Mon, 19/03/18 – 10:12 | No Comment

Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

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Bayne An All-Star Scratch

The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t know if it was a typo, a misunderstanding by the transcriber or an intentionally-clever play on words by Kevin Harvick.
This is what he was quoted as saying about being called in and chewed out by NASCAR following his Darlington dust-up with Kyle Busch, according to the printed transcript:
“That […]

Wed, 05/18/11 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It
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By  Mike Harris | Senior Writer
This week’s All-Star race is supposed to be fun.
Before NASCAR’s “Have at it, boys’’ edict last year, the non-points race at Charlotte’s big track was the one event where stock car’s biggest stars could let their hair down and do some serious fender rubbing without any serious consequences.
Now, though, with […]

Wed, 05/18/11 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It
Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis

Another day of practice was gut punched by the weather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mike Conway shook down the No. 27 Hire Heroes car after some tweaks were made overnight, and Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti got in five laps “to get the feel of a different setup.”
That was the extent of on-track action – save […]

Tue, 05/17/11 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis
Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues

Alex Tagliani topped the speed chart with a best lap of 225.878 mph to earn top honors in Monday’s practice for the 100 running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seven different teams were represented in the top 10 of speeds as 39 drivers recorded 1,379 laps in a stiff, cool breeze.
“It was the […]

Mon, 05/16/11 – 20:42 | Comments Off on Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues
Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
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On the heels of a runner-up finish at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with its new ARX-01e, Highcroft Racing will not contest the Le Mans 24-hour this year. The team’s five-year relationship with Honda has ended due to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the budget shortfall cannot be […]

Mon, 05/16/11 – 14:39 | Comments Off on Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the Kyle Busch versus Kevin Harvick feud. It’s merely been put on hold until after the four-race probation that started at Dover. There couldn’t be anything better for NASCAR and its TV ratings than a driver feud […]

Mon, 05/16/11 – 7:14 | One Comment
DSR Rules In Atlanta
It was a big Don Schumacher Racing day in Atlanta.
Antron Brown held off his DSR teammate Tony Schumacher as he raced to his second win of the season Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Jack Beckman, Jason Line and LE Tonglet also won in their respective categories at the sixth […]

Sun, 05/15/11 – 18:29 | Comments Off on DSR Rules In Atlanta
Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway
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Commerce, Ga. – After two days of rain, the third day of the 31st Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway was picture perfect. The opening rounds in the Full Throttle professional classes produced some upsets in the early rounds and some high-profile match-ups in the finals.
But, as always, any trip to the races is more […]

Sun, 05/15/11 – 16:17 | Comments Off on Minter: People As Much Fun As Racing At Atlanta Dragway