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Penske Cuts Allmendinger
Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Penske Cuts Allmendinger

Penske Racing announced Wednesday that AJ Allmendinger has been released as driver of the No. 22 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Allmendinger was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last week for a positive drug test.
“Penske Racing fully supports NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and we are disappointed with AJ’s positive drug test results,” said Roger Penske. [...]

Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines
Monday, 30 Jul, 2012 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines

Several potentially season-altering storylines came out of Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Storylines that just might still be bouncing around the room when the Sprint Cup Series arrives at Homestead in November.
Storylines such as:
– Kyle Busch having the type of run which the racing world  had come to expect from the guy since he began driving for [...]

Brown, Johnson Still Swinging
Sunday, 29 Jul, 2012 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Brown, Johnson Still Swinging

Top Fuel ace Antron Brown positioned himself to become the first NHRA driver to sweep the three-race Western Swing twice Sunday, when he outran teammate Spencer Massey to win the 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Full [...]

Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma
Saturday, 28 Jul, 2012 – 19:49 | Comments Off
Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma

Cruz Pedregon raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season in Funny Car Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full [...]

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 [...]