Mon, 20/10/14 – 8:19 | No Comment

TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

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Hamlin – And Grubb – Win Pole For Dover Race
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Credit crew chief Darian Grubb for Denny Hamlin being able to win the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin sure did.
Hamlin covered the Monster Mile in 22.599 seconds (159.299 mph) in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to claim his third pole of the season and the 12th of his [...]

Sat, 09/29/12 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current [...]

Sat, 09/29/12 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Brown Leads Record-Setting Day At Gateway
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Antron Brown led a record-setting day of qualifying Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Top Fuel driver Brown and the rest of the NHRA teams took advantage of cool fall temperatures in the St. Louis area that led to a parade of track records in all four [...]

Sat, 09/29/12 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Drivers Expecting A Hot Time In Las Vegas
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As temperatures soared into the low 90s, the air conditioning circulating throughout the neon garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon offered relief from the heat to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams as they began preparations for Saturday night’s Smith’s 350 at the 1.5-oval.
The mercury is expected to [...]

Fri, 09/28/12 – 20:19 | Comments Off
Grand-Am Releases 2013 Schedule Of Races
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GRAND-AM Road Racing announced its 2013 schedule on Friday and it includes three new events and a combined weekend with the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge schedules will feature inaugural races at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex.; [...]

Fri, 09/28/12 – 10:09 | Comments Off
Busch To Start Charlotte Race in Furniture Row Car
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In a move to accelerate Furniture Row Racing’s preparations for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Kurt Busch will take over the team’s driving duties beginning with the Oct. 13th Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch, who was announced earlier in the week as Furniture Row Racing’s new driver for 2013, will replace [...]

Fri, 09/28/12 – 10:01 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr.: A Thin Line Divides Risky, Reckless
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With hopes for a comeback victory about to board a charter flight out of town Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks took a chance. And it paid.
With his hopes for a 2012 Sprint Cup championship fading faster than a Wal-Mart t-shirt, Dale Earnhardt Jr. cannot take a similar chance.
For a couple [...]

Thu, 09/27/12 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Austin F1 Track Declared Ready
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Circuit of The Americas has been declared ready to host the 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix by Charlie Whiting, director of racing, safety and technical matters for the sanctioning Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
Whiting visited the venue near Austin, Texas, on Tuesday as part of a scheduled pre-race inspection and approved the circuit [...]

Wed, 09/26/12 – 9:04 | Comments Off
Rules Have Screamin’ Eagle Riders Screamin’ Foul
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
ENNIS, Texas – Season-long form failed to prevail Sunday afternoon at the Texas Motorplex, where neither Eddie Krawiec nor Andrew Hines and their Harley-Davidsons rolled out of the tunnel and into the Pro Stock Motorcycle final of the 27th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.
New Braunfels, Texas resident Michael Ray [...]

Wed, 09/26/12 – 8:10 | One Comment
Kurt Busch To Drive For Furniture Row In 2013
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Furniture Row Racing announced today that Kurt Busch has been hired to drive the team’s No. 78 Chevrolet during the 2013 Sprint Cup season.
Busch, a former NASCAR Cup champion, will replace Regan Smith, who joined Furniture Row Racing at the beginning of the 2009 season.
“Though we have made strides as a resourceful single-car Sprint Cup team, [...]

Mon, 09/24/12 – 17:59 | 2 Comments