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Andretti Harvests A Win In Iowa
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2011 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Andretti Harvests A Win In Iowa
Andretti Harvests A Win In Iowa

Marco Andretti overtook former Andretti Autosport teammate Tony Kanaan on Lap 232 of 250 and went on to a 0.7932-of-a-second victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer at Iowa Speedway.
“We were down a little bit on the bigger ovals but we know when it comes down to handling we’d be alright,” Andretti […]

Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
Friday, 24 Jun, 2011 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole
Sato Earns First IndyCar Pole

Takuma Sato on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Iowa Corn 250 IZOD IndyCar Race at Iowa Speedway.
It was the Japanese driver’s first IndyCar pole.
Sato posted a two-lap average speed of 180.375 mph on the .875-mile oval, which is located in Newton, Iowa.
“I want to say a big thank you to the whole team, the […]

Cars Edge Hoops In N.C.
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2011 – 6:40 | One Comment
Cars Edge Hoops In N.C.

CONCORD, N.C. – With the stroke of a pen, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill adopting stock car racing as the Tar Heel state’s official sport, but it was 13 elementary school students who were responsible for the new state symbol.
“Why is it that sometimes it takes really bright kids […]

NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties
Tuesday, 21 Jun, 2011 – 16:31 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties
NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties

NASCAR issued penalties to Joe Gibbs Racing on Tuesday for use of unapproved parts at Michigan International Speedway last weekend.
The penalties included fines and probation to crew chiefs and car chiefs for all three JGR teams, but no reductions of owner or driver points.
A statement issued by NASCAR read:
“All three of the Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 22:37 | Comments Off on Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win
Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win

Robert Hight set the national NHRA Funny Car speed record at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers and won his fourth race of the season in doing so.
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners at Bristol Dragway in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing […]

Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can

Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway, where the circuit is racing this weekend, have a way of turning into gas mileage/strategy races, as have several recent races in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
The reasons races play out that way are numerous. For starters, the caution periods in the latter part of the […]

Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2011 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan

Carl Edwards got his fourth victory of the season when he won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was his second at MIS.
The victory also gave Edwards his fourth straight finish of second or better in the Nationwide Series.
Finishing second was Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is […]

2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
Wednesday, 15 Jun, 2011 – 2:23 | Comments Off on 2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet

Charlotte, N.C.  – NASCAR’s 2012 inductees into its Hall of Fame total 23 championships and more than 900 victories, but NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday deciding on the five for enshrinement in January was the toughest yet.
NASCAR Cup champions Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip, legendary team owner Glen Wood, the sport’s winningest crew chief, […]

2011 Hall Vote Is Today
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011 – 8:04 | One Comment
2011 Hall Vote Is Today

Charolotte, N.C. – Election Day has arrived and it has nothing to do with things so trivial as taxes and global warming. Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 will be chosen.
Among the 25 candiates are past Cup champions like Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough; short-track aces like Jerry Cook and Richie Evans; […]

Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono

Jeff Gordon took a big step toward securing at least a wild card berth in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship when he won the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for the four-time champion, who started the day 13th in points. He […]