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STURBIN: Stewart From Hall of Fame To Wall And Shame
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 19:07 | Comments Off
STURBIN: Stewart From Hall of Fame To Wall And Shame

FORT WORTH, Texas _ Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart reluctantly donned his boxing-inspired red velvet “Smoke” robe one last time Thursday night at Texas Motor Speedway, where he was honored as the track’s Racer of the Year for 2011.
And on Friday afternoon, Stewart donned a dunce cap after scraping the wall during [...]

WOODY: Atwood Gets Back On Track
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 7:06 | 5 Comments
WOODY: Atwood Gets Back On Track

Nashville’s Casey Atwood, once billed as NASCAR’s next Jeff Gordon, is back where he started over a decade ago: running Saturday night fender-benders at Fairgrounds Speedway.
“I haven’t been in a race car for about three years now, and I’ve missed it,” says Atwood, 31, who will buckle in for Saturday night’s season opener at the [...]

The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…
Monday, 9 Apr, 2012 – 12:08 | 2 Comments
The Best Place To Attend A Race This Week Is…

The week-long racing drought is about to succumb to a deluge of high profile events.  Fenders, no fenders, lots of turns, no turns. Almost everybody who races for a big paycheck is in action this coning weekend and that’s terrific.
Assuming our current understanding of physics is correct in that nobody can be in two places [...]

‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 10:38 | One Comment
‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On

Somehow, we crammed four of us into the friend of a friend’s Porsche 911 as college students back in the early 1970s.
I remember being so contorted that I couldn’t see much through the back “seat” windows of that sparkling white 911, and could, basically, hear very little other than the flat-six boxing away just inches [...]

NASCAR Fashion Becoming Less Fashionable
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 7:50 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Fashion Becoming Less Fashionable

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Normally when covering a race I arrive at the track at least four hours before it starts in order to get pre-race work completed and avoid the traffic. However, I faced a different scenario the morning of Martinsville’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 and that left me sitting in traffic for about 45 [...]

Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals
Monday, 2 Apr, 2012 – 16:19 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: On The Road To IndyCar Ovals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It’s not surprising to hear that IndyCar is angling to extend its current contract with the Barber Motorsports Park beyond the 2013 season. The combination of the Indycars, the Grand-Am series and springtime at the beautiful Alabama facility built by George Barber are clearly a winning
combination.
So which is most decisive: the racing [...]

Martinsville Winners Pay Tribute To An ‘Inspiration’
Monday, 2 Apr, 2012 – 8:30 | 2 Comments
Martinsville Winners Pay Tribute To An ‘Inspiration’

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Crew chief Tony Gibson rarely shows his emotions at the race track, but when he and driver Ryan Newman earned their first victory this season in Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway the Florida native admitted it was special due to the date – April 1.
It was the date that [...]

John Sturbin: Capps Forced To The Sidelines In Las Vegas
Sunday, 1 Apr, 2012 – 9:14 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Capps Forced To The Sidelines In Las Vegas

Ron Capps and the Don Schumacher Racing braintrust ran out of “NAPA Know-How” Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the veteran Funny Car driver will spend today as a spectator for the 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
A serious case of tire shake prevented Capps from qualifying for Sunday’s eliminations for the [...]

Kahne Drives To Pole at Martinsville.
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 12:51 | Comments Off
Kahne Drives To Pole at Martinsville.

Kasey Kahne of Hendrick Motorsports won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Relief 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Kahne had a fast lap of 97.128 mph in a Chevrolet Impala.
The pole was the second of the season for Kahne and his first at the Martinsville short track.
“It was a really solid lap,” [...]

New Camaro Makes Its NHRA Debut In Las Vegas
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 6:57 | Comments Off
New Camaro Makes Its NHRA Debut In Las Vegas

Greg Stanfield ushered-in the new Chevrolet Camaro era in National Hot Rod Association Pro Stock drag racing Friday during qualifications for the 13th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stanfield posted the ninth-quickest quarter-mile run of the opening two sessions, and 12th overall on the provisional ladder.
“We’re excited because the [...]