Mon, 31/08/15 – 8:21 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, […]

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Jimmie Time: Johnson Fast When He Needs To Be
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
LOUDON, N.H. – Jimmie Johnson’s mini-slump is over.
After finishing the NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season with four straight clunkers – 40, 36, 28, 40 – the five time series champion is back in the groove with a fifth-place finish in the opening event of the 10-race Chase for the championship.
Going […]

Sat, 09/21/13 – 13:24 | 5 Comments
Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey
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ENNIS, Texas – The life and times of NHRA Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey took a turn for the cursed last fall, the result of an indiscretion inflicted by a self-described “spoiled kid.”
“I believe I’m a better person now, and hopefully a better race car driver,” Massey said Friday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex in […]

Sat, 09/21/13 – 8:32 | Comments Off on Life No Longer a Drag For ‘Better Person’ Massey
Martin Truex Jr. Filling Role Of Innocent Bystander
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
LOUDON, N.H. – Martin Truex Jr. suddenly finds himself in a limbo created by the mistakes of others.
The Michael Waltrip Racing driver turned out to be an innocent victim of the team’s manipulation of the finish at the Richmond race two weeks ago.
The key result of NASCAR coming down hard […]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 20:16 | One Comment
Latest Crisis Is Different For Michael Waltrip’s Team
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LOUDON, N.H. – Michael Waltrip has faced difficult days before in his racing career. This time is different, though.
This time, longtime sponsor NAPA decided to break off its relationship with Michael Waltrip Racing, leaving the team facing 2014 with no primary sponsor for the No. 56 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr.
NAPA has been with Waltrip […]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 20:09 | 2 Comments
ALMS Field Set At COTA
Competitors in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón had two extra days of testing to learn the new Circuit of The Americas. Friday, that work went down the drain, with official practice and qualifying held in rainy conditions at the 3.4-mile circuit in preparation for Saturday’s ALMS round of International Sports Car […]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 18:53 | Comments Off on ALMS Field Set At COTA
Ryan Newman Speeds To P1 In New Hampshire

Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman, told earlier this year that he would not be rehired by SHR and who will driver for Richard Childress Racing next year, won the pole for race No. 2 of the Chase with a track-record lap at […]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 17:11 | One Comment
Debut United SportsCar Championship Season Unveiled
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
The schedule for the inaugural season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season was announced on Friday.
The 2014 season for the Unified Series, which is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, starts with the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, includes a variety of […]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 15:09 | Comments Off on Debut United SportsCar Championship Season Unveiled
Brown Itching To Get Back Into The Show
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
(Editor’s note: Friday’s qualifying sessions were washed out by rain.)
DALLAS – When his Top Fuel dragster is pumping-out a 1,000-foot pass on all cylinders, reigning NHRA world champion Antron Brown says he is an accident waiting to happen.
Strange words from a guy who failed to qualify for Round 1 of […]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Brown Itching To Get Back Into The Show
NAPA Dumps Waltrip; Cites ‘Actions’ At Richmond
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NAPA auto parts supplier, a long-time sponsor of Michael Waltrip Racing, announced Thursday that it will part company with the NASCAR team following the 2013 season.
The reason, according to a statement released by NAPA on its Facebook page, is events which happened at Richmond International Raceway two weeks ago.
The statement […]

Thu, 09/19/13 – 10:35 | 4 Comments
Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series

Nationwide’s run as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top development series will end following the 2014 season it was announced on Wednesday.
When the sponsorship does end, it will do so after a seven-year run.
The insurance company will remain in NASCAR as an official sponsor for auto, home, life and business insurance through 2017 and also focus […]

Wed, 09/18/13 – 11:30 | 2 Comments