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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It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s road racing weekend in NASCAR and to help kick things off, some questions and some direct-answer avoidance:
– When will NASCAR add a road race to the Chase?
Not any time soon, appears to be the answer. While fans and even some drivers have upped their support for the idea in [...]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 9:28 | Comments Off
‘Great Schumi’ Leaves Hospital
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nearly six months after suffering a life-threatening head injury in a skiing accident, retired Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher no longer is in a medically induced coma and has left the French hospital where he was being treated.
A statement issued by Schumacher’s family and manager on Monday indicated the seven-time F1 World Driving [...]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 20:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Engine Man Fox Passes Away
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NASCAR engine builder, car owner and official Ray Fox died Sunday at the age of 98 it was announced on Monday.
Fox made his name in NASCAR as an engine builder, winning Mechanic of the Year in 1956 after the Chrysler 300 cars he built for Carl Kiekhaefer won 22 of the season’s first 26 races.
Fox has [...]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 12:59 | Comments Off
Hendrick Power Is Leaving Competition In A Funk
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Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports didn’t just leave Michigan International Speedway with money and a trophy after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race. They also left with the hearts and hopes of a lot of the other competitors.
Johnson won the Quicken Loans 400 at MIS. It was his third victory in his [...]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 9:06 | 3 Comments
Top Fueler Langdon Gets First Win Of Season
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Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon claimed his first victory of the season Sunday.
It came in Bristol, Tenn. at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories.
Langdon raced to his [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Johnson Continues Tear: Wins At Michigan
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Jimmmie Johnson won for the third time in his last four Sprint Cup Series starts on Sunday. The latest victory came at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the six-time Cup champion’s first at the 2-mile MIS oval, however.
“Finally,” he tweeted after getting out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“Yeah, it has been,” he added about having [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Audi Again Up To Challenges, Wins 2014 Le Mans
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This was supposed to be the year that Audi’s domination of the 24 of Le Mans was to end. This was supposed to be the year that really fast Toyotas and Porsche’s return to the LMP1 class were going to upstage Audi.
Nope.
Even a sweeping new set of technical regulations couldn’t deprive the German marque of [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Menard Wins Michigan Nationwide Race
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Paul Menard capitalized on Joey Logano’s flat tire with four laps to go, winning Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Logano was leading at the time.
“Hate to wish bad luck on Joey,” Menard said in victory lane, “but we’ll take it.”
The victory was the second in the Nationwide Series for Menard and comes [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Wallace Jr. Grabs Gateway Victory
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Darrell Wallace Jr. survived an early snafu in the pits to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park.
The victory was the second of Wallace’s career in the truck series.
“This Made In America Toyota Tundra was on a roll tonight,” Wallace Jr., driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, said. “We got into a [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Brittany Force Tops Top Fuel Qualifiers At Thunder Valley
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Brittany Force earned her second Top Fuel No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway, and will go to school Sunday against one of drag racing’s legendary characters.
Force claimed pole position for the 14th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers with a 1,000-foot pass in [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 6:09 | Comments Off