Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Conway Has Good Day At Beach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

All the bench racing Englishman Mike Conway has logged during his extended offseason began to pay off in Southern California on Friday, opening day of practice for the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Making his belated 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series debut for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Conway was second-quick during both sessions around [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 6:26 | Comments Off
Buescher Hopes To Pick Up The Pace At Kansas
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – This weekend’s stop at Kansas Speedway might just be what James Buescher needs to cure the early-season woes experienced by the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.
Buescher’s three consecutive top 15 finishes to launch the start of a new year might be satisfactory to most [...]

Sat, 04/20/13 – 6:12 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Guess the new surface and banking at Kansas Speedway agree with Matt Kenseth as the veteran driver followed up his victory last fall at the 1.5-mile oval with a pole-winning effort during qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Kenseth, who won last year driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, won the pole for [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 17:35 | Comments Off
NHRA Qualifying Washed Out At zMAX
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Rain washed out Friday afternoon qualifying in the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway shortly after Pro Stock began its first round and Pro Stock Motorcycle had completed its inaugural session.
Qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumes Saturday at 12:15 p.m. as [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 14:30 | Comments Off
All Is Rosy For Busch As Cup Heads To Kansas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Trending into Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s STP 400, it’s good to be the latest iteration of Kyle Busch.
“Rowdy” playfully grabbed a broom and swept out the stone floor of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night after NASCAR’s NRA 500, his first Sprint Cup Series win on the high-banked, [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher is off to a hot NHRA-season start. Again. But this one, Schumacher said recently, is a bit different. A bit better in terms of how he and his team are heating up.
This season’s hot start, he said, is directly traceable to Don Schumacher Racing [...]

Wed, 04/17/13 – 13:39 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Penalties To Three Sprint Cup Teams, Truck Driver
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NASCAR officials on Wednesday announced they had handed down penalties to three Sprint Cup Series teams for rules violations committed in last Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The No. 56 car of Michael Waltrip Racing was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that [...]

Wed, 04/17/13 – 12:14 | Comments Off
Trucker Larson Holds Off Cupper Logano At The Rock
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Kyle Larson withstood a final-laps challenge from Joey Logano and went on to win Sunday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway.
Larson, 20, won in only his fifth career start in the Truck Series and clearly had the fastest truck in the field all day, leading 187 of the [...]

Sun, 04/14/13 – 17:48 | Comments Off
It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch broke out a broom and playfully swept the stone surface of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, the perfect prop and photo-op for a guy who spent his weekend in Cowtown cleaning house.
Busch used a late-race pit stop to overhaul Martin Truex [...]

Sun, 04/14/13 – 8:28 | Comments Off