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Kaptain Knievel Jumpy At Texas
Sunday, 6 Jun, 2010 – 17:02 | 3 Comments
Kaptain Knievel Jumpy At Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Motorcycle daredevil Kaptain Robbie Knievel admits the only lifestyle he has ever known could someday be the death of him.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the case Saturday evening on the frontstretch at Texas Motor Speedway, where Knievel successfully completed his “Above The Law” jump.  Knievel, the 47-year-old son of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel, [...]

Minter: RIP, Mercury
Thursday, 3 Jun, 2010 – 10:57 | 3 Comments
Minter: RIP, Mercury

The news this week that Ford is dropping the Mercury line that has for years produced cars for people who wanted a little more than a Ford but not as much as a Lincoln brings to mind the 1970s in NASCAR, when the “Big Cars” still ruled the roost in the series now known as [...]

IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 20:36 | Comments Off
IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore

Randy Bernard’s blueprint for growing the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2011 and beyond began taking shape Wednesday, with the announcement that the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix will be contested next summer on a 2.4-mile temporary street circuit incorporating the scenic Inner Harbor area of downtown.
Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) has been granted an Aug. 5-7 date [...]

Race Day: The Concord Marathon
Sunday, 30 May, 2010 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Race Day: The Concord Marathon

From time to time – usually right about this time of the year – the subject of establishing an official Triple Crown or Grand Slam for Sprint Cup comes up. Some say making certain races a bit more important than others would add to the sport’s interest level.
And after they say that, the next thing [...]

Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race
Saturday, 29 May, 2010 – 16:07 | Comments Off
Busch Survives Late Crashfest To Win Nationwide Race

Kyle Busch overcame pit-road trouble and late restarts to win Saturday’s Tech-Net Auto Service 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth in 12 starts for Busch in 2010. It was the 33rd of his Nationwide career and it was his sixth at CMS.
It came despite the fact that he was [...]

The Sarge Will March On
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 14:34 | 2 Comments
The Sarge Will March On

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Topeka, Kan. – Unlike another seven time world champion driver with the same surname, when Tony Schumacher retires from driving, he’s retiring for good. But according to Schumacher – the seven time NHRA Top Fuel one – not even he knows when that time will come.
“I will not set a [...]

Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd

Much as I hate to disagree with my esteemed colleague Larry Woody, I believe his criticism of the IRL’s multiple championships is wrong.
I covered the now-defunct CART/Champ Car World Series for many years and was firmly convinced it was the toughest racing series in the world.
The drivers had to race on road courses, street circuits, [...]

Helio’s Bid For No. 4 Is On Track
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Helio’s Bid For No. 4 Is On Track

Rather fittingly, it was Helio Castroneves who posted the fastest lap on opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Castroneves, the winner of last year’s Indianapolis 500, will be attempting to win for the big race for a record-tying fourth time when the green flag drops in May 30th.
Castroneves, driving the No. 3T Team Penske [...]

The Speedway Is Open
Saturday, 15 May, 2010 – 8:31 | Comments Off
The Speedway Is Open

Two weeks ago, the word “spark” got wide usage in the IZOD IndyCar Series paddocks at Kansas Speedway. And the usage was not directed at what was coming off the skid plates on the bottom of the cars.
Drivers, team owners and officials all were using the word to describe what they were sensing about their [...]

Almirola Gets First Truck Win
Friday, 14 May, 2010 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Almirola Gets First Truck Win

Dover, Del. – A race short on drama ratcheted up the excitement during the closing laps when Aric Almirola pulled away from the field on a green-white-checkered flag finish to capture Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Dover 200.
It was the 26-year-old Almirola’s first victory in 55 career starts in NASCAR’s truck series.
“It’s such a [...]