Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Woody: Shootout Experiences A Growth Spurt
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Several weeks ago, NASCAR announced its new criteria for the Bud Shootout and as I understand it, everybody is eligible except Carl Long.
Only kidding. Robby Gordon can’t get in either.
Other than that, there should be few who fail to meet the more liberal requirements. Those eligible include:
All 12 Chase drivers
Chevy Chase
Past [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Force Cars Coming Together At Test
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Monday was all positive for John Force Racing during the team’s test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.
Led by 2009 Funny Car Full Throttle Champion Robert Hight’s 4.05 second run at over 310 mph in the Auto Club 2010 Ford Mustang, every JFR car clocked a time quicker than 4.10 seconds.
It was the maiden [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:32 | Comments Off
US F1 Team Signs Driver
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The US F1 Team has signed the former Renault F1 Team test driver, Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez (26), to race with them in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Securing ‘Pechito’ Lopez for our debut season has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said US F1 Team Executive Vice President Peter Windsor. “We’ve been [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:16 | One Comment
IRL Unveils Brazil Course
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Indy Racing League officials Monday released the course design for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural race in Brazil, the São Paulo Indy 300.
The IZOD IndyCar Series will open its 2010 season March 14 on the 2.6-mile, 11-turn circuit that mirrors the metropolis. The course, located in the north central section of São Paulo known as [...]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 18:42 | 2 Comments
Hamlin Rips Up A Knee On Court
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Denny Hamlin insists that his ripped-up knee will not keep him out of next month’s Speed Week activities at Daytona International Speedway.
Hamlin injured the knee playing basketball over the weekend. The diagnosis is a torn ACL.
Hamlin is the driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota Camry. He earned a berth in the Chase [...]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 8:08 | One Comment
Ingram: Ten Tasty Bits From The Tour
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
One participant’s Top Ten take-aways from the NASCAR Media Tour.
1.  Watch Out Danica – Since NASCAR has officially been declared a contact sport, Danica Patrick is likely to receive more than the usual incidental contact in the Nationwide Series. It’s often that way for rookies (just [...]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
Force Still Pleading Fifth On Taking Indy Dive
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Chandler, Ariz. – Like Dale Earnhardt Jr., NHRA Funny Car star John Force learned last season that racing waits for no one.
Earnhardt, who is stock car racing’s most popular driver, failed to win a race.
Ditto Force, drag racing’s most popular driver who also didn’t reach victory lane for the first [...]

Sun, 01/24/10 – 18:12 | 3 Comments
US F1 Set To Announce Driver
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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US F1 will formally announce Jose Maria Lopez as its driver in Argentina on Monday, a business manager has confirmed. The 26-year-old former Renault test driver has sponsorship in place from the Argentianian government through the Automobile Club of Argentina as well as commercial backing.
Peter Windsor, the sporting director for US F1, has been in [...]

Sun, 01/24/10 – 7:51 | 5 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 7; Road Warriors
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, [...]

Sat, 01/23/10 – 9:27 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Roush Not Totally Wrong
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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People in the media are dumping all over Jack Roush this week because of something the hyper-blunt team owner said during the Sprint NASCAR Media Tour on Tuesday.
Being a natural contrarian, I hereby do my duty:
There is some truth in what Roush said. He got some details wrong, he clearly does not have a total [...]

Fri, 01/22/10 – 17:06 | 17 Comments