Thu, 18/12/14 – 16:11 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced that Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang for the team in the NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series next season.
The 21-year-old Wallace has posted five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – where, a year ago, he drove at Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports – including four [...]

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Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Pedley: A Big Yes For Road America
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

One of my most vivid memories of going to races at Road America is the smell of feet. Specifically, the smell of my college roommate’s feet. And I’m sure the owner of those feet – Frank is his name – probably has a vivid memory of mine. See, we hadn’t discovered Odor Eaters back in [...]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 9:23 | 4 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the [...]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 7:23 | 7 Comments
Johnson Gets Top AP Award
Info Manager |
The post-season honors keep piling up for Jimmie Johnson and once again, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is making history.
Johnson has been named the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press becoming the first race car driver to win this prestigious award in the 78 years it has been [...]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 16:52 | One Comment
Nationwide Adds Road Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is leaving Milwaukee but not Wisconsin.
NASCAR officials announced Monday that there will be a Nationwide race at the Road America road racing circuit in June.
The race will be moved there from the Milwaukee Mile, which has had financial problems and announced recently that it will shut its doors to big-time racing.
The [...]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 14:10 | One Comment
Ingram: Ten Worth Mentioning Again
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man’s opinion.
1.  Jimmie Johnson Wins Four Straight – This is the story of the decade. It only changes when Johnson wins a fifth Sprint Cup next year. (You heard it here first.)
2. BMW, Toyota, [...]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 7:35 | One Comment
Test Ends Quickly For Danica
Info Manager |
Chapter One of the Dancia Patrick in fenders saga came to an end on Sunday afternoon.
Patrick, the IndyCar Series’ most popular driver, completed her three-day test in the The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards, by posting the fifth-fastest lap among the 29 drivers who took to the track at Daytona International Speedway.
She [...]

Sun, 12/20/09 – 19:02 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Ralph Gilles
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

Ralph Gilles, the new president and CEO of Chrysler and the company’s former head designer, sat down recently with a small group of media members, including senior writer Mike Harris, to discuss his background, his new job and Chrysler’s future in racing:
Question: You have an interesting background in grassroots racing and product testing. Could [...]

Sun, 12/20/09 – 8:24 | 3 Comments
Minter: Short Tracks Remain Racing’s Backbone
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Some weekend observations:
When it comes to government, the most important things tend to happen on the local level. The actions by the local councils, commissions and school boards often impact people’s lives far more than anything the folks in Washington might do.
A good argument can be made that the same [...]

Sun, 12/20/09 – 7:49 | Comments Off
A Few Words With: Lee White
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Aside from all things associated with NASCAR lightning rod Kyle Busch, Toyota generated its boldest headline of 2009 when it pulled out of Formula One racing last month.
Toyota Motor Corporation confirmed it was quitting the FIA Formula One World Championship three days after the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. A statement issued by TMC said [...]

Sat, 12/19/09 – 9:19 | 2 Comments