Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | No Comment

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Like It Or Not, NASCAR Is About To Power Down
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. says a reduction in Sprint Cup Series engine horsepower is coming “whether you like it or not,” but hardly a sign of a stock car Apocalypse.
“I choose as an individual to get on the side of being productive in that discussion [...]

Thu, 04/10/14 – 16:37 | 4 Comments
Logano Has Arrived As A Sprint Cup Driver
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Joey Logano still looks like he just stepped off the set of a John Hughes movie: He still looks like he should be kicked out of a kegger by jocks flaunting their high school letter jackets. That’s why it’s so hard to believe that we’ve been asking Logano questions about his progress toward maturity for [...]

Tue, 04/8/14 – 12:26 | 2 Comments
Logano’s Green/White/Checkered Pass Wins Texas
Info Manager |
Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon for the lead on the final lap and went on to win Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Team Penske’s Logano – who started the day eighth in points – and the fourth of his career.  It gave [...]

Mon, 04/7/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Looking For Right Zone In Texas
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

Zone tread tire technology isn’t new to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., just to racing.
Known as the Assurance Tripletred, the multi-zone passenger tire introduced in 2004 inspired the racing tire unveiled at Atlanta last Labor Day and used at Texas Motor Speedway. The passenger tire’s three zones are designed to deal with ice, wet and [...]

Mon, 04/7/14 – 7:39 | Comments Off
Miller Put Charge Into Texas Hall Of Fame Night
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Extended into Monday because of inclement weather, NASCAR’s spring weekend at Texas Motor Speedway began on a similarly rainy Thursday evening with the annual Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Gala awards ceremony and charity fundraiser.
Sunday’s day-long rain and cold conditions forced NASCAR to postpone the originally [...]

Mon, 04/7/14 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Texas Cup Race Pushed Back Until Monday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Wet-and-cold weather barely fit for waterfowl, much less NASCAR racing, forced postponement of Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The seventh race of the Sprint Cup Series season has been rescheduled for Monday, with the green flag now set to drop at 11 a.m. (CDT). [...]

Sun, 04/6/14 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Look Out: Tony Stewart Is Back ‘On His Game’
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Like any championship-caliber sports organization, Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t believe in rebuilding. Stewart-Haas Racing reloads.
SHR’s revised four-car lineup began reintroducing itself to NASCAR Nation last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where newcomer Kurt Busch ended a maddening, 83-race winless streak with a victory in the STP 500.
Saturday [...]

Sat, 04/5/14 – 18:58 | Comments Off
Chase Elliott Makes Some Noise Of His Own
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Chase Elliott’s first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway resonated all the way back to Dawsonville, Ga., where the siren that announced each of his daddy’s 44 Sprint Cup Series victories woke up the echoes of “Awesome Bill” late Friday night…and certainly a few [...]

Sat, 04/5/14 – 7:25 | One Comment
Tire Concerns Have Teams Zoned Out In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Looking to avoid the possibility of a repeat of the blowout issues that factored into the outcome of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 last month, Goodyear has mounted-and-aired-up its Zone Tread compound at Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Duck Commander 500.
And Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano says it couldn’t hurt.
“I don’t really [...]

Fri, 04/4/14 – 21:04 | One Comment
Todd In, Grubnic Out At Kalitta
Info Manager |
J.R. Todd will continue as fulltime driver of the Optima Batteries Top Fuel dragster fielded by Kalitta Motorsports beginning with the next event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., April 11-13.
Team-owner/crew chief and drag racing icon Connie Kalitta got [...]

Fri, 04/4/14 – 7:17 | One Comment