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Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard
Saturday, 24 Jul, 2010 – 10:56 | Comments Off
Montoya To Start From Front At Brickyard

Indianapolis – Juan Pablo Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 on Saturday afternoon. He won it with a qualifying lap at 182.278 mph.
Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2002 at the same Indianapolis Motor Speedway, circled the 2.5-mile track in 49.375 seconds.
Montoya appeared to be headed for a victory in last year’s [...]

Harvick Powers To Gateway Victory
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 14:45 | One Comment
Harvick Powers To Gateway Victory

There was no power outage for Kevin Harvick at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday afternoon as he ran away from the field to win the Gateway 200 Camping World Truck Series.
Harvick was starting for just the fourth time in the series this season but the victory was his third.  He has finished in the top [...]

Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 6:05 | Comments Off
Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon

Jack Beckman drove to the provisional Funny Car pole in style at Infineon Raceway Friday evening, setting both ends of the track record while also beating a local noise curfew.
Beckman cranked-out a stout second -round pass of 4.063-seconds at 311.56 mph on the opening day of the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals to grab both [...]

NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
Friday, 16 Jul, 2010 – 7:38 | Comments Off
NHRA Implements New Safety Rules

Reacting to a pair of tragic accidents in its Sportsman ranks, the National Hot Rod Association has issued safety updates relating to rear and front brakes, and an additional tethering device for parachutes covering a variety of its classes.
NHRA announced Thursday that rear carbon fiber brake rotors and pads will become mandatory equipment in Top [...]

DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
Thursday, 15 Jul, 2010 – 21:28 | Comments Off
DeltaWing Designers Take Issue

The generally positive buzz created Wednesday by the IZOD IndyCar Series’ announcement of its Future Car Strategy has drawn its first public negative response from DeltaWing Racing Cars.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing was one of four manufacturers passed over when the Indy Racing League’s ICONIC Advisory Committee voted to partner with long-time supplier Dallara Automobili on a platform [...]

IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing
Tuesday, 13 Jul, 2010 – 15:48 | 2 Comments
IndyCar’s Bernard Talks Racing

A couple weeks ago, IZOD IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard answered questions during an informal interview with a group of media people at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Following are excerpts from that interview:
Q: What do you think about Danica Patrick racing in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series?
Bernard:  “I think it’s great. It’s exposing her tremendously and I think [...]

Stewart Dishes The Dirt
Saturday, 10 Jul, 2010 – 10:15 | 4 Comments
Stewart Dishes The Dirt

Joliet, Ill. – Tony Stewart is not just a Sprint Cup driver and a NASCAR team owner. He is also a track owner and sprint car-team owner.
Stewart owns what is perhaps the best dirt track in the country – Eldora Speedway in Ohio.
A couple of his World of Outlaws drivers – champion Donny Schatz and [...]

Woody: NASCAR Needs To Tinker With Care
Thursday, 8 Jul, 2010 – 9:17 | 9 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Needs To Tinker With Care

We hear reports that NASCAR plans an off-season overhaul of its Chase for the Championship.
Before it jumps off the deep end of the pool and does something too drastic (like making the 12 Chase drivers wrestle under a chicken-wire fence or dance the fandango for bonus points) it should to take a deep breath and [...]

Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything
Monday, 5 Jul, 2010 – 9:18 | One Comment
Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything

Team Penske ended a near 30-year, open-wheel dry spell at Watkins Glen International Sunday when Will Power paced a 1-2 finish in the sixth annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.
Power passed teammate Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 17 laps remaining in the IZOD IndyCar Series race en route to his third victory [...]

Sturbin: Thinking Of Richie Evans
Saturday, 3 Jul, 2010 – 16:20 | One Comment
Sturbin: Thinking Of Richie Evans

No NASCAR Sprint Cup driver competing at Daytona International Speedway tonight is going to upstage the events surrounding Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s emotional Nationwide Series victory in a No. 3 car honoring his daddy.
Junior brought down the house, and plenty of tears, Friday night when he drove a yellow-and-blue No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet – the livery [...]