Home » Archive by Category

Articles in HEADLINE

Larson In Middle Of Chase To Win First Cup Race
Friday, 19 Sep, 2014 – 13:38 | One Comment
Larson In Middle Of Chase To Win First Cup Race

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first […]

Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
Friday, 19 Sep, 2014 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader
Texas Motorplex To Host Countdown Doubleheader

ENNIS, Texas – Re-routed into the Lone Star State, NHRA’s problem-plagued Countdown to the Championship will resume at the Texas Motorplex Friday with a weekend schedule that leaves no room for error.
The 2014 opener of NHRA’s six-race playoff for its professional categories ended with a thud Sunday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte. […]

Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic
Keselowski’s Chicagoland Pass Was An Instant Classic

Some week-old Chaseburgers:
Once upon a time, great moments in auto racing earned names. You got your “Spin and Win”. Your “Pass in the Grass”.
On Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a crazed humdinger of a pass that deserves big love. Perhaps even a name.
It came with 16 laps to go in what had been […]

Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener
Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener
Thanks To Weather,Texas Inherits Countdown Opener

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, […]

Female Drivers Have Big Days At ZMAX
Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Female Drivers Have Big Days At ZMAX
Female Drivers Have Big Days At ZMAX

CONCORD, N.C. – Fresh off a victory in the U.S. Nationals, Alexis DeJoria emerged as the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car for the second time in her career Saturday during preparations for the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
DeJoria, who was fourth quickest in Friday’s opening round, sat out the second one, […]

Countdown Begins With Consistency, Efficiency On Front Burner
Friday, 12 Sep, 2014 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Countdown Begins With Consistency, Efficiency On Front Burner
Countdown Begins With Consistency, Efficiency On Front Burner

CONCORD, N.C. – Ask any NHRA competitor vying for a Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title his or her approach to the Countdown to the Championship and the same two words keep appearing in their vocabulary – consistency and efficiency.
The six-race title run for the professional classes begins this weekend at zMAX Dragway with […]

Fence-Climbing Fan Arrested
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Fence-Climbing Fan Arrested
Fence-Climbing Fan Arrested

RICHMOND, Va. – A fan who caused the fourth caution period in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 after he climbed atop Richmond International Raceway’s fourth-turn catch fence was arrested by Henrico Police and charged with disorderly conduct and drunk in public, said RIR Communications Director Aimee Turner.
Turner didn’t have the person’s identity.
She said the […]

Earnhardt Jr. Was A Total Wreck
Friday, 5 Sep, 2014 – 20:26 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Was A Total Wreck
Earnhardt Jr. Was A Total Wreck

RICHMOND, Va. – When it comes to Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t kidding when he talks about his family’s longevity with the company and that includes a time frame when he totaled one of his trucks.
The accident occurred a few years after Earnhardt Jr. graduated from high school and involved a red extended cab […]

Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows
Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014 – 23:27 | Comments Off on Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows
Stewart’s NASCAR Return Features Highs, Lows

HAMPTON, Ga. – On the high banks of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night Tony Stewart showed flashes of the form that led him to three Sprint Cup championships. It was his first competition since the tragic sprint car race three weeks earlier where Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed.
But Stewart, who needed a victory to […]

Hendrick Engines At Center Of Powerful Debate
Friday, 29 Aug, 2014 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Hendrick Engines At Center Of Powerful Debate
Hendrick Engines At Center Of Powerful Debate

HAMPTON, Ga. – Add Brian Vickers’ name to the growing list of NASCAR drivers willing to go on the record and admit that, when it comes to horsepower, engines built by Hendrick Motorsports are the class of the field.
When Ryan Newman got into a heated argument with Jimmie Johnson two weeks ago at Michigan, Newman […]