Sun, 14/09/14 – 18:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Young Blaney’s Future Is Sprint Cup, Not Sprint Cars
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dave Blaney was a short track monster. He was a Silver Crown champion and a World of Outlaws champion. He won the Knoxville Nationals and the Gold Cup at Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He’s a dirt-track owner and recently voted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville.
Now he has [...]

Fri, 05/9/14 – 13:40 | One Comment
Big Oval Newbies Take To The Track At Indianapolis
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On the advice of team-owner Dale Coyne, road-racing specialist Carlos Huertas has adjusted to the idea of left turns only for the 98th edition of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
“I was a bit unsure (about oval-track racing) because I never did it before. And because I had a late [...]

Tue, 05/6/14 – 7:31 | Comments Off
Camping World Signs Title Sponsorship Extension
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The Camping World Truck Series will remain the Camping World Truck Series through the 2022 season it was announced on Monday.
The camping and RV dealer reached a seven-year agreement with NASCAR to continue on as title sponsor of the series.
“The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has one of the most consistent and durable audiences in [...]

Mon, 05/5/14 – 10:14 | Comments Off
P2 Car Gets First Tudor Victory
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A P2 Prototype got its first victory in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series Sunday when the team of Ed Brown and Johannes van Overbeek drove their No. 2 Tequila Patrón HPD ARX-03b/Honda to victory in the Continental Tire Grand Prix of Monterey powered by Mazda.
Their averaged speed was 97.318 mph in the two-hour, caution-free [...]

Mon, 05/5/14 – 7:51 | Comments Off
Hamlin Claims Talladega With Yellow Flag Victory
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Denny Hamlin had the lead when debris forced a caution with less than a lap to go and that gave him the victory in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The victory was the first of the season for Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing team, and it likely put him in the Chase [...]

Sun, 05/4/14 – 15:46 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Talladega Produces Magic On This Day
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Talladega bound. When pulling out from Atlanta and heading west, the anticipation begins along with the uneasiness. At the Alabama line, the ambivalence hits top dead center. You just never know what to expect at the stock car behemoth.
On this day, it’s all on the up and [...]

Sat, 05/3/14 – 20:15 | One Comment
Sadler Holds On To Win Talladega NNS Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Elliott Sadler survived/won Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway.
Sadler, for whom it was his 10th series victory, led nine times for a race-best 40 laps.
“We stayed on the bottom (on a final restart), stuck to our guns, David Ragan did a good job of pushing us and we were able to [...]

Sat, 05/3/14 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Scott Wins Pole In Bizzare Qualifying At Talladega
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Brian Scott drove to the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega on Saturday afternoon.
Scott overcame a rather reluctant group of 11 other drivers – none would take to the track until there was only time enough left for a single green-flag lap – in the final round of knockout qualifying to get the [...]

Sat, 05/3/14 – 13:54 | Comments Off
Hornish Wins NNS Pole At Talladega
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Sam Hornish Jr.on Friday won the pole for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Elliott Sadler and Darrell Wallace Jr. qualified second and third.
Hornish, who is making his first Nationwide start this season, had a fast lap of  186.783 mph in the closing seconds of the third and final round of Friday’s qualifying session.
It was [...]

Sat, 05/3/14 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope KO Qualifying Doesn’t KO Qualifiers
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
TALLADEGA, Ala. – One of the most-anticipated qualifying sessions in the history of NASCAR will occur Saturday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway.
The new “knock out” format has stirred so much interest that the first-ever round of Sprint Cup time trials under the new three-round procedure at a restrictor plate track will [...]

Fri, 05/2/14 – 17:42 | Comments Off