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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NHRA To Go Four-Wide For Real
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Four-wide drag racing will go from the talking stage to the staging lanes in historic fashion during the 2010 National Hot Rod Association season.
For the first time in NHRA national event history, qualifying and eliminations for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at an NHRA Full [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 15:05 | Comments Off
Harris: Welcome To Populist NASCAR
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – It seems there is some kind of populist movement under way in NASCAR.
Over the years, the wheels of NASCAR’s hierarchy have tended to turn a lot slower than the wheels on its race cars.
Part of the reason for the sanctioning organization taking its good old time making [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 13:36 | 6 Comments
Minter: It’s Time To Reconnect With Working Folk
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

The common theme in the early rounds of NASCAR media and fan events this season has been the sport’s efforts to give the fans what they want. Rules changes are being made in response to fans’ complaints about “boring” races. The very fact that events such as Preseason Thunder at Daytona and Speed and Sound [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 11:13 | One Comment
Woody: Martin and Favre Make Time Stand Still
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Good thing Mark Martin and Brett Favre didn’t listen to us sports writers.
About this time a year ago Martin was planning a return to full-time racing after a two-year hiatus and shortly afterwards Favre announced plans to suit up with the Vikings.
Some of us thought it was a bad idea [...]

Thu, 01/21/10 – 8:05 | Comments Off
Tour Notes: Growing With McGrew
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

Concord, N.C. – If Dale Earnhardt Jr. fails to get back into the top echelon of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors in the 2010 season, it won’t be for lack of effort.
The Hendrick Motorsports team, which also fields Chevrolets for four-time Cup champions Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, as well as longtime stock car star [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 21:29 | One Comment
Hall Has Major Wow Factor
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Charlotte, N.C. – Scheduled to open on May 11, the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte will combine new methods of presentation with over 60 years of the sanctioning body’s history. The facility in downtown is still under construction, but a tour given to media equipped with souvenir hard hats revealed a state-of-the-art [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 19:04 | One Comment
Harris: Jimmie Drives Competitors To Distraction
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

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
Concord, N.C. – Mel Brooks once played Louis XVI in one of his zany [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 18:19 | One Comment
Darlington Gets Truck Race
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NASCAR on Wednesday announced the addition of historic Darlington Raceway to the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule.
The Aug. 14 Too Tough To Tame 200 replaces an event at The Milwaukee Mile on the 25-race schedule and marks the series’ return to the 1.366-mile South Carolina track that hosted four races between 2001 and [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 16:17 | Comments Off
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SS Green Light Racing announced Wednesday that Missouri’s Tony Jackson Jr. will pilot the team’s No. 07 Chevy Silverado for seven races in the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. His first race will be at Martinsville Speedway on March 27th.
Born and raised in Lebanon, MO., Jackson began his racing career at age 16 [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Ingram: The Race Is On At USF1
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Huntersville, N.C. – Will USF1 make it to the grid in Bahrain at the Formula One season opener on March 14?
A walk through the team’s shops as a guest of PR rep Dan Passe just seven weeks before the first session in Bahrain does not necessarily answer that question. The team’s first carbon fiber tub [...]

Wed, 01/20/10 – 8:28 | 5 Comments