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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Big Test Follows Big Year At Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Sprint Cup racing at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009 produced two significant talking points:
Jeff Gordon won the Samsung 500 in April, ending a maddening streak that had seen the four-time series champion go 0-for-16 (with two last-place finishes) dating to the track’s debut in 1997. And an early-race crash involving points-leader [...]

Sat, 01/16/10 – 8:14 | One Comment
Drivers Say It’s A Good Idea To Clip The Wings
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – With NASCAR having informed race teams that a test would be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on March 23 and 24 to test a rear spoiler in place of the current wing, drivers at a Daytona International Speedway media event on Friday weighed in on the [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 20:03 | 3 Comments
Sometimes Tracks Talk To Drivers
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – If you think a race track is just another piece of real estate that can be molded into whatever the current market demands, you don’t understand them like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart do.
For Stewart, there are few places on earth as hallowed and sacred as Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:40 | Comments Off
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Las Vegas  – Tired of inflated hotel-room prices and minimum stays? Las Vegas Motor Speedway and several Las Vegas-area hotels have come to the rescue.
The speedway has partnered with 13 local hotels to bring deeply discounted room rates to race fans for the Feb. 26-28 NASCAR Weekend.
“We understand that coming to races involves much more [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 19:21 | Comments Off
Green Light Goes White
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SS Green Light Racing announced Thursday that veteran NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jason White will pilot the team’s No. 23 Dodge Ram for the full 2010 NCWTS season beginning at Daytona International Speedway on February 12th.
Long-time supporter GunBroker.com will sponsor White with ASI Limited serving as sponsor at selected events.
In 2001, Virginia’s White [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:34 | Comments Off
Schatz, Saldana Pick Up Honors
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With  the 2010 World of Outlaws season opening at the 39th Annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH at Volusia Speedway Park in three weeks, Donny Schatz and Joey Saldana are still being lauded for their strong 2009 campaigns, as both were honored this week by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll.
Schatz, who claimed his [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:28 | Comments Off
Braun Heads To Cup Series
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Braun Racing has announced that it will run a limited Sprint Cup Series program in 2010.
Dollar General, which sponsors the team’s No. 32 entry in the Nationwide Series, will serve as primary sponsor for five races, including Daytona International Speedway (February), Atlanta Motor Speedway (March), Chicagoland Speedway (July), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July) and Charlotte Motor [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Harris: The Captain Deserves Salute
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Roger Penske  has been a part of the auto racing scene for just over half a century, and I’ve known him for most of that time.
It was a huge honor  when I received a call a few weeks ago from longtime Penske emissary Walt Czarnecki  saying that Roger had requested that I present him when he [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 6; Rocking The Rock
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Fri, 01/15/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Minter: New Rules Will Be A Total Wreck
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
Hampton, Ga. – Sitting in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, listening to drivers answer questions about proposed rules changes for races at Daytona and Talladega, the foregone conclusion was that no matter how the rules are written, the Sprint Cup races at Talladega will [...]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 17:08 | 4 Comments