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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Vandergriff, Pedregon Cruise In Baytown
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Cruz Pedregon became the first two-time winner in the Funny Car category in 2013 by racing to the victory Sunday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Bob Vandergriff Jr. (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sun, 04/28/13 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Arana Brothers Team Up On Dad At SpringNationals
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Brothers Hector Jr. and Adam Arana upstaged their championship-winning father at Royal Purple Raceway Saturday, adding a family angle to the Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the rain-plagued 26th annual O’Reilly NHRA SpringNationals in Baytown, Texas.
Arana Jr. secured his second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 12th of his career with a [...]

Sun, 04/28/13 – 6:47 | Comments Off
Harvick Gets His First Victory Of The Season
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Kevin Harvick broke free shortly after the green/white/checkered restart and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory was the first of the season for Harvick.
Finishing second was Clint Bowyer of Michael Waltrip Racing while Joey Logano of Penske Racing was third.
Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to have [...]

Sat, 04/27/13 – 22:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski Gets First NNS Win Of Season
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Brad Keselowski held off Kevin Harvick in a 12-lap run to the finish to win Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Race at Richmond International Raceway.
Keselowski passed Kyle Busch to the lead with nine laps left, with Harvick following into second place a lap later. Keselowski crossed the finish line .718 seconds ahead of Harvick [...]

Sat, 04/27/13 – 7:23 | Comments Off
Coughlin Brakes His Way To Baytown Lead
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned the provisional Pro Stock pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway during a run in which feathering the brakes proved every bit as pivotal as standing on the gas.
Coughlin’s second quarter-mile pass of 6.569-seconds at 211.20 mph initially was flawless, capping [...]

Sat, 04/27/13 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’
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Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing was hit with severe penalties after the car driven by Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway last week was found to have a piston rod which was ruled to be of an improper weight – it was 2.7 grams too heavy.
Gibbs held a press conference on Friday at Richmond International [...]

Fri, 04/26/13 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole at Richmond
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Matt Kenseth, who was slammed with penalties by NASCAR this week, responded by winning the pole Friday for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
With a track-record run at 130.334 mph (20.716 seconds), Kenseth edged Brian Vickers (130.303 mph), subbing for injured Denny Hamlin for the third straight week, by .005 seconds.
Kenseth will [...]

Fri, 04/26/13 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Q and A: Kenseth Calls Penalties ‘Grossly Unfair’
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Earlier this week, NASCAR came down hard on Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup team. The series imposed penalties and fines on Kenseth.
The penalties stemmed from a post-race inspection after he STP 400 at Kansas Speedway that yielded a piston rod which was not up to spec.
Kenseth won the race, but at [...]

Thu, 04/25/13 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Turns Into Superman For A Day
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch admittedly found himself operating on “information overload” while hot-lapping in an Australian V8 Supercar at Circuit of The Americas.
The 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, Busch swapped rides with 2010 Supercar champion James Courtney Tuesday during a promotion for the inaugural appearance of the Australian production [...]

Thu, 04/25/13 – 7:47 | One Comment
Kenseth, JGR Issued Huge Penalties By NASCAR
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NASCAR officials have slammed Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team with major penalties as a result of rules violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the series’ Research and Development Center.
The violations appear to be connect to use of an illegal piston rod.
Toyota Racing Development officials [...]

Wed, 04/24/13 – 12:15 | 5 Comments