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Andretti Signs Hinchcliffe
Wednesday, 11 Jan, 2012 – 9:07 | One Comment
Andretti Signs Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday that it has signed Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe to a multi-year IZOD IndyCar Series deal. Hinchcliffe will drive the Andretti  GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for 2012.
In his first year in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Hinchcliffe took three top-five and seven top-10 finishes to earn the series’ Rookie of the Year title despite missing [...]

Pedley: Wallace Troubles Are A Troubling Sign
Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012 – 11:24 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Wallace Troubles Are A Troubling Sign

A couple of thoughts on the racin’ news of last couple of days:
Rusty Wallace is one of NASCAR’s original salesmen. Back in the day when he drove for Roger Penske, the man could push product like few before him and, perhaps, only Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Carl Edwards in the years since.
The fact that he [...]

Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain
Sunday, 8 Jan, 2012 – 10:20 | 2 Comments
Racing Wizards Brought Out From Behind Curtain

Want to waste a good 15 minutes some day? Try telling a stick-and-ball loser that racing is as big of a team sport as is basketball or football. More of a team sport than baseball. Then get ready for some really comical indignation.
Fact is, of course, team work is more important to success in racing [...]

Rusty Wallace Racing NNS Team To Go On “Hiatus”
Friday, 6 Jan, 2012 – 16:36 | Comments Off
Rusty Wallace Racing NNS Team To Go On “Hiatus”

The  economy of racing apparently has claimed another victim as former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace has decided to temporarily shut down his two-car Nationwide Series team.
A press released stated that, “While the organization’s day-to-day competition activities will temporarily cease, key elements of RWR’s business staff will remain in place to continue development of future opportunities.
“The [...]

Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt
Wednesday, 4 Jan, 2012 – 15:41 | Comments Off
Whitt To Drive For Earnhardt

JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that Cole Whitt has been tabbed to drive the company’s Nationwide Series No. 88 Chevrolet in 2012.
Whitt, a 20-year-old native of Alpine, Calif., will also compete for Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year honors. He comes to JR Motorsports from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he finished ninth in last year’s championship standings [...]

Stewart Fields Super Team For Upcoming Chili Bowl
Monday, 26 Dec, 2011 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Stewart Fields Super Team For Upcoming Chili Bowl

Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will return to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in the 2012 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals it was announced Monday.
Joining Stewart on his Tony Stewart Racing team at the annual event will be NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr., USAC champion Bryan Clauson and 2011 POWRi rookie of [...]

Pedley: Allmendinger Finally Finds Stability
Thursday, 22 Dec, 2011 – 10:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Allmendinger Finally Finds Stability

AJ Allmendinger has long been on this unwritten list of drivers that I keep. The list that is filed under the heading of “Wonder What They Could Do If They Drove For A Top Team?”
On Wednesday, the Allmendinger file was moved to the “Now We’ll Find Out” folder.
That’s because, of course, the young Californian was hired [...]

Pedley: Danica May Now Have Perfect Mentor
Saturday, 17 Dec, 2011 – 12:04 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Danica May Now Have Perfect Mentor

Greg Zipadelli’s new job will not be of the low-profile variety. On the contrary. Because in addition to taking over as competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing, Zipadelli will also serve as interim crew chief for Danica Patrick as she forays into the Sprint Cup Series.
Love it, Zipadelli said of the second part of the job [...]

Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era
Thursday, 15 Dec, 2011 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Harris: Newman/Haas Closure Ends An Era

It was a few days ago when a short, unemotional press release popped up on my computer screen and brought my browsing to a jarring halt.
It was hard for my brain to wrap itself around the news that Newman/Haas Racing, one of the long-time fixtures in American open-wheel racing, is closing its doors after [...]

Al-Anabi Names Second Driver
Wednesday, 14 Dec, 2011 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Al-Anabi Names Second Driver

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Reigning NHRA Pro Mod champion Khalid alBalooshi celebrated an in-house promotion at Al-Anabi Racing Wednesday, when he was introduced as driver of the team’s gold dragster – the car wheeled to the 2011 Top Fuel world championship by Del Worsham.
A 32-year-old native of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, alBalooshi began his tenure in the car owned [...]