Sun, 21/09/14 – 7:06 | No Comment

ENNIS, Texas – Funny Car icon John Force was foaming at the mouth Saturday after an uncharacteristic red-light cost him a victory against Matt Hagan during the delayed Race 1 final of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship at the Texas Motorplex.
Force outran Hagan over the 1,000-foot distance of the Motorplex’s all-concrete surface with a [...]

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Racing Moves Indoors For PRI Show
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Most everyone who watches and cares about racing thinks of December as the quietest month of the year for the sport.
After all, the seasons are over, the awards have all been handed out by the early part of the month, very little, if any, testing is allowed and the holidays [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 8:17 | 2 Comments
Woody: Danica The Jolt That NASCAR Needs
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Danica Patrick, who has yet to make a lap in a stock car, has generated a bigger media blitz and fan buzz than Jimmie Johnson did with his record-busting fourth-straight NASCAR championship.
And if you think Danica-mania has created a stir thus far, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Just wait ’til this Tigress [...]

Wed, 12/9/09 – 7:51 | 11 Comments
Roush Unveils Crew Chief Lineup
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Roush Fenway Racing announced its 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief lineup on Tuesday.
Mike Kelley will remain with Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Copart/Fastenal team as Edwards seeks his second Nationwide Series championship in four years.
Kelley was moved to the No. 60 team for the final three races of 2009 and racked up one win, [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 14:54 | Comments Off
Danica Patrick To Drive In Nationwide Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Danica Patrick announced Tuesday that she will drive a partial Nationwide Series schedule next year and it will be in a car owned and operated by JR Motorsports, the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick.
Patrick’s first stock-car race is scheduled to be at Daytona International Speedway in [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 13:20 | 2 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Fans Stand By Their Man
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Having covered football for 40 some-odd years (some odder than others) I know I shouldn’t be shocked nor surprised by the boorish behavior of a sizable segment of fans.
But I am. I’ll never get used to adults – using the term loosely – savaging some kid like University of Tennessee [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 12:00 | 8 Comments
Patrick To Host Presser
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Danica Patrick is scheduled to hold a news conference in Phoenix at noon Eastern time on Tuesday. It is expected that she will announce her stock-car racing plans for 2010 during the event.
Sources are reporting that the plans include driving a partial schedule for the Nationwide Series team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 8:26 | Comments Off
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Pocono, PA  – The deadline for fans renewing their tickets for 2010 at Pocono Raceway has expired, which means all remaining tickets for Pocono Raceway’s June 6 Pocono 500 and August 1 Pennsylvania 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are now on sale. A wide selection of grandstand seats, starting at just [...]

Mon, 12/7/09 – 19:09 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins The Snowball
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kyle Busch was the first driver to cross the finish line in Sunday’s 42nd annual Snowball Derby.
But Super Late Model racing was the big winner over the weekend.
At the close of a year ,when race teams have been forced to search for sponsorship in the worst economy since the Great [...]

Mon, 12/7/09 – 8:14 | One Comment
Ingram: NASCAR and F1 Joined At Hip?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The subjects of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose received the Sir Jack Brabham Award, named for Australia’s three-time F1 champion, and there’s regular talk [...]

Mon, 12/7/09 – 8:02 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: The Danica Dance Goes On
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with a multi-year contract extension from Andretti Autosport, Danica Patrick’s career focus will remain on open-wheel racing while approaching NASCAR as a “curiosity.”
In fact, team-owner Michael Andretti is insisting on it. While supporting Patrick’s desire to challenge herself professionally, Andretti made it clear last week that any NASCAR schedule [...]

Sun, 12/6/09 – 11:08 | 6 Comments