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Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington
Friday, 4 Sep, 2015 – 18:51 | One Comment
Teams, Drivers Turn Back The Pages At Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – With the Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date at Darlington Raceway and the track promoting a “throwback” theme, of the 28 teams using throwback paint schemes on their cars, perhaps Richard Petty Motorsports has taken the biggest step back in time.
Aric Almirola has adopted a Fu Manchu […]

Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
Monday, 31 Aug, 2015 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf
Championship Puts Dixon On Indy Cars’ Top Shelf

Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott […]

Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2015 – 12:48 | Comments Off on Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey
Schumacher Hires alBalooshi After Booting Massey

Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2015 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Stewart Responds To Ward Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

NASCAR champion Tony Stewart contends he did not see Kevin Ward Jr. walking toward his Sprint Car until seconds before the 20-year-old was struck and fatally injured during an on-track accident in Upstate New York last summer.
Stewart’s response to the wrongful death lawsuit brought earlier this month by Ward’s parents was filed Friday by attorney […]

Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Monday, 24 Aug, 2015 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd
Cool Weather Helps Rewrite Record Book In Brainerd

Richie Crampton clocked a career-best elapsed time at Brainerd International Raceway en route to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season, capping a record-setting Sunday at the 34th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Top Fuel and Funny Car teams took advantage of unseasonably cool and overcast weather conditions at the Minnesota facility to reset all […]

Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Sunday, 23 Aug, 2015 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night
Logano, Team Penske Are Again Stellar At Night

BRISTOL, Tenn. – With Joey Logano’s Saturday victory in the Irwin Tools Night Race, Team Penske has now won three of the last five night races at Bristol Motor Speedway to move owner Roger Penske into sole position of second on the tough half-mile track’s all-time win list.
Previously, Penske was tied for second with […]

Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2015 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible
Rahal: An IndyCar Championship Feels Possible

All-American boy Graham Rahal proudly says he is about to enter “two of the biggest races of my career” within nine points of his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Rahal’s breakthrough campaign could take a massive swing Sunday during the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the season’s penultimate event and final oval-track race of 2015. […]

Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
Friday, 21 Aug, 2015 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing
Kauffman, Bowyer Dish On Demise of Waltrip Racing

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Clint Bowyer admitted Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that neither he nor sponsor Five-Hour Energy saw the demise of Michael Waltrip Racing coming. After all, Bowyer was eight months into a three-year deal.
Bowyer isn’t tipping his hand as to where he’s going, even though the rumors are strong that it’s HScott […]

Montoya’s Cool As Rahal Triangulates In On Lead
Friday, 21 Aug, 2015 – 7:29 | Comments Off on Montoya’s Cool As Rahal Triangulates In On Lead
Montoya’s Cool As Rahal Triangulates In On Lead

Juan Pablo Montoya’s once-formidable Verizon IndyCar Series point-lead over Graham Rahal is running on Sunoco E85R fumes. But in typical Juan Me Worry? fashion, JPM says he’s not sweating the season’s final two races.
Montoya will take a tenuous nine-point advantage (465-456) over Rahal into Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 around the triangular, 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. JPM’s […]

Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2015 – 12:55 | Comments Off on Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas
Danica Signs Contract Extension With Stewart-Haas

Danica Patrick has signed a multiyear extension with Stewart-Haas Racing it was announced by the team on Tuesday.
Also announced was that Nature’s Bakery will replace Go-Daddy as Patrick’s primary sponsor beginning next year. The new sponsor will be on the car for 28 races with Patrick’s current sponsors filling out the remainder of the schedule.
 
“As […]