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Contenders To Get A Little Help from Their Friends?
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Contenders To Get A Little Help from Their Friends?

Team orders.
Those two words simply describe the way business is conducted in Formula 1. In stock car racing, however, they’ve always carried a great deal of distain.
Yet, with two drivers, from two different racing organizations and two different automotive manufacturers vying for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup championship the question of whether team orders will exist in [...]

Pedley: Pardon Tony Stewart’s Indignation
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 10:53 | Comments Off
Pedley: Pardon Tony Stewart’s Indignation

Tony Stewart and the press corps which covers auto racing have always had a mutual enmity for each other. Encounters between Stewart and reporters can get quite tacky, but that’s going to happen when two entities who are, basically, defined by self righteousness come face to face 38 weekends a year.
On Thursday, however, Stewart used [...]

Lotus Speeding Its Way Into IndyCar
Friday, 18 Nov, 2011 – 9:14 | One Comment
Lotus Speeding Its Way Into IndyCar

Lotus Motorsport, a direct descendant of the company founded by Englishman Colin Chapman over 60 years ago, will partner as engine supplier to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport and HVM Racing for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The partnership agreements announced Thursday during the Los Angeles Auto Show will enable the teams to [...]

Panther To Bring Back Hildebrand
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2011 – 11:48 | Comments Off
Panther To Bring Back Hildebrand

Star-crossed JR Hildebrand – whose rookie IZOD IndyCar Series season featured an infamous crash and “battle scar” in the Indianapolis 500 and a less-publicized knee injury suffered during a media event in Texas – will continue to drive Panther Racing’s No. 4 National Guard entry in 2012 and 2013.
“I’m super-stoked that I’m going to be [...]

Woody: Kahne Smokes No-Chase, No-Race Theory
Wednesday, 16 Nov, 2011 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Woody: Kahne Smokes No-Chase, No-Race Theory

When NASCAR inaugurated its Chase for the Championship – its version of a playoff between a select number of drivers – critics complained that any driver who didn’t make the Chase wouldn’t have any
incentive to keep racing.
They said the non-Chasers would simply ride out the final 10 races.
They said if their favorite driver wasn’t in [...]

Kenny Bernstein Announces Retirement, Folds Team
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 13:40 | 2 Comments
Kenny Bernstein Announces Retirement, Folds Team

Six-time NHRA world champion Kenny Bernstein has closed the book on his career as a competitor and Top Fuel team-owner, leaving son Brandon as a free-agent heading into the 2012 season.
“My wife Sheryl and I have come to a place in our lives where we want to pursue other interests,” Bernstein said in a statement [...]

NHRA Honors Champs, Arana Jr.
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 9:55 | Comments Off
NHRA Honors Champs, Arana Jr.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr., newly crowned as the National Hot Rod Association’s Rookie of the Year, intends to show his peers “who’s boss” in the two-wheel class during 2012.
Arana Jr., son of the 2009 PSM world champion, received a $20,000 check as winner of the Automobile Club [...]

Pedregon Hoping To Cut Down The Big Guys
Sunday, 13 Nov, 2011 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Pedregon Hoping To Cut Down The Big Guys

For the most part, the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series has evolved into a situation that race fans worldwide know all too well: Big money, multi-car teams have left the small-budget, owner/driver teams fighting for the scraps.
But today at  the historic Pomona dragstrip, Cruz Pedregon and the team he owns and runs will make [...]

Kenseth Takes Cup Pole At Phoenix
Saturday, 12 Nov, 2011 – 15:08 | Comments Off
Kenseth Takes Cup Pole At Phoenix

Ford driver Matt Kenseth won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kenseth, of Roush Fenway Racing, won the pole with a lap at 137.101 mph. It was the seventh pole of Kenseth’s career.
“We watched everyone else and obviously there were a lot of people low on grip and it [...]

Mars Parks Kyle Busch
Friday, 11 Nov, 2011 – 8:10 | One Comment
Mars Parks Kyle Busch

Mars, Inc., has disassociated itself from NASCAR driver Kyle Busch for the remaining two Sprint Cup Series races of the 2011 season, removing the paint scheme of primary sponsor M&M’S® from the No. 18 Toyota Camry until 2012.
The decision is the latest fallout from Busch’s actions during a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at [...]