Wed, 20/08/14 – 16:16 | No Comment

A still grieving Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight [...]

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Regan Smith Signs With JR Motorsports
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JR Motorsports announced it has reached an agreement with Regan Smith to drive the team’s No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry full time in 2013.
General Manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said Smith will make his JRM debut this year, as the company will field three teams for the Nov. 17 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Smith [...]

Wed, 10/24/12 – 12:43 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to return to racing, Hendrick Motorsports officials said Tuesday.
Since being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at Talladega, Ala., Earnhardt has participated in a rehabilitation program directed by Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. Throughout the process, Petty consulted with Dr. Micky Collins, director of the University [...]

Tue, 10/23/12 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Resignation Adds To INDYCAR Ownership Saga
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Speculation surrounding Tony George’s ownership pursuit of INDYCAR was rekindled over the weekend following his resignation from the board of directors of Hulman & Company.
The board issued a statement accepting George’s resignation, effective Friday, from his family’s Terre Haute, Ind.-based business.
“Tony George has made the difficult decision to resign from [...]

Mon, 10/22/12 – 13:48 | One Comment
It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Some leftovers for an, um, interesting weekend at Kansas Speedway:
Determining the number of racing grooves which a race track supports is, it appears, in the eye of the beholder. Or, probably, more accurately, on how a driver finishes on the track in question.
Hopes for multi-groove racing [...]

Mon, 10/22/12 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Rebellion Racing came to the Petit Le Mans looking for its first over-all victory, a task made tougher for the Anglo-Swiss team because the race fell between the WEC rounds at Fuji and Shanghai. Arriving with its third car, Rebellion ran a trouble free race to win from the pole.
After [...]

Sun, 10/21/12 – 19:59 | Comments Off
Matt Kenseth Wins Overly Cautious Kansas Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The high speeds that were recorded in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway were expected. The track was, after all, repaved to dead smoothness. In addition, the banking was kicked up an additional five degrees.
Wild racing was also expected as repaved [...]

Sun, 10/21/12 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Jr. Wins Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. blew past Kyle Busch’s fuel-spent Toyota Camry for the lead as the two drivers headed for the checkered flag and went on to win Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The last-lap pass capped a wild comeback for Stenhouse, who had to come from [...]

Sat, 10/20/12 – 18:39 | Comments Off
The 200 MPH Barrier Is Taking A Beating In 2012
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Not that long ago, 200 mph on a Sprint Cup track was the OMG threshold. It was the point where excitement met danger. Pulse rates rose, mouths dried out. And the debate would commence.
If the 200 mph threshold was crossed on a non-restrictor plate track, the [...]

Sat, 10/20/12 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying
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Neel Jani of Rebellion Racing took the pole for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans sports car race at Road Atlanta with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Switzerland’s Jani was 0.339 seconds clear of Lucas Luhr in Muscle Milk Racing’s [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Kahne Leads Assault On Kansas Qualifying Record Book
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. –Hendrick Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne became the first pole winner on the repaved, reconfigured Kansas Speedway oval Friday when he logged a record-blitzing lap at 191.360 mph.
The old qualifying record was set by Matt Kenseth in 2005. It was 180.856 mph.
“I went into (Turn) 3, and felt like [...]

Fri, 10/19/12 – 17:54 | Comments Off