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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Logano Overcomes Pack Mentality To Win Richmond
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Joey Logano emerged from a zig-zagging pack of cars after the final restart of the night, took the lead and went on to win Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Logano, who had restarted the race in fifth position, won for the second time in the 10-race-old 2014 season. It was the Team Penske [...]

Sun, 04/27/14 – 6:22 | One Comment
Torrence Rises To Top In Baytown
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Texas native Steve Torrence is the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
Del Worsham (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the sixth of 24 events on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 20:15 | Comments Off
Power Wins Barber Pole
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Will Power posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 8.3120 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday to claim the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race.
The pole was the third in five years for the Team Penske driver, and padded his championship [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Anderson Returns To Car; Smile Returns To Face
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Greg Anderson didn’t set any records during Friday’s opening rounds of Pro Stock qualifying in Baytown, Texas. In fact, he didn’t even crack the top-list of qualifiers. But the veteran Summit Racing driver was left wearing a smile as big as he would have wore had he won an NHRA championship.
The reason was that Anderson, [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 14:49 | Comments Off
Rookie Crampton On Top In Baytown
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Rookie Richie Crampton raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston on Friday.
Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were the leaders in their respective categories at the sixth of 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Points, Schmoints – Power Is Out For Victories In ‘14
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Pardon Will Power for declining to do the math relating to the Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship. After racking-up three runner-up finishes over the past four seasons, Power’s mantra for 2014 is refreshingly simple – screw the math.
“I don’t want to think about points all year; I don’t care,” Power [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Rain Fails To Slow Harvick In Richmond NNS Race
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Kevin Harvick passed pole-sitter Brian Scott for the lead on Lap 48 of 250 and led all but one lap thereafter in securing the victory over JR Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott in rain-delayed Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday.
The victory was Harvick’s seventh at Richmond, his first of the season and the [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Rookie Larson To Start Cup Racin In Richmond From Pole
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With severe weather canceling Friday’s qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series  race at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Larson will make his first start from the pole position.
The Chip Ganassi Racing rookie earned the pole after being the fastest driver in Friday’s opening practice at the .75-mile track.
“I wanted to start off in qualifying trim [...]

Fri, 04/25/14 – 17:25 | Comments Off
Changes Keep Coming For Indy’s Month Of May
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR has re-tweaked the qualifying format to fill the traditional 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 via an addition to next month’s practice schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The schedule change features a Verizon IndyCar Series practice session on Monday, May 19, from 12-5 p.m. (EST). [...]

Fri, 04/25/14 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Lines Which Racing Series Can’t Afford To Cross
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A friend asked the other day: What’s the big deal about the sound of the new Formula One engines? Who the hell cares what kind of sound engines make?
The answers is: Race fans the hell care. A lot. And not just the purist of the pure. Fans – and not [...]

Thu, 04/24/14 – 8:26 | One Comment