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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. [...]

McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville
Saturday, 2 Apr, 2011 – 12:19 | Comments Off
McMurray Is No. 1 At Martinsville

Jamie McMurray earned the right to start Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway from the pole after turning a fast qualifying lap at 96.509 mph on Saturday afternoon.
The pole is the first of the season for McMurray, the  Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver who won the 2010 Daytona 500 and the 2010 Brickyard 400.
Ryan [...]

Newman Is Driving Like A New Man In 2011
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Newman Is Driving Like A New Man In 2011

Call it solid preparation and execution or call it luck. Ryan Newman is off to a great start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.
Heading to Martinsville for the sixth race of the season, the Stewart Haas Racing driver already has rolled up four top-10 and three top-five finishes. That’s just one less top-five than Newman had [...]

Minter: Gordon Talks Numbers, Family And Future
Friday, 1 Apr, 2011 – 7:00 | 7 Comments
Minter: Gordon Talks Numbers, Family And Future

Bristol, Tenn. – It had been about a year since I’d had a one-on-one interview with Jeff Gordon, so back at Daytona I asked his publicist Jon Edwards if he’d put me on Jeff’s calendar for Bristol.
In a Sprint Cup world where publicists don’t exactly jump when an interview request comes in, this transaction was [...]

Racin News: Reutimann To Sub For Injured Truex
Thursday, 31 Mar, 2011 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Racin News: Reutimann To Sub For Injured Truex

In racin’ news today, Thursday, March 31:
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing announced that David Reutimann will drive the No. 99 Toyota Camry in the April 8 Nationwide race at Texas Motor Speedway while Ryan Truex recovers from wrist surgery.
Reutimann replaces rookie points leader Truex, who underwent corrective surgery this week to repair a fractured right wrist.
“I hurt my [...]

‘New Guy’ Kanaan Earns A Podium
Wednesday, 30 Mar, 2011 – 14:37 | Comments Off
‘New Guy’ Kanaan Earns A Podium

Tony Kanaan’s debut with KV Racing Technology-Lotus on the Streets of St. Pete featured unexpected challenges from Simona de Silvestro, and a key piece of cockpit equipment.
Kanaan held off a determined, late-race charge from de Silvestro to finish third in the IZOD IndyCar Series’ season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Kanaan’s unlikely podium finish [...]