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Radio Days; Communication Upgraded For DIS
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 10:12 | One Comment
Radio Days; Communication Upgraded For DIS

Daytona Beach, Fla. – When NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers began racing in two-car drafts at Daytona in February, the unique form of competition created scenarios and safety issues never before seen.
For the first time in the sport’s history, drivers discovered they needed to talk to fellow competitors who were not their teammates. That was possible […]

Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio
Penske’s Power Cleared To Drive; Tests Mid-Ohio

Cleared to drive by INDYCAR’s medical staff following a “mild concussion” suffered Saturday night, Will Power spent Wednesday road-course testing in pursuit of IZOD IndyCar Series nemesis Dario Franchitti.
Power joined Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe for a test on the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his first seat time since crashing into the […]

Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 12:07 | Comments Off on Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit
Marco Hopes He Has Acquired A Great New Habit

Nearly five years have passed since Marco Andretti, then 19-years-old, won his first IZOD IndyCar Series race, flirted with the allure of Formula One and began to shave.
The ensuing 78-race eternity that began for the Family Andretti at Infineon Raceway on Aug. 27, 2006 mercifully ended Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, where Marco outbattled former […]

Legends Like Archer Part Of Racing’s Dusty Past
Tuesday, 28 Jun, 2011 – 10:29 | 4 Comments
Legends Like Archer Part Of Racing’s Dusty Past

The ongoing debate over who should be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame is healthy because it causes people to think about who their heroes – racing and otherwise – really are.
For many, their racing heroes aren’t the Pettys and Pearsons of NASCAR. They’re the short track racers they watched every Saturday night at […]

Efforts To Save Nashville Track Are Amped Up
Monday, 27 Jun, 2011 – 10:56 | 3 Comments
Efforts To Save Nashville Track Are Amped Up

Nashville – Two high-profile backers with links to the music and racing industry have thrown their support behind Fairgrounds Speedway to try to enhance its long-range future.
Mike Curb, one of the nation’s premier music moguls and co-owner of Baker Curb Racing, has joined Scott Borchetta, another prominent music promoter and former racer, as the track’s […]

Neff Runs Away In Norwalk
Sunday, 26 Jun, 2011 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Neff Runs Away In Norwalk
Neff Runs Away In Norwalk

Mike Neff raced to his third win of the season Sunday, winning the Funny Car portion of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.
Del Worsham, Vincent Nobile, and Eddie Krawiec also won in their respective categories at the 10th of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Neff drove his Castrol […]

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 […]