Sun, 27/07/14 – 15:02 | No Comment

The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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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
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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
Multi-Zone Tires To Hit The Track In Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire will make its competitive debut on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile quadoval during this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500.
The multi-zone tread concept, combining two distinct rubber compounds on the same right-side tire, was run at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Kansas [...]

Thu, 04/3/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Busch Completes Personal Reconstruction Job
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When the checkered flag waved Sunday on Martinsville Speedway’s STP 500, Kurt Busch felt a sharp chill go through his body that he had done it, he was back, and he was a winner for the first time in two years.
The self-proclaimed “Outlaw” had snapped an 83-race [...]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 7:20 | 2 Comments
Crafton Gets Rain-Delayed Trucks Victory In Martinsville
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Matt Crafton beat polesitter Darrell Wallace Jr. to the finish line to win the Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
The race ended in near darkness and under yellow because of a last-lap accident.
The reigning series champion sealed the victory on the second attempt at a green-white-checkered-flag finish in [...]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Female Drivers Come Up Winners In Las Vegas
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Female drivers Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) raced to victories Sunday at the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
It was the second time that two female [...]

Mon, 03/31/14 – 6:29 | Comments Off
Martinsville A Special Place For Rick Hendrick
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – “If it wasn’t for Martinsville, I wouldn’t be racing today.”
Those were the words of Rick Hendrick Sunday at Martinsville Speedway prior to the STP 500. Thirty years ago in Martinsville’s spring race, Hendrick obtained his first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory with driver Geoff Bodine and crew chief [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 19:24 | Comments Off
Power Opens 2014 IndyCar Season By Winning St. Pete
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Will Power won the IndyCar Series season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.  It was his 22nd career victory.
“I’m stoked to get the first win for Verizon as a series sponsor,” said Power, who started fourth after earning the pole the previous four years. “That’s how you want to start the season. [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 18:06 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Uses Late Pass To Win Martinsville
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Kurt Busch held off Jimmie Johnson over the final 12 laps and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s first of the season, second at Martinsville and first as a driver for Stewart-Haas Racing.
It was his first win since the fall race at Dover in 2011. And it [...]

Sun, 03/30/14 – 16:01 | One Comment
Brown Moves To Top At Vegas
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Antron Brown saved the best for last as he registered a 3.768-second pass on the final Top Fuel qualifying run of the weekend to earn the number one seed for Sunday’s NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The long-time Toyota driver earned the 34th No. 1 qualifier of his career and [...]

Sat, 03/29/14 – 20:23 | Comments Off