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Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl
Thursday, 16 Jan, 2014 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Armstrong Too Strong For Swindell At Chili Bowl

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Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong edged five-time Chili Bowl champion Sammy Swindell to score his first preliminary victory during Wednesday’s River Spirit Casino Qualifying Night, highlighting Day 2 of the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
The second first-time winner on the quarter-mile clay surface at Tulsa Expo Center in as many nights, [...]

Chili Bowl Going Live
Sunday, 12 Jan, 2014 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Chili Bowl Going Live

Grassroots racing’s “Super Bowl” is headed for live, primetime TV.
The 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will mark its inaugural live broadcast on MAVTV American Real for its championship round on Saturday night, Jan. 18.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. (EDT) and scheduled for three hours, the national broadcast will be the [...]

Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14
Thursday, 9 Jan, 2014 – 10:49 | Comments Off
Story Lines: Quantity Exceeds Quality In Cup ‘14

A year ago, there were two big, huge, major story lines dominating the scene (a.k.a., trending) as the Sprint Cup teams headed into the January test session known as Preseason Thunder.
Those story lines were Danica Patrick moving full time to Cup and the introduction of the mighty Gen 6 car.
On their own, both were supposedly [...]

Gibbs Hires Hornish For NNS Races
Monday, 6 Jan, 2014 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Gibbs Hires Hornish For NNS Races

Joe Gibbs Racing has signed driver Sam Hornish, Jr. to drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.
“I’m excited about driving the No. 54 Monster Energy car this year. It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Hornish. “It’s the best possible situation for me to jump into great [...]

Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation
Thursday, 2 Jan, 2014 – 8:02 | 11 Comments
Pro Stock’s Edwards Sells Off His Racing Operation

Pro Stock driver Chris McGaha plans to contest the entire 24-race NHRA season in 2014 after acquiring the complete racing inventory of 2009 World Champion Mike Edwards.
The deal that apparently has sent Edwards into an unexpected retirement at age 56 was announced by McGaha via emailed news release from his hometown of Odessa, Texas, [...]

Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
Sunday, 29 Dec, 2013 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation

Michael Schumacher has undergone a second operation to remove another hematoma on his injured brain, reducing inter-cranial pressure the former Formula 1 World Driving Champion sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
While Schumacher’s condition reportedly has shown slight improvement, the seven-time champion remained in an induced coma in critical condition.
According to [...]

Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season
Monday, 23 Dec, 2013 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Unveils Factory Drivers For TUSC’s Debut Season

The driver lineup for the factory-backed CORE Autosport Porsche 911 RSRs that will compete in the GT Le Mans class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship were announced on Monday.
Car no. 911 will be driven by Nick Tandy of Great Britain and Richard Lietz of Austria, while car no. 912 will be driven by [...]

Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest
Tuesday, 17 Dec, 2013 – 12:46 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Red Bull Racing Trivia Contest

Each year about this time my wife Elaine and I host our friends who are Formula 1 fans to commemorate the season. There’s usually some sort of contest involved and this year I conjured up this fairly tough trivia contest on Red Bull Racing, to honor the team,
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.
After 12 seasons in [...]

Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car
Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2013 – 16:06 | Comments Off
Notes: Montoya Continues To Shake Down Indy car

Juan Pablo Montoya completed the second round of his return to an IndyCar Series car during a one-day test at Phoenix International Raceway on Tuesday.
Last month, the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner tested on the 1.65-mile Sebring International Raceway short course. Up next is a rescheduled session Dec. 12 at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway oval [...]

Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection
Sunday, 8 Dec, 2013 – 21:00 | 3 Comments
Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection

Erik Jones won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday in Georgia.
Jones’ victory came after Chase Elliott, who was originally credited with the victory, was disqualified after his car failed post race inspection.
The victory was the second straight for Jones in the Snowball.
Grant Enfinger finished second, followed by Austin Theriault , Hunter Robbins [...]