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Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can

Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway, where the circuit is racing this weekend, have a way of turning into gas mileage/strategy races, as have several recent races in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
The reasons races play out that way are numerous. For starters, the caution periods in the latter part of the [...]

Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2011 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan

Carl Edwards got his fourth victory of the season when he won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was his second at MIS.
The victory also gave Edwards his fourth straight finish of second or better in the Nationwide Series.
Finishing second was Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is [...]

2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
Wednesday, 15 Jun, 2011 – 2:23 | Comments Off
2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet

Charlotte, N.C.  – NASCAR’s 2012 inductees into its Hall of Fame total 23 championships and more than 900 victories, but NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday deciding on the five for enshrinement in January was the toughest yet.
NASCAR Cup champions Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip, legendary team owner Glen Wood, the sport’s winningest crew chief, [...]

2011 Hall Vote Is Today
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011 – 8:04 | One Comment
2011 Hall Vote Is Today

Charolotte, N.C. – Election Day has arrived and it has nothing to do with things so trivial as taxes and global warming. Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 will be chosen.
Among the 25 candiates are past Cup champions like Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough; short-track aces like Jerry Cook and Richie Evans; [...]

Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono

Jeff Gordon took a big step toward securing at least a wild card berth in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship when he won the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for the four-time champion, who started the day 13th in points. He [...]

Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans

Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific [...]

Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 12:20 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono

On Friday, Kurt Busch’s Sprint Cup car was a wad of metal. Saturday, it was on the pole for Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Speedway.
It was the Penske Racing driver’s second straight pole as he captured the one at Kansas Speedway last weekend.
Busch’s lap was at 171.579 mph. It gave him the 14th pole [...]

Hornaday Trucks To Controversial Texas Victory
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 22:45 | Comments Off
Hornaday Trucks To Controversial Texas Victory

Johnny Sauter was black flagged after he made an illegal move on a green/white/checker restart and that handed victory in the WinStar World Casino 400k Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night to Ron Hornaday Jr.
The victory was the first of the season for Hornaday. It was his 48th in the [...]

Tags Is It Again In Qualifying
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 19:43 | One Comment
Tags Is It Again In Qualifying

Fort Worth, Texas – Alex Tagliani celebrated his second consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series pole Friday afternoon with a shout-out to his team, and a not-so-subtle message aimed squarely at one of his rivals.
“Being on the pole on an oval is great,” said Tagliani, who bagged P1 for Saturday night’s inaugural Firestone Twin 275s with a [...]

Childress Gives Statement; Busch Answers Questions At Pocono
Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 – 9:22 | Comments Off
Childress Gives Statement; Busch Answers Questions At Pocono

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress met with the media at Pocono Speedway to talk about his run-in with driver Kyle Busch last week at Kansas Speedway.
He took no questions. He only issued a verbal statement.
Busch also met with the media and he did answer questions.
The following is a transcript from Childress:
“Here’s the deal, I’m going [...]