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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 [...]

Busch To Start Charlotte Race in Furniture Row Car
Friday, 28 Sep, 2012 – 10:01 | One Comment
Busch To Start Charlotte Race in Furniture Row Car

In a move to accelerate Furniture Row Racing’s preparations for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Kurt Busch will take over the team’s driving duties beginning with the Oct. 13th Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch, who was announced earlier in the week as Furniture Row Racing’s new driver for 2013, will replace [...]

Hunter-Reay Wins Third Quarter DOTY Award
Monday, 24 Sep, 2012 – 15:50 | One Comment
Hunter-Reay Wins Third Quarter DOTY Award

Recently crowned 2012 IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay has been named recipient of the Driver of the Year Award for the third quarter of the 2012 season.
Hunter-Reay, who drives for Andretti Autosport, beat NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski in the voting.
The panel of 21 broadcasters and journalists gave 10 first-place votes to Hunter-Reay, who totaled 138-points. Keselowski received [...]

Gordon Looking Straight Ahead In Loudon
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2012 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Gordon Looking Straight Ahead In Loudon

LOUDON, N.H. – Jeff Gordon knows he can’t afford to worry about what the other 11 drivers in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship are doing.
A week after a crash relegated him to a 35th-place finish in the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway, four-time champion Gordon is determined to keep his focus on the future [...]

Ryan Blaney Looking For Second Victory, Shot At Moving Up
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Ryan Blaney Looking For Second Victory, Shot At Moving Up

SPARTA, Ky. – The newest winner on the NASCAR circuit, Ryan Blaney, met the assembled media at Kentucky Speedway early Friday afternoon.
The 18-year-old Blaney became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Series on Saturday when he captured the checkered flag at the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Blaney’s victory came [...]

A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career
Friday, 21 Sep, 2012 – 17:31 | Comments Off
A Championship Would Cap Capps’ Career

ENNIS, Texas – Ron Capps is to the NHRA Funny Car class what Mark Martin is to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series – arguably, the best driver never to have won a championship.
Capps’ pursuit of that elusive first world title recently prompted him to network with a driver familiar with the art of closing the deal, [...]

Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look
Wednesday, 19 Sep, 2012 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Keselowski-Wolfe Combo Has A Familiar Look

Racin’ thoughts after first week of playoffs and an end to a season:
Driver gets off to a decent start in a race; he and crew chief improve performance as race wears on; look pretty good but not great heading into final scheduled pit stop of the day; kick crap out of everybody else on the [...]