Mon, 26/06/17 – 7:11 | No Comment

A “mild heart attack” generously is defined as one suffered by someone other than yourself. So, one year after such a life-threatening medical issue forced him into the role of reluctant spectator, Steve Torrence won his Top Fuel-leading fourth event of the season Sunday via a final-round, hole shot pass to cap in the 11th […]

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Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona

Matt Hagan got in the first punch in his Funny Car battle with John Force on the final weekend of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Series season by making a 4.139-second pass at 293.86 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 in Funny Car.
The three bonus points he earned for the quickest pass of the […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 20:12 | Comments Off on Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona
Waltrip, Pastrana To Team Up
Travis Pastrana, a veteran X Games athlete who shattered jump records on both motorcycles and automobiles and the star of MTV’s “Nitro Circus”, is moving to NASCAR.
Michael Waltrip Racing, Gary and Blake Bechtel and Pastrana announced Thursday the creation of Pastrana-Waltrip Racing. The team will field cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning in 2011.
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 16:16 | Comments Off on Waltrip, Pastrana To Team Up
Harris: Chase Is A Real Three-ler
| Senior Writer

Two races to go and Jimmie Johnson no longer seems invincible in NASCAR’s Chase.
At this time of year, it’s usually the guys trying to catch the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion who are running into problems on the track and in the pits, allowing Johnson and his No. 48 Chevrolet team to go for the […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 15:07 | Comments Off on Harris: Chase Is A Real Three-ler
Woody: ‘Borrowing’ Crew Sends Strained Message
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Remind me never to let Chad Knaus borrow my lawn mower.
By now everybody knows what happened during last week’s Texas race. Chad “borrowed” Jeff Gordon’s pit crew and now he won’t return it.
He says it works much better than his old pit crew.
He says it’s faster and more efficient.
He likes it […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 6:58 | 10 Comments
RPM Haulers Late Leaving TMS
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Haulers carrying the cars for the teams of Richard Petty Motorsports had not yet left Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning track vice president of media relations Mike Zizzo has confirmed.
Haulers from other teams left the track shortly after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race. Most returned to […]

Wed, 11/10/10 – 12:32 | One Comment
Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The standard answer, the expected answer, when you ask a driver which of his championships is most special to him is usually pretty unsatisfying. They usually say the first one or they might even get really safe and say all their championships are special.
But you don’t become a multi-time champion […]

Wed, 11/10/10 – 10:31 | Comments Off on Anderson Just A Step Away From The Big One
Cup Notes: Cupcake Eating Needs Attention
| Senior Writer

Brad Keselowski’s clinching of the 2010 Nationwide Series championship, the first ever in NASCAR for him and his car owner Roger Penske, came on the same Saturday afternoon that the University of Georgia stomped a small-school Football Championship Subdivision opponent, Idaho State, in college football and Auburn beat up on an undermanned Chattanooga team.
The three […]

Wed, 11/10/10 – 7:01 | 2 Comments
Racin’ Notes: Busch Penalized For TMS Gesture
In racin’ news today:
NASCAR has fined Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, $25,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions during last Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – inappropriate gesture and […]

Tue, 11/9/10 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Busch Penalized For TMS Gesture
Woody: Pressure Could Be Getting To Gordon
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Last Sunday’s Texas smackdown between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton was significant not for the physical damage inflicted – I’ve seen better brawls during a blue-light special at WalMart – but because of what it indicated:
Gordon is feeling the pressure.
Not that he didn’t have ample reason to be peeved after Burton […]

Tue, 11/9/10 – 11:44 | One Comment
Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona
| Senior Correspondent

Phoenix, Ariz. – Mirror, mirror on the wall, who will win this NASCAR Chase free-for-all?
Denny Hamlin, who has overcome early season knee surgery to collar a series-high eight wins and the lead in the standings entering the final two stops on the schedule beginning with Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500k at Phoenix International Raceway?
Jimmie Johnson, the […]

Tue, 11/9/10 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Contenders Set To Go Flat Out In Arizona