Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times […]

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Entire 2011 NASCAR Schedule Announced
NASCAR announced today the 2011 schedule for its three national series, highlighted by several key changes for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
“The adjustments and realignment of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule will make for an exciting race season next year,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “The revised schedule provides better situated dates […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 16:37 | Comments Off on Entire 2011 NASCAR Schedule Announced
Fort Worth, Texas – Fans purchasing the 2011 “No Limits” season-ticket package at Texas Motor Speedway will realize double-digit savings from the previous year, and an array of new benefits connected to a pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and an IZOD IndyCar Series event.
Beginning 9 a.m., CDT, August 18, fans can secure a […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 7:16 | Comments Off on “No Limit” Package On Sale at TMS
Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices
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It’s the drivers who put their lives on the line, and some IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been thinking they should have a say in how things are done.
After a lot of talk since the beginning of the 2010 season, and a meeting two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to formalize things, the […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 7:02 | One Comment
Unique Doubleheader, Dark Future For Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dallas – A unique IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader and the first Saturday night NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the track’s history highlight Texas Motor Speedway’s revised 2011 schedule.
For the first time in the 16-year history of the IndyCar Series, drivers will compete in two individual races in the same […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 20:30 | One Comment
Ambrose To Drive For Petty
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Marcos Ambrose was named to replace Kasey Kahne as the driver of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint Cup car on Tuesday.
The announcement was made during a teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Ambrose, a native of Australia, has been driving for the one-car team of JTG/Daugherty but it was recently announced that […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 12:10 | Comments Off on Ambrose To Drive For Petty
Budweiser To Sponsor Harvick
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kevin Harvick and his team owner, Richard Childress, have likely faced their last question about sponsorship of their No. 29 Chevrolet next season.
On Tuesday at morning, it was announced that Budweiser will replace Shell as the primary sponsor of the car.
The announcement – complete with trademark Clydesdale horses – was […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 9:05 | One Comment
Pedley: Fords Are Smokin’ Again
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jamie Allison was way too upbeat as we stood in the back of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a month ago. The head of Ford Racing, Allison was sporting a game-show host attitude at a time when his NASCAR operation was looking quite ordinary.
Was he laughing to keep […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 8:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Race tracks are a quirky sort of sports arena. The same week a California track loses a Sprint Cup race in part due to relatively boring racing, the original blueprint for its 2.0-mile, D-shaped layout hosts an outstanding race in Michigan. Am I missing something or does this just prove […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
Veteran open-wheel racing consultant Tony Cotman has been hired to coordinate development of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ ambitious engine and chassis technical programs set for implementation in 2012.
In his role as project manager Cotman will be responsible for leading the 2012 car initiative, including writing technical regulations for both engine and chassis, coordinating with suppliers […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
Woody: Beware The Open Microphone
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s surprising that there aren’t more on-the-air-bloopers like the one ESPN commentator Rusty Wallace let slip awhile back when he called Kyle Busch a “dumb a..” following a Nationwide victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
Rusty apologized in a statement: “I made an unfortunate remark regarding Kyle Busch. There’s no excuse and I certainly […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:50 | 5 Comments