Sat, 23/06/18 – 7:25 | No Comment

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

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Franchitti Fastest At Milwaukee Mile
Dario Franchitti on Saturday won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis.
Joining him on the front row Sunday will be Helio Castroneves.
“It was a combination of the car and the setup was really close to being perfect and I just hung on to it,” said Franchitti, whose […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 18:51 | Comments Off on Franchitti Fastest At Milwaukee Mile
Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan

Carl Edwards got his fourth victory of the season when he won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was his second at MIS.
The victory also gave Edwards his fourth straight finish of second or better in the Nationwide Series.
Finishing second was Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
Kurt Busch Wins Michigan Pole
Kurt Busch won this third straight Sprint Cup pole  Saturday as he and his Penske Racing Dodge laid down the fastest lap for Sunday’s Heluva Good! 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Busch’s lap was 38.156 seconds (188.699 mph).
Busch also won poles at Kansas and Pocono this month, and the 15th of his career. It was also […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 14:54 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Michigan Pole
Bernstein Fastest In Thunder Valley
Brandon Bernstein won the provisional pole in Top Fuel Friday at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol Dragway.
Bob Tasca (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Bernstein, who hasn’t claimed a No. 1 qualifying position […]

Sat, 06/18/11 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Bernstein Fastest In Thunder Valley
Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Screeching tires, billowing white smoke and the smell of burning rubber serve as Michael Essa’s calling card, one that likely would drive his authorized BMW dealer to tears.
Essa is a third-season competitor with Formula DRIFT, an “extreme motorsport” that made its debut at Texas Motor Speedway […]

Fri, 06/17/11 – 11:22 | Comments Off on Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life
Woody: Waltrip Tribute Well-Deserved, Overdue
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In 1973 Darrell Waltrip was denied the Rookie of the Year Award because of his sandpaper personality.
Fast-forward almost four decades, and I was starting to feel that DW was getting a similar snub by the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
It took three tries but he finally made it – Darrell was among […]

Fri, 06/17/11 – 8:20 | 5 Comments
Pedley: Some Random Thoughts On Election Day
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – Some notes and thoughts from a day at NASCAR Hall of Fame voting:
First, in the interest of transparency and out of respect to fans, here is who I voted for on Tuesday and a breif explanation of why.
Darrell Waltrip. On numbers alone, he inarguably belong in the […]

Wed, 06/15/11 – 13:42 | 6 Comments
2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
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Charlotte, N.C.  – NASCAR’s 2012 inductees into its Hall of Fame total 23 championships and more than 900 victories, but NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday deciding on the five for enshrinement in January was the toughest yet.
NASCAR Cup champions Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip, legendary team owner Glen Wood, the sport’s winningest crew chief, […]

Wed, 06/15/11 – 2:23 | Comments Off on 2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – The 2012 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was elected today and it includes a mix of legendary drivers, a crew chief and a driver/owner.
The third class to be elected to the Hall includes Darrell Watlrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood.
They will […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 16:10 | One Comment
Woody: Going Into Stands Is Asking For Trouble
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Carl Edwards has been risking his neck after some of his victories and I’m not talking about his famous back-flip off his car.
I’m referring to his habit of going into the grandstands to glad-hand fans, a la Jay Leno.
It’s a nice gesture on Carl’s part, but it’s dangerous. NASCAR better […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 9:47 | 2 Comments