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Test Eases Downforce – And Concerns – At Texas
Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 – 12:33 | Comments Off
Test Eases Downforce – And Concerns – At Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – A revised aerodynamic package with less downforce has emerged from “a range of options” available to IZOD IndyCar Series teams hot-lapping during an Open Test at Texas Motor Speedway, momentarily easing concerns over pack racing on INDYCAR’s lone remaining 1.5-mile oval.
Monday’s 6.5-hours of track time produced 1,172 incident-free laps with the [...]

Is This The Day And Place For Junior Achievement?
Sunday, 6 May, 2012 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Is This The Day And Place For Junior Achievement?

Be it because of circumstances, or gut feelings or the cosmic vibes created by the “super moon”, there is a feeling going around that this could be the day that Dale Earnhardt  Jr. busts out of his long, long victory drought.
It’s a drought that has been going on now for almost four years. It’s a [...]

Late Pass Gives Logano The Talladega Nationwide Victory
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 17:39 | Comments Off
Late Pass Gives Logano The Talladega Nationwide Victory

Joey Logano passed Kyle Busch for the lead a couple of hundred yards from the finish line and went on to win the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
The victory came after a second green/white/checkred restart.
Busch finished second in his Kyle Busch Racing Toyota, next to Logano’s Joe Gibbs Racing [...]

Alabama Heat Is Causing A Rash Of Concerns
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Alabama Heat Is Causing A Rash Of Concerns

The heat is on and that likely means tandems are off for the Sprint Cup cars at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Or, perhaps not.
Summer does not officially begin for another month. But with high temperatures approaching 90 degrees in north central Alabama this weekend, NASCAR drivers and teams are having to deal with the effects of [...]

Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Conventional wisdom would indicate Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is the perfect weekend for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to snap a 138-race winless streak.
But his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson, takes a different stance on the driver who has scored five of his 18 career wins at the 2.66-mile trioval.
“I think (Earnhardt’s) [...]

Bernstein, Childress, Force: International Heroes
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
Bernstein, Childress, Force: International Heroes

NHRA legends Kenny Bernstein and John Force and NASCAR team-owner Richard Childress were dressed to impress for their inductions into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Thursday evening at the Speed Channel Dome adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway.
And for Childress, the black-tie ceremony was a lifetime removed from his first wide-eyed tour of the
sprawling Alabama facility.
“In [...]

Busch Brothers Do The Unthinkable At Richmond
Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 – 7:08 | One Comment
Busch Brothers Do The Unthinkable At Richmond

A wild finish, the right words, some genuine emotions and just like that the Busch brothers were not only removed from racedom’s most-hated list, but actually placed on the wonderfully sympathetic list. How long they stay on the WSL is, of course, another question.
Because while Americans can get quite sappy over things like puppies, babies with [...]

Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade

Neff powered his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang past Ron Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T in the final round of eliminations. Neff’s 4.239 second pass at 301.67 mph was too much for Capps, who hazed the tires in the Texas heat and clocked a 4.476 second pass at 211.79 mph.
“This whole race was one [...]

Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot

Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. [...]

Kurt Busch Gets Kyle Busch His First NNS Victory
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 20:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Gets Kyle Busch His First NNS Victory

Kurt Busch banged doors with Denny Hamlin for the lead over the final lap and slid across the finish line first by inches to win the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway Friday night.
Busch’s victory was his first of the season and the first ever for a Kyle [...]