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Marlin’s Track Bid Snubbed
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 17:10 | One Comment
Marlin’s Track Bid Snubbed

NASHVILLE – A group of investors headed by retired NASCAR star Sterling Marlin was passed over Tuesday by the Metro Fair Board in its search for a new Fairgrounds Speedway operator.
The Fair Board chose instead Tony Formosa Jr., who operated the track in 2010. He will operate the 54-year-old facility next year in what is [...]

Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief
Monday, 5 Dec, 2011 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Brian Pattie will serve as crew chief for Clint Bowyer’s No.15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2012.
“Brian is someone whose been on our radar for a very long time,” said Waltrip. “He brings a strong technical background, along with great leadership and [...]

Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style
Saturday, 3 Dec, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style

Accompanied by a “hot date” and 160 team employees, Tony Stewart celebrated his 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night with equal parts humor and humility.
Stewart, who clinched his third Cup trophy with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, added a champion’s ring and a check for $5.8-million to his Champion’s [...]

INDYCAR Shakes Up Management
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 14:26 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Shakes Up Management

INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard announced organizational changes in the commercial and operations/competition divisions of the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights effective Jan. 1.
Terry Angstadt has resigned as Commercial Division President and will be succeeded by Marc Koretzky, who joined INDYCAR in May as Director of Corporate Business Development. Angstadt [...]

Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, held a teleconference with the media on Monday. The following is a transcript of that teleconference:
RICK HENDRICK: Good morning, Jesse, and everybody there. Just looking forward to getting ready to start a new year. I really appreciate all the cards and letters after the accident my wife and I [...]

NASCAR Fines Kurt Busch $50K
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 18:01 | One Comment
NASCAR Fines Kurt Busch $50K

NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch $50,000 for his actions during the Nov. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
NASCAR determined that Kurt Busch, who drives the No. 22 car for Penske Racing, violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – inappropriate hand gesture; abusive language) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book.

The [...]

Force To Go For Title No. 16 With New Knee
Wednesday, 23 Nov, 2011 – 16:58 | One Comment
Force To Go For Title No. 16 With New Knee

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Drag racing icon John Force answered any lingering questions about his level of commitment to winning a 16th NHRA Funny Car world championship by undergoing post-season surgery to repair a damaged right knee originally injured playing high school football.
Following the 2011 NHRA season and championship banquet, Force checked into Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic [...]

Top Fuel Champion Del Worsham Calls It Quits
Monday, 21 Nov, 2011 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Top Fuel Champion Del Worsham Calls It Quits

Recently crowned National Hot Rod Association world champion Del Worsham joked last week that he did not feel like a “full-fledged Top Fuel driver,” one day after clinching his title during the 2011 season-ender at Pomona, Calif.
“I’m a little wider and heavier than most Top Fuel drivers,” Worsham said, “but I have a great crew [...]

Williams: Stewart vs. Edwards A Modern Classic
Monday, 21 Nov, 2011 – 10:25 | Comments Off
Williams: Stewart vs. Edwards A Modern Classic

For nearly two decades the NASCAR community has cited the intense 1992 season finale title bout at Atlanta between Alan Kulwicki and Bill Elliott as a legendary race. Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway another season-ending event, this one between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards, assumed its place in the history-making ranks.
Sunday’s 2011 season finale was [...]

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 [...]