Wed, 25/02/15 – 8:13 | No Comment

David Ragan will replace Kyle Busch as driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Crispy Toyota Camry fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Daytona 500 runnerup Kevin Harvick used his “Bully Pulpit” position as reigning Cup champion to sound-off on the [...]

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Kalitta Runs To Norwalk Pole
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NHRA Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta earned his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 36th of his career on Saturday, and will try for his first victory of the season on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Marco Is Latest Andretti To Start Pocono From The Pole
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Marco Andretti captured his fourth career pole on Saturday and will become the third Andretti to start an Indy car race from the pole at the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle”.
Andretti broke the track record of 211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi in 1989, with a two-lap average speed of 221.273 mph in the No. 25 Chevrolet.
Second [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Kenseth Sprints To NNS Win
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Matt Kenseth robbed Nationwide Series fans of a dramatic ending when he cruised away from the field after a green/white/checkered restart in Friday night’s Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
James Buescher, who gave Kenseth a push to the checkered flag in an event marked by tandem racing, finished second.
Elliott Sadler, Kurt Busch (running the Cole [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Force At The Top In Norwalk
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John Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series event, the 13th [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
Kyle Busch Fastest Qualifier at DIS
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch toured the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 46.458 seconds (193.723 mph) to win his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his first at Daytona and the 13th of his career. Never before had Busch won more than two [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
On Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series will hold the 2013 version of the race that at one time, had the perfect name – the Firecracker 400. Held on the Fourth of July, way down South, sand clinging sweat-stickied skin, loud un-muffled V-8s. Perfect.
Just not profitable enough – the name [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 14:45 | Comments Off
IndyCar Buzzed About Its Return To Pocono
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

All 24 IZOD IndyCar Series drivers participating in a one-day Open Test around the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway Thursday posted lap times better than the track record of 42.510-seconds/211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi on Aug. 19, 1989.
The session was a prelude to qualifying for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco, as open-wheel racing returns [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Anderson Takes Digging Expedition To Norwalk
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fourth of July weekend and the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, mark the start of the second half of the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. It’s the point where many drivers will accelerate their pushes towards a championship, including four-time Pro Stock world champion [...]

Thu, 07/4/13 – 7:57 | Comments Off
A Visit To The Doc On Eve Of IndyCar Return
Bill Fleischman | Contributing Writer

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
Editor’s Note: With Indy cars returning to Pocono Raceway July 7, Bill Fleischman conducts an imaginary interview with Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the driving force behind the raceway. “Doc” Mattioli, a former Philadelphia dentist, had the 2.5-mile tri-oval designed primarily for Indy cars. He died last January at 86. He was [...]

Thu, 07/4/13 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Danica, Team Hoping To Restart The Beach Party
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Reasons to party hearty have been few for Danica Patrick, her team and her fans to this point in her first full season in Sprint Cup.
This coming weekend, however, Patrick and her Stewart Haas Racing team will return to the scene of what, by far, provided them with most party-rific [...]

Wed, 07/3/13 – 9:57 | 2 Comments