Thu, 17/08/17 – 7:17 | No Comment

Kyle Busch came back from a penalty near the end of the second stage of Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and went on and get the victory.
The now five-time Bristol Truck Series winner pulled away from Matt Crafton at the Lap 201 restart and cruised to his third Truck […]

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Reaction To Change Mounts
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Reaction to Wednesday’s announcement of changes to NASCAR’s point system began to roll in shortly after the announcement was made by NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the annual media tour sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The reaction came from drivers, media and track officials and promoters.
Here […]

Thu, 01/27/11 – 11:02 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Rolls Out Its New Point-Paying System
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced a series of rule changes Wednesday aimed at simplifying the points system, giving drivers more incentive to race for wins and adding entertainment value to each of the stock car organization’s three traveling professional series.
“Everyone is looking to make sure […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 19:14 | One Comment
Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
| Senior Writer

Charlotte, N.C. – While NASCAR is ready to divulge its reworked points system for the Sprint Cup series, track owner Bruton Smith says money is far more important than points.

Smith, whose SMI owns tracks that will host 12 Sprint Cup races in 2011, said NASCAR needs to increase the winner’s purse to add some needed […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 17:57 | Comments Off on Bruton Smith Says Cash Will Solve NASCAR’s Problems
De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
| Senior Writer

Simona de Silvestro’s future in the IZOD IndyCar Series is set for the next three seasons, theoretically at a pace that promises to be nuclear.
Keith Wiggins’ HVM Racing and Entergy Nuclear have entered into a three-year partnership as primary sponsor for de Silvestro, the 2010 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
“It’s a really special feeling, and […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 9:07 | Comments Off on De Silvestro’s Career Going Nuclear
Woody: Racing Doesn’t Need TV-Dictated Finishes
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Fox Sports Chairman David Hall believes if races were shortened it would solve the problem of waning NASCAR fan interest.
I’m not so sure.
If the racing is close and exciting, fans will stick with it no matter how long it takes to complete the race.
If the racing is boring, fans’ attention will […]

Wed, 01/26/11 – 8:05 | One Comment
‘Sudden Sam’ Is Slammed Into Reverse
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – Sam Hornish Jr. has won an Indianapolis 500 and three IndyCar championships. But the what-have-you-done-lately world of auto racing has placed Hornish in a miserable limbo just weeks from the start of the 2011 season.
After three difficult and frustrating years of trying to master the bigger, heavier […]

Tue, 01/25/11 – 17:46 | Comments Off on ‘Sudden Sam’ Is Slammed Into Reverse
Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
John Force Racing announced Tuesday that his daughter, Ashley Force Hood, and her husband are expecting a child and she will not drive a Funny Car for the JFR NHRA team this coming season.
Headed back to the cockpit for the team will be Mike Neff, a former driver for JFR […]

Tue, 01/25/11 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
When Kurt Busch goes “double-dipping”  this season, he won’t be concerned with NASCAR’s new single-series point rules.
Busch is going NHRA drag racing in a “Factory Hot Rod.”
NASCAR’s 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, Busch announced Monday he plans to make his NHRA Full Throttle Series debut during the 41st annual Tire […]

Tue, 01/25/11 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011
Waltrip To Enter 2011 500
Michael Waltrip Racing and NAPA AUTO PARTS announced that two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 15 NAPA Toyota in his 25th consecutive Daytona 500 on Feb. 20.
“This is a very special day,” said Waltrip who unveiled the No. 15 NAPA paint scheme Tuesday morning during the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway media […]

Tue, 01/25/11 – 8:18 | One Comment
Ganassi Has Tough Act To Follow
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Charlotte, N.C. – As bright and shining as the possibilities are for the 2011 racing season, Chip Ganassi  grows a little wistful when he thinks about 2010.
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I didn’t want the year to end,’’ Ganassi  said Monday during the first event of the 29th annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted […]

Mon, 01/24/11 – 17:32 | Comments Off on Ganassi Has Tough Act To Follow