Sat, 28/02/15 – 18:39 | No Comment

A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the [...]

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Jimmie Becomes NASCAR’s All-Time All-Star
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Entering Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson wasn’t sure about his chances in the event due to an 18th-place qualifying run, but when the checkered flag waved the California native had once again rewritten a page in the NASCAR record book.
With an [...]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 6:59 | 2 Comments
Carpenter Hammers The Big Boys On Pole Day
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Ed Carpenter, the lone team owner/driver in the IZOD IndyCar Series recorded a blistering four-lap average speed of 228.762 mph (best lap of 229.347 mph; 39.2418 seconds) in the No. 20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka car to win the pole for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
The one-car team bested the best of Team Penske and Andretti [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Whincup, Lowndes Dominate V8 Supercars’ American Debut
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
AUSTIN, Texas – It was Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes all Saturday long at Circuit of The Americas, mate, as the Red Bull Racing Australia drivers swept both ends of the Texas 400 doubleheader marking the historic North American debut of the Australian V8 Supercars Championship.
Whincup, who started second in [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 20:42 | Comments Off
JFR Serves Notice In Topeka
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John Force ended a 19-race No. 1 qualifying slump by racing to a track record performance in Funny Car Saturday at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Shawn Langdon (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 event.
Force, a [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Edwards, Fennig Hope To Put Trickle In Victory Lane
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Thanks to Carl Edwards, his Wisconsin-born crew chief Jimmy Fennig and many of his Roush-Fenway Racing crew, legendary short-track driver Dick Trickle has one more opportunity to visit victory lane.
That opportunity will be Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 14:38 | Comments Off
John Force Ready To Beat Up On The Sharks
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
TOPEKA, Kan. – John Force was in an anecdotal kind of mood Friday as he “relaxed” in his motorhome at Heartland Park Topeka. Apparently when things are not going well for the 15-time NHRA Funny Car champion, stories with uplifting morals come to mind.
And, with neither he nor his other [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 14:36 | Comments Off
Garages React With Shock, Sadness To Trickle
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – A cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in another. Those were legendary driver Dick Trickle’s staples, but it was his sense of humor and willingness to help others that will always endear him to those who knew him.
Perhaps that’s the reason it came [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Viso Gets A Grip, Puts Down Fast Lap On Fast Friday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
E.J. Viso flirted with the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, further stamping any-and-all of Andretti Autosport’s Chevrolet-powered roster as the drivers to beat during Saturday’s Pole Day qualifications for the 97th Indianapolis 500.
Viso recorded a lap of 39.2093-seconds at 229.537 mph in the [...]

Sat, 05/18/13 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Schumacher Fastest In Topeka
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Seven-time champion Tony Schumacher raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Schumacher, the series points leader in the 8,000-horsepower category, posted a [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Hits Lottery
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Kyle Busch won Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch charged from the back of the field after a pit road penalty to win in the series for the first time since Sept. 24, 2011 at New Hampshire. The victory was Busch’s fifth at Charlotte and the [...]

Fri, 05/17/13 – 21:41 | Comments Off