Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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 […]

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Woody: What Happens When Hard Heads Collide?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are two of the most talented drivers in NASCAR.
They also are two of the most temperamental.
What happens when the two opposing forces collide? Sheet metal and fists fly.
That’s what occurred last Saturday night at Darlington when Busch and Harvick tangled while scrambling for the same slab […]

Wed, 05/11/11 – 6:59 | One Comment
Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
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The Penske surname is synonymous with “firsts” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a testament to the record-setting open-wheel organization founded by Roger Penske.
Cars owned and entered by “The Captain” have scored a record 15 victories at IMS since 1969, when Mark Donohue’s seventh-place finish earned him Rookie of the Year honors. Donohue gave Penske his first Indy […]

Wed, 05/11/11 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick
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In Racin’ news today, Tuesday, May 10:
NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick as a result of rules infractions committed at last weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 car, and Harvick, driver of the No. 29 car, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on […]

Tue, 05/10/11 – 8:03 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Bowyer Issues Uneasy Laugh After Darlington Dust-Up
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – I suspect Clint Bowyer’s take on the incident which occurred after Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Darlington is shared by a lot of NASCAR fans today: Good theater but on the wrong stage.
Thats is, it was dang entertaining but kind of scary because it happened […]

Mon, 05/9/11 – 14:47 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Sometimes you wonder how motor racing series maintain their traditions despite the onslaught of time and technology.
At Darlington, where they now race the Southern 500 on a Saturday night in the springtime instead of on a late summer afternoon, stock car racing tradition has been  […]

Mon, 05/9/11 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums
Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington
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Turns out that Montoya vs. Newman at Richmond was just the undercard. And one involving flyweights. The Show came Saturday night at Darlington. On the track and then in the garages.
Two NASCAR bad boys and their crews going at it, Las Vegas style where the testosterone spills out into the streets after fight itself.
It all […]

Sun, 05/8/11 – 8:10 | 9 Comments
This Time, Regan Smith Can Keep The Trophy
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Darlington, S.C. – The mystique of Darlington Raceway lived up to its reputation Saturday night as cars wrecked and tempers flared in the Showtime Southern 500.
And that was just during the final 10 laps.
Once the dust settled, a near-capacity Palmetto State crowd roared its approval for first-time Sprint Cup winner […]

Sun, 05/8/11 – 6:55 | 4 Comments
Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
Regan Smith got one for the NASCAR little guys when he won the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the first of Smith’s career. It was the first for his Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team. It came in one of NASCAR’s most notorious races.
“This is the Southern 500. We’re not […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 22:56 | Comments Off on Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Welcome to a special Track Violence edition of Race Day.
Actually, it really wasn’t planned out that way, but in the wake of last week’s race at Richmond and tonight’s race at a Darlington track which is equally prone to producing violence, it just kind of happened.
Much of the talk in […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 10:53 | Comments Off on Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
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Not only did Joey Saldana put the Kasey Kahne Racing Red Bull Maxim in victory lane at Eldora Speedway Friday night, he also increased his lead in the 2011 championship battle to 51 points.
It was a complete turnaround from last fall, when Saldana was leading the title hunt before he wrecked hard at Eldora and […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Saldana Gets Perfect Win