Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

Read the full story »
Walker’s Little Team Has Big Plans For The Weekend
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As he talked about strategy for this weekend’s Rolex 24, long-time race-team owner Derrick Walker rolled out a version of the old hare vs. tortoise parable. Depending on circumstances in a twice-around-the-clock sports car race, he said, teams can opt for all-out sprinting, or slow-and-steady.
Asked how his Team Falken Tires [...]

Tue, 01/20/15 – 10:23 | No Comment
New Bow Tie Looks Good On Force And NHRA
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Drag racing’s self-described “P.T. Barnum on the road at 300 mph” donned a Gold Bowtie, waved his barker’s cane and reiterated that you better believe this show will go on.
Translation: John Force and his family-centric racing organization have entered into a multi-year manufacturer’s partnership with Chevrolet beginning with the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Mon, 01/19/15 – 9:33 | 5 Comments
IMSA’s Atherton: We Learned From Our Mistakes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

For Scott Atherton, the president and chief operating officer of the International Motor Sports Association, giving birth to the Tudor United SportsCar Series was like, well, giving birth. Except these birthing pains lasted a year and a half.
“I’ve referenced it as being the most challenging, the most difficult 18 months of my life,” Atherton told [...]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 9:49 | One Comment
Gordon Closes Out Dakar Rally With Victory In Final Stage
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Robby Gordon reinforced his standing as the most accomplished American driver in Dakar Rally history Saturday, closing the event’s 37th annual edition with a victory in Stage 13.
Gordon posted his 10th career stage win during a trek from Rosario to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. A steady rain shortened the stage from its [...]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:24 | 2 Comments
Info Manager |
California’s Rico Abreu raced to his first A-Feature victory in Saturday night’s finale of the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire, delivering car-owner Keith Kunz his first Golden Driller since 2002.
The 55-lap feature around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River Spirit Expo Center morphed into a [...]

Sun, 01/18/15 – 8:16 | No Comment
Al-Attiyah Closes In On Dakar Rally Championship
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Now it can be told. Nasser Al-Attiyah’s methodical march to what will be his second Dakar Rally championship on Saturday has been inspired by a simmering, year-old failure.
Al-Attiyah, of Qatar, posted a fourth-place result during Stage 12 of the 37th annual Dakar on Friday to extend his overall lead to [...]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:37 | No Comment
A.J. Foyt Turns 80; Still Thinking About 500
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Larry Foyt says the hardest part about celebrating his father’s birthday is trying to find a gift for “the man who has everything.”
As his personal odometer rolled over to 80 on Friday, Anthony Joseph Foyt Jr. now also has the promise –the blessing – of health, courtesy of triple bypass [...]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:23 | No Comment
Clauson Cleans Up At Chili Bowl
Info Manager |

Bryan Clauson posted a flag-to-flag victory in Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night A-Feature to become the only driver to sweep a 25-lap preliminary during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
After notching his third career preliminary night victory on Tulsa Expo Raceway’s quarter-mile clay oval inside the River [...]

Sat, 01/17/15 – 8:02 | No Comment
Crash Slows Gordon In Dakar Rally
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Robby Gordon’s determination to complete the 37th annual Dakar Rally never was more evident than during Stage 11 on Thursday, when the Californian and navigator Johnny Campbell rode-out a high-speed crash en route to a 13th-place finish.
While the impact stopped the No. 308 HST Gordini in its tracks, neither Gordon nor Campbell was injured.
“You OK, [...]

Fri, 01/16/15 – 8:39 | No Comment
Info Manager |
Jerry Coons Jr. hustled the high line to claim his third career prelim victory Thursday, highlighting John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night during the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.
Coons will start his 16th Chili Bowl A-Feature – and 12th in a row – Saturday night around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s [...]

Fri, 01/16/15 – 8:16 | No Comment