Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 4 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Fastest Jack Beckman On Top At Maple Grove
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Funny Car title contender Jack Beckman set a national record en route to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Kahne Gets First Talladega Pole
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Kasey Kahne scored his first Sprint Cup Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
Kahne toured Talladega in 50.017 seconds (191.455 mph) in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to edge Ryan Newman (191.145 mph) of Stewart Haas Racing for the top starting spot in Sunday’s race.
The pole Kahne’s third of the season and the 25th of his [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Gordon’s Heroics Not Confined To Race Tracks
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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His philanthropic work on behalf of children-in-need began in 1999, long before Jeff Gordon became a parent of two healthy children.
On his way to Talladega Superspeedway Thursday morning, Sir Jeff logged some quality time with a group of children not as fortunate as Ella and Leo Gordon, the beautiful and [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Beckman Continues His Funny Car Roll
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Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance Friday to lead Funny Car qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), V. Gaines (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the fourth of six races in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship [...]

Sat, 10/6/12 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Drivers Are In Conservation Mode At Talladega
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TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway was a lonely place Friday afternoon.
After 43 drivers participated in opening practice for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, only 32 took to the track for Happy Hour.
And 19 of those competitors turned less than 10 laps on the 2.66-mile trioval during the final tuneup for this weekend’s 188 lap [...]

Fri, 10/5/12 – 17:11 | Comments Off
Busch Apologizes To TRD
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Kyle Busch on Thursday apologized to Toyota Racing Development for remarks he made on his two-way radio late in last Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover.
The remarks were laced with profanity and criticized TRD engines for what he perceives as poor fuel mileage.
The following statements are Kyle Busch, Lee White, Joe Gibbs, and Ed Laukes [...]

Thu, 10/4/12 – 16:50 | One Comment
Austin Track Adds MotoGP
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycle racing world championship, will join the roster of events competing at Circuit of The Americas via a three-day schedule booked for April 19-21, 2013.
With the addition of MotoGP, the new circuit in Austin, Texas, will be the first North American venue to host both two-and [...]

Thu, 10/4/12 – 16:26 | Comments Off
Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune
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In the comment section of a story about Al-Anabi Racing which ran recently on an NHRA-news website, a reader left a message which, basically, blamed this year’s drivers for the Top Fuel team’s 2012 problems. Shawn Langdon, one of those drivers, said no, he had not seen the comment. But, he said, he has heard [...]

Thu, 10/4/12 – 13:10 | Comments Off
Hornish Jr. Looking Left Out As 2012 Nears End
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sam Hornish Jr. cut a bit of a lonely figure as he stared out the windows that overlook Kansas Speedway from the Turn 2 Bar and Restaurant at the recently opened trackside Hollywood Casino.
Behind him, media, PR people and fans were milling about as they waited for the start of a [...]

Wed, 10/3/12 – 12:18 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Mexico Series Coming North For Big Race
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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PHOENIX – The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series doesn’t have a Daytona 500. It might now.
Thanks to an agreement announced Monday, the stock car series will make its U.S. debut March 1 at Phoenix International Raceway in conjunction with Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at the Avondale 1-mile oval.
“History is [...]

Tue, 10/2/12 – 19:18 | 2 Comments