Sun, 14/01/18 – 9:35 | No Comment

Oklahoma native Christopher Bell cashed in on the bad luck of Kyle Larson to win his second straight Chili Bowl Nationals Golden Driller Trophy on Saturday night in Tulsa, Okla.
The reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion was able to go back to back after a dominant Larson suffered an engine failure while leading lead […]

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Pedley: Is Four Too Many Or Just Right For NHRA?
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The open-air observation deck on the offices/suites/media building behind the staging area at the new zMAX Dragway was getting a pretty good load test two years ago. People were crowded along the railing and those behind were attempting to elbow their way forward.
Down below, another load test was taking place on the drag strip. Four […]

Fri, 04/15/11 – 10:15 | One Comment
Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes
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Austin, Texas – From a wooden viewing platform overlooking what eventually will become Turn 1 of Circuit of the Americas, Buddy Reed has an hour-by-hour view of what passes as a Texas-sized sandbox.
“It’s a claybox right now, because that’s what’s here,” said Reed, site superintendent for Austin Commercial, the local construction company moving dirt for […]

Thu, 04/14/11 – 13:28 | Comments Off on Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes
Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
In racin’ news today, Thursday, April 14:
(This package includes news on: Indy 500 entires; STP headed to Kansas Speedway; Kelly Bires to driver for Gibbs; Ford GTs to Le Mans)
Four past winners and four IZOD IndyCar Series champions are among the drivers named to the 42 entries filed for the 2011 Indianapolis 500, scheduled for […]

Thu, 04/14/11 – 10:26 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Big Field Enters Indy 500
Woody: Bayne’s Bite Could Have Been Serious
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Young driver Trevor Bayne was bitten by the racing bug when he was just a kid.
Last week he was bitten by some other type of insect and went through some scary moments. Bayne was admitted to a Charlotte hospital for treatment, later released, and at last word he is OK and […]

Thu, 04/14/11 – 8:52 | One Comment
Life Is No Longer Funny For Top Fueler Worsham
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Del Worsham’s journey to his current position as points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel standings begins like most journeys – at a time and in a place. In his case the time was late summer of 2008 and the place was Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis.
In was the weekend […]

Wed, 04/13/11 – 10:01 | 2 Comments
| Managing Editor
In racin’ news today, Tuesday, April 11:
Doug Richert has been named crew chief on the No. 71 Interstate Moving Services Ford Fusion for TRG Motorsports. Richert will take over for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 to be run at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 17.
Richert is a championship winning crew chief […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 19:22 | Comments Off on TRG Hires Richert
Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Austin, Texas – Formula One’s new home in the United States now officially has a name _ Circuit of the Americas. In addition to staging the Formula One United States Grand Prix beginning in 2012, the facility will play host to the MotoGP World Championship starting in 2013.
Those were the […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 18:54 | Comments Off on Austin F1 Track Has A Name And A New Tenant
Woody: Another So-Called Race, Another Snoozer
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It’s become a weekly refrain: Last week’s race at (fill in the blank) was an uncompetitive bore.
Matt Kenseth’s Texas one-step DID differ a bit from most of the so-called racing that has become the NASCAR norm: in a typical race the drivers log laps for 95 percent of the race, then turn it on during […]

Tue, 04/12/11 – 6:30 | 15 Comments
TGIM: Is IndyCar Watching Too Much NASCAR?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Thank God It’s Monday:
Perhaps it’s the influx of young drivers into the series. Or perhaps it is a heightened threat to career survival. Or perhaps it is just the increasing degradation of the concept of sportsmanship in general.
Or, perhaps it is not that big of a deal to race drivers, […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:05 | 6 Comments
Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move
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Fort Worth, Texas – There are times when NASCAR team-owner Jack Roush speaks in a language so deep and so precise that only a mechanical engineer truly can digest it.
Ask Jack about the aerodynamic nuances associated with the Ford Fusion’s new Sprint Cup nose, and you’ll likely get an explanation along the lines of E=MC(squared).
And […]

Mon, 04/11/11 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Pairing Fennig With Kenseth A Winning Move