 2013 – 6:26 | Comments Off
Conway Has Good Day At Beach

All the bench racing Englishman Mike Conway has logged during his extended offseason began to pay off in Southern California on Friday, opening day of practice for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Making his belated 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series debut for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Conway was second-quick during both sessions around [...]

Trucker Larson Holds Off Cupper Logano At The Rock
Sunday, 14 Apr, 2013 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Trucker Larson Holds Off Cupper Logano At The Rock

Kyle Larson withstood a final-laps challenge from Joey Logano and went on to win Sunday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway.
Larson, 20, won in only his fifth career start in the Truck Series and clearly had the fastest truck in the field all day, leading 187 of the [...]

Kids Running Wild At Rockingham
Saturday, 13 Apr, 2013 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Kids Running Wild At Rockingham

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Youth was served on Saturday at Rockingham Speedway, a facility chock full of rich, racing history.
Twenty-year-old phenom Kyle Larson carved up the rugged 1.017-mile oval like a seasoned pro to pace the 36 drivers who turned laps during opening practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 [...]

TMS Officials Brush Aside NRA Controversy
Friday, 12 Apr, 2013 – 15:21 | 2 Comments
TMS Officials Brush Aside NRA Controversy

FORT WORTH, Texas _ With the exception of a U.S. senator from Connecticut, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says there is no controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association’s title sponsorship of Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race here.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy has sent a letter to News Corp. media mogul Rupert Murdoch requesting [...]

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 [...]