Fri, 23/03/18 – 8:58 | No Comment

In a perfect world, spectator sports would be comprised of great competition and salable personalities – i.e., stars. When auto racing is the spectator sport being discussed, you can add cool vehicles to the cocktail.
And therein resides some serious problems for NASCAR in 2018.
The cars being put onto NASCAR tracks are far from cool – […]

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Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Goodyear held a tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this week (Better three years late than never, I guess) and drivers participating apparently left with thumbs pointing upward.
One, Paul Menard, kind of mentioned, sarcastically, I think, that the test is being […]

Thu, 05/5/11 – 9:56 | Comments Off on Memo: It’s All For One and All For One
Craig Dollansky won the Battle of the Highbanks at Salina Highbanks Speedway to earn his second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
Lucas Wolfe, who led the first 26 laps and was holding off Steve Kinser and Daryn Pittman, had a left rear tire go down four laps from the checkered flag […]

Wed, 05/4/11 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Wolfe Stumbles, Dollansky Win At Salina
Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
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It’s hard to get your mind on racing while the Southeast is trying to recover from killer tornados and the rest of the world is looking for every detail about the death of Osama Bin Laden, but here goes.
One of NASCAR’s better races of the season, a short track run at Richmond International Raceway, sets […]

Wed, 05/4/11 – 6:39 | Comments Off on Minter: Tough To Tame But Easy To Remember
Woody: Old Warriors Made NASCAR Great
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Over the weekend I watched the TV biographies of three of this month’s NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees – Bud Moore, Lee Petty and Ned Jarrett – and it make me realize what’s missing from the sport today:
Them, and men like them.
Lots of older fans complain about today’s lackluster racing, micro-managed […]

Tue, 05/3/11 – 6:59 | 4 Comments
Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety
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Dr. Stephen Olvey, widely considered an expert in motorsports medicine, has been appointed Director of Medical Services at Circuit of the Americas, the new Austin, Texas-based home of Formula One and MotoGP racing in the United States.
Additionally, Lon Bromley has been hired as COTA’s Director of Safety. A 20-year veteran of the racing world, Bromley […]

Tue, 05/3/11 – 6:40 | Comments Off on Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety
Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo
Will Power fought his way over a still-wet track and won the rain-delayed IZOD IndyCar Series race through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday.
Power, who started the race on Sunday from the pole and survived a series of early-event crashes caused by rain and standing water on the track, led the race on […]

Mon, 05/2/11 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Power Sloshes Way to IndyCar Victory In Sao Paulo
Ingram: Paybacks Hell, Dangerous At Any Speed
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Motor racing always rides the ragged edge between thrill show and sport. Witness the fender-banging between Juan Pablo Montoya and Ryan Newman in Richmond.
Will the events that went down in Richmond on Saturday night come around again at Darlington this weekend?
There was a time when […]

Mon, 05/2/11 – 7:26 | 2 Comments
Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
Del Worsham won his second straight NHRA Top Fuel race and rookie Vincent Nobile won his first-ever Pro Stock event during in the final round of eliminations at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Sprint Nationals in Baytown, Texas on Sunday.
Also winning Sunday were Jeff Arend in Funny Car and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
After a […]

Sun, 05/1/11 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Veteran Worsham, Rookie Nobile Win Baytown
IndyCar Race Postponed
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Heavy rain and standing water forced the postponement of the Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, scheduled for Sunday  until 8 a.m. (ET) Monday.
The IZOD IndyCar Series race will be televised live on VERSUS at 8 a.m. (ET). It will resume at the point of Sunday’s postponement on Lap 15 with approximately 1 […]

Sun, 05/1/11 – 18:07 | One Comment
Woody: Nashville Racers Try To Save Old Track
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I’ve known Chad Chaffin and Bobby Hamilton Jr. since they were kids. I covered their dads’ racing careers and, later on, chronicled their own NASCAR adventures.
They’re both great guys and that’s why awhile back when I heard they were awarded a two-year lease to operate Nashville’s 54-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway I wasn’t sure whether congratulations or […]

Sun, 05/1/11 – 18:00 | One Comment