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IndyCar Notes: Stickers Allow Power To Get A Grip In Qualifying
Sunday, 22 Aug, 2010 – 6:27 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Stickers Allow Power To Get A Grip In Qualifying

Will Power earned his IZOD IndyCar Series-record eighth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season Saturday at Infineon Raceway, where advancing into the Firestone Fast Six was the more difficult part of qualifications for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Team Penske’s Power posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 16.5282-seconds/108.337 mph with 1:30 left in [...]

Power Nabs Record Pole At Infineon
Saturday, 21 Aug, 2010 – 17:56 | Comments Off
Power Nabs Record Pole At Infineon

Will Power won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway on Saturday afternoon.
The pole was the eighth of the season for Power. That is a series record.
Power, the series points leader, had a lap at 108.337 mph.
Second fastest was Power’s Team Penske teammate, Helio Castroneves. Castroneves fast lap was at 108.284 [...]

Bristol Notes: Gordon Says No Wins, No Problem
Friday, 20 Aug, 2010 – 15:03 | Comments Off
Bristol Notes: Gordon Says No Wins, No Problem

Bristol, Tenn. – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon is riding a 52-race winless entering Saturday evening’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
But Gordon, who is second to Kevin Harvick in the championship standings, says he’d be satisfied to win the title even if he fails to visit victory lane this season.
“I’ll [...]

Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices
Wednesday, 18 Aug, 2010 – 7:02 | One Comment
Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices

It’s the drivers who put their lives on the line, and some IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been thinking they should have a say in how things are done.
After a lot of talk since the beginning of the 2010 season, and a meeting two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to formalize things, the [...]

Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
Tuesday, 17 Aug, 2010 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Race tracks are a quirky sort of sports arena. The same week a California track loses a Sprint Cup race in part due to relatively boring racing, the original blueprint for its 2.0-mile, D-shaped layout hosts an outstanding race in Michigan. Am I missing something or does this just prove [...]

NHRA Countdown Is Set
Sunday, 15 Aug, 2010 – 17:50 | Comments Off
NHRA Countdown Is Set

Three drivers had a shot at their first career NHRA Full Throttle Series win on Sunday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and Funny Car veteran Bob Bode was the lucky one who struck paydirt.
The other winners at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series [...]

Bodine Hangs On At Darlington
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Bodine Hangs On At Darlington

Todd Bodine won the Too Tough To Tame 200 Camping World Truck Series Race at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the third of the season for Bodine, who is he series points leader.
“We got it going on,” Bodine, who also won last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, said.
The victory was the 20th of Bodine’s [...]

Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power
Saturday, 14 Aug, 2010 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Franchitti Could Still Knock Out Power

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
IndyCar points-leader Will Power exited Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last Sunday as winner of the inaugural Mario Andretti Road Course Championship, and with the knowledge that Dario Franchitti is lurking.
Always lurking.
Franchitti, the two-time and reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion, put his considerable road-racing skills on display en route to winning [...]

Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues
Tuesday, 10 Aug, 2010 – 7:44 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues

NASCAR’s mid-summer burst of news will continue today with press conferences about racing in Kansas City, Southern California and Kentucky.
Also in the wind is possible word on where driver Kasey Kahne will land for the 2011 Sprint Cup season.
Barring a nuclear surprise, the only drama surrounding the Kentucky and Kansas City announcements are the dates [...]

The Fight For 12th Heats Up
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 8:50 | Comments Off
The Fight For 12th Heats Up

The cry of  ‘We’re number 12” isn’t real rich in panache, but a large handful of Sprint Cup teams are clawing like crazy for the right to issue it these days.
The chase to the Chase – that is, the pursuit of the 12th and final playoff berth – was down to five races when the [...]