Sun, 22/03/15 – 15:31 | No Comment

Greg Biffle and his Roush Fenway Racing teammates have been operating in the unusual roles of also-rans during the opening month of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Flat-out speed was the nagging issue for the Ford Fusions driven by Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne during qualifying for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. Biffle qualified [...]

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‘Blick’ Wowed ‘Em Early In ‘09
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was two races into the 2009 Sprint Cup season and Drew Blickensderfer had gone from being the new guy with the funny name to a history-making crew chief with an impressive nickname.
He had won point-paying Cup races the first two times he climbed atop a pitbox and one of those races was NASCAR’s biggie. [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Ingram: Racing Great’s Long Distance Planning
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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What happens when a car company known for its racing heritage gets acquired by another car company where one of the brands is also known for its racing heritage?
As the curtain is set to rise on the circuit racing season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the question concerns the company [...]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 7:52 | 4 Comments
Memo: Classics At Full Song
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Memo today:
Those were not really cars that were being sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction last week. They were memories. How else to explain paying more for a 45-year-old Chevrolet than a brand new Ferrari?
But, brother, what memories. Great memories.
How else to explain the countless hours of getting the eyeballs [...]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 18:44 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Ford’s Allison
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Longtime Ford employee Jamie Allison was named director of Ford North America Motorsports after six years serving as Ford Performance Group Manager. Allison was on hand for last week’s NASCAR Media Tour, sponsored by Charlotte Motor Speedway, and talked with RacingToday Senior Writer Mike Harris about where the Ford Motorsports program stands heading into the [...]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 10:59 | Comments Off
‘Little Gator’ Could Be Nipping At Busch’s Heels
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Justin Allgaier capitalized on landing a dream ride with Penske Racing last season by finishing sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship standings and capturing the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award.
And with his sophomore season in Penske’s No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dodge in NASCAR’s junior circuit set to begin in Daytona on Feb. [...]

Wed, 01/27/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Rolex Has Grip On NASCAR Boys
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Several years back, well after that point when upward-zipping NASCAR had passed downward-spiraling IndyCars on the American racing-popularity charts, open-wheeler Greg Ray was asked his thoughts on that subject.
Specifically why, Ray was queried, were drivers scuttling life-long dreams of open-wheel stardom to get into bigger, heavier and slower stock cars?
Ray needed zero time to ponder [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 15:10 | One Comment
Woody: Shootout Experiences A Growth Spurt
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Several weeks ago, NASCAR announced its new criteria for the Bud Shootout and as I understand it, everybody is eligible except Carl Long.
Only kidding. Robby Gordon can’t get in either.
Other than that, there should be few who fail to meet the more liberal requirements. Those eligible include:
All 12 Chase drivers
Chevy Chase
Past [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:51 | 3 Comments
Force Cars Coming Together At Test
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Monday was all positive for John Force Racing during the team’s test at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz.
Led by 2009 Funny Car Full Throttle Champion Robert Hight’s 4.05 second run at over 310 mph in the Auto Club 2010 Ford Mustang, every JFR car clocked a time quicker than 4.10 seconds.
It was the maiden [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:32 | Comments Off
US F1 Team Signs Driver
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The US F1 Team has signed the former Renault F1 Team test driver, Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez (26), to race with them in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
“Securing ‘Pechito’ Lopez for our debut season has been a goal of ours for a long time,” said US F1 Team Executive Vice President Peter Windsor. “We’ve been [...]

Tue, 01/26/10 – 7:16 | One Comment
IRL Unveils Brazil Course
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Indy Racing League officials Monday released the course design for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ inaugural race in Brazil, the São Paulo Indy 300.
The IZOD IndyCar Series will open its 2010 season March 14 on the 2.6-mile, 11-turn circuit that mirrors the metropolis. The course, located in the north central section of São Paulo known as [...]

Mon, 01/25/10 – 18:42 | 2 Comments