Wed, 2/09/15 – 7:10 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Cory and Shayna Texter know well the tough life of an AMA Pro Flat Track racer; after all, their father, Randy, was an AMA U.S. Twin Sports Champion. But when he died in 2010 the siblings didn’t know if they could continue in the sport.
Their biggest supporter had succumbed to cancer at […]

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Taylor Brothers To Drive For Dad In 2014
Driving team owner Wayne Taylor’s Corvette DP in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship next season will be his sons Ricky and Jordan Taylor.
Jordan Taylor, who at 22 became the youngest Daytona Prototype-class champion in Grand-Am Rolex Series history when he co-drove with veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli to five victories in his first season […]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Taylor Brothers To Drive For Dad In 2014
Langdon Takes First Round Of Qualifying In Vegas
Top Fuel point-leader Shawn Langdon continued to push toward his first world championship by racing to the qualifying lead Friday at the 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and rookie Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their […]

Sat, 10/26/13 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Langdon Takes First Round Of Qualifying In Vegas
Keselowski Not Sure NASCAR Is Using Its Head
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski says he’s trying to keep an open mind about the sanctioning body’s requirement for 2014 that drivers in its three national touring series undergo pre-season neurocognitive baseline testing.
“I don’t want to call it a negative, but at this point I haven’t […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 20:04 | One Comment
Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Call it the mystique at Martinsville.
Fifteen of Richard Petty’s 200 career wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came at Martinsville Speedway. .
Bobby Allison, on the other hand, never managed to visit victory lane at the paperclip-shaped oval during his legendary Cup career.
Fast forward to today and that trend remains in full […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Martinsville Rewards Friends, Mangles Others
Martinsville Ace Hamlin Wins Cup Pole
Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the seventh race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, turning a track-record lap in 19.013 seconds (99.595 mph) at Martinsville Speedway on Friday.
Hamlin, who has four Martinsville victories, will start beside second-place qualifier Jimmie Johnson (99.344 mph), who has eight Martinsville wins to his credit, […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 16:56 | Comments Off on Martinsville Ace Hamlin Wins Cup Pole
Cagnazzi, Gray To Merge Pro Stock Teams
NHRA teams Gray Motorsports and Cagnazzi Racing will combine forces in 2014 to create a multi-car team Pro Stock team.
The merged team will race under the Gray Motorsports banner.
Engine development for both the Pro Stock and Cagnazzi’s successful COPO Camaro Stock Eliminator programs will take place at the Gray Motorsports facility in Denver, N.C., and […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 15:58 | Comments Off on Cagnazzi, Gray To Merge Pro Stock Teams
Elliott Sadler Ready For New Role As Cup Sub
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Elliott Sadler steps into the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota this weekend at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since a medical issue sidelined the team’s regular driver, Brian Vickers, earlier this month and the Virginia native said Friday Vickers was handling the situation better
than he […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 15:49 | One Comment
Condensing Weekends A Good Idea For NASCAR
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It appears that NASCAR officials are floating an interesting trial balloon this weekend. The idea attached to that balloon is a good one. Well, half of a good one.
NASCAR official Kerry Tharp told reporters earlier this week that consideration is being given to doing away with single-car qualifying sessions for most races.
In the place of […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 8:42 | One Comment
Hagan’s Job Is To Take Down The People’s Choice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Matt Hagan’s pursuit of a second NHRA Funny Car world championship has cast him in the role of villain, the fate of any number of drivers chasing drag racing icon John Force.
“Well, if you read Facebook there ain’t no Matt Hagan fans out there. That drives you,” said Hagan, who […]

Fri, 10/25/13 – 7:32 | One Comment
With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As the 2013 Petit Le Mans wound down to a finish at Road Atlanta last Saturday night, as fans began pouring water on trackside campfires, as canvas canopies were folded and stowed, as the big old LMP1 cars were loaded onto haulers, an oh-geez moment struck.
It was a moment of; […]

Thu, 10/24/13 – 7:11 | Comments Off on With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future