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Q And A: Tony Stewart Talks About Being Back Behind The Wheel
Saturday, 15 Feb, 2014 – 10:22 | Comments Off
Q And A: Tony Stewart Talks About Being Back Behind The Wheel

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart on Friday took laps in a Sprint Cup car for the first time since suffering severe injuries in a sprint car race last year in Iowa.
After taking those laps at Daytona International Speedway in practice for Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited, Stewart discussed, among other things, how [...]

King Kinser Will Get A Royal Send Off In 2014
Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014 – 18:34 | Comments Off
King Kinser Will Get A Royal Send Off In 2014

In the mid-1980s, a guy from the advertising department at the newspaper I worked for in Colorado came to my desk and asked if I was going to the local dirt track that weekend. When asked why, ad guy gave a two-word answer: Kinser’s there.
Not the sprint cars or the World of Outlaws or the [...]

Pro Stocker Line Wins One For Hospitalized Teammate
Monday, 10 Feb, 2014 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Pro Stocker Line Wins One For Hospitalized Teammate

Jason Line arrived at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals with a built-in excuse should he end the event with a less-than-wonderful result.  The KB Racing Pro Stock driver could simply say he had more important things than drag racing on his mind.
Line, however, opted against excuse making. Instead, he used news that teammate/team leader Greg Anderson [...]

Mixed Reaction Greets Big NASCAR Changes
Thursday, 30 Jan, 2014 – 20:39 | 5 Comments
Mixed Reaction Greets Big NASCAR Changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Most drivers and team owners reacted positively to NASCAR’s change in its Chase format for 2014, but there were still those who showed little enthusiasm, preferring to take a wait-and-see approach.
Denny Hamlin saw the new format as a way a person could miss a race due to a concussion and still [...]

The No. 3 Will Be Right Where Earnhardt Wanted
Tuesday, 28 Jan, 2014 – 22:50 | One Comment
The No. 3 Will Be Right Where Earnhardt Wanted

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Fourteen years ago Richard Childress and Dale Earnhardt sat in a car one rainy day and discussed how they would bring the famous No. 3 back to NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit after the seven-time champion retired. The two men decided it would only return on a car driven by a family member.
This [...]

Flat Spot On: Finish At Rolex Was Not So Great
Sunday, 26 Jan, 2014 – 15:26 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Finish At Rolex Was Not So Great

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Top 24 “Tweets” from the Rolex 24:
1.) Outstanding job by the Action Express team to win versus Wayne Taylor Racing. (And, versus the IMSA officials.)
2.) The late race full course caution for Leh Keen’s temporary meeting with a tire wall was a disgrace, given that Keen immediately returned his Porsche [...]

Corvettes Express Selves By Winning Rolex 24
Sunday, 26 Jan, 2014 – 14:23 | Comments Off
Corvettes Express Selves By Winning Rolex 24

Corvettes proved to be the class of the Prototype field in the 2014 Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway, and the cars of Action Express proved to be the class of the Corvette-fielding teams.
The Action Express No. 5 car, with Sebastien Bourdais driving, took the lead from the Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10 [...]

The Grand Tradition Of Gimmickry Rolls On
Thursday, 23 Jan, 2014 – 8:57 | 7 Comments
The Grand Tradition Of Gimmickry Rolls On

This week, news broke that NASCAR appears to be on the verge of announcing major, radical changes to its season-ending, championship-deciding Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoff system.
A story published in the Charlotte Observer said changes will include an increase in the number of Chase drivers (from 12 to 16) and a driver elimination [...]

First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
Friday, 17 Jan, 2014 – 8:16 | Comments Off
First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl

The checkered flag waved on a first-time preliminary winner for the third consecutive evening during the Chili Bowl Nationals Thursday, as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell posted a flag-to-flag/25-lap victory in the John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.
Bell’s win on the clay, quarter-mile Tulsa Expo Center track marked the second of the week for an Oklahoman during [...]

NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014 – 12:31 | One Comment
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl

By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – [...]