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Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 20:29 | Comments Off
Tasca Makes Funny Car Move At Winternationals

Bob Tasca raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car action Friday at the 52nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Speedway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also raced to the provisional top qualifying spot
in their respective categories at the [...]

NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes
Friday, 10 Feb, 2012 – 9:45 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Courtney Force Models Her Genes

On her first day as a real-gosh-darn NHRA Funny Car driver, Courtney Force showed speed. And, she showed savvy.
Her 4.21 second/303.16 mph pass in the first round of qualifying for the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona was sixth fastest on the day. And it was just a blink slower than the one laid [...]

First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2012 – 19:11 | Comments Off
First Passes Of 2012 Are In Books

The first round of qualifying in the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series was held on Thursday and making the fastest passes were Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Jack Beckman in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The first event of the season is the 52nd O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
Lucas’ [...]

Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 15:31 | 3 Comments
Bowyer Feels Moving To MWR Is A Safe Bet

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer thought it hilarious that the great blackjack hands he was pulling at a Kansas City casino last Thursday were somehow succumbing to even better hands on the part of the dealer. He did, after all, walk away from the table at the end of the day with a nifty [...]

Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500
Saturday, 4 Feb, 2012 – 8:27 | 11 Comments
Woody: Danica Wriggles Way Into Daytona 500

In the spirit of full disclosure, let me say that I’m glad Danica Patrick will be racing in this month’s Daytona 500.
I’ve always admired Danica’s sass, spunk and spirit, and following her endeavors will make the races she runs considerably more interesting.
Having said that, however, the way she got an automatic starting spot without having [...]

Deal Assures Danica Spot In Daytona 500 Field
Tuesday, 31 Jan, 2012 – 17:24 | One Comment
Deal Assures Danica Spot In Daytona 500 Field

Stewart-Haas Racing on Tuesday announced it has taken steps to ensure that Danica Patrick will race in next month’s Daytona 500.
SHR has entered into a collaborative partnership with Tommy Baldwin Racing  where TBR will field the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for all 10 of Danica Patrick’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2012.
The alliance [...]

Barrichello Testing Indycar
Monday, 30 Jan, 2012 – 17:42 | Comments Off
Barrichello Testing Indycar

Formula 1 veteran Rubens Barrichello drove an Indycar on Monday and said afterward that he is unsure if the drive would lead him to a job in 2012 with the Indianapolis-based series.
“We’ll see,” said Barrichello, who drove a second car prepared by KV Racing Technology at Sebring International Raceway in Florida when asked if fans [...]

It Was A Week Of Loss For Racing
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 9:37 | Comments Off
It Was A Week Of Loss For Racing

It’s been a tough week for old motorsports writers. Not only did we lose two of our longtime colleagues, Harold Pearson and Benny Phillips, but now comes word of the passing of Joseph “Doc’’ Mattioli.
All three of these men played important roles in my auto racing education and all three became friends.
Harold Pearson was part of the “in crowd’’ [...]

Ford Riley’s Lead At 16-Hour Mark
Sunday, 29 Jan, 2012 – 8:55 | Comments Off
Ford Riley’s Lead At 16-Hour Mark

As daylight began returning to Central Florida on Saturday, it showed that Ford’s and Riley’s  impressive showings in the Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International werecontinuing.
In the lead in the Daytona Prototype class at the 16-hour mark was the No. 60 Ford Riley of Michael Shank Racing. Behind the wheel was Justin Wilson.
Second was the [...]

Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues
Saturday, 28 Jan, 2012 – 8:47 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: The Rivalry Continues

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to its status as the first major circuit race on the calendar each year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been a calling card to the rest of the world for American road racing for 50 years. What a ride it’s been since Dan Gurney waited on the banking and [...]