Mon, 25/05/15 – 9:30 | No Comment

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that David Letterman has quit his job in the real world, Graham Rahal hopes he’ll come play with his Big Boy Toys.
Letterman made his annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 99th edition of the Indianapolis 500, five days after signing-off as host of the “Late Show With David Letterman” after […]

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Divine Intervention Powering Burkart Jr. At Firebird?
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
YORKVILLE, N.Y. – Phil Burkart Jr. is well-aware his 2013 NHRA Funny Car schedule could end this weekend at Firebird International Raceway, throttled by a lack of sponsorship. Even if that’s the case, Burkart will savor a two-race stint made possible by car-owner/chassis builder Steve Plueger…and perhaps Phil Sr.
Cold-turkey, Burkart […]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 9:10 | One Comment
Brown Back In Cockpit, On Top Of Field At Firebird
Involved in a crash at the Winternationals last weekend, Antron Brown got back in his Don Schumacher Racing car and raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello […]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Brown Back In Cockpit, On Top Of Field At Firebird
Sauter Holds Off Busch To Win DIS Truck Race
Johnny Sauter won Friday evening’s season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Kyle Busch ran second, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr., Justin Lofton and Jeb Burton.
Ty Dillon, Miguel Paludo, Ryan Blaney, Matt Crafton and Ryan Sieg completed the top 10.
Sauter collected the seventh victory of his NCWTS career under […]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Sauter Holds Off Busch To Win DIS Truck Race
Flat Spot On: More Changes at Daytona Are Coming
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Once upon a time, along about Gen-2, drivers quit teams at the drop of a hat. Sometimes they got fired on Monday after a car owner felt his prized, potent entry had been balloon-footed around on Sunday. Even the great David Pearson was cut loose by the […]

Fri, 02/22/13 – 19:51 | 3 Comments
A Favorite To Win The Daytona 500 Has Emerged
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Lame-duck driver Kevin Harvick’s performance during Budweiser Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway has been anything but lame.
After announcing last fall that his tenure of more than a decade with Richard Childress Racing will be coming to an end following the 2013 season, Harvick has suddenly become […]

Fri, 02/22/13 – 18:53 | One Comment
Brown Dusts Self Off, Climbs Back On 8,000 Horses
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When NHRA nitro cars blow up, they blow up good. Real good. Last weekend in the Sunday eliminations of the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Antron Brown’s Top Fuel car blew up so good that it tore the giant rear slicks completely off their rims.
And after that, things got really ugly as the car slammed […]

Fri, 02/22/13 – 15:13 | One Comment
Sparks Don’t Fly After Uninspiring Duels At Daytona
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Budweiser Duels at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday are in the books. Two relatively uneventful finishes, two predictable victory interview sessions from Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
Where’s Mike Stefanik when you need him?
For anyone who might have missed it, Stefanik, the seven-time NASCAR Modified series […]

Thu, 02/21/13 – 18:41 | One Comment
Townley Starts 2013 By Cruising Past Critics
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Despite radio ear buds, balaclava, helmet and mega-decibel V-8 engine noise, John Wes Townley had no problem hearing what was being said about him during his early years in NASCAR. Nasty words have a way of making their way past all sound-deadening obstacles.
But last Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, […]

Thu, 02/21/13 – 10:47 | Comments Off on Townley Starts 2013 By Cruising Past Critics
Patrick’s Pole Victory Was Timed Perfectly
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Over the last several days, it has become obvious that times have changed in NASCAR and not just because Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a Sprint Cup pole. The bigger change may be in the way that that pole victory has been greeted.
Early last decade, NASCAR was […]

Wed, 02/20/13 – 15:39 | 2 Comments
Courtney Force Finishes Off Big Day For Women
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick wasn’t the only woman creating motorsports headlines Sunday.
Drag racer Courtney Force began her second season in the NHRA’s Funny Car ranks with a victory in the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
After posting the third […]

Mon, 02/18/13 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Courtney Force Finishes Off Big Day For Women