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Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?
Friday, 15 Apr, 2011 – 10:15 | One Comment
Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?

The open-air observation deck on the offices/suites/media building behind the staging area at the new zMAX Dragway was getting a pretty good load test two years ago. People were crowded along the railing and those behind were attempting to elbow their way forward.
Down below, another load test was taking place on the drag strip. Four [...]

Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer
Tuesday, 12 Apr, 2011 – 6:30 | 15 Comments
Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer

It’s become a weekly refrain: Last week’s race at (fill in the blank) was an uncompetitive bore.
Matt Kenseth’s Texas one-step DID differ a bit from most of the so-called racing that has become the NASCAR norm: in a typical race the drivers log laps for 95 percent of the race, then turn it on during [...]

Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
Monday, 11 Apr, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move

Fort Worth, Texas – There are times when NASCAR team-owner Jack Roush speaks in a language so deep and so precise that only a mechanical engineer truly can digest it.
Ask Jack about the aerodynamic nuances associated with the Ford Fusion’s new Sprint Cup nose, and you’ll likely get an explanation along the lines of E=MC(squared).
And [...]

Power Trims Field At Barber
Sunday, 10 Apr, 2011 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Power Trims Field At Barber

Will Power streaked to victory at a debris-strewn Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series race.
The Team Penske driver started from the pole and led every lap en route to the victory.
He beat runner-up Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing to the finish line by over 3.3 seconds.
Power [...]

Pit Road Speeding Flap Continues At TMS
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2011 – 18:08 | 2 Comments
Pit Road Speeding Flap Continues At TMS

Fort Worth, Texas – NASCAR champions Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch are more likely to be haggling over common ground than agreeing on it tonight at Texas Motor Speedway.
But in the wake of Johnson’s controversial pit road speeding penalty at Martinsville Speedway last Sunday, Busch said he could understand the five-time/reigning Sprint Cup champion’s consternation.
Johnson’s [...]

Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval
Saturday, 9 Apr, 2011 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Buckler, Lally And TRG Trying On The Blue Oval

Fort Worth, Texas – Kevin Buckler’s ace lineup of sports car drivers has stood on podiums and sprayed champagne from Daytona Beach to Le Mans.
The Racer’s Group has been competing and winning at the top level of the sports car genre since 1993… and bottom-feeding in NASCAR ‘s Sprint Cup Series since 2009. It’s a [...]

Ragan Earns First Pole Of His Cup Career
Friday, 8 Apr, 2011 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Ragan Earns First Pole Of His Cup Career

Fort Worth, Texas – David Ragan apparently planted the seeds for his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole one month ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“First thing is that I wasn’t backwards coming off Turn 2 like I was at Vegas, so that helped,” said Ragan, shortly after earning P1 for the Samsung Mobile [...]

New NASCAR Team Bound For Nashville?
Wednesday, 6 Apr, 2011 – 8:24 | Comments Off
New NASCAR Team Bound For Nashville?

Nashville, Tenn. – A Canadian businessman has purchased some of the assets of Baker Curb Racing and reportedly plans to locate a new NASCAR team in Nashville, with aspirations to eventually compete in the Sprint Cup Series.
Sources say Go Canada Racing, owned by Toronto millionaire Steve Meehan, will make its debut in the April 23 [...]

TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show
Monday, 4 Apr, 2011 – 9:02 | Comments Off
TGIM: Harvick And The Late Show

Thank God it’s Monday:
The plan, Kevin Harvick says, is not to pick up bonus points for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup races. The plan, he said, is to pick up victories. Thanks to dad, it’s always been that way for him, he says.
The plan has worked to near perfection the [...]

Sauter Tops Busch In Camping World Race
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 15:32 | Comments Off
Sauter Tops Busch In Camping World Race

Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch for the lead with less than two laps to go and went on to win the Kroger 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Busch finished second, just missing getting his first ever victory at Martinsville.
He was passed just as he was about to take the white flag. [...]