Thu, 1/12/16 – 17:12 | No Comment

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

Read the full story »
Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It looks like very soon it will be good-bye “tar of death” at Kansas Speedway and hello progressive banking.
Darren Cook, vice president of operations at the speedway, told RacinToday Tuesday that the surface of the 1.5-mile Kansas track has aged to the point where it is […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Kansas Speedway May Soon Be In For A Repave
Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

There were two big racing stories in Music City on Sunday morning; one of triumph and one of loss.
Dario Franchitti, who resides in the Nashville suburbs of Leiper’s Fork, won his third Indy Racing League championship. And 106 years of stock car racing ended at the State Fairgrounds.
The city of Nashville, which owns the Fairgrounds […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 7:46 | Comments Off on Woody: Nashville Bids Farewell To A Racing Era
Bad Days Dog Logano’s Search For Good Finishes
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Nick Bromberg | Staff Writer
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – Joey Logano was at a table at an autograph session at Home Depot, signing his name on pictures of himself. Every time the stack appeared to be gone, another stack of glossy paper appeared, begging for Logano’s signature.
That signature from Logano’s left hand and the black […]

Tue, 10/5/10 – 7:06 | Comments Off on Bad Days Dog Logano’s Search For Good Finishes
IndyCar Series Honors Champs
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti is celebrating his latest title with a $1 million bonus check, and a new trophy that truly fits the description of unique.
“You mean the naked guy riding the unicycle?” Franchitti quipped during an interview on “Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain” Sunday night on […]

Mon, 10/4/10 – 20:00 | Comments Off on IndyCar Series Honors Champs
Kanaan Becomes Free Agent
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has been informed by Andretti Autosport that he is a free agent heading into the 2011 season.
Kanaan’s No. 11 car is losing primary sponsorship from 7-Eleven, Inc. The Dallas-based convenience store chain notified Andretti Autosport over the weekend that it would not continue […]

Mon, 10/4/10 – 19:44 | One Comment
Ingram: Biffle’s The Best, Busch The Worst
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Let’s get right to The Chase.
1. Biffle’s the best.
With a victory at the Kansas Speedway to match his earlier win at Pocono, Greg Biffle has established himself as the best of the Ford drivers — and the only one to win points races this year. All […]

Mon, 10/4/10 – 14:19 | One Comment
Kansas Notes: Payback Slows Busch’s Title Chase
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Kansas City, Kan. – David Reutimann dealt Kyle Busch a blow to Busch’s championship hopes Sunday at Kansas Speedway after Busch delivered a blow to Reutimann’s back bumper that sent him spinning.
On lap 53, Reutimann got loose in turn two and Busch got into his left rear quarterpanel.
“He wrecked, me, he just drove over me,” […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 17:23 | Comments Off on Kansas Notes: Payback Slows Busch’s Title Chase
Biffle Notches A No-Doubt Victory At Kansas
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The Roush Fenway Racing driver took the lead on lap 206 of the 267-lap Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft, kept it during a final round of green flag pits stop with 237 laps to go and held it to the end.
Biffle beat second-place Jimmie Johnson […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 15:13 | Comments Off on Biffle Notches A No-Doubt Victory At Kansas
Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – The Ford Fusions have been running wild at Kansas Speedway this weekend and the head of Ford Racing says its a matter of evolution and not revolution.
“There’s never a single thing that moves the teams up,” Jamie Allison, director of Ford Racing North America, said. “It’s […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Race Day: Are Cup Fords Suddenly Sudden?
Minter: Pure Racing Was A Refreshing Change
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Flowery Branch, Ga. – The first sure signs that the 13th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta was going to be a real happening came about four miles down Interstate 85 from the exit to the race track Saturday morning. That’s where the traffic slowed to anywhere from a […]

Sun, 10/3/10 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Minter: Pure Racing Was A Refreshing Change