Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal […]

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Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s experience with concussions in the waning years of his career has led Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities to create a concussion research fund in his name, it was announced Friday.
A $100,000 gift, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concussion Research Fund at Carolinas Healthcare […]

Fri, 10/6/17 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was 2002 or something like that during a planning meeting for an upcoming NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway when a colleague at the Kansas City Star was told to advance the event by doing a story on Robert Yates.
The colleague who knew/cared nothing at all about racing shot back: […]

Fri, 10/6/17 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses
AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has joined AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the team’s famed No. 14 entry beginning with the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who will turn 43 on the last day of 2017, has signed a multi-year contract with the team fronted […]

Fri, 10/6/17 – 7:10 | Comments Off on AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
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There will be only petit suspense at this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans in Braselton, Ga. as all four of the class championships are all but decided.
But great racing on a wonderful, historic road circuit? There should be beaucoup amounts of that at Road Atlanta on Sunday.
In the Daytona Prototype class:
Thanks […]

Thu, 10/5/17 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock

NHRA’s Pro Stock Car category, which will compete at all 24 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2018, will feature eight-car fields at nine selected national events and traditional 16-car fields at the other 15 races.
The NHRA said the change in field size is intended to elevate competition and spark renewed interest in the […]

Thu, 10/5/17 – 7:23 | Comments Off on NHRA Downsizing Pro Stock
Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
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Helio Castroneves and Team Penske confirmed Wednesday the longtime Verizon IndyCar Series star is leaving open-wheel racing to join the organization’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
Castroneves will partner with previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing one of two Acura […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
Formula 1 racing will move back to ESPN beginning with the 2018 season it was announced on Wednesday.
ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races in the championship. The first Formula 1 race ever aired in the U.S. was on ABC in 1962.
Beginning with the season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 25, and ending […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:21 | Comments Off on F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
NASCAR Has Lost Engine Builder Extraordinaire
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
In the 1960s, a Mars Hill College professor saw Robert Yates working on a farmer’s tractor one Sunday afternoon instead of in his dorm room studying. The professor told Yates he would never amount to anything because of his actions.
Time-and-time again Yates proved that professor wrong, establishing a NASCAR […]

Wed, 10/4/17 – 14:09 | 2 Comments
Torrence Blows Through Gateway
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Steve Torrence could not stop his Top Fuel dragster Friday at Gateway Motorsports Park.  No competitor could stop Torrence on Sunday, as the Texan ended up parked in Victory Circle after the sixth annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill.
Torrence defeated Doug Kalitta in a final round decided by just 0.008-seconds at the […]

Mon, 10/2/17 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Torrence Blows Through Gateway
Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover

Kyle Busch tracked down Chase Elliott over the final 40 or so laps, caught him and passed him for the lead with just over one lap to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Playoffs race at Dover International Speedway.

The victory was Busch’s fourth of the season and second of the playoffs and […]

Sun, 10/1/17 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover