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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 [...]

Enders, Stealth Cobalt Ready For An Uphill Battle
Friday, 20 Jul, 2012 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Enders, Stealth Cobalt Ready For An Uphill Battle

In its next life, the “stealth black” Chevrolet Cobalt Erica Enders drove into the NHRA history books likely will end up as a museum piece – perhaps fit for the Smithsonian.
But not so fast. While Enders became the first woman to win a National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock final at the O’Reilly Auto Parts [...]

Capps Heads West To Re-Fire Some Momentum
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 10:54 | One Comment
Capps Heads West To Re-Fire Some Momentum

This year, Ron Capps has been point man in one of the most dramatic turnarounds in recent racing memory. It’s been a turnaround that has shot him and his NHRA Funny Car team to second place in the standings and has the leader looking back over his shoulder.
But as the NHRA begins its annual Western [...]

Carl Edwards Gets New Crew Chief
Tuesday, 17 Jul, 2012 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Carl Edwards Gets New Crew Chief

Officials at Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday that Chad Norris has replaced Bob Osborne as crew chief of the No. 99 car, which is driven by Carl Edwards.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Carl Edwards for the past nine years and, during that time, my focus has been building a championship-caliber program,” Osborne [...]

Hornish In Make Or Break Situation – Again
Saturday, 14 Jul, 2012 – 19:59 | Comments Off
Hornish In Make Or Break Situation – Again

LOUDON, N.H. – Sam Hornish Jr. is no fool. He fully understands the opportunity that is being handed to him because of A.J. Allmendinger’s bad luck/bad karma/bad choices, whatever it turns out to be.
On Sunday, Hornish will drive the No. 12 Dodge in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Chances are, if Allmendinger’s suspension by NASCAR [...]

Keselowski Wins NNS Race In Loudon
Saturday, 14 Jul, 2012 – 18:05 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins NNS Race In Loudon

Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s F.W. Webb 200 Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Penske Racing driver took advantage of trouble Kevin Harvick with lapped traffic in the closing laps to claim his second of the season and the 19th of his career.
Race runner-up Harvick, who finished .717 seconds back, expressed his displeasure [...]

Drug Policy Making Some Drivers A Bit Nervous
Friday, 13 Jul, 2012 – 18:19 | One Comment
Drug Policy Making Some Drivers A Bit Nervous

Confused about NASCAR’s drug policy? Unsure of the details? Frustrated and left wondering about the specifics of the AJ Allmendinger suspension? Welcome to the club. A club that apparently includes many of the top drivers in the Sprint Cup Series.
Many of those drivers were asked about the policy and the Allmendinger situation on Friday when the [...]

Massey Runs Back To The Top In Norwalk; Nobile Sweeps In Pro Stock
Sunday, 8 Jul, 2012 – 19:04 | Comments Off
Massey Runs Back To The Top In Norwalk; Nobile Sweeps In Pro Stock

Spencer Massey raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Mike Neff (Funny Car), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Massey drove [...]

Stewart Emerges With The Victory At Daytona
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Stewart Emerges With The Victory At Daytona

Defending series champion Tony Stewart made a solo pass for the lead on the final lap and went on to win the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
Jeff Burton of Richard Childress Racing finished second while Matt Kenseth was third.
The victory was the third of the season for [...]

AJ Allmendinger Parked For Failing Drug Test
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 17:37 | Comments Off
AJ Allmendinger Parked For Failing Drug Test

Penske Racing driver AJ Allmendinger has  been temporarily suspended by NASCAR for failing a drug test and will not compete in tonight’s Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR announced the suspension Saturday afternoon, saying he was temporarily suspended for his “A” sample including a banned substance. The test was conducted at [...]