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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Woody: No News Is Bad News For Fans
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Back when I began covering racing in the late 1960’s there weren’t many, if any, full-time “motorsports journalists.”
Most of the handful of ink-stained wretches who trudged to the track did so for one reason – our sports editors got tired of seeing us loafing around the office.
Basketball season was over, football season was months away [...]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 9:22 | 4 Comments
Video Postcard From Dubai
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This week, NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip is in Dubai to drive a Ferrari in the Dubai 24 sports car race.
“I love racing cars,” said Waltrip prior to his trip. “The Daytona 500 is the ultimate race for a NASCAR driver to win. But how cool is it to go to Dubai on the other side of [...]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Yates Powers His Way Into Enshrinement
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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For nearly 40 years, the name Yates has been synonymous with excellence in NASCAR.
In the 1970s, Robert Yates was widely-regarded as one of the premier engine builders in stock car racing. During the following decade, Yates pursued a dream of becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Robert Yates Racing became a dominant force during the 1990s with drivers such as Dale [...]

Thu, 01/14/10 – 7:49 | One Comment
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Bechtelsville, PA –  NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be the featured attraction on most Saturday nights during the 2010 auto racing season at Grandview Speedway.
The season will kick off with the annual free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 27th at 12 noon. The practice is open to all divisions of competition.
A 40-lap championship event [...]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 20:12 | Comments Off
Rubber And Wings Tested At Atlanta
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – There have been times in the past where top-rung Sprint Cup drivers openly admitted they hated testing. But with testing strictly limited nowadays, those sentiments seem to have softened.
The four drivers testing Goodyear tires at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday seemed happy to be back in the ol’ firesuits and turning [...]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 15:58 | 3 Comments
Memo: NASCAR Is Shedding The Ear Muffs
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As head of Toyota’s NASCAR effort, Lee White has surely had his share of skirmishes with NASCAR officials. Probably more, bigger and louder ones than have had the heads of the other car manufacturers.
But during an informal chat a couple months ago, [...]

Wed, 01/13/10 – 9:49 | 2 Comments
Helio Collects 500 Spoils
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Helio Castroneves received the spoils of his third Indianapolis 500 victory – the Herff Jones Champion of Champions Ring and the unveiling of his likeness on the famed Borg-Warner Trophy – in a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
“Where is it?” Castroneves said as he tried to locate [...]

Tue, 01/12/10 – 17:30 | Comments Off
No Looking Back: Andretti Eyes The Big Two Of 500s
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Nobody ever bridged the gap between Indy car racing and NASCAR the way John Andretti did in 1994 when he become the first driver to compete at the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on the same day.
For a second straight year, Andretti will again divide his time between the Indy 500 and [...]

Tue, 01/12/10 – 15:36 | Comments Off
Woody: Sounding A Sour Note In Nashville
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – The record cold spell that hit Nashville last week was interrupted by a blast of hot air from Kyle Petty.
Petty, a driver-turned-TV commentator, was among the lineup of luminaries at the annual Sound & Speed Fan Festival, and he stole the headlines with a swipe at Danica Patrick.
Kyle [...]

Tue, 01/12/10 – 7:57 | 16 Comments
NASCAR May Re-Introduce The Car Of Tomorrow
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It appears that those in the garages, grandstands and media who have been waging a war of words against the Car of Tomorrow could be on the verge extracting a conditional surrender from NASCAR.
Ramsey Poston, managing director of corporate communications for NASCAR, said Monday that rear-deck wings could be removed from Sprint cars early this [...]

Mon, 01/11/10 – 13:46 | 2 Comments