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NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: The ‘Stang Is Back

Ford Motor Co. marked its official return to drag racing’s famed “Factory Hot Rod” wars Saturday, when veteran competitor Larry Morgan qualified a 2010 Mustang for the 50th annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
Morgan covered the Auto Club Raceway quarter-mile in 6.645-seconds and 207.88 mph to earn the 15th spot on the 16-car [...]

Langdon Cooking At Home
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 8:59 | One Comment
Langdon Cooking At Home

Having grown up just down the road from the track in Pomona, Shawn Langdon knows all the secret spots at that wonderful old dragstrip. He knows the best places to get autographs, to eat, to find freebees, to watch races and to run wild with friends.
On Sunday, he would like to explore one place he [...]

Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 15:26 | Comments Off
Harris: New Rules Fuel Cool Duels

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Wow! Give these guys a little extra horsepower and look what you get:
Victories by Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne by margins totaling 0.019-seconds in Thursday’s Gatorade Duels.
And the battles for the transfer spots – the two Daytona 500 starting positions up for grabs in each of the 150-mile qualifying races – [...]

Decision Made: Danica In Nationwide Race
Monday, 8 Feb, 2010 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Decision Made: Danica In Nationwide Race

Danica Patrick will make her NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt announced today.
Patrick, Earnhardt, and team officials convened Sunday following the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) event at Daytona, in which Patrick raced to a sixth-place finish in [...]

Race Day: The Bud Shootout
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 9:16 | 4 Comments
Race Day: The Bud Shootout

To most of the racing world, the Budweiser Shootout is an all-star race. It’s a largely ceremonial event that kicks off the Sprint Cup season and pits the top drivers in the series against each other for a for-fun-only race that is more about pride than money.
But racing being a big business and NASCAR being [...]

Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 17:44 | Comments Off
Harris: DanicaMania Is All Good

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in dealing with Danica Patrick is her infinite patience with people who want something from her.
When she first arrived in the IndyCar Series in 2005 as a 23-year-old, few gave her much of a shot. Many observers believed team owner Bobby Rahal was simply trying to take advantage [...]

Harris: George Era Ends In Controversy
Wednesday, 3 Feb, 2010 – 14:17 | 2 Comments
Harris: George Era Ends In Controversy

Love him or hate him, everyone who follows American open-wheel racing has an opinion about Tony George.
Now, with his sudden plunge from the top of the open-wheel world, the haters can rejoice and the supporters are left to wonder what happened, how did George go from the most powerful man in the open-wheel sport to [...]

DIS Infield At Night Can Be Bizarre
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2010 – 1:49 | One Comment
DIS Infield At Night Can Be Bizarre

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Walking through the pits and the paddock, or driving through the infield, the nighttime hours at the Rolex 24 can be little more than a loud blur.
The lights, the noise from the 40 or so cars on the nearby road circuit, the PA blaring music or garbled interviews. It’s all so [...]

‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels
Wednesday, 27 Jan, 2010 – 8:00 | Comments Off
‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels

Justin Allgaier capitalized on landing a dream ride with Penske Racing last season by finishing sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings and capturing the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award.
And with his sophomore season in Penske’s No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge in NASCAR’s junior circuit set to begin in Daytona on Feb. [...]

Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 8:28 | 5 Comments
Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1

Huntersville, N.C. – Will USF1 make it to the grid in Bahrain at the Formula One season opener on March 14?
A walk through the team’s shops as a guest of PR rep Dan Passe just seven weeks before the first session in Bahrain does not necessarily answer that question. The team’s first carbon fiber tub [...]