Sun, 19/10/14 – 16:49 | No Comment

Brad Keselowski basically had one chance to continue his bid to win a second Sprint Cup championship when Sunday’s cutdown race at Talladega began. The 2012 champ had to win. And win he did and on goes the Team Penske driver’s comeback season.
The victory was sixth of the season and, obviously, his biggest.
“So special,” he [...]

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Patrick’s Pole Victory Was Timed Perfectly
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Over the last several days, it has become obvious that times have changed in NASCAR and not just because Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a Sprint Cup pole. The bigger change may be in the way that that pole victory has been greeted.
Early last decade, NASCAR was [...]

Wed, 02/20/13 – 15:39 | 2 Comments
Courtney Force Finishes Off Big Day For Women
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick wasn’t the only woman creating motorsports headlines Sunday.
Drag racer Courtney Force began her second season in the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks with a victory in the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
After posting the third [...]

Mon, 02/18/13 – 8:09 | Comments Off
Langdon Wins Top Fuel At Pomona
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Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny Car), and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) collected victories at the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season-opening O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Langdon beat Tony Schumacher in the finals. Langdon’s margin of victory was 0.0576 seconds (approximately 27 feet).
Force [...]

Sun, 02/17/13 – 21:37 | Comments Off
Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500
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Danica Patrick made history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series. And that pole will be for NASCAR’s biggest race – next Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Patrick’s fast lap was at 196.434 mph. Her lap around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval took 45.817 seconds.
Jeff Gordon, also driving [...]

Sun, 02/17/13 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Sprint Unlimited
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Richard Childress Racing’s Kevin Harvick won Saturday night’s The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
On the last lap, Harvick blocked both Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win his third career Sprint Unlimited, which was formerly known as the Budweiser Shootout. Harvick’s previous wins came in 2009 and 2010.
“Any time you’re in Victory Lane here [...]

Sun, 02/17/13 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Courtney Force To Start Winternationals From P1
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Courtney Force raced to her first No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season-opener at Auto [...]

Sat, 02/16/13 – 21:17 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Stirring Emotions And Hopes In 2013
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
MESA, Ariz. – Geordie Wendt braved rush-hour traffic earlier this week for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Minutes before Earnhardt would make an appearance at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill on behalf of Phoenix International Raceway and the upcoming March 3 Subway Fresh Fit [...]

Sat, 02/16/13 – 9:31 | One Comment
‘Sarge’ Takes Command On Day 2 At Winternationals
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Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in dramatic fashion Friday at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) were also qualifying leaders at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona during the 2013 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opener.
Schumacher drove his U.S. Army [...]

Fri, 02/15/13 – 21:13 | Comments Off
Del Worsham Is Feeling Funny Once Again
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Del Worsham was pretty darn sure he was ready to say farewell to 320 mph as the NHRA season came to an end at Pomona a year and a half ago. As he waved the Top Fuel trophy around to celebrate his championship, he was thinking more about stepping back [...]

Fri, 02/15/13 – 13:06 | Comments Off
Racing, Not Just Romance, Talked-Up At Daytona
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sprint Cup rookie of the year contenders Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick’s romance dominated the conversations during Thursday’s media day at Daytona International Speedway.
But there was plenty of other racing news to come out of the annual gathering that signals the start of the stockcar racing portion of Budweiser Speed [...]

Fri, 02/15/13 – 7:58 | Comments Off