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Cup’s Stewart Is Driver Of The Year Award Winner
Wednesday, 14 Dec, 2011 – 8:35 | Comments Off on Cup’s Stewart Is Driver Of The Year Award Winner
Cup’s Stewart Is Driver Of The Year Award Winner

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart was named winner of the 2011 Driver of the Year Award today.
Stewart, the 2011 Cup champion, was awarded the honor by a panel of leading motorsports journalists and broadcasters.
Stewart, co-owner with Gene Haas of the Stewart-Haas Racing team for which he drives, also was the leading vote-getter in balloting […]

Langdon To Drive For Al-Anabi
Tuesday, 13 Dec, 2011 – 16:43 | Comments Off on Langdon To Drive For Al-Anabi
Langdon To Drive For Al-Anabi

Shawn Langdon has joined Al-Anabi Racing, one day after three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Larry Dixon’s abrupt departure following a successful three-year tenure.
Langdon begins his Al-Anabi Racing employment immediately with the team owned by His Highness Sheik Khalid al Thani of Qatar and managed by Alan Johnson in Brownsburg, Ind.
“This is probably one of […]

Hagan Finally Overcame NHRA’s Irresistible Force
Friday, 9 Dec, 2011 – 17:11 | Comments Off on Hagan Finally Overcame NHRA’s Irresistible Force
Hagan Finally Overcame NHRA’s Irresistible Force

With his first NHRA Funny Car title in 2011, Matt Hagan joined an elite “Gang of Four” roll call of world champions operating outside the John Force Racing juggernaut.
Beginning with his first title in 1990, Force and respective former/current teammates Tony Pedregon and Robert Hight have captured 17 of 22 National Hot Rod Association Funny […]

Grubb Is Hamlin’s New Crew Chief
Friday, 9 Dec, 2011 – 11:00 | Comments Off on Grubb Is Hamlin’s New Crew Chief
Grubb Is Hamlin’s New Crew Chief

Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Darian Grubb has been named crew chief for Denny Hamlin and his No. 11 FedEx Toyota NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team.
“Darian is a great addition to our organization and person to lead our No. 11 FedEx team,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “Obviously he has proven the […]

COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2011 – 9:48 | Comments Off on COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go
COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go

Austin, Texas’s on-again, off-again 2012 date with Formula 1 appears to be back on again.
Officials of the Circuit of The Americas, the road circuit being built near Austin, announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with Formula One Management that ensures the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix remains on the FIA Formula 1 […]

Marlin’s Track Bid Snubbed
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 17:10 | One Comment
Marlin’s Track Bid Snubbed

NASHVILLE – A group of investors headed by retired NASCAR star Sterling Marlin was passed over Tuesday by the Metro Fair Board in its search for a new Fairgrounds Speedway operator.
The Fair Board chose instead Tony Formosa Jr., who operated the track in 2010. He will operate the 54-year-old facility next year in what is […]

Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief
Monday, 5 Dec, 2011 – 14:04 | Comments Off on Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief
Pattie Named Bowyer’s Crew Chief

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday that Brian Pattie will serve as crew chief for Clint Bowyer’s No.15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2012.
“Brian is someone whose been on our radar for a very long time,” said Waltrip. “He brings a strong technical background, along with great leadership and […]

Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style
Saturday, 3 Dec, 2011 – 12:35 | Comments Off on Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style
Tony Stewart And Friends Party Las Vegas Style

Accompanied by a “hot date” and 160 team employees, Tony Stewart celebrated his 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night with equal parts humor and humility.
Stewart, who clinched his third Cup trophy with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, added a champion’s ring and a check for $5.8-million to his Champion’s […]

INDYCAR Shakes Up Management
Wednesday, 30 Nov, 2011 – 14:26 | Comments Off on INDYCAR Shakes Up Management
INDYCAR Shakes Up Management

INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard announced organizational changes in the commercial and operations/competition divisions of the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights effective Jan. 1.
Terry Angstadt has resigned as Commercial Division President and will be succeeded by Marc Koretzky, who joined INDYCAR in May as Director of Corporate Business Development. Angstadt […]

Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing
Monday, 28 Nov, 2011 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing
Q and A: Rick Hendrick Talks Racing

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, held a teleconference with the media on Monday. The following is a transcript of that teleconference:
RICK HENDRICK: Good morning, Jesse, and everybody there. Just looking forward to getting ready to start a new year. I really appreciate all the cards and letters after the accident my wife and I […]