Thu, 1/12/16 – 17:12 | No Comment

NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar
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Normally, I don’t have anything to say about coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series on VERSUS. That’s because Charter Communications, my cable provider in Fort Worth, Texas, does not include VERSUS in either the basic or premium sports package to which I currently subscribe.
Used to get VERSUS for free, back when it was the Outdoor […]

Wed, 09/1/10 – 17:04 | 7 Comments
Minter: Winners Are Losers In Chase To The Chase
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few random thoughts as the NASCAR circuit heads to the home turf, Atlanta Motor Speedway:
The prospect of a Chase field with more than its share of non-winners – and a no-win champion for that matter – looms large with just two races left to run before the start of […]

Wed, 09/1/10 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Minter: Winners Are Losers In Chase To The Chase
Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Dyson Racing will return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2011 with a Ford-powered Proto-Auto Lola in a joint program with drivers John McCutcheon and Davy Jones.
The Dyson team plans to test the new car this week before entering the Grand-Am Rolex Series season finale at the Miller Motorsports Park […]

Tue, 08/31/10 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola
Woody: Don’t Inflate Busch’s Win Total
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There’s no question that Kyle Busch is currently the hottest thing on four wheels.
His recent Bristol Triple – three wins in three days in NASCAR’s three touring series – was an amazing feat, especially on a treacherous track like Bristol.
Kyle is a gifted young racer, tough, talented and temperamental.
But let’s not […]

Tue, 08/31/10 – 10:46 | 21 Comments
Racin’ News: Childress, Shepherd Enter Partnership
In Racin’ News today:
Richard Childress Racing and Morgan Shepherd’s Racing for Jesus have formed Shepherd Racing Ventures, a partnership to run the No. 21 for the remainder of the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
Clint Bowyer will drive RCR’s No. 21 Zaxby’s Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sept. 4), Richmond International Raceway (Sept. 10), Charlotte Motor […]

Tue, 08/31/10 – 8:53 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Childress, Shepherd Enter Partnership
Life’s Good For One Of America’s All-Time Greats
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Scott Pruett may be the most under-appreciated  driver in American racing.
Not that it bothers him a whole lot.
“I’m doing exactly what I’ve wanted to do since I was eight years old, racing,’’ Pruett said during an interview last year at Daytona. “I still get a real rush from driving a […]

Tue, 08/31/10 – 7:12 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Opportunity Knocks For Said In Canada
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By Jonathan Ingram |Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It was one of the closest Nationwide Series races in history. But it was on a road course with three guys named Boris, Max and Jacques contesting the checkers. And it was in Canada.
This list doesn’t include the perennial story line of the hard luck Aussie […]

Mon, 08/30/10 – 11:14 | Comments Off on Ingram: Opportunity Knocks For Said In Canada
Pedley: Give Canada A Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It was a brow-wiping moment earlier this year when I saw that the race in Montreal was on the 2011 Nationwide Series schedule. It would have been a fist-pumping moment had I seen that a race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve would have been included on the Sprint Cup schedule.
When it […]

Mon, 08/30/10 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Young Cyclist Dies At Indy
A 13-year-old rider died after crashing during a support event to Sunday’s United States Grand Prix motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The rider was Peter Lenz of Vancouver, Wash.
Lenz accident occurred during the “sighting lap,” motorcycle racing’s equivalent of the warm-up lap, before the support race began at 10:20 a.m. According to the […]

Mon, 08/30/10 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Young Cyclist Dies At Indy
Graf, Dumas Win Red-Flagged Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Klaus Graf and Romain Dumas took the American Le Mans Series victory at Mosport in the Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder after a red flag for a damaged guard rail halted the race with 25 minutes of the scheduled two hours and 45 minutes remaining.
The leading GTC class Porsche 911 […]

Sun, 08/29/10 – 18:32 | Comments Off on Graf, Dumas Win Red-Flagged Race