Wed, 4/03/15 – 19:26 | No Comment

Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Tour Notes: Darby Out As Cup Series Director
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

Concord, N.C. – Racintoday.com has confirmed that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby has been reassigned within [...]

Tue, 01/19/10 – 11:48 | One Comment
Reed Sorenson’s Career Takes A Step Back
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For most of his 23 years, Reed Sorenson’s story was a textbook lesson on how to groom an aspiring young race driver and propel him to a ride in the elite Sprint Cup Series. But the latest chapter in his career, one in which he’s having to step back to [...]

Tue, 01/19/10 – 8:59 | 2 Comments
Spoilers To Be Tested At Texas On Tuesday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Blade-running will go lap-after-lap with tire-testing beginning Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR’s new rear spoiler blade package for the Sprint Cup Series’ Car of Tomorrow will get its first on-track test Tuesday and Wednesday on TMS’ 1.5-mile quadoval, track president Eddie Gossage confirmed Monday afternoon.
Gossage said [...]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 21:47 | 2 Comments
Tour Notes: CMS Downsizes
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

Concord, N.C. – Charlotte Motor Speedway has joined the ranks of NASCAR race tracks decreasing its seating capacity.
Speedway president [...]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 19:13 | One Comment
Harris: COT Change Has Teams Excited, Concerned
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Editor’s note: The annual NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway is being held this week. RacinToday has a trio of writers on the Tour and will be reporting daily with opinions, features, news and notes.

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – NASCAR has often been accused of being too slow to react [...]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 18:49 | 2 Comments
Dollansky Keeps Winning Down Under
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Notes and Quotes from the World of Outlaws:
Craig Dollansky started 18th on Saturday at Bendigo Bank Arena in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia and charged all the way to the front to pick up his second win of 2010 Down Under in the 30-lap main event. Lucas Wolfe, the 2008 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of [...]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Woody: Just Let ‘Em Race
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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No passing.
No bumping.
No rough racing.
No action.
No fans.
That’s the downhill direction NASCAR has been headed in recent years, especially on the asphalt monster called Talladega. First they painted a yellow line on the track and said nobody could pass there. Next they outlawed bump-drafting in certain areas of the track – the drivers weren’t exactly sure [...]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 7:52 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Will The Racing Get Better?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
At one of the toughest times for motor racing series around the world, it bears asking why some series have continued to sustain their dominant status and others have continued to merely muddle along or in some cases have disappeared.
Exhibit A is NASCAR, where there’s enough [...]

Mon, 01/18/10 – 7:34 | 6 Comments
Harris: Tour Tests Truth, Patience
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Every year about this time, I start to get antsy.
I haven’t been to a race since November and I haven’t seen most of my racing friends and colleages since the Sprint Cup awards dinner in early December.
Worse, since most offseason testing has been banned since 2009, the hot stove league that kept the winter days warm [...]

Sun, 01/17/10 – 13:57 | One Comment
Kevin Swindell Wins Chili Bowl
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Kevin Swindell won Saturday’s 50-lap Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals main event at the QuikTrip Center’s Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Swindell led the final 26 laps and at 20 years old, became the youngest winner in Chili Bowl history.
He is the son of five-time Chili Bowl winner Sammy Swindell.
Darren Hagen started from the pole. Cory Kruseman spent [...]

Sun, 01/17/10 – 8:15 | One Comment