Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

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 you ask, you get the […]

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Power On Pole At Mid-Ohio

Will Power gave Team Penske its 10th pole of the season Saturday when he was fastest in qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Power’s lap was at 1:07.199 around the 13-turn, 2.26 track in Lexington.
Power also tied the series’ single-season record with his seventh pole of the season (teammate Helio Castroneves […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 16:18 | Comments Off on Power On Pole At Mid-Ohio
Ambrose Wins The Glen – Again
Marcos Ambrose made the tough Watkins Glen International road course look easy Saturday as he won the Nationwide Series race.
The victory in the Zippo 200 was the third straight in the series at The Glen for Ambrose.
“Just huge for us,” Ambrose said. “This is really sweet.”
Joey Logano was second and Kevin Harvick was third.
“He’s the […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 16:04 | Comments Off on Ambrose Wins The Glen – Again
Edwards Powers To The Pole At Watkins Glen
Carl Edwards hustled to the pole for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International Saturday afternoon.
Edwards, winless this year in the series but coming off a string of four top-seven finishes in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford, posted a lap at 124.432 mph.
The pole was the first of the […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 12:25 | Comments Off on Edwards Powers To The Pole At Watkins Glen
Ambrose Wins NNS Pole
Marcos Ambrose on Saturday morning won the pole for Saturday’s afternoon Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International.
His fast lap was at 122.410 mph, a new track record.
Joey Logano was second fastest while Kevin Harvick was third at the eight-turn road course.
Carl Edwards was fourth fastest and Kyle Busch was fifth.

Sat, 08/7/10 – 9:40 | Comments Off on Ambrose Wins NNS Pole
Tim Shaffer extended his hot streak to five consecutive wins in seven days, as he was victorious in the opener of the two-day Ironman 55 at I-55 Speedway in Pevely, Mo. Friday night.
Shaffer started on the front row of the 30-lapper and chased Jason Sides, who started on the pole, in the early going. For […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Shaffer Stays Hot In Ironman
Rahal Cooks At Home
Ohio native Graham Rahal topped the time chart during Friday’s initial IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
A native of New Albany, Ohio, Rahal posted a best lap of 1 minute, 8.3061-seconds around the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in Lexington. Rahal is competing in this second race of […]

Sat, 08/7/10 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Rahal Cooks At Home
Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
Memo Rojas averaged 134.718 mph around the Watkins Glen short course to win the pole for the Grand-Am’s 200-mile race on Saturday. Driving the Riley-BMW of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Rojas clinched the pole when an incident halted qualifying nine minutes early.
“It’s great to win the pole,” said Rojas, who shares a 19-point […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 21:25 | Comments Off on Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Stating that NASCAR racing had become “stale” at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sprint Cup points-leader Kevin Harvick says the impending wholesale changes to the 2011 schedule should not shock-and-awe anyone.
“I think all tracks need to be held to a standard,” Harvick said Friday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, site of Sunday’s Heluva […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 18:50 | Comments Off on Drivers Say Shuffle ‘Em Up And Deal In 2011
Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
Johnny Cocker drove the Drayson Racing Lola-Judd to the pole position in qualifying at Mid-Ohio for Round 6 of the American Le Mans Series, the first over-all pole for the LMP team launched last year with longtime GT and off-road competitor Dale White as the team manager.
“It’s been plain to see that Drayson Racing has […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 17:10 | Comments Off on Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
Harris: It Was Not Luck That Saved Sadler’s Life
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In a piece done for ESPN this week, Dr. Jerry Punch, a man who has seen his share of stock car crashes, pointed out just how lucky Elliott Sadler is to be racing in this era of advance safety features on the car and in the cockpit.
“If this were 10 years ago, on Monday, Elliott […]

Fri, 08/6/10 – 15:13 | 4 Comments