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Martin Earns Talladega Pole
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 13:50 | Comments Off
Martin Earns Talladega Pole

Mark Martin won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Martin, a non-Chase driver, turned a lap at 181.367 mph.
“Oh course the race is a bigger more important competition but this is still for pride and I am very proud of my race team because of the great work that [...]

Buescher On Truck Pole
Saturday, 22 Oct, 2011 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Buescher On Truck Pole

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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Championship contender James Buescher qualified on-pole Friday for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Coca-Cola 250 Powered by fred’s, the perfect spot to launch his “patiently aggressive” game plan.
Buescher turned in a fast lap of 177.676 mph around the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway trioval, placing him directly in front of points-leader Austin Dillon, [...]

Kyle Busch’s Team Going Nationwide Racing
Friday, 21 Oct, 2011 – 15:24 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch’s Team Going Nationwide Racing

At a time when many racing operations are scaling back, Kyle Busch has opted to ramp up as he announced Friday that the team he owns will field a full-time Nationwide Series effort next season.
Busch, whose Kyle  Busch Motorsports team has been racing in the Camping World Truck Series the past couple years, made his [...]

Woody: Waltrip Says ‘Fear’ Hung Over Vegas
Thursday, 20 Oct, 2011 – 7:27 | One Comment
Woody: Waltrip Says ‘Fear’ Hung Over Vegas

In the wake of Dan Wheldon’s death at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Sunday, Darrell Waltrip says he hesitates to “second-guess” the IndyCar Series’ decision to race there – but that it was probably a bad idea.
“I know those guys were apprehensive going into that race,” says Waltrip, a retired three-time NASCAR champion who early [...]

Wheldon’s Gold Coast Seat Filled
Wednesday, 19 Oct, 2011 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Wheldon’s Gold Coast Seat Filled

The field for this weekend’s Armor All Gold Coast 600 in South East Queensland, Australia, has been finalized with the addition of English driver Darren Turner as a replacement for the late Dan Wheldon.
A two-time/reigning Indianapolis 500 champion, Wheldon was killed Sunday in a crash during the season-ending IZOD IndyCar Series Las Vegas Indy 300 [...]

Harris: Racing Claims Another Of The Good Ones
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 18:18 | Comments Off
Harris: Racing Claims Another Of The Good Ones

Just when you think the worst is in the past, the sport rears up and shows you it’s never going to be truly safe.
SAFER Barriers, head and neck restraints, crushable panels, Kevlar construction, none of that technology is enough to keep race drivers completely safe.
Now the open-wheel division of the sport has claimed the [...]

Firebird DNQs Throw Curve At Coundown
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Firebird DNQs Throw Curve At Coundown

An inability to solve two days of extreme track conditions in the desert left NHRA Top Fuel points-leader Spencer Massey and veteran Funny Car driver Ron Capps stunned after both failed to make their respective 16-car fields at the close of qualifying Saturday for the 27th
annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Massey’s DNQ  – [...]

Championship, Rulebook On Line In Vegas
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Championship, Rulebook On Line In Vegas

Rival IZOD IndyCar Series team principals Mike Hull and Tim Cindric will spend Sunday afternoon trying to outwit one another as Dario Franchitti and Will Power decide the 2011 driver’s championship during the Las Vegas Indy 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hull, managing director of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, hopes to guide Franchitti to his [...]

Sadler Shows His True Colors In Charlotte
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 20:41 | Comments Off
Sadler Shows His True Colors In Charlotte

Concord, N.C. – Pink was the color of the day Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway as NASCAR, track officials and competitors showed their support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, but for at least three members of the NASCAR community the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage was more than a Nationwide Series race.
Elliott and Hermie [...]

Danica Setting Self Up For Big Finish In Vegas?
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Danica Setting Self Up For Big Finish In Vegas?

Quite used to generating headlines by merely showing up at a “friggin’^” racetrack, Danica Patrick let her numbers do some meaningful talking during the opening practice for Sunday’s season-ending IZOD INDYCAR World Championships presented by Honda.
Patrick – making what will be her 116th and final IndyCar start as a series regular for the forseeable future [...]