Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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Danica In Win-And-Walk Situation At Indy?
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Danica Patrick isn’t wink-winking that her seventh Indianapolis 500 will be her last just yet.
But ask her after the checkered flag falls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29. Because a victory by open-wheel racing’s most successful and popular woman driver in the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle […]

Fri, 05/20/11 – 6:58 | 4 Comments
Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis
The rains departed and the cars took to the track at Indianapolis on Thursday.
IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Will Power topped the speed charts as practice for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 resumed following a two-day weather-related break.
With 12 minutes left in the six-hour session, Verizon Team Penske’s Power unseated Alex Tagliani atop the speed […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 19:42 | Comments Off on Sky Clears, Speeds Up At Indianapolis
Bayne An All-Star Scratch

The surprise winner of this year’s Daytona 500 will not drive in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
Roush Fenway Racing and the Wood Brothers have decided to withhold Trevor Bayne from all competition this weekend, including Sunday’s Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway and Saturday night’s All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Although we would like […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Bayne An All-Star Scratch
Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple of years ago, tension ran high between young driver Denny Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing over-the-wall gang. Hamlin had more talent than tact and it resulted in some regrettable over-the-radio chatter.
A year ago, any lingering wounds were healed when Hamlin’s team competed in the NASCAR Sprint Pit […]

Thu, 05/19/11 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Tonight; Out Of The Pits And Into The Spotlight
Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t know if it was a typo, a misunderstanding by the transcriber or an intentionally-clever play on words by Kevin Harvick.
This is what he was quoted as saying about being called in and chewed out by NASCAR following his Darlington dust-up with Kyle Busch, according to the printed transcript:
“That […]

Wed, 05/18/11 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Woody: Surely They Jest About The Gist
Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It
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By  Mike Harris | Senior Writer
This week’s All-Star race is supposed to be fun.
Before NASCAR’s “Have at it, boys’’ edict last year, the non-points race at Charlotte’s big track was the one event where stock car’s biggest stars could let their hair down and do some serious fender rubbing without any serious consequences.
Now, though, with […]

Wed, 05/18/11 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Harris: Sparks Could Fly As All-Stars Have At It
Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis

Another day of practice was gut punched by the weather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mike Conway shook down the No. 27 Hire Heroes car after some tweaks were made overnight, and Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti got in five laps “to get the feel of a different setup.”
That was the extent of on-track action – save […]

Tue, 05/17/11 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Rain Again Slows Practice At Indianapolis
Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues

Alex Tagliani topped the speed chart with a best lap of 225.878 mph to earn top honors in Monday’s practice for the 100 running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Seven different teams were represented in the top 10 of speeds as 39 drivers recorded 1,379 laps in a stiff, cool breeze.
“It was the […]

Mon, 05/16/11 – 20:42 | Comments Off on Tagliani Tops Charts As Indy Practice Continues
Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
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On the heels of a runner-up finish at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with its new ARX-01e, Highcroft Racing will not contest the Le Mans 24-hour this year. The team’s five-year relationship with Honda has ended due to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the budget shortfall cannot be […]

Mon, 05/16/11 – 14:39 | Comments Off on Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
Ingram: Busch And Harvick Feud Still Warming Up
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the Kyle Busch versus Kevin Harvick feud. It’s merely been put on hold until after the four-race probation that started at Dover. There couldn’t be anything better for NASCAR and its TV ratings than a driver feud […]

Mon, 05/16/11 – 7:14 | One Comment