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Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes
Monday, 18 Jul, 2011 – 9:40 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Slap Promoters For Traffic, Parking Woes

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Once upon a time during NASCAR history, a man named Les Richter conducted a time and motion study. As the vice president of competition for NASCAR’s premier Winston Cup series, Richter wanted to know how much time team members spent standing in line each weekend in order to get a [...]

Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th
Sunday, 17 Jul, 2011 – 6:11 | 2 Comments
Busch Gets 100th, Sets Sights On 200th

Loudon, NH – Mark Martin congratulated Kyle Busch after the younger driver matched his record of 49 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Then he smiled and, speaking into a microphone that carried his words to the crowd at the track and to those watching the ESPN telecast, said, “And don’t [...]

Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton
Friday, 15 Jul, 2011 – 17:39 | One Comment
Woody: Traffic Glitch Was Bad For Bruton

Timing, they say, is everything, and that goes for sports columns.
Last week as Kentucky Speedway got ready for its grand Sprint Cup opener I penned (well, pecked) a commentary in praise of Bruton Smith’s latest jewel. Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns eight Cup tracks and has been instrumental in making upgrades in the sport.
I said [...]

Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend
Wednesday, 13 Jul, 2011 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Minter: Tongues Were Racing Over The Weekend

There’s been news aplenty in the NASCAR world the past few days. Most of it has tended to be on the negative side, although the sport’s spin doctors have tried to make it appear otherwise.
One of the most fun weekends of the year, the truck and Nationwide races at Lucas Oil Raceway, is being shut [...]

Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers
Monday, 11 Jul, 2011 – 7:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Bad Traffic, Blown Calls And Diffusers

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
If controversy fuels motor racing – and what racing writer is going to argue with that premise? – it was a banner weekend for the sport.
It started early at the first ever Sprint Cup race held by Kentucky Speedway, where some fans never did get in due to traffic problems. [...]

Worsham Notches Fifth Top Fuel Victory Of Season
Sunday, 10 Jul, 2011 – 19:43 | Comments Off
Worsham Notches Fifth Top Fuel Victory Of Season

Del Worsham defeated David Grubnic to earn his series-high fifth win of the season on Sunday and extend his Top Fuel championship league to 125 points in today’s NHRA Full Throttle Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
Also winning at Route 66 Sunday were Mike Neff (Funny Car), Greg [...]

Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 21:49 | Comments Off
Busch Christens Kentucky’s Victory Lane

Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
The victory in the Quaker State 400 was his third of the season. He moved into the points lead with the victory.
“This is cool,” he said. “The way we ran tonight was awesome. It was a fun night, it was a tough [...]

Power Fast Qualifier In Toronto
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 14:12 | Comments Off
Power Fast Qualifier In Toronto

The IZOD IndyCar Series returned to road racing this weekend and Team Penske’s Will Power returned to the top of the speed charts.
Power, on Saturday, won the pole for Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto race on the 11-turn, 1.755-mile Exhibition Place street course.
Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, has swept the pole in [...]

Fuel Injection Takes A Test
Thursday, 7 Jul, 2011 – 18:04 | One Comment
Fuel Injection Takes A Test

NASCAR tested cars with electronic fuel injection systems on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway.
The new system, which soon will replace the carburetors which have been in NASCAR vehicles for decades, was installed on test cars from current teams in the series. All four brands of cars were represented in the test.
What follows is reaction to the [...]

Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012

The weekend of next year’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race will be held as part of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway quadruple-header.
On the last weekend of July, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also the Grand-Am Road Racing will join  Cup Series for four races.
It will be the first time that races will take place on the [...]