Fri, 18/04/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments

Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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Could Bowyer Be Working Class Hero Cup Needs?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Watching fans file past the press box at Talladega Superspeedway makes one wonder which of the Chase contenders would be able to bring back the blue-collar fans who have deserted NASCAR in recent years.
Talladega was and is Earnhardt country, as Dale Sr. and Dale Jr. have been [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Kligerman Rides Red Horse To Top At Talladega
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Parker Kligerman posted his breakthrough NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory Saturday in the fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, thanks to a career revived by Red Horse Racing – and his Racermom.
Kligerman’s first career win came when he used a push in the draft from Johnny Sauter to pass James [...]

Sun, 10/7/12 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Enders: From ‘Little Crew Chief’ To Big Talent
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

For Erica Enders, drag racing comes naturally. After all, her father, Gregg, raced in Super Comp and Super Gas, and during her childhood years she was his “little crew chief.” At least, that’s what she thought as she ran around with a shop rag in her pocket assisting him with various tasks.
“He’s definitely the [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 18:33 | Comments Off
Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove
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Funny Car title contender Jack Beckman set a national record en route to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole
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Kasey Kahne scored his first Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
Kahne toured Talladega in 50.017 seconds (191.455 mph) in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to edge Ryan Newman (191.145 mph) of Stewart Haas Racing for the top starting spot in Sunday’s race.
The pole Kahne’s third of the season and the 25th of his [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His philanthropic work on behalf of children-in-need began in 1999, long before Jeff Gordon became a parent of two healthy children.
On his way to Talladega Superspeedway Thursday morning, Sir Jeff logged some quality time with a group of children not as fortunate as Ella and Leo Gordon, the beautiful and [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll
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Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance Friday to lead Funny Car qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), V. Gaines (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway was a lonely place Friday afternoon.
After 43 drivers participated in opening practice for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, only 32 took to the track for Happy Hour.
And 19 of those competitors turned less than 10 laps on the 2.66-mile trioval during the final tuneup for this weekend’s 188 lap [...]

Fri, 10/5/12 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Busch Apologizes To TRD
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Kyle Busch on Thursday apologized to Toyota Racing Development for remarks he made on his two-way radio late in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover.
The remarks were laced with profanity and criticized TRD engines for what he perceives as poor fuel mileage.
The following statements are Kyle Busch, Lee White, Joe Gibbs, and Ed Laukes [...]

Thu, 10/4/12 – 16:50 | One Comment
Austin Track Adds MotoGP
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycle racing world championship, will join the roster of events competing at Circuit of The Americas via a three-day schedule booked for April 19-21, 2013.
With the addition of MotoGP, the new circuit in Austin, Texas, will be the first North American venue to host both two-and [...]

Thu, 10/4/12 – 16:26 | Comments Off