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Flat Spot On: If It’s Baroque – Don’t Fix It
Friday, 25 May, 2012 – 10:54 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: If It’s Baroque – Don’t Fix It
Flat Spot On: If It’s Baroque – Don’t Fix It

MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Is the Monaco Grand Prix over-rated?
Is this Grand Dame a dowager, dottering along within the skirts of tradition and the Mediterranean city’s cachet as a playground of the rich and famous, ignoring the onset of the KERS and Drag Reduction System that have made F1 weekends more like free-for-alls? Will we […]

Pastrana’s Drive For Pride Not Going Well
Thursday, 24 May, 2012 – 16:08 | Comments Off on Pastrana’s Drive For Pride Not Going Well
Pastrana’s Drive For Pride Not Going Well

CONCORD, N.C. – By most measures, Travis Pastrana’s entry into NASCAR’s Nationwide Series has been pretty positive. But by one measure – how much crap he’s taken from his friends – that entry has been a bit of a bummer.
The crap the action sports star has been issued has come courtesy of his X-Games peers and […]

Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry
Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry

SALISBURY, N.C. – Toyota’s 2013 Camry has a little bit different feel than the car currently raced on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, but it’s not the major jump the drivers experienced when the old car was mothballed in favor of the COT, Kyle Busch said Tuesday at Toyota Racing and Development headquarters.
Busch attributed the […]

Briscoe Drives Out Of The Shadows At Penske
Monday, 21 May, 2012 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Briscoe Drives Out Of The Shadows At Penske
Briscoe Drives Out Of The Shadows At Penske

Ryan Briscoe’s pole-winning run for the 96th Indianapolis 500 looms as the perfect vehicle to alter the Australian’s image as “third-wheelman” at Team Penske.
Largely overshadowed by Helio Castroneves and Will Power during his four-plus-year tenure at Penske, Briscoe figures to spend much of the week leading up to Sunday’s green flag eloquently chatting-up “The Greatest […]

Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka
Sunday, 20 May, 2012 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka
Grubnic Surprise Winner In Topeka

Dave Grubnic broke a long winless streak Sunday when he won the Top Fuel competition at the Dollar General NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
The Kalitta Motorsports driver beat Spencer Massey of Don Schumacher Racing in the finals with a pass in 3.893 seconds and at 319.07 mph.
The victory was the first for Grubnic […]

Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 21:04 | Comments Off on Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500
Penske’s Briscoe Wins Pole For 2012 Indy 500

Ryan Briscoe went out early in the Fast Nine portion of Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, set a surprisingly-fast four-lap speed and then sat nervously in the cockpit of his Chevrolet powered Dallara for the remainder of the 1.5-hour qualifying segment.
When the gun sounded to signal the end of the session, Briscoe had […]

Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 7:19 | Comments Off on Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane
Sharp Decisions Got Lofton To Victory Lane

CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner Eddie Sharp, Justin Lofton’s first career victory in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was a gamble that paid off.
Lofton simply viewed it as the fifth move in a chess match.
“First move, going back to Eddie’s,” explained the 26-year-old […]

Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 19:43 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch said Friday he didn’t believe any of Ryan Newman’s crewmen were in danger when he executed a burnout through Newman’s pit as he left pit road following a wreck in last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
“Newman left his pit a good 10 seconds before us,” Busch […]

Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 12:56 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman
Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman

CONCORD, N.C. – If a congressman from Georgia has his way military sponsorships in NASCAR could soon be a thing of the past.
That would include the National Guard’s association with the sport’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
An amendment, which prohibits funding of sponsorships for professional sports or sporting events, passed in a voice vote […]

Indy Girds For Fast Friday
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Indy Girds For Fast Friday
Indy Girds For Fast Friday

A change in turbocharger boost pressure promises to increase speeds, engineering data and perhaps anxiety levels for IZOD IndyCar Series teams during Fast Friday practice today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Setup data collected during six days/35 hours of practice this week for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27 largely will be shelved […]