Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:36 | No Comment

BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jack Roush said Thursday he was excited about the youth coming into Roush Fenway Racing, noting Ryan Reed was expected to compete full time for the organization next year in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while Chris Buescher possessed the inside track for his fourth Cup team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26, returns to Roush Fenway […]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 20:47 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Out Of Hospital
| Senior Writer

Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti was released from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston Thursday, five days after suffering multiple injuries in a grinding crash during Race2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was scheduled to travel to Indianapolis, where he will be re-evaluated over the next few days […]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Franchitti Out Of Hospital
Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Over the years, NASCAR’s 1.5-mile ovals have been treated by fans and media with the type of disrespect generally accorded to things like rental cars and F-1 races. They’ve been tagged as dull and generic. Cookie-cutters is one of the nicer things the intermediates have been called.
But in the garages […]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 10:17 | Comments Off on Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good
Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti
| Senior Writer

Open-wheel veteran Alex Tagliani will replace the injured Dario Franchitti for Target Chip Ganassi Racing during the season-ending MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 19.
Franchitti, a four-time series champion, is recovering from multiple injuries suffered Sunday in Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of […]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Tagliani To Sub For Franchitti
Braun, Shank Shatter Daytona Speed Mark
A new world-wide King of Speed emerged at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday, when Colin Braun drove a Daytona Prototype powered by the new 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged Ford V6 EcoBoost race engine to a single-lap speed record of 222.971 mph.
Braun’s lap – which took 40.364-seconds around the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS tri-oval – smashed the 26-year-old record of […]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Braun, Shank Shatter Daytona Speed Mark
Texas Motor Speedway Schedules A Wing-Ding
| Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway’s “No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus” schedule will reach unprecedented heights when the Red Bull Air Race World Championship takes to the North Texas skies on Sept. 6-7, 2014.
TMS will join sister Speedway Motorsports Inc. facility Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the only American […]

Wed, 10/9/13 – 18:20 | Comments Off on Texas Motor Speedway Schedules A Wing-Ding
Franchitti Undergoes Surgery
| Senior Writer

Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti underwent surgery to stabilize a fracture in his right ankle in a Houston hospital Sunday evening, one of several injuries the Scotsman suffered in a grinding, last-lap crash during Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was admitted awake and alert into Memorial […]

Mon, 10/7/13 – 17:51 | Comments Off on Franchitti Undergoes Surgery
Langdon, Force Make Hay In Maple Grove
Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon and Funny Car’s John Force both extended their points leads and edged closer to world championship titles by racing to victories on Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the fourth of six playoff […]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 21:39 | Comments Off on Langdon, Force Make Hay In Maple Grove
Dixon Leads Points After Scary Race In Houston
| Senior Writer

Season-long rivals Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves will decide the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship in two weeks after a tumultuous two days on the mean streets of Houston that ended in disaster for four-time champion Dario Franchitti.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, emerged from Sunday’s second 90-lap event of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand […]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 19:30 | Comments Off on Dixon Leads Points After Scary Race In Houston
Harvick Wins Kansas, Enters The Chase Fray

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party.
Kyle Busch simply crashed—at a track that continues to bedevil him.
And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth’s skittishness with the new tire combination Goodyear brought […]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 19:20 | 3 Comments