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New Surface Makes For Big Mystery At PIR
Wednesday, 9 Nov, 2011 – 8:26 | Comments Off
New Surface Makes For Big Mystery At PIR

AVONDALE, Ariz. – If NASCAR’s driving fraternity shoulders reservations about the unpredictable mess that usually accompanies the nervy Chase for the Sprint Cup stop at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, just wait until Sunday.
Thanks to recent repaving and reconfiguration at Phoenix International Raceway, drivers and crew chiefs really are in the dark entering the Kobalt Tools 500.
Even [...]

Sturbin: Stewart Is Only Worried About Stewart
Monday, 7 Nov, 2011 – 10:13 | One Comment
Sturbin: Stewart Is Only Worried About Stewart

FORT WORTH, Texas – On his way down pit road to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday evening, Tony Stewart rolled to a halt at the sight of Carl Edwards. NASCAR’s championship protagonists briefly exchanged smiles and words before tapping hands in a sign of mutual respect.
“I just told him, ‘Good job,’ ” Edwards [...]

Kenny Wallace Defends Lame Duck Cup Drivers
Sunday, 6 Nov, 2011 – 17:59 | 3 Comments
Kenny Wallace Defends Lame Duck Cup Drivers

FORT WORTH, Texas – Veteran NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace has rallied to the defense of lame duck Sprint Cup drivers David Reutimann and David Ragan, whose sponsorship woes have them scrambling for fulltime rides in 2012.
“I’m just absolutely shocked with all these Cup drivers losing their rides, and they’re winning drivers,” Wallace said Saturday at [...]

Busch Issues Public Apology
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 20:56 | One Comment
Busch Issues Public Apology

Kyle Busch, parked for the weekend by NASCAR after having wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, issued a public apology on Saturday night.
The apology, issued in a statement reads:
“To all,
I’ve had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to [...]

NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch For Weekend At TMS
Saturday, 5 Nov, 2011 – 8:52 | Comments Off
NASCAR Parks Kyle Busch For Weekend At TMS

FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR officials came down hard on Kyle Busch on Saturday morning for his part in an ugly incident which occurred during Friday night’s Camping World race at Texas Motor
Speedway.
Busch’s weekend is over. He will be parked for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race, today’s practices and also for Saturday’s Nationwide race, NASCAR [...]

Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Qualifying Attack
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 22:49 | Comments Off
Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Qualifying Attack

Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing won the pole on Friday for Sunday’s AAA 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Biffle, a non-Chase driver, won the pole with a lap at 193.736 mph.
Roush Fenway’s David Ragan posted a lap at 193.729 mph to qualify second fastest.
Matt Kenseth gave Roush Fenway a 1-2-3 sweep as [...]

Harvick Wins Texas Truck Race
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 21:22 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Texas Truck Race

Kevin Harvick won as driver in Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but lost as a team owner.
Harvick won as a driver in the Win Star World Casino 350k after passing James Buescher shortly after a restart with 44 laps to go and then holding onto the lead the rest [...]

Patrick’s Cup Plans Announced
Friday, 4 Nov, 2011 – 16:17 | One Comment
Patrick’s Cup Plans Announced

A couple of more questions about Danica Patrick’s NASCAR future were answered on Friday during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway.
At the press conference, which was attended by both Patrick and her Sprint Cup team owner, Tony Stewart, it was announced that Patrick will drive in 10 Cup races next year.
Also, she will be [...]

Woody: Jeremy Mayfield Case Is Heart-Breaking
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2011 – 20:00 | 12 Comments
Woody: Jeremy Mayfield Case Is Heart-Breaking

Despite an onslaught of incriminating evidence over the last couple of years I had continued to hold onto hope that the drug-use accusations against Jeremy Mayfield were untrue.
I thought maybe a mistake had been made in the lab, or that people who claimed to know about Mayfield’s alleged problem were either mistaken or making it [...]

Racin’ News: Reutimann, MWR To Part Ways
Thursday, 3 Nov, 2011 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Reutimann, MWR To Part Ways

In racin’ news today:
(In this package: Reutimann out at MWR; Danica’s plans to be detailed; Penske to return in tact to INDYCAR; Ed Carpenter launches own IndyCar team; KVM going with Chevy.)
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Thursday that it would release driver David Reutimann at the end of the 2011 season.
MWR has scheduled a press conference [...]