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The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 7:27 | One Comment
The “Dad Hat” Is Off For McReynolds

Fort Worth, Texas – Larry McReynolds has carved out highly successful careers as celebrated NASCAR crew chief, and “countrified” TV racing analyst. It’s a combination that has made McReynolds one of the most recognized and respected personalities in domestic motorsports.
But drive a stock car?
“I couldn’t drive a nail,” McReynolds deadpanned during a recent ARCA test [...]

Race Day: To Air Is Human at The Dega
Sunday, 25 Apr, 2010 – 8:27 | One Comment
Race Day: To Air Is Human at The Dega

It’s not true that there will be an FAA representative in the race control booth at Talladega today. NASCAR will first see what happens with spoilers replacing wings on the back of the Sprint Cup cars before bringing in air traffic control.
NASCAR officials, many drivers and several crew chiefs said this week that they feel [...]

Saturday A Wash At Talladega
Saturday, 24 Apr, 2010 – 11:22 | Comments Off
Saturday A Wash At Talladega

Talladega, Ala. – NASCAR cancelled Saturday’s Sprint Cup qualifying at Talladega and postponed the Nationwide Series race until Sunday afternoon following the Sprint Cup race.
Central Alabama was under a severe weather watch including tornado warnings amid severe thunderstorms and possible hail.
“We decided after watching the Weather Channel and talking with local media people in Birmingham [...]

The Old Helio Is Back
Friday, 23 Apr, 2010 – 6:21 | 3 Comments
The Old Helio Is Back

Kansas City, Kan. – A year and a couple of days ago, Helio Castroneves’ life – not race driving career, but life – was a horror show.
Pushed to the sides were grand memories of winning Indianapolis 500s, climbing fences and dancing with stars; Castroneves was being marched past cameras in jump suits and shackles and [...]

Forty Entered In Indy 500
Wednesday, 21 Apr, 2010 – 17:06 | Comments Off
Forty Entered In Indy 500

Kansas City, Kan. – The entry list for next month’s running of the Indianapolis 500 was released on Wednesday and it contains an impressive 40 entries.
Seventy-eight cars and 34 drivers are on the list of 40 entrants. That means that six more drivers could be added for the 500 and take to the track at [...]

Rain Sets Up A Texas Two-For
Sunday, 18 Apr, 2010 – 18:40 | One Comment
Rain Sets Up A Texas Two-For

Fort Worth, Texas – Rain relegated NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide series teams to their haulers Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, where Bill Elliott spent time un-stocking the Wood Brothers’ pantry.
“The truck normally doesn’t have enough food on it if it rains,” Elliott deadpanned. “That’s the first thing that goes. You can go on [...]

Scott Dixon Has His Eyes On The Roads
Saturday, 17 Apr, 2010 – 8:18 | Comments Off
Scott Dixon Has His Eyes On The Roads

You have to wonder: Did Scott Dixon pump his fist or shake his head when the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Schedule came out?
Common sense would lead you to think he did the former, but a look at last year’s results might lead you to believe the latter.
During a telephone call last week, Dixon, as per [...]

Gillett Talks Racing Without Kahne
Friday, 16 Apr, 2010 – 13:38 | Comments Off
Gillett Talks Racing Without Kahne

Fort Worth, Texas – The co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports fully expects lame duck NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne to fulfill his contract with the Ford Racing team in 2010.
“Not only do I expect that, the one thing that I do know well is what a gentleman Kasey Kahne is,” Foster Gillett, son [...]

Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 17:52 | Comments Off
Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus

At the Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, Will Power has a chance to become the first driver in IZOD IndyCar history to start the season with three straight victories since, well, since such records have been kept (by the Indy Racing League). After a remarkable comeback from two broken vertebrae last year, Power’s story is [...]

Woody: From Food To Outhouses, Schtick Works
Tuesday, 6 Apr, 2010 – 7:28 | 6 Comments
Woody: From Food To Outhouses, Schtick Works

Back in the days when NASCAR ran two Grand National (now Sprint Cup) races in Nashville, Ralph Emery’s Great Outhouse Race was a fixture.
Emery was host of a popular country music TV show and a huge racing fan. He began holding his annual Outhouse Race as a fun event in connection with the big summer [...]