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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 [...]

IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Houston
Thursday, 29 Mar, 2012 – 6:59 | Comments Off
IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Houston

Open-wheel racing will return to Houston on a familiar street course beginning in October 2013.
Randy Bernard, INDYCAR’s chief executive officer, announced Wednesday the IZOD IndyCar Series has scheduled the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston on a 1.7-mile circuit at Reliant Park for Oct. 4-6, 2013. Bernard was joined by Mike Lanigan, Mi-Jack Promotions [...]

Stewart Makes Right Moves As Driver And Owner
Monday, 26 Mar, 2012 – 11:06 | Comments Off
Stewart Makes Right Moves As Driver And Owner

The driving thing? That’s been Tony Stewart’s hook during his racing career. That ability to wheel USAC, Indy and stock cars along side the very best who’ve ever been. It’s won him championships, it’s won him headlines.
But what’s now grabbing attention, and what may ultimately define Stewart’s life in racing, are his management skills. Because [...]

Castroneves Starts 2012 Win A Victory In St. Pete
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 14:06 | Comments Off
Castroneves Starts 2012 Win A Victory In St. Pete

Helio Castroneves passed Scott Dixon for the race lead with 26 laps to go and went on to win the IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the 36-year-old Team Penske driver’s first since he won in Japan in 2010.
With the result, Castroneves, who had qualified fifth fastest, [...]

John Sturbin: Penalty Can’t Slow Rookie Pagenaud’s Good Mood
Sunday, 25 Mar, 2012 – 7:32 | Comments Off
John Sturbin: Penalty Can’t Slow Rookie Pagenaud’s Good Mood

A 10-spot starting grid penalty typically would spell gloom-and-doom for a rookie driver on a street circuit. That dilemma apparently got lost in translation for Frenchman Simon Pagenaud, who anxiously is awaiting his IZOD IndyCar Series debut in Sunday’s season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St.
Petersburg.
Pagenaud blocked-out his looming penalty – the result of an unapproved [...]

Logano Wins Nationwide Series Race In Fontana
Saturday, 24 Mar, 2012 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Nationwide Series Race In Fontana

Joey Logano took the lead just after a restart with 12 laps to go and went on to win the Royal Purple 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. on Saturday.
The victory was Logano’s second at Auto Club and extended Joe Gibbs Racing’s winning streak at the 2.0-mile oval to eight [...]

Penske’s Will Power Earns IndyCar Pole in St. Petersburg
Saturday, 24 Mar, 2012 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Penske’s Will Power Earns IndyCar Pole in St. Petersburg

Team Penske and Chevrolet-powered Dallara DW12s dominated qualifying for the season-opening IndyCar Series race on Saturday afternoon.
Penske’s Will Power won the pole and teammate Ryan Briscoe earned the right to start alongside for the start of Sunday’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Power set a circuit-qualifying record of 1 minute, 1.3721 seconds in winning the [...]