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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 [...]

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 [...]