Wed, 20/08/14 – 16:16 | No Comment

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

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Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
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Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Brown powered his Matco Tools dragster to a leading performance of [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Tradition Trumps Feuds At Martinsville Speedway
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Blocking, Denny Hamlin’s injury and the Joey Logano-Tony Stewart feud were popular topics of conversation at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
But when it comes to what is arguably the most tradition-filled race track on the NASCAR circuit, seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon summed it up best when he [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 17:27 | Comments Off
Johnson On Cup Pole At Martinsville
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Jimmie Johnson won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500 with a lap in 19.244 seconds (98.400 mph).  The top six drivers in the field topped the former track record of 98.084 mph established by Tony Stewart in October 2005.
Johnson edged Marcos [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Fogarty Wins GRAND-AM Pole At Barber
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Jon Fogarty extended his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series record to 25 poles in Friday’s qualifying for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.
Fogarty waited until the final minute of the 15-minute Daytona Prototype session before putting down his best effort in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP. The “Red Dragon” logged a [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Georgia’s Davenport Ready For Quiet Debut
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – A pair of Georgia natives with rich, racing backgrounds will attempt to make their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debuts in Saturday’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports developmental driver Chase Elliott, son of 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott, enters the weekend with all the press clippings.
But Blairsville, Ga. native Jonathan [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 12:52 | Comments Off
Darrell Wallace Jr. Knows His Time Begins Now
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Darrell Wallace Jr.’s story is not one of those in which he wanted to be a race car driver from the day his parents plopped him down, booty-clad feet first, into one of those baby strollers which has a little steering wheel with a red horn button.
It’s not one of [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 10:32 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Savoring A Trip To The Barber
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Team Penske has won all three IZOD IndyCar Series races run at Barber Motorsports Park, with Will Power (2011 and ‘12) and Helio Castroneves (2010) prevailing. That brief history has given A.J. Allmendinger the confidence
that the car he’ll drive in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama is fully capable [...]

Fri, 04/5/13 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Provides A View From The Top
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By Jm Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decent-size batch lot of interesting stories accompanied NASCAR when the series headed into the Easter weekend bye. Stories featuring topics like drivers calling other drivers nasty names like “chicken” and “little rich kid”; unprotected concrete walls; a return of good racing; a big crowd at Fontana; blocking.
The race at [...]

Tue, 04/2/13 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Roush Set To Hang Hat In Texas’ Hall Of Fame
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Beginning with a sweep of the track’s inaugural NASCAR race weekend by Mark Martin and Jeff Burton in April 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has morphed into a “Roush House.”
Jack Roush’s run of success at “The Great American Speedway!” in Fort Worth features 18 victories as a car-owner across NASCAR’s top [...]

Tue, 04/2/13 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Vickers Joins Martin As Fill-Ins For Hamlin
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Mark Martin’s stint as substitute for injured NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has been revised to a one-race deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday that Martin will fill-in for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry only at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Martin will then return to [...]

Thu, 03/28/13 – 18:13 | Comments Off