Sun, 19/11/17 – 18:43 | No Comment

Martin Truex Jr. held off Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Sunday’s season-ending race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
The championship was Truex’s first and also the first for his Colorado-based Furniture Row Racing team.
“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “To think about all the rough days and bad […]

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Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer
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Included in this package: Danica Patrick given new engineer; Firestone to stay in IndyCar afterall; Open test in Alabama; Race fields to be capped; Conway returns; Sam Schmidt  to IndyCar.
Two-days of open testing at Barber Motorsports Park next week will serve as an accelerated meet-and-greet between IZOD IndyCar Series star Danica Patrick and her revised […]

Fri, 03/11/11 – 14:42 | Comments Off on Like It Or Not, Danica Assigned New Engineer
Busch Will Attempt To Go Straight This Weekend
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Kurt Busch last raced as a rookie a decade ago, when he made the career-altering leap from NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series to a full-time Sprint Cup ride with team-owner Jack Roush.
One championship and 22 Cup victories later, Busch is poised to join a distinguished list of NASCAR stars who have crossed-over to NHRA drag […]

Fri, 03/11/11 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Busch Will Attempt To Go Straight This Weekend
Is ‘The King’ Being Fitted For His 21st Crown?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple of years back, Steve Kinser had kind of disappeared from the sprint car map.
Yes, he still won races. Some would say he won lots of races from 2006 through 2010. But for Kinser, a 20-time World of Outlaws champion, anything but being on top of the point standings […]

Thu, 03/10/11 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Is ‘The King’ Being Fitted For His 21st Crown?
New Point System Has Truck Series All Shook Up
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series has historically been dominated by seasoned drivers. But two races into a new season, a handful of newcomers to truck racing have snatched the headlines from the seasoned competitors.
Heading into Saturday’s Too Tough to Tame 200 in Darlington, S.C., five of the top 10 drivers in […]

Thu, 03/10/11 – 7:30 | Comments Off on New Point System Has Truck Series All Shook Up
France Pleased With Fast Start To 2011 NASCAR Season
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It was an upbeat NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France who spoke during a teleconference with the media on Wednesday. The reason for the good mood, he indicated, was the good start to which the Sprint Cup season has jumped out.
“It’s nice to see the interest level on the way back up.” France said.
He cited […]

Wed, 03/9/11 – 16:59 | One Comment
John Force Says: It Took A Death To Save My Life
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – When John Force climbs out of a Funny Car for the final time, his legacy will extend beyond his record multiple NHRA world championships, his powerhouse organization and his over-the-top personality.
“I wasn’t put on this earth to win championships,” Force said Tuesday afternoon during a discussion […]

Wed, 03/9/11 – 7:44 | Comments Off on John Force Says: It Took A Death To Save My Life
Conway Claims He Was ‘Ambushed’; Gordon Penalized
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Not all the action was on the race track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend. And some action which took place in the garages may find its way into a courtroom.
The non-racing action involved drivers Robby Gordon and Kevin Conway. The two reportedly had angry words and much more […]

Tue, 03/8/11 – 9:03 | 8 Comments
Junior Fans Enter Off Week With Fingers Crossed
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
After years of failed expectations and disappointment, it looks like Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have found the catalyst he has been looking for in Steve Letarte.
The latest crew chief for NASCAR’s favorite struggling driver has seemingly given Earnhardt something he has lacked for at least three seasons – confidence.
For those […]

Tue, 03/8/11 – 8:08 | 5 Comments
Ingram: ‘The Retaliator’ On A Roll In Las Vegas
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Imagine a world where the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this coming fall has Carl Edwards squaring off against Jimmie Johnson for the title – and winning. During this time span, Danica Patrick launches her Sprint Cup career in preparation for running for the […]

Mon, 03/7/11 – 14:16 | 6 Comments
Pedley: Big Leads Lead To Small Drama at Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Odds and ends from a Sunday at Las Vegas:
In this edition – Big leads; New faces; Fueling problems; Air gun woes.
After starting off the season with two very good, very entertaining races, the Sprint Cup Series event in Las Vegas was a dog. And for the next several weeks […]

Mon, 03/7/11 – 9:07 | 2 Comments