Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Waltrip Racing Becomes One Of NASCAR’s Big Boy Teams
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. –  Five years ago Michael Waltrip failed to qualify for the September race at Richmond International Raceway. In the wee hours of Sunday morning 2012 one of his Toyotas sat in victory lane with Clint Bowyer and two of his three teams had qualified for the Sprint Cup [...]

Sun, 09/9/12 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
Bowyer Wins Race; Gordon In Chase, Busch Not
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Jeff Gordon never knew where Kyle Busch was in the running order throughout Saturday’s rain-plagued Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International; crew chief Alan Gustafson simply told him who he needed to pass.
With 10 laps to go Gustafson became animated on the radio, emphasizing to [...]

Sun, 09/9/12 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. On Eury Sr.: It Had To Be Done
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. says parting ways with Tony Eury Sr., who was JR Motorsports’ competition director and a crew chief, was a “difficult decision that we had to make.”
“As a company, we just felt like we wanted to make some changes and I was telling Jeff [Gordon] earlier that the environment for [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 21:15 | One Comment
Courtney Force Is P1 At Rain-Delayed U.S. Nationals
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Courtney Force raced to her first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the rain-delayed NHRA Full [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 21:06 | Comments Off
Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca
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Richard Westbrook, driving the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Antonio Garcia, upstaged both pre-pole favorites with a lap of 1:21.042 (99.415 mph) around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238 mile track and won the pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda.
Westbrook had been fifth fastest in the previous [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Nothing Against Hornish But Logano Is ‘Elite’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski admits he lobbied for Joey Logano to become the driver of the No. 22 car and notes the process to obtain the Connecticut native probably began 10 months ago.
“I felt like he had the right approach to be successful in so many [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 16:06 | 3 Comments
Stewart Will Steer The Course Of The Chase
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart possibly has never possessed as much power as he wields headed into Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Currently 10th in the standings, Stewart’s performance in the 400-lap race on the 0.75-mile track will affect eight [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 14:07 | Comments Off
Harvick Cruises To NNS Win
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Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought Friday night when he won at Richmond International Raceway.
The Richard Childress Racing driver beat Roush Fenway Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to the finish line by 1.944 seconds.
Kurt Busch of Kyle Busch Racing ran third, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Michael Annett.
“It’s been a [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 7:29 | Comments Off
Sadler Steaks Toward Title – And Uncertain Future
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR Nationwide Series point leader Elliott Sadler credits Richard Childress with resurrecting his career, so to know he won’t be with the team owner next year is a bitter pill to swallow.
“The stars don’t always line up,” Sadler said in explaining his situation Friday at Richmond [...]

Sat, 09/8/12 – 7:23 | Comments Off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins The Pole In Richmond
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. collected his first Richmond International Raceway pole Friday afternoon when he turned a lap at 127.023 mph.
The pole was also the first of the season for Earnhardt, and his first since the 2011 Daytona 500.
“It feels good,” Earnhardt, who will start Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race with a Chase berth locked [...]

Fri, 09/7/12 – 18:31 | Comments Off