Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Kyle Busch On Cup Pole In Loudon
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch claimed the pole with a track qualifying record lap of 27.574 seconds, 138.130 mph. Ryan Newman held the previous track qualifying record (136.497 mph/27.904 seconds), set in September 2013.
“This was really good for us. We were good off [...]

Fri, 07/11/14 – 17:46 | Comments Off
Racing Reality Smacks Rookie Larson In Face
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LOUDON, N.H. – It all seemed so easy for Kyle Larson at the start.
NASCAR’s latest wunderkind was sailing along in his first full season in the elite Sprint Cup series, seemingly headed for a stress-free run to his first berth in the Chase for the championship.
Then bad things began happening [...]

Fri, 07/11/14 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Helton: NASCAR Plans To ‘Stay The Course’
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LOUDON, N.H. _ NASCAR president Mike Helton made it very clear Friday morning that the stock car sanctioning body does not believe this week’s announcement that its top car owners have formed an alliance poses a threat to the sport or to NASCAR.
“We’ve got great respect for all or stakeholders,’’ Helton said. “Any perception of [...]

Fri, 07/11/14 – 11:07 | One Comment
NASCAR Owners’ Alliance A Sign Of Discontent?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rob Kauffman is a businessman. The co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, he has reportedly made hundreds of millions of dollars managing hedge funds. That fact alone might be a clue to the motive and function of the new alliance of NASCAR team owners which Kauffman has been selected to lead.
NASCAR, [...]

Thu, 07/10/14 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Hawksworth Cleared To Drive In Iowa
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British rookie Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger to compete in the Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB at Iowa Speedway on July 11-12.

Hawksworth was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion (head injury) suffered in a crash during practice on July 5 for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by [...]

Wed, 07/9/14 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: One Driver’s Career Dilemma
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Can we talk? And yes, it’s about Danica Patrick – but not necessarily at Daytona.
On a weekend when a woman participated in an official Formula 1 session for the first time in 22 years at the British Grand Prix, the question continues to be begged. Will Patrick be going [...]

Tue, 07/8/14 – 6:55 | 4 Comments
Cup Owners Form New Team Alliance Group
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The top team owners in NASCAR on Monday announced that they have formed an alliance which they say is intended to improve the sport.
Rob Kauffman, head of the alliance, issued the following statement about the new organization:
“A group of nine multi-car teams participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced today they have formed a [...]

Mon, 07/7/14 – 10:57 | Comments Off
Force Tops Capps In Old-School Thriller
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In a thrilling side-by-side final round duel with longtime rival Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car icon John Force picked up his 140th career win on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Montoya Returns To Victory Lane
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Juan Pablo Montoya won his first IndyCar Series race since 2000 on Sunday when he got the victory at Pocono Raceway.
Pole-sitter Montoya, brought back to IndyCar by team owner Roger Penske after a nine-year break to drive in NASCAR, edge teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line.
“It’s huge,” Montoya said. “I was overly excited coming [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 14:56 | Comments Off
Rain Ends Drought For The No. 43 Petty Car
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Aric Almirola dove the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford to victory in Sunday’s rain-delayed, rain-shortened and crash-decimated Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was the first in Cup for Almirola and the first for the iconic 43 car since 1999.
While the weather was grim, Almirola was not when the race was [...]

Sun, 07/6/14 – 14:11 | One Comment