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Turner Motorsports Announces Crew Swap
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2012 – 19:47 | Comments Off
Turner Motorsports Announces Crew Swap

Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner has announced that his organization’s No. 30 and No. 38 NASCAR Nationwide Series teams immediately will interchange their entire crews – including crew chiefs – in an effort to evaluate performance and prepare for the 2013 season.
Trent Owens, who has led James Buescher and Nelson Piquet Jr. to NNS victories [...]

Capps Moves To Top At Brainerd
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Capps Moves To Top At Brainerd

Ron Capps moved past Robert Hight into first place in the NHRA Funny Car standings by winning Sunday’s Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the penultimate regular season event in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Capps powered [...]

Watkins Glen Finish Leaves An Oily Taste In Mouth
Monday, 13 Aug, 2012 – 9:33 | 3 Comments
Watkins Glen Finish Leaves An Oily Taste In Mouth

The thickness of the film of oil that is coating the internal moving parts of the engine in your car is measured in ten-thousandths of an inch. It’s just thick enough to prevent metal-on-metal friction and the rapidly destructive effects of the heat that comes with that.
That film of oil is tough to see – [...]

Ambrose Outslugs Keselowski To Win At The Glen
Sunday, 12 Aug, 2012 – 14:52 | Comments Off
Ambrose Outslugs Keselowski To Win At The Glen

Marcos Ambrose passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on the final lap, held Keselowski off through the final two corners and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at an oil-bathed Watkins Glen International road course.
The victory was the second straight for the Richard Petty Motorsport driver at WGI’s 2.45-mile/11-turn circuit and the second [...]

Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals For Sixth Time
Sunday, 12 Aug, 2012 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals For Sixth Time

Donny Schatz recorded his sixth Knoxville Nationals victory in the last seven years after outlasting local favorite Brian Brown by 0.117 seconds Saturday night at historic Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.
“There’s something about this place when we come here for the Nationals, it’s game on,” Schatz said. “It takes everything to be right. When you get [...]

Taylor Earns Pole At The Glen
Friday, 10 Aug, 2012 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Taylor Earns Pole At The Glen

Ricky Taylor put the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP on the pole for Saturday’s GRAND-AM Series race at Watkins Glen on Friday.
Taylor claimed the pole position with a best lap of 133.557 mph (1:06.039) around the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen short course.
It was his first pole since the race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in May, [...]

Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations
Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012 – 9:18 | 2 Comments
Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations

A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]

Pocono Reports On Spectator Death
Monday, 6 Aug, 2012 – 13:48 | Comments Off
Pocono Reports On Spectator Death

Early Monday afternoon, Pocono Raceway held a press conference to discus the death Sunday of a spectator at the track.
At the press conference, the following statement was issued:
As reported yesterday, a long time member of our Pocono Raceway family, a spectator has passed away following a lightning strike. According to Monroe County Coroner Robert Allen [...]

Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2012 – 15:55 | One Comment
Rain, Late Wreck Give Gordon First 2012 Victory

Jeff Gordon, desperate to win a race or two in order to get a wild card berth in the upcoming playoffs, won the rain-shortened Pennsylvania Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Gordon, who started the day in 15th place in the standing and with six [...]

Pro Stocker Johnson To Go For Sweep From Pole
Saturday, 4 Aug, 2012 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Johnson To Go For Sweep From Pole

Pro Stock points leader Allen Johnson secured his sixth straight No. 1 qualifying position at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Pacific Raceways.
Don Schumacher Racing teammates Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) also led their qualifying fields at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag [...]