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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 [...]

Rain Postpones Cup, IRL and NHRA
Sunday, 28 Mar, 2010 – 16:59 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Cup, IRL and NHRA

Rain has washed out Sunday’s events in three of the top auto-racing series of North America. All are in the Eastern time zone and all have been rescheduled for Monday.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia has been reschedule for noon. The race will be carried live [...]

Harvick Takes Another Truck Victory
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Harvick Takes Another Truck Victory

Kevin Harvick won Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
It was Harvick’s second straight victory as he won at Atlanta Motor Speedway last time out. It was his second victory at Martinsville. He has now won six of the last 10 truck series events.
Harvick led 187 laps.
“Obviously the guys have done a [...]

Power Supplies Speed in St. Pete
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 – 6:40 | Comments Off
Power Supplies Speed in St. Pete

IZOD IndyCar Series points-leader Will Power, who won the 2010 season-opener two weeks ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil, topped the lap time chart on another temporary street circuit Friday following opening practices for the sixth annual Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Honda, toured the 1.8-mile, 14-turn layout in [...]

Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 15:39 | 3 Comments
Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring

Sebring, Fla. – The high-tech cars are often considered the stars in sports car racing. Judging by a circuit packed with all manner of vehicles and fans on foot, the phenomenal Peugeot 908 HDi’s continue to draw a crowd despite the absence of Audi from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the first [...]

Pedley: Is Bad Brad Becoming A Garage-Area Outsider?
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Pedley: Is Bad Brad Becoming A Garage-Area Outsider?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Apparently it is not just Carl Edwards who has cancelled his membership in the Brad Keselowski fan club. Judging from comments issued by other drivers at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, Bad Brad may not exactly be walking among friends as he roams the garages these days.
Jimmie Johnson, for example, [...]

Harris: Talk About Speedy Recovery
Tuesday, 16 Mar, 2010 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Harris: Talk About Speedy Recovery

Last August, Will Power lay in a hospital bed wondering what would become of his racing career.
Power broke two vertebrae in his lower back and sustained a concussion in a crash during a practice session for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma a few days earlier.
It was a tremendous setback for the Australian, and not [...]

Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone
Saturday, 13 Mar, 2010 – 7:55 | 14 Comments
Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone

Have you heard something about the Indy Racing League kicking off its season Sunday?
Me neither.
I thought maybe it had changed its name and entered the FBI’s witness protection program.
I snooped around, did some digging, paid an informant, and discovered that the IRL is scheduled to run the Sao Paulo Indy 300.
You’ve gotta give the IRL [...]

Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch
Wednesday, 10 Mar, 2010 – 16:34 | One Comment
Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch

NASCAR champion Kurt Busch will spend the first off-weekend of the 2010 Sprint Cup season getting his racing career straightened out.
Busch, winner of Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 2004 Cup champion, will revisit his drag racing roots during the 41st annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals beginning Thursday at historic Gainesville (Fla.) [...]

Edwards Put on Probation
Tuesday, 9 Mar, 2010 – 12:40 | 10 Comments
Edwards Put on Probation

NASCAR president Mike Helton said Tuesday that Carl Edwards will not be suspended for the on-track incident involving Brad Keselowski during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Helton said Edwards will be put on probation for the next three races.
“We take what Carl did as serious and are reacting to it accordingly,” Helton said.
In [...]