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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) [...]

‘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 [...]