Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Gibbs Keeping Team’s Success In Perspective
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Absolutely, J.D. Gibbs says: He and everybody associated with the No. 11 team of Joe Gibbs Racing had seen and heard the preseason media forecasts in which Denny Hamlin was picked as the guy who would end Jimmie Johnson’s reign as Sprint Cup champion.
But absolutely not, Gibbs said during a [...]

Tue, 05/18/10 – 9:13 | One Comment
Economy Has Brought Rahal Family Together
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Bobby Rahal is a racer, but he’s also a businessman.
When no major sponsorships developed after the 2008 season, the business side of the longtime open-wheel driving star and team owner realized it made sense to shut down the IndyCar portion of his team for 2009.
The racer side was terribly disappointed.
Rahal, the [...]

Tue, 05/18/10 – 6:42 | Comments Off
Adam Petty’s Death Ended Greatest Dynasty
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the death of Adam Petty, and it’s equally hard to comprehend the changes set in motion by the death of the charismatic young driver.
It ended the greatest family dynasty in the history of sports.
Adam’s father Kyle was a popular driver. His [...]

Mon, 05/17/10 – 9:51 | 6 Comments
Ingram: Porsche Pushes Hybrid Envelope
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Nurburgring, Germany –  You’ll have to excuse Hartmut Kristen, the director of Porsche’s motorsports program. If you start talking about green racing, he shrugs with his eyes and doesn’t quite conceal his disdain. Green racing may no longer be oxymoronic, but it’s also a phrase that’s [...]

Mon, 05/17/10 – 7:09 | Comments Off
Atlanta A Tour De Force
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – One way or another John Force has a way of getting himself to Victory Lane after the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Sunday he was there to celebrate with his son-in-law Robert Hight after Hight defeated Force’s daughter Ashley Force Hood in an all-Force Funny Car final.
It’s [...]

Sun, 05/16/10 – 17:20 | One Comment
Minter: Ups, Downs At Drag Strip
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – A few random thoughts from Atlanta Dragway and a press box a little bit of my usual beaten path:
Whether it’s at a NASCAR superspeedway, a 3/8-mile dirt track or an NHRA drag strip, there are few things in life that match the feeling of hearing a race [...]

Sun, 05/16/10 – 17:20 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins Cup Race; Johnson Loses It
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch capitalized on a pit-road screw-up by Jimmie Johnson with 38 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the weekend for Busch, who also won the Nationwide Series race at Dover on [...]

Sun, 05/16/10 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Race Day: Cup Podiums Are Up For Grabs
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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We’re hearing a phrase a lot these days which has not been heard much at all the last five years or so – parity among Sprint Cup teams. Quite simply, Hendrick Motorsports has been the top team and the rest were the bottom teams.
This weekend in the garages at Dover [...]

Sun, 05/16/10 – 8:07 | 3 Comments
Flag to Flag: Dover
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Austim Speaks 400 presented by Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow the action with him as he blogs Flag to Flag.

Sun, 05/16/10 – 7:57 | Comments Off
Helio’s Bid For No. 4 Is On Track
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Rather fittingly, it was Helio Castroneves who posted the fastest lap on opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Castroneves, the winner of last year’s Indianapolis 500, will be attempting to win for the big race for a record-tying fourth time when the green flag drops in May 30th.
Castroneves, driving the No. 3T Team Penske [...]

Sat, 05/15/10 – 19:11 | Comments Off