Sun, 19/01/20 – 9:38 | No Comment

Kyle Larson said winning the Golden Driller Trophy at the Chili Bowl on Saturday night meant more to him than winning the Daytona 500.

By John Sturbin | Senior

Kyle Larson found redemption from a last-lap loss one year ago to Christopher Bell at Tulsa Expo Raceway Saturday night, emerging from their latest one-on-one battle […]

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Ten For The Road – And Also For The Ovals – In 2019
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Roger Penske tops the Top 10 Stories of 2019 in the IndyCar Series.

By John Sturbin | Senior

With a record 18 Indianapolis 500 victories on his resume, motorsports mogul Roger Penske basically has “owned” the storied Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And then he bought it!

That setup and punch line became a fast fact […]

Tue, 12/31/19 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Ten For The Road – And Also For The Ovals – In 2019
Rutherford Remembers Safety Pioneer Simpson
| Senior Writer

Bill Simpson saved the life of Johnny Rutherford and countless others in racing over the years.

By John Sturbin | Senior

FORT WORTH, Texas – The passing of motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson this week prompted three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford to pause and praise a perpetually “ornery” friend whose helmet design saved his life […]

Fri, 12/20/19 – 9:07 | 2 Comments
Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray
| Senior Writer

Tanner Gray, the 2018 NHRA Pro Stock champion, will drive cars and trucks that make turns in 2020.

By Deb Williams | Senior

CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray moves into NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series next year after only one full season in K&N Pro Series East and he readily admits that he faces a “steep […]

Wed, 12/18/19 – 8:51 | Comments Off on Racing’s No Longer A Drag For Tanner Gray
Deegan Trades In Toyotas For Fords
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Hailie Deegan will drive Fords next season. (File photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images for NASCAR)

By Deb Williams | Senior

CONCORD, N.C. – For two years, Hailie Deegan was considered one of Toyota’s rising NASCAR stars with her history-making performances in the K&N Pro Series West, but that changed Tuesday when her move to Ford was […]

Tue, 12/17/19 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Deegan Trades In Toyotas For Fords
Carpenter Rebuilds IndyCar Driver Lineup For 2020
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IndyCar team owner/driver Ed Carpenter has finalized his driver lineup for next season.

By John Sturbin | Senior

Ed Carpenter Racing completed its revised NTT IndyCar Series lineup Monday with the addition of Conor Daly as driver of the No. 20 U.S. Air Force Chevrolet for the 2020 road and street course events.

Daly will share the […]

Wed, 12/11/19 – 9:09 | Comments Off on Carpenter Rebuilds IndyCar Driver Lineup For 2020
Flat Spot On: Movie Sequels – Can They Be Created Equal?
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Pedro Rodriguez bursts into the lead in his Ferrari 275 P at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Given that the inaugural two visits to Le Mans by the Ford GT 40s in 1964-65 were nothing short of disastrous, a prequel to “Ford vs. Ferrari” is […]

Mon, 12/9/19 – 20:47 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Movie Sequels – Can They Be Created Equal?
Busch Takes Another Step Toward Hall, But…
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Kyle Busch takes bows. Also can be hard to stomach. (RacingToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Managing

Kyle Busch is the driver you hate to love.

And now, after winning a second Cup Series championship, there is so much more to hate to love.

You’re aggravated by the guy because he comes off as a […]

Thu, 12/5/19 – 20:39 | One Comment
NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City
| Managing Editor

The NASCAR victory celebrations in Nashville have come to an end. But the sport had kinda returned this week. (File photo courtesy of NASCAR)

By Jim Pedley | Managing

So, Nashville, eh?

I guess moving the annual season-capping banquet, awards ceremony and dress-up party makes some sense. Country music – the Rascal Flatts version if […]

Wed, 12/4/19 – 17:14 | Comments Off on NASCAR Takes Its Act Back To Music City
NHRA Slaps Torrence With Big Fine
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Steve Torrence’s big push resulted in a big penalty from the NHRA.

By John Sturbin | Senior

Steve Torrence’s second NHRA Top Fuel world championship now carries an asterisk, courtesy of a five-figure fine.

NHRA officials docked Torrence $25,000 for a physical altercation with Cameron Ferre after their first-round pairing during the season-ending 55th annual Auto Club NHRA […]

Tue, 11/26/19 – 8:54 | One Comment
Flat Spot On: ‘The Captain’ Takes Charge at Indy
| Senior Writer

Team owner Roger Penske is now a series owner and an iconic speedway owner.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Roger Penske is not just the smartest guy in the room – including corporate board rooms. What makes him a racing fan favorite is that he wears his mantle of intelligence with the ease of a […]

Fri, 11/22/19 – 18:27 | 4 Comments