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Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 14:39 | Comments Off on Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid

On the heels of a runner-up finish at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with its new ARX-01e, Highcroft Racing will not contest the Le Mans 24-hour this year. The team’s five-year relationship with Honda has ended due to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the budget shortfall cannot be […]

Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway
Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway

Commerce, Ga. – After two days of rain, the third day of the 31st Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway was picture perfect. The opening rounds in the Full Throttle professional classes produced some upsets in the early rounds and some high-profile match-ups in the finals.
But, as always, any trip to the races is more […]

Hood: First NHRA Race A Real Ear-Opener
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 7:15 | 5 Comments
Hood: First NHRA Race A Real Ear-Opener

Commerce, Ga. – After witnessing several hundred NASCAR races (I’ve actually lost count) in person over the past three decades, I experienced a motorsports first on Saturday when I attended my first NHRA event.
Though it was the final day of qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway to set the field for Sunday’s action […]

Harvick Vs. Busch Continues At Rapid Boil In Dover
Friday, 13 May, 2011 – 10:39 | One Comment
Harvick Vs. Busch Continues At Rapid Boil In Dover

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick were greeted with invitations when they got to Dover International Speedway Thursday. Invitations to meet with NASCAR officials about their altercation at Darlington last Saturday night.
From the sound of it, the meetings certainly did not bring Busch and Harvick together as both continued to snipe away at the other on […]

Texas Drag Strip Is Taking It From The Streets
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 – 7:40 | One Comment
Texas Drag Strip Is Taking It From The Streets

Ennis, Texas – En route to obtaining his NHRA Top Fuel license, Spencer Massey has been harboring a startling secret.
“I’ve never been involved in any kind of street race,” said Massey, at 28 one of the National Hot Rod Association’s rising stars for Don Schumacher Racing. “I started up in Jr. Dragster racing. There were […]

Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
Wednesday, 11 May, 2011 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own

The Penske surname is synonymous with “firsts” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a testament to the record-setting open-wheel organization founded by Roger Penske.
Cars owned and entered by “The Captain” have scored a record 15 victories at IMS since 1969, when Mark Donohue’s seventh-place finish earned him Rookie of the Year honors. Donohue gave Penske his first Indy […]

Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick
Tuesday, 10 May, 2011 – 8:03 | 3 Comments
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick

In Racin’ news today, Tuesday, May 10:
NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick as a result of rules infractions committed at last weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 car, and Harvick, driver of the No. 29 car, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on […]

Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington
Sunday, 8 May, 2011 – 8:10 | 9 Comments
Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington

Turns out that Montoya vs. Newman at Richmond was just the undercard. And one involving flyweights. The Show came Saturday night at Darlington. On the track and then in the garages.
Two NASCAR bad boys and their crews going at it, Las Vegas style where the testosterone spills out into the streets after fight itself.
It all […]

Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
Friday, 6 May, 2011 – 20:29 | Comments Off on Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington

Kyle Busch passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 24 laps to go and went on to win the Royal Purple 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday night.
The victory was Busch’s sixth in the series this season and the 48th of his career. He led 49 of 147 laps.
Denny Hamlin, Busch’s teammate […]

Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 6:39 | Comments Off on Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember

It’s hard to get your mind on racing while the Southeast is trying to recover from killer tornados and the rest of the world is looking for every detail about the death of Osama Bin Laden, but here goes.
One of NASCAR’s better races of the season, a short track run at Richmond International Raceway, sets […]