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Woody: Pardon The Excitement
Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2010 – 8:53 | 4 Comments
Woody: Pardon The Excitement

As the dust and car parts settled over Sunday’s race at Infineon Raceway, it seemed like everybody was apologizing.
Jeff Gordon apologized for roughing up the competition.
Marcus Ambrose apologized for blowing his first career victory with a bone-headed mistake.
Jimmie Johnson apologized – well, sort of – for lucking into yet another victory.
About the only folks who [...]

Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom
Sunday, 20 Jun, 2010 – 9:59 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom

Graham Rahal sounded whipped when we talked on the telephone last Thursday. He’d been up since dawn and dawn comes early in the farm country of central Iowa.
Rahal was not up with the sun to pick corn or feed the hogs, however. He was up to work his sales job. And in this case, the [...]

Edwards Gets First Victory Of The Season
Saturday, 19 Jun, 2010 – 18:25 | 3 Comments
Edwards Gets First Victory Of The Season

Carl Edwards passed Jacques Villeneuve for the lead in Turn One on a restart with nine laps to go and went on to win the Bucyrus 200 Nationwide series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday afternoon.
Edwards, who had started from the pole and dominated the race at the 4.048-mile road course [...]

Villeneuve: Road America One Of World’s Best
Saturday, 19 Jun, 2010 – 6:14 | 2 Comments
Villeneuve: Road America One Of World’s Best

Some NASCAR fans shook their heads sideways when it was announced that the Nationwide Series race which had been held at the Milwaukee Mile oval was being moved to 14-turn, 4.048-mile Road America.
Not Jacques Villeneuve. He nodded his head up and down.
“It’s always been one of my favorite tracks,” Villeneuve said in a phone [...]

Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two
Friday, 18 Jun, 2010 – 15:29 | One Comment
Andretti Putting Moves On Big Two

The 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season was supposed to be all about the teams of Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi. In terms both of winning races and the championship.
That is, this was supposed to be a business-as-usual year for North America’s top open-wheel series.
And that’s kind of the way the season did start as Penske [...]

Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released
Wednesday, 16 Jun, 2010 – 22:29 | Comments Off
Results of De Silvestro Fire Probe Released

Fort Worth, Texas – An Indy Racing League investigation into the fiery crash involving IZOD IndyCar Series rookie Simona de Silvestro at Texas Motor Speedway has cited a procedural error in the packing of a fire hose on one of its trucks that caused it to malfunction, as well as “human error” in the form [...]

Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans
Sunday, 13 Jun, 2010 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Audi Endures, Peugeots Flame Out At Le Mans

Le Mans, France – In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI “plus” that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
When the valiant, hectoring chase of Alexander Wurz ended with a puff of smoke [...]

Ford Out To Party In Its Backyard This Weekend
Saturday, 12 Jun, 2010 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Ford Out To Party In Its Backyard This Weekend

Thursday was a huge day at Ford Racing headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. As has become traditional on the week of Sprint Cup racing at Michigan International Speedway, drivers and big shots from the company’s North American racing programs were invited to town to see, feel and schmooze.
During an early morning phone conversation, Jamie Allision, head [...]

Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby
Friday, 11 Jun, 2010 – 16:56 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby

Sparta, Ky. – Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the second of four Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” bonus events that pays an extra $25,000 to the race winner.
Kevin Harvick captured a $25,000 bonus from Nationwide Insurance by winning at Nashville Superspeedway in April.
There’s a good chance the bonus will be distributed again this weekend.
Two-time defending race champion [...]

Ferrari Off To Fast Start
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Ferrari Off To Fast Start

Risi Competizione’s quest for a third straight victory for Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is off to a solid start. Gianmaria Bruni set provisional pole position time for GT2 Wednesday with a lap of 3:59.361 over the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in France aboard the Ferrari F430 GT he will share [...]