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Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight

Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, the 2009 [...]

Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]

Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 7:16 | One Comment
Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – What? Who?
Those were the two questions that could be heard echoing through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center deadline room Friday night after the winner of the Sprint All-Star fan vote was announced.
Josh Wise, a USAC three-quarter Midget division champion from Riverside, Calif., had defeated odds-on-favorite Danica Patrick in the fan voting [...]

Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet

FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing [...]

Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
Wednesday, 14 May, 2014 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident

Rookie Sebastian Saavedra got “back to business” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, logging seven laps before practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 was curtailed by rain.
The shortened session was significant for Saavedra, who returned to the cockpit after avoiding what could have been tragic consequences at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Grand [...]

Gordon Has A Night To Remember In Kansas
Saturday, 10 May, 2014 – 23:56 | One Comment
Gordon Has A Night To Remember In Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory was by .112 seconds and was the first of the year for the four-time champion and his third at Kansas Speedway.
The [...]

Kansas Cup Race To Feature Plenty Of Speed
Friday, 9 May, 2014 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Kansas Cup Race To Feature Plenty Of Speed

KANSAS CITY, Kan.– The fastest field in the 13-year history of Kansas Speedway will usher in the inaugural Sprint Cup race under the lights on the 1.5-mile oval Saturday night.
Less than two years after the first complete repaving job in the history of the facility, more than half of the field shattered Matt Kenseth’s previous [...]

Young Blaney’s Future Is Sprint Cup, Not Sprint Cars
Friday, 9 May, 2014 – 13:40 | One Comment
Young Blaney’s Future Is Sprint Cup, Not Sprint Cars

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dave Blaney was a short track monster. He was a Silver Crown champion and a World of Outlaws champion. He won the Knoxville Nationals and the Gold Cup at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He’s a dirt-track owner and recently voted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
Now he has [...]

Scott Wins Pole In Bizzare Qualifying At Talladega
Saturday, 3 May, 2014 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Scott Wins Pole In Bizzare Qualifying At Talladega

Brian Scott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega on Saturday afternoon.
Scott overcame a rather reluctant group of 11 other drivers – none would take to the track until there was only time enough left for a single green-flag lap – in the final round of knockout qualifying to get the [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Voted First Quarter Winner Of Prestigious DOTY Award
Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2014 – 20:16 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Voted First Quarter Winner Of Prestigious DOTY Award

Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500, has been voted recipient of the First Quarter Driver of the Year Award for 2014.
Earnhardt prevailed in balloting by a national panel of motorsports journalists and broadcasters with seven of 17 first-place votes.
Ending an almost two-year winless drought, Earnhardt took the checkered flag at Daytona International [...]