Thu, 17/04/14 – 9:49 | No Comment

FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going to happen,” reigning Indianapolis 500 [...]

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NASCAR Hoping To Add Street Value To Cup
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
News that the 2013 Sprint Cup cars will more closely resemble street machinery is, well, news. Just news. Neutral news. Certainly not bad news and, in fact, a step in a happy direction. But, it is not great news for those who are waiting for a savior.
Time was, kids, the [...]

Fri, 08/3/12 – 10:49 | One Comment
Penske Cuts Allmendinger
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Penske Racing announced Wednesday that AJ Allmendinger has been released as driver of the No. 22 Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Allmendinger was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR last week for a positive drug test.
“Penske Racing fully supports NASCAR’s substance abuse policy and we are disappointed with AJ’s positive drug test results,” said Roger Penske. [...]

Wed, 08/1/12 – 10:55 | Comments Off
Stewart Conquering Canada
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Tony Stewart led all 30 laps on Tuesday to claim his third career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory and his second in a row at the 3/8-mile Ohsweken Speedway oval in Ohsweken, Ontario.
Counting Monday’s win in Corr/Pak Sprints action, the three-time Sprint Cup champion has ended his last three events at Ohsweken Speedway a [...]

Wed, 08/1/12 – 6:34 | Comments Off
Johnson Won At Indy But Did He Win Indianapolis?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A look final look back at a weekend of bricks and brooms:
Jimmie Johnson got his fourth Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday and quite a bit has made about him joining A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser Sr., Michael Schumacher and Jeff Gordon as quadruple Indianapolis winners.
Of course, all the “elite [...]

Tue, 07/31/12 – 10:43 | One Comment
New-Look Course Will Greet INDY In Baltimore
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Three key alterations to the 2-mile, 12-turn temporary street circuit that will host the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore over Labor Day Weekend will be incorporated into its construction, which was scheduled to begin overnight.
The track will run through downtown Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area with a southern loop [...]

Mon, 07/30/12 – 17:53 | Comments Off
Brickyard Short On Fans, Long On Storylines
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Several potentially season-altering storylines came out of Sunday’s Brickyard 400. Storylines that just might still be bouncing around the room when the Sprint Cup Series arrives at Homestead in November.
Storylines such as:
– Kyle Busch having the type of run which the racing world  had come to expect from the guy since he began driving for [...]

Mon, 07/30/12 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
Brown, Johnson Still Swinging
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Top Fuel ace Antron Brown positioned himself to become the first NHRA driver to sweep the three-race Western Swing twice Sunday, when he outran teammate Spencer Massey to win the 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Full [...]

Sun, 07/29/12 – 18:31 | Comments Off
Jimmie Runs Away To Fourth Brickyard Victory
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Jimmie Johnson broke away from the field after a restart with 20 laps to go and went on to win the Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was Johnson’s fourth at the Brickyard, tying him with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for the most at the 2.5-mile flat track. It was [...]

Sun, 07/29/12 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Hitting The Bricks Still A Thrill For Cup Drivers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There seems to be a building current of thought that the Brickyard 400 has lost its magic and that it’s time to board up Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the summer.
Loudly and definitively, that current of thought has not touched the NASCAR garages. Many competitors in today’s 2012 edition of the [...]

Sun, 07/29/12 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Kalitta, Pedregon Hold Onto Top Spots At Sonoma
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Cruz Pedregon raced to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season in Funny Car Saturday at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers and will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full [...]

Sat, 07/28/12 – 19:49 | Comments Off