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Hamlin Wins At RIR; Bowyer Gets Final Berth
Saturday, 11 Sep, 2010 – 21:44 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins At RIR; Bowyer Gets Final Berth

The field for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is now set and happily for Clint Bowyer, he is part of it.
Denny Hamlin won the Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night, and Kyle Busch, Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, was second.
“Guys, this is unbelievable,” Hamlin said over his radio after [...]

Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie
Friday, 10 Sep, 2010 – 14:04 | One Comment
Pedley: IndyCar Schedule Announcement Was A Biggie

Virtually all public announcements in motor sports are billed as big. Very few of them turn out to be more than mildly significant. There was one Friday, however, that was big and it will affect the oldest major racing series in North America.
The Indy Racing League held a press conference on Friday in Milwaukee. [...]

Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time
Tuesday, 7 Sep, 2010 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Force Hood And Team Are Rolling At The Right Time

Ashley Force Hood had faded to the background during the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Hers was the No. 3 story on her own team and hers were the worst stats on the three-car John Force Racing driver roster.
Seven times she was ousted in the first round of eliminations this season and [...]

Ingram: Parting Such Bittersweet Sorrow In Atlanta
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Ingram: Parting Such Bittersweet Sorrow In Atlanta

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Hampton, Ga. – It was readily apparent that the quality of racing has little influence on decisions about the calendar and the schedule in the Sprint Cup in the current era. There was a time, of course, when the show made a difference.
Predictably, this year’s Labor Day weekend race produced [...]

Field For Final Show Of Big Go Set In Indy
Sunday, 5 Sep, 2010 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Field For Final Show Of Big Go Set In Indy

The field for the final eliminations for drag racing’s biggest event – the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil – were set Sunday at O’Reilly Raceway Park in the Indianapolis suburb of Clermont, Ind.
Defending world champion Mike Edwards raced to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Pro Stock.
Also winning poles were Larry Dixon [...]

Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 11:46 | One Comment
Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win

There’s no Camping World Truck Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but Max Papis, a recent convert to driving full time in the trucks, will be there nevertheless.
Four years after he began walking the paddocks in search of a way to the winner’s circle in NASCAR, Papis once again will be working [...]

Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer
Thursday, 2 Sep, 2010 – 6:39 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer

Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch didn’t get the drift of the question when he was asked last week what his thoughts were as he sped toward his hook-up with history in Bristol two weeks ago.
Or did he?
Whatever. His answer and tone may go a long way in explaining something about what it takes to be [...]

Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar
Wednesday, 1 Sep, 2010 – 17:04 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar

Normally, I don’t have anything to say about coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series on VERSUS. That’s because Charter Communications, my cable provider in Fort Worth, Texas, does not include VERSUS in either the basic or premium sports package to which I currently subscribe.
Used to get VERSUS for free, back when it was the Outdoor [...]

NHRA Adjusts Schedule For 2011
Saturday, 28 Aug, 2010 – 7:09 | One Comment
NHRA Adjusts Schedule For 2011

Inclusion of the Arizona Nationals as Round No. 4 of the six-race Countdown to the Championship, and a repositioning of the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, highlight the 2011 National Hot Rod Association Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
NHRA will mark its “60th Anniversary Celebration” via a 22-race national tour, with the most significant change [...]

McClenathan, Tasca Top Testing
Friday, 27 Aug, 2010 – 6:46 | Comments Off
McClenathan, Tasca Top Testing

Cory McClenathan powered his FRAM Dragster to a performance better than both ends of the current Top Fuel track record at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Thursday during Day 2 of testing for the 56th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil.
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series teams utilized the open test session [...]