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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 [...]

Childress Reveals 2012 Plans
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Childress Reveals 2012 Plans

CONCORD, N.C. – With the exit of Clint Bowyer at the end of the season, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress said Thursday he expected his organization to field three, not four, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams full time next year.
“I’ve had offers to race people and race drivers and had another full sponsorship with a driver; [...]

Woody: Gordon’s A Goner In The Chase
Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2011 – 7:57 | 2 Comments
Woody: Gordon’s A Goner In The Chase

Another one bites the dust.
While Jimmie Johnson was blowing away the field last Sunday at Kansas Speedway Jeff Gordon was blowing a motor, and with it his hopes for that oh-so-elusive 5th championship.
Gordon finished 34th and sank to 10th in the standings.
With just six races to go, starting Saturday night at Charlotte, that’s too deep [...]

Johnson Powers To Victory At Kansas Speedway
Monday, 10 Oct, 2011 – 16:52 | Comments Off
Johnson Powers To Victory At Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson had a dominating car at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon and he used it to win the fourth race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Johnson led 197 of the green/white/checkered restart-extended race, beating Kasey Kahne to the finish line by .548 seconds.
The victory moved Johnson from fifth [...]

Brian France Q and A
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2011 – 11:30 | Comments Off
Brian France Q and A

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France participated in a question and answer session at Kansas Speedway on Sunday morning.
The following is a transcript of that session:
Q. There’s been a lot of talk about the companion series, Nationwide and truck, returning to the roots, going to Rockingham. Is there an [...]

Keselowski Breezes To Easy Kansas NNS Victory
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2011 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Keselowski Breezes To Easy Kansas NNS Victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. –Brad Keselowski won the Kansas Lottery 300 Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon and won it with ease.
The Penske Racing driver led all but 29 laps of the 200-lap race. It was his fourth victory of the season in the series.
Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing finished second – a [...]