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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Sturbin: A Personal Bucket List
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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As of Jan. 1, I reluctantly joined the millions of Americans without health insurance. This is the product of a combination of procrastination and frustration.  As in, when a media colleague about the same age informed me he was paying $1,100 a month for a single-payer policy with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas…I decided to [...]

Sat, 01/9/10 – 8:06 | 3 Comments
Talladega Flag Waves In Texas
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Clad in Crimson Tide apparel, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage raised the Talladega Superspeedway flag over the Texas Speedway Club offices, much to the delight of Talladega Superspeedway President Rick Humphre
The flag ceremony was a condition the two presidents agreed upon when making a friendly wager on the outcome of Thursday night’s BCS Championship [...]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Angelelli Sets Pace At DIS
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Max Angelelli and Pat Long led their respective classes Friday in the opening day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 schedule.
Saturday practice, which also features the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports [...]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 20:13 | Comments Off
FIA Gives USF1 OK To Test
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The US F1 team’s new car will run its first test at the Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama in early February. The team has sought and been granted a dispensation to test outside of the three venues in Spain designated by the FIA for pre-season testing.
“We got the dispensation from [...]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 18:22 | 3 Comments
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 5; Jolly Good At Indy
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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, 01/8/10 – 14:39 | 6 Comments
Harris: Shootout To Have An Old-Time Feel
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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I’m beginning to think that nobody really retires any more.
Mark Martin came back, not once, but twice from planned retirements. Michael Schumacher is going to drive in Formula One again this year after sitting in a rocking chair for three years.
Now comes the news that the made-for-TV Budweiser Shootout, a staple of the first stock [...]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 13:40 | 4 Comments
Ricky Taylor To Team With Angelelli
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Wayne Taylor Racing of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series has announced that Ricky Taylor will team with Max Angelelli to drive the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara in 2010.
Taylor, the 20-year-old son of team owner and three-time sports car racing champion Wayne Taylor, returns to the team after co-driving the No. 10 SunTrust entry [...]

Fri, 01/8/10 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Schrader To Drive in Shootout
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Ken Schrader is headed back to Speed Weeks. He will drive the No. 82 Sprint Cup car for Red Bull Racing in the Bud Shootout.
When NASCAR announced a revised format for this season’s race, two-time Shootout winner Schrader came knocking on Red Bull Racing Team’s door. With Schrader’s past winners spot, and a team eager to start [...]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 15:49 | One Comment
Minter: Cool Racing On Tap
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
When promoters schedule races in early January with names like the “Ice Bowl” and “Ice Cold Shriners Bowl” it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re really hoping for unseasonably warm weather on race weekend.
But two Southern short track promoters are getting just what their race names describe this weekend. The 19th annual Ice [...]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Sadler, Harvick To Team Up
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Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Thursday that Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler will climb behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado for KHI in 15 of 25 Truck Series events in 2010.
In 2009, the No. 2 competed as the No. 4 with Truck Series rookie Ricky Carmichael.
Sadler will kick off the 2010 season for [...]

Thu, 01/7/10 – 13:32 | Comments Off