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Gatornationals Conclude
Monday, 12 Mar, 2012 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Gatornationals Conclude

Morgan Lucas, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards and Eddie Krawiec were class winners at the rain-delayed Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals on Monday.
Lucas beat Tony Schumacher in the Top Fuel finals while Hight beat Johnny Gray in Funny Car, Edwards beat Greg Anderson Pro Stock and Krawiec beat Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Lucas powered his GEICO/Lucas [...]

Rain Postpones Gatornationals
Sunday, 11 Mar, 2012 – 19:08 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Gatornationals

Constant late afternoon rain showers postposed Sunday’s 43th annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals eliminations at Auto-Plus Raceway after two rounds of competition. The semi-finals and finals will be contested beginning at Monday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Overcast skies greeted the racers and fans Sunday but the weather conditions were cool and optimum for quick runs.
Morgan [...]

Lucas To Start Gatornationals Eliminations From P1
Saturday, 10 Mar, 2012 – 19:17 | Comments Off
Lucas To Start Gatornationals Eliminations From P1

Morgan Lucas raced his GEICO/Lucas Oil Top Fueler to the No. 1 qualifying spot for the 43rd annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by NAPAFilters.com at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville on Saturday afternoon.
Cruz Pedregon leads Funny Car in his Snap-On Tools Toyota Camry heading into eliminations Sunday, while Allen Johnson topped Pro Stock in his [...]

Kasey Kahne Captures First Pole For Hendrick
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 20:07 | Comments Off
Kasey Kahne Captures First Pole For Hendrick

Kasey Kahne, in his third event since joining Hendrick Motorsports, won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday with a lap at 190.456 mph.
The pole was his first since Atlanta Motor Speedway last fall and the 23rd of his career. Kahne’s time and speed [...]

This Formula 1 Invasion Should Be More Pleasant
Friday, 9 Mar, 2012 – 16:09 | One Comment
This Formula 1 Invasion Should Be More Pleasant

Some quick, random early season thoughts:
The storm warnings were out for the media during the months leading up to the return of Formula 1 racing to the United States in 2000. Do not, the old F1 hands were telling their newbie-to-the-series American peers who would cover the race in Indianapolis, expect much from the foreign [...]

Texas’ Gossage Reacts To ‘Threat’ From Drivers
Wednesday, 7 Mar, 2012 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Texas’ Gossage Reacts To ‘Threat’ From Drivers

FORT WORTH, Texas – Eddie Gossage has termed the buzz about a possible boycott by IZOD IndyCar Series drivers after a recent test at Texas Motor Speedway as “a threat” that could have been avoided.
“If you have an issue, pick up the phone and call,” Gossage, TMS’ president and promoter, said during the track’s annual [...]

Grubb Turns Page; Hamlin and JGR Around
Monday, 5 Mar, 2012 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Grubb Turns Page; Hamlin and JGR Around

It was cool watching Tony Stewart’s late-season, history-making tear through the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship last year. But it was also kind of unsettling. At times, kind of creepy, almost. And those times were when thoughts and attention turned to lame-duck crew chief Darian Grubb.
Because right there in front of us was a [...]

Martin Wins Cup Pole At PIR
Saturday, 3 Mar, 2012 – 15:57 | Comments Off
Martin Wins Cup Pole At PIR

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Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Martin’s fast last was at 136.815 mph in his Toyota Camry.
It was Martin’s 52nd career pole.
It came in his second start for MWR as he was hired to run a partial season [...]

Knaus Talks About Penalties
Friday, 2 Mar, 2012 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Knaus Talks About Penalties

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Earlier this week, NASCAR issued a series of penalties against the No. 48 Sprint Cup team of Hendrick Motorsports after its car failed inspection at Daytona International Speedway a week ago. The car, it was determined, had an illegal “C” post – the post between the roof an body at the far rear end of [...]

Hood: Daytona Bonfire Makes Top-10 List Bid
Thursday, 1 Mar, 2012 – 7:56 | One Comment
Hood: Daytona Bonfire Makes Top-10 List Bid

The 2012 Daytona 500 will forever be remembered for Juan Pablo Motoya’s No. 42 Chevrolet suffering a mechanical failure under caution and slamming into a jet dryer.
The resulting ball of fire and lengthy cleanup that followed dominated Tuesday morning’s headlines. The incident also overshadowed Matt Kenseth’s victory in the Great American Race.
I’ve followed NASCAR closely [...]