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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U.S. Nationals Pose An Interesting Question
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The NHRA is unique in a number of ways. One of those ways goes on display this weekend and it’s tough to decide whether that way is good unique or bad unique.
The U.S. Nationals are drag racing’s big event. It’s the sport’s Daytona 500, it’s Indianapolis 500. In several senses, [...]

Fri, 08/31/12 – 10:46 | Comments Off
Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Although he says he slept well on Monday night, Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren looked and sounded relieved after Tuesday’s first day of a two-day Goodyear tire test at his newly repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval.
That’s to be expected as the Kansas project has been one of the most scrutinized repaves in NASCAR during [...]

Thu, 08/30/12 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Annual Evans Day Brings Back Fans, Memories
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ROME, N.Y. – In what has become an annual rite of summer, Central New York racing fans recently honored the legacy of Modified hero Richie Evans at the track where he made his stock car debut – astonishingly – 50 years ago.
Utica-Rome Speedway was in its infancy when Evans and [...]

Thu, 08/30/12 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
The Kenseth-Stewart Feud Has Petered Out
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sprint Cup’s hottest feud is over after all of three days as both Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart said Tuesday that it’s time to get back to racing for the 2012 series championship.
Kenseth said it after a tire test at Kansas Speedway on Tuesday afternoon and [...]

Tue, 08/28/12 – 19:53 | Comments Off
Matt Hagan Facing Big Pressure At The Big Go
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talk about things being in place for a big year. Matt Hagan was the defending NHRA Funny Car champion when 2012  began. Proven winner Tommy DeLago was back on the wrenches, the same skills that made Hagan one of the best leavers in racing was still in place and Hagan [...]

Tue, 08/28/12 – 13:13 | Comments Off
Briscoe Uncorks IndyCar Victory In Wine Country
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Ryan Briscoe, who started next to teammate and pole sitter Will Power, held off Power on a pair of late restarts and won the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma by 0.4408 of a second for his first victory since Texas in 2010.
Briscoe became the seventh different winner in 13 IndyCar Series races this season.

“We [...]

Sun, 08/26/12 – 23:38 | Comments Off
Stewart Sends Helmet, Message To Kenseth At Bristol
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
So, was the throw that Tony Stewart made with his helmet at Matt Kenseth after a wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night a strike? Depends upon where Stewart was aiming, one would have to assume.
For Kenseth, it was not a curve ball, however. He knew it was coming.
“I was [...]

Sun, 08/26/12 – 8:32 | 6 Comments
Hamlin Slides To First, Biggest Victory At Bristol
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin claimed his first-ever Bristol Motor Speedway victory in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race, four drivers clinched spots in the Chase and four drivers emerged tied for the Chase’s top seed, but Tony Stewart’s helmet throw will undoubtedly receive top billing on next week’s highlights and [...]

Sun, 08/26/12 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Power On Sonoma Pole
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Will Power won the pole for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma for the third consecutive year Saturday.
Power, who has won the past two races at Sonoma from the pole, set an IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying record for the 2.385-mile, 12-turn layout with a lap of 1 minute, 17.2709 seconds in the Firestone Fast [...]

Sat, 08/25/12 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
ABINGDON, Va. – FAA investigators were scheduled to arrive Saturday at South Holston Lake where a Food City corporate helicopter crashed after transporting passengers from Bristol Motor Speedway to a residence following Friday night’s Food City 250 NASCAR Nationwide race.
The 1996 Bell 407 helicopter crashed in the lake’s Washington [...]

Sat, 08/25/12 – 18:15 | Comments Off