Thu, 18/01/18 – 8:43 | No Comment

Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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Power Powerful In St. Pete
Team Penske’s Will Power pace the first day of practice for Sunday’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday.
Power, the defending champion in St. Petersburg, topped the speed chart with a lap of 1 minute, 3.3759 seconds late in the hour-long afternoon session on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course.
“I was very surprised to be P1, […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Power Powerful In St. Pete
TRG To Jump To Fords
Mooresville, N.C. – NASCAR team-owner Kevin Buckler has confirmed that his TRG Motorsports Sprint Cup Series team will switch from Chevrolet Impalas to Ford Fusions supplied by Roush Fenway Racing beginning at Texas Motor Speedway next month.
Additionally, power will be provided by Roush/Yates Engines beginning with practice and qualifying for the Samsung Mobile 500 in […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 19:19 | Comments Off on TRG To Jump To Fords
Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The talking points of Graham Rahal’s on-again/off-again IZOD IndyCar Series career neatly have been notched on the Streets of St. Pete.
Rahal recorded his first win in his IndyCar debut at St. Petersburg, Fla., on April 6, 2008, becoming the youngest series winner at 19 years, 93-days-old. One year later, the […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 14:27 | Comments Off on Rahal-Ganassi Pairing Set For First IndyCar Event
Harvick Not Happy About Slow Start To Season
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Kevin Harvick has not gotten off to the kind of start he and his Richard Childress Racing team hoped for.
After four NASCAR Sprint Cup races, Harvick is 15th in the standings and full of mixed feelings.
On one hand, he’s delighted with the way the No. 29 Chevrolet team is working […]

Fri, 03/25/11 – 6:50 | One Comment
Woody: Was Bristol Half Empty Or Half Full?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Like everybody else, I was surprised by the vacant seats at Bristol Motor Speedway last Sunday – gaps as glaring as missing front teeth in a smiling beauty-queen contestant.
Some estimates place the attendance at around 130,000 — 30,000 below capacity.
Since then all the talk has been how the empties are […]

Thu, 03/24/11 – 13:08 | 12 Comments
KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
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With the addition of Tony Kanaan to his IZOD IndyCar Series roster, Jimmy Vasser believes KV Racing Technology has signed “the sport’s best teammate” – and the driver who can break the Ganassi-Penske open-wheel monopoly in 2011.
Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, saw a tumultuous offseason end on Monday when he was introduced as driver […]

Thu, 03/24/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on KV Thinks It Has Added a Winner In Kanaan
Minter: Credible Information Gap Is Getting Bigger
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
I read on the Internet yesterday that National Speed Sport News was ceasing publication. I guess I’m just like most everybody else these days. I get my racing news online for free, but I also wonder when the point will come where those who gather the racing news just can’t […]

Wed, 03/23/11 – 15:11 | 4 Comments
Woody: Does Daytona Dazzle Haunt Bayne?
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Trevor Bayne’s amazing victory in the season-opening Daytona 500 has its downside.
The just-turned-20 driver left himself a hard – no, an impossible – act to follow.
When you start the season on top of the world, there’s only one way to go from there. Since capturing Daytona, Bayne has had his struggles.
He is sixth in points […]

Wed, 03/23/11 – 6:52 | One Comment
Minter: Empty Bristol Seats Signal A Cultural Shift
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People in and around NASCAR have spent a good bit of the past few days pondering the stunning number of empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway.
My first hint about the situation came on the trip into Bristol.  In the past, the road was full of campers of all sizes and conditions. Pickup trucks loaded for […]

Tue, 03/22/11 – 6:59 | 6 Comments
Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride
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In racin’ news today, Monday, March 21:
(This package contains items on Tony Kanaan signing with KV; Jennifer Jo Cobb signing with new team; Paul Tracy getting ride for 500; Townsend Bell getting ride at Sam Schmidt; Bryan Herta adding new driver.)
Tony Kanaan’s offseason of discontent is over.
Kanaan, the 2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, will run […]

Mon, 03/21/11 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Kanaan Has Ride