Sun, 21/09/14 – 18:41 | No Comment

Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

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Reflective Franchitti Adds To Etchings Collection
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The inspiration for Dario Franchitti’s third Indianapolis 500 victory in May was drawn from a pair of disparate sources – the memory of the late Dan Wheldon and “The Book of Johnny.”
The base of the BorgWarner Trophy – the most coveted award in worldwide motorsports – recently was removed from [...]

Sun, 12/23/12 – 9:23 | Comments Off
NASCAR Shakes Up Its Competition Department
Info Manager |
NASCAR announced Tuesday several revisions to its Competition personnel structure.
The following changes will take effect in 2013:
– Joe Balash, who has served as the NASCAR Nationwide Series director since 2004, will be assuming a new role as International Competition Liaison. This position will be the NASCAR point of contact for competition-related matters relative to the [...]

Tue, 12/18/12 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Campbell Exchanges Luxury Suite For Fire Suit
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the stock car portion of Speedweeks gets under way at Daytona International Speedway in February, Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell plans on having a front row seat.
The grandson of Martinsville Speedway founder Clay Earles, the 52-year-old Campbell has his sights set on competing in the [...]

Sat, 12/15/12 – 9:02 | Comments Off
Gen 6 Cup Cars Prove Comfy-Cozy For Gen 6 Drivers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
If you’re an old-schooler – one who thinks that stock car racing was better back in the day because driving cars that were actually showroom-based offered a better test of men and machine than have modern Sprint Cup cars – the new Gen 6 vehicles tested this week at Charlotte [...]

Thu, 12/13/12 – 11:19 | One Comment
Hunter-Reay To ROC And Roll With ‘The Man’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Even a big-time racing champion is capable of hero-worship, and for Ryan Hunter-Reay that driver is “Schumi.”
Hunter-Reay, the reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will cross paths with Formula One “superheld” Michael Schumacher of Germany while competing in the 25th annual Race of Champions in Thailand this weekend.
“I’m looking forward to [...]

Thu, 12/13/12 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Rahal Takes The Family Car For A Spin At Sebring
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Graham Rahal recorded his first hot laps in the family car in wet conditions Tuesday, and didn’t put a scratch on it.
Rahal completed 49 trouble-free laps during IZOD IndyCar Series testing with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing on the 1.65-mile Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway, his first session in an RLL-prepared car on a [...]

Wed, 12/12/12 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Likes Look, Feel Of His New Chevy
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Some adjustments must still be made on the cars to be raced next year in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, but during Tuesday’s test at Charlotte Motor Speedway drivers were giving a nod of approval to the 2013 car nicknamed “Gen 6.”
“The cars drive really good,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., who noted it [...]

Tue, 12/11/12 – 17:07 | 2 Comments
Eury Jr. Hired as Crew Chief For Swan’s Stremme
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Tony Eury Jr. will return to the pit box next season.
Eury has been hired to be the crew chief for Swan Racing’s No. 30 Toyota driven by David Stremme for the 2013 season the team announced Monday.
“We have a long-term vision for Swan Racing and the addition of Tony Jr. is another step in that [...]

Mon, 12/10/12 – 14:21 | Comments Off
Lotus Withdraws From IndyCar
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Lotus has been released from its contract to supply engines to the IZOD IndyCar Series after a dismal single-season of domestic open-wheel competition.
“We appreciate the effort that Lotus made in helping return manufacturer competition to the IZOD IndyCar Series,” Brian Barnhart, INDYCAR’s president of operations and strategy said Friday morning. [...]

Fri, 12/7/12 – 15:53 | Comments Off
Keselowski Named Winner Of 2012 DOTY Award
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brad Keselowski capped off The Year of the Beer Thursday when he was named winner of the 2012 Driver of the Year award.
The 28-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup champion from Rochester Hills, Mich., won the DOTY honor by earning 18 votes from the panel of 19 media members who participate in [...]

Thu, 12/6/12 – 10:01 | Comments Off