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Forlorn Forecast for Nashville’s Field of Broken Dreams
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2013 – 14:31 | 4 Comments
Forlorn Forecast for Nashville’s Field of Broken Dreams

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. – Dover Motorsports president and CEO Denis McGlynn says there is no change in the status of Nashville Superspeedway, which means the track is destined for another season of silence.
The track, located 35 miles from Nashville, stopped racing following the 2011 season. Attendance – never robust – had withered away for NASCAR’s Camping [...]

Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti
Wednesday, 16 Jan, 2013 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti

When it comes to doubleheaders, Michael Andretti is no Ernie Banks.
Owner of the car driven by reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti acknowledged he has serious misgivings about the unique doubleheader weekend formats booked for three street circuits in 2013.
“It’s putting a big, big demand on the drivers, in my opinion, and the [...]

Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One
Tuesday, 15 Jan, 2013 – 8:14 | One Comment
Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One

The Southeastern short track world lost one of its icons on Jan. 4 with the passing of Luther Carter.
Carter, who died at 75 after a battle with cancer, was an old-school racer who passed his love of the sport along to his son Mark Carter, who became a racer himself, as well as his grandson [...]

Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry
Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 – 16:10 | 3 Comments
Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry

Drag racing icon John Force has fired the sport’s first major shot of 2013, introducing daughter Brittany as driver of a new JFR-built Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster.
Brittany Force will contest the full NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in a car prepared and maintained by crew chief Dean “Guido” Antonelli and assistant crew [...]

Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 16:34 | Comments Off
Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords

Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was one of a handful of drivers who visited the media center at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, the first day of the three-day Preseason Thunder open test.
Keselowski, whose Penske Racing operation has moved from Dodges to Fords for the coming NASCAR season, talked about the past, present and [...]

Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500
Thursday, 10 Jan, 2013 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500

Michael Waltrip will drive Swan Racing’s No. 30 car in next month’s Daytona 500.
Waltrip will be reunited with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. in the race, which will mark Swan Racing’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut.
The partnering of Waltrip, who is a two-time winner of the 500, with Swan is for just the one [...]

IndyCar Champ, NASCAR’s Bowyer Going Shopping For A Rolex
Friday, 4 Jan, 2013 – 10:11 | Comments Off
IndyCar Champ, NASCAR’s Bowyer Going Shopping For A Rolex

There is no one, single starting date for the American auto racing season. Instead, there are several key events that combine to mark the start. Like this week’s Roar Before the 24 at the Daytona International Speedway infield road course.
The Roar is an open practice for teams and drivers planning to compete in the historic [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Likes Look, Feel Of His New Chevy
Tuesday, 11 Dec, 2012 – 17:07 | 2 Comments
Earnhardt Jr. Likes Look, Feel Of His New Chevy

CONCORD, N.C. – Some adjustments must still be made on the cars to be raced next year in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but during Tuesday’s test at Charlotte Motor Speedway drivers were giving a nod of approval to the 2013 car nicknamed “Gen 6.”
“The cars drive really good,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., who noted it [...]

Hunter-Reay Has Number of Things On His Mind
Thursday, 6 Dec, 2012 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Has Number of Things On His Mind

Reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will sport a modified version of the No. 1 during the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season while continuing to acknowledge a very personal crusade against cancer.
The No. 1 on Hunter-Reay’s DHL Dallara/Chevrolet will be bisected by the No. 28 in recognition of the 28-million people living with cancer worldwide. Hunter-Reay’s mother, [...]

2013 Trucks Schedule Includes A Race At Eldora Dirt Track
Wednesday, 28 Nov, 2012 – 16:02 | Comments Off
2013 Trucks Schedule Includes A Race At Eldora Dirt Track

NASCAR today announced that the Camping World Truck Series will race on dirt next season as it has scheduled an event for Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
The schedule also includes a race in Canada and races on Wednesday nights.
On July 24, the trucks will make their dirt debut at Eldora, the.5-mile track owned by three-time [...]