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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Bernstein On Top As Winternationals, Season Begin In Pomona
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Second-generation driver Brandon Bernstein continued the momentum from his win in November’s season-finale by racing to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Thursday at the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Gary Densham (Funny Car) and V. Gaines (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the 2013 Mello Yello Drag [...]

Fri, 02/15/13 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Danica And Ricky Dominate Valentines Day At DIS
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Thursday is Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway. It’s also Valentines Day.
One of the first press conferences of the day featured Danica Patrick and there were very few questions about her first season as a full-time Sprint Cup driver. Same thing when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. appeared.  Instead, the topic of the day was [...]

Thu, 02/14/13 – 13:48 | Comments Off
More Top Fuelers Involved In NHRA Cover Up
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A growing number of NHRA Top Fuel drivers will be blasting down the 1,000-foot distance this season with a sunroof overhead.
What’s next…Sirius Satellite Radio and cup-holders?
Actually, the cockpit canopy introduced by seven-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher of Don Schumacher Racing last season and approved by the NHRA Technical [...]

Wed, 02/13/13 – 10:41 | One Comment
Memo To NASCAR, Sprint: Don’t Go Changin’ So Darn Much
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Change can be a good thing. Especially when there are good reasons for the change. And, as with most things, when the changes are made in thoughtful moderation and are aimed at improving the human condition. Like adding Flamin’ Hot to the Funyuns lineup.
Then there is change for its own [...]

Tue, 02/12/13 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Andretti Adds Viso, Fourth Car To Lineup
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In what rates as an open-wheel marriage of convenience, Andretti Autosport’s championship-winning organization has signed IZOD IndyCar Series veteran E.J. Viso to drive a fourth fulltime entry for the 2013 season.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Viso will drive the No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA Dallara/Chevrolet during his sixth IndyCar season [...]

Sun, 02/10/13 – 9:03 | 2 Comments
Wallace Leaves Hall Ceremony ‘Legitimized’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Less than an hour after being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night, an emotional Rusty Wallace admitted the honor made him feel different.
“I feel so happy. I feel like my career finally has a period on the end of it,” the 1989 NASCAR champion said in a very humble [...]

Sat, 02/9/13 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Leonard Wood Was/Is A Gearhead’s Gearhead
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Innovator and inventor are two words that can be used to describe Leonard Wood, who was inducted Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame with Rusty Wallace, Buck Baker, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas.
However, when it comes to the personable Wood’s close-knit, Stuart, Va., family, they prefer to identify him as [...]

Fri, 02/8/13 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Massey Explains His Actions At NHRA Banquet
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Shortly after last year’s season-ending NHRA awards banquet, Don Schumacher Racing announced that it was cutting Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey from the team.
Initially, no reason was given for the decision to cut Massey, who had finished third in points in 2012 – 50 behind teammate Antron Brown.
In a short [...]

Fri, 02/8/13 – 16:52 | 3 Comments
Montoya Was Something To Watch At The Rolex
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Since forever, Juan Pablo Montoya has been an enigma wrapped in a smirk.
Absurdly talented, he is also seemingly bored to the point of being disinterested in whatever car or race or series in which he’s competing. His driving style can be as precise as a plasma cutter or as brutish as a [...]

Sun, 02/3/13 – 9:41 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013
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Don Schumacher announced today that Spencer Massey will rejoin Don Schumacher Racing for the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel season.
In addition to reigning world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team and Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team, which finished seven points behind Brown last season, the third team  – Massey’s – [...]

Sat, 02/2/13 – 19:48 | Comments Off