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Bernard Steps Down As CEO Of INDYCAR
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Bernard Steps Down As CEO Of INDYCAR

Randy Bernard is out as CEO of the INDYCAR Series.
The board of directors of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation convened a special meeting Sunday and afterward announced that Bernard will relinquish his position effective immediately.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and CEO Jeff Belskus was appointed as interim CEO of INDYCAR.
“We are very grateful for the [...]

Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Newman, Borland Hoping To Re-Engineer Success

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When Ryan Newman and Matt Borland first appeared on the NASCAR scene more than a decade ago they produced an on-track magic that caused nightmares for their competitors.
In five NASCAR Sprint Cup seasons they totaled 12 victories, 37 poles, 52 top-5s and 83 top-10s. Newman became the second rookie to win the [...]

‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2012 – 7:06 | Comments Off
‘The Sarge’ Is Refusing To Surrender In Las Vegas

Antron Brown and Spencer Massey have reduced Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher to the unusual role of Top Fuel “third wheel” after four rounds of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
But beware “The Sarge.” A seven-time world champion, Schumacher secured the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday as time trials concluded for the 12th annual [...]

‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 7:11 | Comments Off
‘Cautiously Aggressive’ Neff On Top In Vegas

Mike Neff raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car Friday at the 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Neff paced [...]

Vickers Going Back To Waltrip But Keeping Options Open
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Vickers Going Back To Waltrip But Keeping Options Open

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers has a nine-race NASCAR Sprint Cup deal with Michael Waltrip Racing for 2013, but the North Carolina driver said Friday he’s open-minded about driving for teams in other series.
This year Vickers has competed in seven Sprint Cup races for MWR and has piloted a Ferrari in selected events in the [...]

Pro Stock Protagonists Revitalized For Vegas
Friday, 26 Oct, 2012 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Pro Stock Protagonists Revitalized For Vegas

The good-natured championship rivalry between NHRA Pro Stock protagonists Allen Johnson and Jason Line extends from the racetrack to the dynamometer to the teleconference.
That was evident during a recent Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship session with national media previewing this weekend’s 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas [...]

DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet
Thursday, 25 Oct, 2012 – 8:21 | Comments Off
DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet

When Don Schumacher Racing’s Jack Beckman and Ron Capps discuss “team orders,” it typically has nothing to do with orchestrating the outcome of an NHRA Funny Car race.
By order of their team-owner, Beckman and Capps swapped crew chiefs and teams in early April, four races into the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Half-a-year later, [...]

TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows
Tuesday, 16 Oct, 2012 – 8:27 | 3 Comments
TV News: F1, Speed Break Up While Fox, NASCAR Renew Vows

Formula 1 will have a new broadcast platform beginning next season, with NBC Sports Group securing the rights via a four-year contract that marks the end of the series’ long-standing partnership with Speed.
Four of the 20 races on the 2013 schedule will be carried on NBC, with the remainder on NBC Sports Network –which also is [...]

Bowyer Back In Chase After Winning Fuel Duel
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2012 – 6:14 | Comments Off
Bowyer Back In Chase After Winning Fuel Duel

CONCORD, N.C. – Fuel mileage strategy can be defined rather simply – a love-hate relationship.
In Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, that often frustrating facet of racing smiled on Clint Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing team, allowing the Kansas native to collect his first victory in the Chase and third [...]

Will Busch Bust Up The Furniture?
Friday, 12 Oct, 2012 – 9:23 | 2 Comments
Will Busch Bust Up The Furniture?

With a fresh start this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch now has the opportunity to make his way into a pretty interesting fraternity: The fraternity of professional athletes who have wasted massive talent and potential because of an inability to exercise acceptable levels of self control.
Here’s hoping the eldest of the Busch brothers [...]