Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Langdon, Al-Anabi Are Swinging To A New Tune
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

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
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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
2013 IndyCar Schedule Packed With Doubleheaders; Pocono Returns
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

An expanded 19-event lineup featuring three doubleheader weekends, and the return of open-wheel racing to Pocono Raceway, highlight the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule released Sunday night.
With a 400-mile race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., joining the 500-mile events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, sanctioning body INDYCAR [...]

Mon, 10/1/12 – 7:24 | One Comment
No Blues For Brown In St. Louis
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Antron Brown raced to his sixth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park and in the process increased his championship points lead.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the event, the first race for NHRA [...]

Sun, 09/30/12 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Keselowski Saves Fuel, Captures The Win At Dover
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Brad Keselowski took the lead when the two drivers in front of him – Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin – had to pit for fuel with 10 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
Jeff Gordon finished second and Mark Martin third.
Jimmie Johnson [...]

Sun, 09/30/12 – 16:34 | Comments Off
SunTrust Rises, Ganassi Holds On In Grand-Am Finale
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Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor of Suntrust Wayne Taylor Racing scored their third consecutive Lime Rock Park race victory and Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas of Chip Ganassi Racing wrapped up their third consecutive Daytona Prototype championship in Saturday’s Rolex Series season finale in the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park presented by BMW.
Angelelli [...]

Sun, 09/30/12 – 9:13 | Comments Off
DSR Heavyweights Keep Exchanging Blows
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Don Schumacher Racing teammates Antron Brown and Spencer Massey remain in lockstep for the NHRA Top Fuel title nearing the mid-point of the 2012 Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. And for Massey, staging against Brown is like staring through the looking glass.
“Oh yeah, that’s going to be a car [...]

Sun, 09/30/12 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Piquet Jr. Uses Last-Lap Pass To Win In Las Vegas
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Nelson Piquet Jr. passed Matt Crafton for the lead on the last lap Saturday night in the Smith’s 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and got his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season.
Piquet dove low on Crafton in the first turn and made the winning move stick on the backstretch of [...]

Sun, 09/30/12 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Logano Completes Dover Sweep
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Joey Logano led 184 of the 200 laps, to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Dover.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver picked up his seventh win of the NNS season and his second of the year at Dover, becoming the third driver in as many years to sweep both races at the Monster Mile. [...]

Sat, 09/29/12 – 18:08 | Comments Off