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Kalitta Lights Up Sonoma
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Kalitta Lights Up Sonoma

Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-day qualifying leaders.
Kalitta, a five-time winner at Sonoma, covered the distance with a track record time of 3.785 seconds at [...]

Indy Road Course Will Be A Happy Place This Week
Wednesday, 25 Jul, 2012 – 9:22 | One Comment
Indy Road Course Will Be A Happy Place This Week

Despite the importance and despite the history, Formula 1 teams, drivers and foreign fans never fell in love with Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Oh, they all knew about the speedway and what went on there over the decades. And despite their reputations for being aloof and arrogant, they went out of their way to pay homage to [...]

Allmendinger Suspended Indefinitely
Tuesday, 24 Jul, 2012 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Suspended Indefinitely

AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 22 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
On Tuesday evening, NASCAR announced that, “Allmendinger was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the [...]

Allen Johnson Wins, Takes Points Lead In Colorado
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 20:14 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Wins, Takes Points Lead In Colorado

NHRA Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson continued his mastery of Bandimere Speedway Sunday as he raced to his fourth Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals win at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also scored wins in their respective categories.
Johnson driving his Team Mopar Dodge [...]

Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2012 – 17:59 | Comments Off
Penalties Reshuffle Starting Order In Edmonton

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s celebration of his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole of the season was muted Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta, when INDYCAR officials served him with a 10 grid-spot penalty for an unapproved engine change.
Hunter-Reay, winner of the last three races and the series championship leader, was one of five drivers slapped with grid-spot penalties by [...]

Massey Streaks To Provisional Pole In Colorado
Saturday, 21 Jul, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Massey Streaks To Provisional Pole In Colorado

Points-leader Spencer Massey continued his recent surge in Top Fuel, racing to the provisional qualifying lead Friday at the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also took provisional top spots in their respective categories at [...]

Enders, Stealth Cobalt Ready For An Uphill Battle
Friday, 20 Jul, 2012 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Enders, Stealth Cobalt Ready For An Uphill Battle

In its next life, the “stealth black” Chevrolet Cobalt Erica Enders drove into the NHRA history books likely will end up as a museum piece – perhaps fit for the Smithsonian.
But not so fast. While Enders became the first woman to win a National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock final at the O’Reilly Auto Parts [...]

Capps Heads West To Re-Fire Some Momentum
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 10:54 | One Comment
Capps Heads West To Re-Fire Some Momentum

This year, Ron Capps has been point man in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in recent racing memory. It’s been a turnaround that has shot him and his NHRA Funny Car team to second place in the standings and has the leader looking back over his shoulder.
But as the NHRA begins its annual Western [...]

Carl Edwards Gets New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 17 Jul, 2012 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Gets New Crew Chief

Officials at Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday that Chad Norris has replaced Bob Osborne as crew chief of the No. 99 car, which is driven by Carl Edwards.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Carl Edwards for the past nine years and, during that time, my focus has been building a championship-caliber program,” Osborne [...]

Hornish In Make Or Break Situation – Again
Saturday, 14 Jul, 2012 – 19:59 | Comments Off
Hornish In Make Or Break Situation – Again

LOUDON, N.H. – Sam Hornish Jr. is no fool. He fully understands the opportunity that is being handed to him because of A.J. Allmendinger’s bad luck/bad karma/bad choices, whatever it turns out to be.
On Sunday, Hornish will drive the No. 12 Dodge in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Chances are, if Allmendinger’s suspension by NASCAR [...]