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Earnhardt Jr. To Skip Next Two Races Because Of Concussion
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 7:53 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. To Skip Next Two Races Because Of Concussion

Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not drive this upcoming weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, nor next weekend at Kansas Speedway, because of a head injury first suffered during a wreck during a tire test at Kansas in late August.
It was reported by Hendrick Motorsports early on Thursday morning that the concussion was sustained [...]

Kansas Going Extra Miles To Ready New Pavement
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2012 – 15:08 | Comments Off
Kansas Going Extra Miles To Ready New Pavement

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Veteran NASCAR driver David Green said he was concerned when he arrived at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first NASCAR event after that oval was repaved and reconfigured with variable banking in 2003. He figured there would be substantial growing pains.
His concerns were allayed, however, as soon as his Nationwide Series car hit [...]

New Sprint Cup Cars Hit The Track At Texas Motor Speedway
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off
New Sprint Cup Cars Hit The Track At Texas Motor Speedway

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup cars took to the track again on Tuesday and Wednesday and they continue to get good reviews from the drivers.
This week’s tests are being held at Texas Motor Speedway. Doing the driving are Greg Biffle, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and Juan Pablo Montoya, who tested Goodyear Eagle’s on the next [...]

Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent
Saturday, 6 Oct, 2012 – 18:33 | Comments Off
Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent

For Erica Enders, drag racing comes naturally. After all, her father, Gregg, raced in Super Comp and Super Gas, and during her childhood years she was his “little crew chief.” At least, that’s what she thought as she ran around with a shop rag in her pocket assisting him with various tasks.
“He’s definitely the [...]

Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega
Friday, 5 Oct, 2012 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway was a lonely place Friday afternoon.
After 43 drivers participated in opening practice for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, only 32 took to the track for Happy Hour.
And 19 of those competitors turned less than 10 laps on the 2.66-mile trioval during the final tuneup for this weekend’s 188 lap [...]

Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 13:10 | Comments Off
Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune

In the comment section of a story about Al-Anabi Racing which ran recently on an NHRA-news website, a reader left a message which, basically, blamed this year’s drivers for the Top Fuel team’s 2012 problems. Shawn Langdon, one of those drivers, said no, he had not seen the comment. But, he said, he has heard [...]

Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End
Wednesday, 3 Oct, 2012 – 12:18 | 4 Comments
Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sam Hornish Jr. cut a bit of a lonely figure as he stared out the windows that overlook Kansas Speedway from the Turn 2 Bar and Restaurant at the recently opened trackside Hollywood Casino.
Behind him, media, PR people and fans were milling about as they waited for the start of a [...]

2013 IndyCar Schedule Packed With Doubleheaders; Pocono Returns
Monday, 1 Oct, 2012 – 7:24 | One Comment
2013 IndyCar Schedule Packed With Doubleheaders; Pocono Returns

An expanded 19-event lineup featuring three doubleheader weekends, and the return of open-wheel racing to Pocono Raceway, highlight the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule released Sunday night.
With a 400-mile race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., joining the 500-mile events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, sanctioning body INDYCAR [...]

Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race

Credit crew chief Darian Grubb for Denny Hamlin being able to win the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin sure did.
Hamlin covered the Monster Mile in 22.599 seconds (159.299 mph) in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to claim his third pole of the season and the 12th of his [...]

Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In Las Vegas
Friday, 28 Sep, 2012 – 20:19 | Comments Off
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As temperatures soared into the low 90s, the air conditioning circulating throughout the neon garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon offered relief from the heat to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams as they began preparations for Saturday night’s Smith’s 350 at the 1.5-oval.
The mercury is expected to [...]