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Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did
Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 – 9:49 | One Comment
Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did

Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As the deputy handed back my license and the registration for the twin-turbo/direct injected/variable-valve-timed/sport trimmed BMW I was driving, he asked the standard question: Do you know how fast you were going?
Had I known then what I know today, I would have said: Faster than Kyle Busch.
So […]

Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 – 16:37 | 3 Comments
Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops

Kyle Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding Tuesday by an Iredell County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit between Troutman and Mooresville.
Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Iredell County Sheriff Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a yellow Lexus sports car […]

Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka
Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka

Robert Hight won the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Summer Nationals Sunday at Heartland Park Topeka. In doing so, he gave John Force his 200th victory as a team owner.
Also picking up victories in Topeka were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Shane Gray in Pro Stock.
That Force would get victory No. 200 was […]

Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory
Sunday, 22 May, 2011 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory
Edwards Rocks CMS After His All-Star Victory

Concord, N.C. – Sometimes things go as planned and then other times they don’t. Rarely, however, do they happen simultaneously, as was the case for Carl Edwards following Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
First he won, then he wrecked, all in a matter of seconds.
Edwards planned to celebrate with a slide through the […]

Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Saturday, 21 May, 2011 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500
Tagliani Claims Pole For 100th Running Of Indy 500

Canadian Alex Tagliani won the pole for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday.
Driving for Sam Schmidt Racing, Tagliani secured the pole on the final run of Pole Day. He edged former 500 winner Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing off the top with his late run.
Dixon will start next Sunday’s race […]

Ragan On Showdown Pole
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Ragan On Showdown Pole
Ragan On Showdown Pole

David Ragan of Roush Fenway Racing will start Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Showdown from the pole position. Ragan won the pole during a Friday qualifying session.
Next to him on the front row will be A.J. Allmendinger of Richard Petty Motorsports.
The top two drivers in the Showdown will qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race on […]

Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge
Friday, 20 May, 2011 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge
Hamlin’s Crew Repeats In Challenge

The No. 11 FedEx Toyota pit crew of Denny Hamlin captured the 2011 Sprint NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge presented by Craftsman team champion title, defending the team’s title from 2010.
The Joe Gibbs Racing crew beat the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet pit crew of Jimmie Johnson in the final with a time of 22.298 seconds.
The […]

Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Thursday, 19 May, 2011 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Bayne An All-Star Scratch

The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like […]

Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis
Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis
Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis

Another day of practice was gut punched by the weather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mike Conway shook down the No. 27 Hire Heroes car after some tweaks were made overnight, and Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti got in five laps “to get the feel of a different setup.”
That was the extent of on-track action – save […]

Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 20:42 | Comments Off on Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues
Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues

Alex Tagliani topped the speed chart with a best lap of 225.878 mph to earn top honors in Monday’s practice for the 100 running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seven different teams were represented in the top 10 of speeds as 39 drivers recorded 1,379 laps in a stiff, cool breeze.
“It was the […]