Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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TRD’s White To Step Down After Current Season
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The face and voice of Toyota Racing Development’s wide-ranging North American motorsports programs for more than 15 years is stepping down.
Lee White, president of TRD, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the 2013 racing season. Citing “family health care needs,” White immediately will cease his daily duties and vacate the position [...]

Wed, 06/5/13 – 8:03 | Comments Off
Pagenaud, Schmidt Hamilton Win Race 2 at Belle Isle
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It was a day of firsts on the second day of the Indy Dual in Detroit IZOD IndyCar Series event at the Belle Isle street circuit. The first first belonged to driver Simon Pagenaud who won the crash-filled race Sunday, while the second first belonged to Sam Schmidt and Davey Hamilton, who won their first [...]

Sun, 06/2/13 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Langdon, Hagan Have Top Finishes In Englishtown
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Shawn Langdon raced to his third Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Langdon powered his Al-Anabi [...]

Sun, 06/2/13 – 16:43 | Comments Off
Stewart Ends Dry Spell By Winning At Dover
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Tony Stewart ended a winless streak of almost a full year Sunday when he won the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Raceway.
The victory was secured when Stewart passed Juan Montoya for the lead with three laps to go. Montoya finished second while Jeff Gordon was third.
The victory came on one of Stewart’s least favorite [...]

Sun, 06/2/13 – 15:55 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Charts Its Future
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INDYCAR on Sunday laid out its long-term IZOD IndyCar Series competition strategy. The timeline begins immediately and runs through the 2021 season.
Immediate initiatives include INDYCAR and Dallara looking to reduce the surface area of the underbody of the current chassis to reduce the potential for lift in preparation for the addition of various aerodynamic [...]

Sun, 06/2/13 – 13:11 | Comments Off
Mike Conway Out-Duals Field At Belle Isle
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Mike Conway on Sunday earned his second IZOD IndyCar Series victory and is poised to receive a $50,000 bonus if he can sweep the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit.
Conway, who started second in the Honda-powered No. 18 Sonny’s car for Dale Coyne Racing, overtook Ryan Hunter-Reay for the lead on Lap 44 of 70 on [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 20:29 | Comments Off
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Max Angelelli drove the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP across the finish line 0.486 seconds ahead of 2012 Detroit winner Joao Barbosa to win the Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 at Belle Isle.
The victory moved Angelelli and co-driver Jordan Taylor into the Daytona Prototype points lead by two points over No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 18:22 | Comments Off
Logano Takes Two To Win NNS Race In Dover
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Joey Logano and his Penske Racing Nationwide Series team used a late-race decision on tires to get the victory in Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Logano trailed race leader Kyle Busch by five seconds with 40 laps left, but a two-tire under the fifth and final caution got Logano out front for a [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 18:18 | One Comment
Millican Becomes A Pole Winner
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Top Fuel driver Clay Millican raced to his first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 18:04 | Comments Off
Busch Trucks To Dover Win
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Kyle Busch won Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Busch sped away after a restart on Lap 197 of 200, as Crafton and third-place finisher Ryan Blaney battled for the second spot.
The victory was owner/driver Busch’s second of the season, his second win in a row, his third [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 8:10 | Comments Off