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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Antron Brown Off To Fast Start

Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Johnny Gray and Erica Enders also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
| Senior Writer

Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will roll into the staging lanes at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., this afternoon for the first round of professional […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 9:03 | Comments Off on NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
| Managing Editor
Formula One’s 2011 season-opener has fallen victim to the political unrest sweeping the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Confirming a rumor that had widely circulated over the weekend, officials of the Bahrain International Circuit confirmed Monday that the Kingdom had withdrawn as host of the Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain because of continuing protests aimed at democratic […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:56 | Comments Off on Bahrain Removed From F1 Schedule
| Managing Editor
Fort Worth, Texas – A combined entry list approaching 300 Limited Modifieds, Modifieds and O’Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Models are expected for the Texas World Dirt Track Championship set for March 3-5 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
“The Texas World Dirt Track Championship is one of the premier dirt track events and we […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:52 | One Comment
Drivers Wish PIR Would Change Mind On Changes
| Senior Correspondent

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Avondale, Ariz. – One memorable Daytona 500 finish down and 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races to go.
Next stop, Phoenix International Raceway.
But take one final and lasting look, race fans as PIR and its unique backstretch dogleg are about to receive an extreme makeover, a $10 million repaving and reconfiguration […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 7:42 | 3 Comments
Minter: Bayne Appears To Be A Genuine Article
| Senior Writer

Among the enjoyable things for a reporter to do at a short track is trying to pick out the drivers with the potential to move on to bigger and better things.
Back in 2007, at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Ga., the track now known as Gresham Motorsports Park, a 16-year-old kid was in the grandstands […]

Thu, 02/24/11 – 6:00 | One Comment
Car Guys Set To Go To War
| Senior Writer

In his role as entertainment TV reporter, Marc Istook has shared face-time with any number of Hollywood’s beautiful people. From a 45-minute sit-down with Cindy Crawford to on-the-fly chit-chat
with Jennifer Anniston, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Francis Ford Coppola, Istook knows glitterati.
“Not a bad job,” said Istook, whose resume includes reporting on the Oscar, Golden […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 12:32 | Comments Off on Car Guys Set To Go To War
‘Lia Show’ Hangs With NASCAR
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By Larry Wood | Senior Writer
While racing coverage has waned in many media outlets in recent years, one influential radio program has remained faithful and steadfast in its support.
The Lia Show, formerly known as Neon Nights, is nationally syndicated out of Seattle and, for a 6th consecutive year, includes a weekly NASCAR segment. The segment consists […]

Wed, 02/23/11 – 7:14 | One Comment
Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
| Managing Editor
Steve Sexton, former president and CEO of Churchill Downs Entertainment and former President of Churchill Downs, has joined the Formula 1 United States management team as President.
“Steve brings more than 25 years of major sports and entertainment management experience to our project. He understands our aspirations as an owners group and we have every confidence […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 14:56 | Comments Off on Formula 1 U.S. Has A President
Cope Knows A Bit About Dark Horse 500 Winners
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Trevor Bayne, say hello to Derrike Cope.
Bayne, 20, motored to an improbable win Sunday in the Daytona 500 in only his second NACAR Sprint Cup Series start, a stunning performance that Cope likely can relate to.
Remember 1990? Remember when Dale Earnhardt suffered a cut tire in Turn 3 while in […]

Tue, 02/22/11 – 14:30 | One Comment