Sat, 28/02/15 – 18:39 | No Comment

A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the [...]

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Johnson To Start Martinsville From Pole
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With a lap at 97.598 mph in Friday afternoon’s time trials at the .526-mile short track, Jimmie Johnson won the pole for Sunday’s TUMS Fast Relief 500.
Johnson will start 31 positions ahead of Chase leader Brad Keselowski, who qualified 32nd at 96.015 mph. In winning his third Coors light pole award at Martinsville, Johnson edged [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 17:51 | Comments Off
Vickers Going Back To Waltrip But Keeping Options Open
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Brian Vickers has a nine-race NASCAR Sprint Cup deal with Michael Waltrip Racing for 2013, but the North Carolina driver said Friday he’s open-minded about driving for teams in other series.
This year Vickers has competed in seven Sprint Cup races for MWR and has piloted a Ferrari in selected events in the [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 17:37 | Comments Off
INDYCAR Says Bernard Has Not Been Fired
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The INDYCAR Series on Friday denied reports that CEO Randy Bernard has been fired.
“Randy has not been fired,” INDYCAR spokesperson Amy Konrath told on Friday afternoon. “His employment status has not changed.”
The Indianapolis Business Journal reported earlier in the day that “sources familiar with the situation” said that Bernard [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Sees The Light After Suffering Injury
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday his experience the last two weeks has changed his approach to dealing with concussions and if he has symptoms in the future he will be more responsible about dealing with them.
“I can understand people’s opinions that they would want to try [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Pro Stock Protagonists Revitalized For Vegas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

The good-natured championship rivalry between NHRA Pro Stock protagonists Allen Johnson and Jason Line extends from the racetrack to the dynamometer to the teleconference.
That was evident during a recent Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship session with national media previewing this weekend’s 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas [...]

Fri, 10/26/12 – 7:56 | Comments Off
DSR Strikes Gold At Funny Car Swap Meet
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

When Don Schumacher Racing’s Jack Beckman and Ron Capps discuss “team orders,” it typically has nothing to do with orchestrating the outcome of an NHRA Funny Car race.
By order of their team-owner, Beckman and Capps swapped crew chiefs and teams in early April, four races into the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Half-a-year later, [...]

Thu, 10/25/12 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Regan Smith Signs With JR Motorsports
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JR Motorsports announced it has reached an agreement with Regan Smith to drive the team’s No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry full time in 2013.
General Manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said Smith will make his JRM debut this year, as the company will field three teams for the Nov. 17 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Smith [...]

Wed, 10/24/12 – 12:43 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Cleared To Return
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to return to racing, Hendrick Motorsports officials said Tuesday.
Since being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at Talladega, Ala., Earnhardt has participated in a rehabilitation program directed by Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. Throughout the process, Petty consulted with Dr. Micky Collins, director of the University [...]

Tue, 10/23/12 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Resignation Adds To INDYCAR Ownership Saga
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Speculation surrounding Tony George’s ownership pursuit of INDYCAR was rekindled over the weekend following his resignation from the board of directors of Hulman & Company.
The board issued a statement accepting George’s resignation, effective Friday, from his family’s Terre Haute, Ind.-based business.
“Tony George has made the difficult decision to resign from [...]

Mon, 10/22/12 – 13:48 | One Comment
It Turned Out To Be A Groovy Day At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Some leftovers for an, um, interesting weekend at Kansas Speedway:
Determining the number of racing grooves which a race track supports is, it appears, in the eye of the beholder. Or, probably, more accurately, on how a driver finishes on the track in question.
Hopes for multi-groove racing [...]

Mon, 10/22/12 – 10:16 | Comments Off