Mon, 26/06/17 – 7:11 | No Comment

A “mild heart attack” generously is defined as one suffered by someone other than yourself. So, one year after such a life-threatening medical issue forced him into the role of reluctant spectator, Steve Torrence won his Top Fuel-leading fourth event of the season Sunday via a final-round, hole shot pass to cap in the 11th […]

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2011 Hall Vote Is Today
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Charolotte, N.C. – Election Day has arrived and it has nothing to do with things so trivial as taxes and global warming. Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 will be chosen.
Among the 25 candiates are past Cup champions like Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough; short-track aces like Jerry Cook and Richie Evans; […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 8:04 | One Comment
Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a rash of questions after a brilliant June weekend of racing. Here are one writer’s top ten questions – and answers.
1. Does his second victory of the season make Jeff Gordon the man of the moment in NASCAR?
At least he’s moved from being washed […]

Mon, 06/13/11 – 5:28 | Comments Off on Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono

Jeff Gordon took a big step toward securing at least a wild card berth in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship when he won the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for the four-time champion, who started the day 13th in points. He […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Add to shift or not to shift to the list of decisions teams and drivers competing in today’s 5-Hour Energy 500 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be facing.
That’s because the gearing which NASCAR has selected for the race will facilitate shifting gears.
There are positives to changing gears at […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 9:30 | Comments Off on Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
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Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Ben Kennedy Working Way Up Through Ranks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Wrtier
Jefferson, Ga. – At first glance, you’d be hard-pressed to know there was plenty of star power lining up in the corner of Ben Kennedy prior to the start of Saturday night’s NASCAR K&N Series 150 at Gresham Motorsports Park.
As rain delayed the start of the evening’s main event at […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 5:21 | Comments Off on Ben Kennedy Working Way Up Through Ranks
Sammy Swindell tracked down Jason Sides midway through the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Mediacom Shootout on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, executed a perfect slide job to move into the lead and then held on for his fourth victory of the season.
Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn., started the feature on the […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 5:08 | Comments Off on Swindell Wins In Knoxville
Power and Franchitti Split The Take In Fort Worth
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – An animated Will Power leaped out of his car in Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, putting a proper exclamation point on the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural Firestone Twin 275s.
The series points-leader as the night began, Power scored his third victory this season and […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 4:43 | Comments Off on Power and Franchitti Split The Take In Fort Worth
Hornish Hoping For A Happy Homecoming
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
While Sam Hornish Jr., is enjoying spending more time with his young family these days,  he has missed the weekly racing grind and, particularly, racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series.
The former open-wheel racing star lost his full-time Cup ride at the end of last season when Penske Racing cut back […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Hornish Hoping For A Happy Homecoming
Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono

On Friday, Kurt Busch’s Sprint Cup car was a wad of metal. Saturday, it was on the pole for Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Speedway.
It was the Penske Racing driver’s second straight pole as he captured the one at Kansas Speedway last weekend.
Busch’s lap was at 171.579 mph. It gave him the 14th pole […]

Sat, 06/11/11 – 12:20 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono