Fri, 19/09/14 – 13:38 | One Comment

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first [...]

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Once Is Enough For IndyCar Team-Owner Andretti
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

When it comes to doubleheaders, Michael Andretti is no Ernie Banks.
Owner of the car driven by reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti acknowledged he has serious misgivings about the unique doubleheader weekend formats booked for three street circuits in 2013.
“It’s putting a big, big demand on the drivers, in my opinion, and the [...]

Wed, 01/16/13 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Southeastern Racing Scene Loses A Tough One
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

The Southeastern short track world lost one of its icons on Jan. 4 with the passing of Luther Carter.
Carter, who died at 75 after a battle with cancer, was an old-school racer who passed his love of the sport along to his son Mark Carter, who became a racer himself, as well as his grandson [...]

Tue, 01/15/13 – 8:14 | One Comment
Things Go Bump In The Afternoon At Daytona
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
News, notes and quotes from Friday’s second day of Preseason Thunder testing:
Sprint Cup drivers finally got around to serious drafting during Friday’s testing at Daytona International Speedway and the result was a multi-car wreck which took out several of the sport’s top drivers.
Among the drivers involved were Dale Earnhardt Jr., defending [...]

Fri, 01/11/13 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Brittany Force To Drive JFR Top Fuel Entry
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Drag racing icon John Force has fired the sport’s first major shot of 2013, introducing daughter Brittany as driver of a new JFR-built Castrol EDGE Top Fuel dragster.
Brittany Force will contest the full NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in a car prepared and maintained by crew chief Dean “Guido” Antonelli and assistant crew [...]

Fri, 01/11/13 – 16:10 | 3 Comments
Kanaan Says IndyCar Needs To Face Up
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Tony Kanaan says it has remained difficult for him to judge the protocol surrounding Randy Bernard’s dismissal as INDYCAR chief executive officer last fall. But Kanaan insists he knows what the open-wheel series lacks heading into testing next month for the 2013 season.
“We need a face,” said Kanaan, the 2004 [...]

Fri, 01/11/13 – 9:53 | Comments Off
Thunder Claps: Danica Plans And Driver Feuds
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
News, notes and quotes from Day 1 of the three-day Preseason Thunder test session at Daytona International Speedway:
Danica Patrick kicked off her first season as a full-time Sprint Cup driver on Thursday. Between practice runs, she shed a bit of light on her racing life in 2013.
First, she said that [...]

Thu, 01/10/13 – 19:04 | 2 Comments
Q&A: Bad Brad Doesn’t Dodge Questions About Fords
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Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was one of a handful of drivers who visited the media center at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, the first day of the three-day Preseason Thunder open test.
Keselowski, whose Penske Racing operation has moved from Dodges to Fords for the coming NASCAR season, talked about the past, present and [...]

Thu, 01/10/13 – 16:34 | Comments Off
The 2013 Rolex 24 Will Have Designated Villain
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Some random racin’ thoughts:
Juan Pablo Montoya may want to give the safety equipment in his BMW Riley prototype some extra attention before he takes to the track in this year’s Rolex 24-hour race at Daytona International Speedway.
Montoya, the former Formula 1 bad boy, has morphed neatly into being the Grand-Am [...]

Thu, 01/10/13 – 10:11 | 5 Comments
Waltrip To Drive For Swan In Upcoming Daytona 500
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Michael Waltrip will drive Swan Racing’s No. 30 car in next month’s Daytona 500.
Waltrip will be reunited with former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. in the race, which will mark Swan Racing’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut.
The partnering of Waltrip, who is a two-time winner of the 500, with Swan is for just the one [...]

Thu, 01/10/13 – 9:49 | Comments Off
2013 Gets Off to Roaring Start At Daytona
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News and notes from the weekend’s Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series’ three-day Roar Before the 24 practice at Daytona International Speedway:
Michael Shank Racing matched its results from the 2012 Rolex 24 by placing first and third at the test.
Michael Valiante posted the fastest lap of the “Roar” in Sunday’s final session in the team’s No. [...]

Mon, 01/7/13 – 9:09 | Comments Off