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Coughlin Will Go For Third Straight From Pole
Sunday, 24 Jun, 2018 – 7:15 | No Comment
Coughlin Will Go For Third Straight From Pole

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Pro Stock qualifying was reduced to a one-and-done session Saturday during the rain-plagued 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, where native son Jeg Coughlin Jr. rallied to score his first pole position of the season.
Friday’s scheduled two rounds of Pro Stock time trials were wiped out by inclement weather at Summit […]

Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here
Friday, 22 Jun, 2018 – 7:14 | No Comment
Le Mans Lessons: Big Changes Are Here

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced […]

FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans
Friday, 15 Jun, 2018 – 7:57 | No Comment
FIA, ACO Announce New Hybrid Rules At Le Mans

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The Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the Federation Internationale de Automobile announced Friday at Le Mans, conceptual details of the technical regulations for the next generation of prototype race cars.
The big take aways are that beginning in 2020, all LMP1 cars will be hybrids and that chassis manufacturers will be mandated to make its hybrid units […]

‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream
Thursday, 14 Jun, 2018 – 11:19 | No Comment
‘The Mongoose’ Helped Steer Drag Racing Into Mainstream

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Legendary drag racer Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, whose rivalry with Don “The Snake” Prudhomme carried NHRA Championship Drag Racing into mainstream America via a series of toy cars, is being remembered this week as the sport’s first marketing visionary.
McEwen died Sunday, June 10, at the age of 81.
“Drag racing never […]

Big Bill Would Not Like SCOTUS Decision
Friday, 18 May, 2018 – 18:10 | 2 Comments
Big Bill Would Not Like SCOTUS Decision

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. vehemently fought against legalized gambling in stock car racing, but a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week could allow it and Kyle Busch believes it would be good for the sport.
“I think it’ll put more eyeballs on the sport,” Busch said […]

The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire
Friday, 23 Mar, 2018 – 8:58 | One Comment
The Current Stars And Cars Of NASCAR Just Do Not Inspire

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks […]

Harvick Moving Close To Hall Of Fame?
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2018 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Harvick Moving Close To Hall Of Fame?
Harvick Moving Close To Hall Of Fame?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Three takes from an abbreviated schedule of racing over the past weekend:
– This could be the season in which Kevin Harvick establishes himself as a lock to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Perhaps on the first ballot.
Victories in two of the first three races of the season […]