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Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era
Tuesday, 5 Oct, 2010 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era

There were two big racing stories in Music City on Sunday morning; one of triumph and one of loss.
Dario Franchitti, who resides in the Nashville suburbs of Leiper’s Fork, won his third Indy Racing League championship. And 106 years of stock car racing ended at the State Fairgrounds.
The city of Nashville, which owns the Fairgrounds [...]

Kansas Notes: Payback Slows Busch’s Title Chase
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Kansas Notes: Payback Slows Busch’s Title Chase

Kansas City, Kan. – David Reutimann dealt Kyle Busch a blow to Busch’s championship hopes Sunday at Kansas Speedway after Busch delivered a blow to Reutimann’s back bumper that sent him spinning.
On lap 53, Reutimann got loose in turn two and Busch got into his left rear quarterpanel.
“He wrecked, me, he just drove over me,” [...]

Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Penske’s Power Poised For First Championship

The month-long drip, drip, drip-and-drain of Will Power’s IZOD IndyCar Series points lead continued Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where championship runner-up Dario Franchitti added a bonus point for winning the pole for tonight’s Cafes do Brasil Indy 300.
Power’s lead that stood at a comfortable 59 points prior to the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy [...]

Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 16:54 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: Kahne Wins Pole In Kansas

Kansas City, Kan. – There are a lot of questions surrounding Richard Petty Motorsports for the 2011 season.
There were no questions about RPM on Friday afternoon at Kansas Speedway as drivers for the team won both spots on the front row of the starting grid for Sunday’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race.
Kasey Kahne turned [...]

Racing Notes: Fans Won’t Be Bored This Weekend
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 10:09 | One Comment
Racing Notes: Fans Won’t Be Bored This Weekend

Football dominates the headlines each October. But motorsports will flex plenty of muscle this weekend with several major events on tap.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series are set to roll at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. The IZOD Indy Car Series will crown its 2010 champion under the lights Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway in south Florida.
Road racing enthusiasts will be keeping a watchful eye [...]

Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas
Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2010 – 8:13 | One Comment
Kansas Has Bit Stewart; Stewart Has Bit Kansas

A couple of days before this summer’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart was approached at the end of a press conference and asked if he had a couple minutes to talk about Kansas Speedway.
Stewart’s head slowly turned toward the reporter. His eyes narrowed, the whisker stubble seemed to stand up straighter on [...]

Rain Puts Wilkerson On Pole, JFR On The Spot
Saturday, 25 Sep, 2010 – 22:10 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Wilkerson On Pole, JFR On The Spot

Ennis, Texas – A rain-delayed and eventually shortened Funny Car qualifying session at Texas Motorplex Saturday saw Tim Wilkerson claim his first pole of the season, and set up a dilemma for John Force Racing.
Wilkerson moved from third after Friday’s opening two rounds to the pole via a 1,000-foot pass of 4.079-seconds and 305.77 mph [...]

Transcript: Childress On 33 Car
Saturday, 25 Sep, 2010 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Transcript: Childress On 33 Car

Here is a full transcript of the press conference which NASCAR team owner Richard Childress conducted at Dover International Speedway on Friday:
Childress: “Really I don’t have a lot more to say than we said in our press release. Three things that stand out to me that we said in the press release is [...]

Woody: The Thrill Of The Chase
Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Woody: The Thrill Of The Chase

It is, as they say, a whole new ballgame.
Darkhorse Clint Bowyer scrambled NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship like a platter of Waffle House eggs with last Sunday’s victory at New Hampshire Speedway.
Bowyer, who squeezed into to 12-driver field in last past, soared all the way up to second.
That’s the thrill of the Chase: it offers [...]

Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi
Saturday, 18 Sep, 2010 – 11:14 | Comments Off
Penske Sweeps Qualifying In Motegi

Motegi, Japan –  Moments after Will Power qualified third for the Indy Japan 300, Ryan Briscoe revealed Team Penske’s not-so-secret “strategy” for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race.
“Three-wide the whole time,” said Briscoe, who officially will start alongside pole-sitter Helio Castroneves in the season’s penultimate round at Twin Ring Motegi.
“That’s potentially one option,” Castroneves deadpanned, as [...]