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Alabama Heat Is Causing A Rash Of Concerns
Saturday, 5 May, 2012 – 9:03 | Comments Off
Alabama Heat Is Causing A Rash Of Concerns

The heat is on and that likely means tandems are off for the Sprint Cup cars at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Or, perhaps not.
Summer does not officially begin for another month. But with high temperatures approaching 90 degrees in north central Alabama this weekend, NASCAR drivers and teams are having to deal with the effects of [...]

Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Not All Say This Is Earnhardt Jr.’s Weekend To Win

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Conventional wisdom would indicate Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is the perfect weekend for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to snap a 138-race winless streak.
But his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson, takes a different stance on the driver who has scored five of his 18 career wins at the 2.66-mile trioval.
“I think (Earnhardt’s) [...]

Bernstein, Childress, Force: International Heroes
Friday, 4 May, 2012 – 7:50 | 3 Comments
Bernstein, Childress, Force: International Heroes

NHRA legends Kenny Bernstein and John Force and NASCAR team-owner Richard Childress were dressed to impress for their inductions into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Thursday evening at the Speed Channel Dome adjacent to Talladega Superspeedway.
And for Childress, the black-tie ceremony was a lifetime removed from his first wide-eyed tour of the
sprawling Alabama facility.
“In [...]

Busch Brothers Do The Unthinkable At Richmond
Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 – 7:08 | One Comment
Busch Brothers Do The Unthinkable At Richmond

A wild finish, the right words, some genuine emotions and just like that the Busch brothers were not only removed from racedom’s most-hated list, but actually placed on the wonderfully sympathetic list. How long they stay on the WSL is, of course, another question.
Because while Americans can get quite sappy over things like puppies, babies with [...]

Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2012 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Lucas And Neff Lead NHRA Baytown Victory Parade

Neff powered his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang past Ron Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T in the final round of eliminations. Neff’s 4.239 second pass at 301.67 mph was too much for Capps, who hazed the tires in the Texas heat and clocked a 4.476 second pass at 211.79 mph.
“This whole race was one [...]

Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 17:57 | Comments Off
Lucas Notches Another Top Fuel Top Spot

Top Fuel driver Morgan Lucas raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. [...]

Kurt Busch Gets Kyle Busch His First NNS Victory
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 20:38 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Gets Kyle Busch His First NNS Victory

Kurt Busch banged doors with Denny Hamlin for the lead over the final lap and slid across the finish line first by inches to win the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway Friday night.
Busch’s victory was his first of the season and the first ever for a Kyle [...]

INDYCAR Rules Against GM
Friday, 27 Apr, 2012 – 6:55 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Rules Against GM

INDYCAR’s decision to permit a modification to the turbocharger on Honda-powered V-6 engines in the IZOD IndyCar Series was upheld by a three-member committee Thursday night, denying a protest filed by General Motors.
Honda-powered teams will be allowed to change compressor covers on all of its 2.2-liter, single-turbo engines beginning with this weekend’s Itaipava São Paulo [...]

Jourdain Returns To Indy After 16-Year Hiatus
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2012 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Jourdain Returns To Indy After 16-Year Hiatus

When Michel Jourdain Jr. begins “scraping off the rust” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month, he might need a sandblaster.
Sixteen years after competing in his first Indianapolis 500, Jourdain will attempt to qualify for the 96th edition of the race on May 27 for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Team co-owner Bobby Rahal, the 1986 [...]

Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top
Monday, 23 Apr, 2012 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Vettel, Red Bull Return To Top

Order was restored in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at an unlikely venue Sunday, when Sebastian Vettel turned his first pole of the season into his first victory of 2012 in the politically troubled Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Vettel, the two-time/reigning World Driving Champion for Red Bull Racing/Renault, held off a late-race charge by [...]