Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:03 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the […]

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Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
The rain let up Friday afternoon and the NHRA cars finally got onto the track for the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida.
Grabbing the poles were Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Junior Pippin (Pro Stock Motorcycle) during a day that was shortened to just […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Returning home after races was the toughest part for Hector Arana during the dark days of his drag racing career. Returning home race after race, year after year and having to shake his head no when his sons would excitedly ask him if he had brought them home an NHRA […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
Hood: It Sounded Like A Bomb
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In Carl Edwards’ world, someone with a bigger stick than NASCAR president Mike Helton and Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush spoke on Thursday.
In a prepared statement, Scotts, which sponsored Edwards’ No. 99 Ford in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, made it very clear that the type of behavior shown by the […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 7:21 | 12 Comments
Minter: Atlanta Was Site Of Another Huge Incident
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Maybe it’s because I’m getting old or because I dwell too much on the past, but I can’t help but think of the ironies in the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski situation at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday.
It seems like just a few races back that Edwards was involved in another late-race […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 21:37 | 8 Comments
Moraes To Drive For KV Racing
KV Racing Technology announced Thursday that Mario Moraes will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. He will drive the #32 Banco Panamericano – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone car at this weekend’s season opening Saõ Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil.
“We are very pleased to have Mario back in the seat […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 16:03 | Comments Off on Moraes To Drive For KV Racing
US F1 Owners Face Penalties
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
On the eve of the first round of the Formula One World Championship in Bahrain, the FIA began looking into penalties for US F1 directors Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, who failed to get cars to the grid for Sunday’s season-opening race in Bahrain despite an official entry. Elsewhere, the sport’s […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 15:45 | One Comment
Rain Postpones Gatornationals
Persistent rain showers and a forecast for more showers and thunderstorms throughout the day forced NHRA officials to postpone Thursday’s scheduled racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
Weather permitting, racing will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Friday’s Full Throttle Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for noon and 2:45 […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 11:15 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones Gatornationals
Minter: Debris From ‘The Wreck’ Hid Big Stories
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – “The Wreck” at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday wound up overshadowing everything else that happened there that day, which is what is to be expected when wrecks are used as one of the main tools to promote NASCAR racing.
Among the stories that were shuffled aside Sunday night […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 11:07 | One Comment
NHRA’s Sampey Retires
Angelle Sampey is hanging up her helmet and leathers as she announces her retirement as a professional drag racer.
Sampey, who totaled 41 victories during a 13-year NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle career, said she’s planning to pursue other career opportunities while looking to start a family with her fiancé, Seth Drago.
“I’m ready for a new challenge, including opening Coral […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 9:52 | One Comment
IndyCar Heads South – Way South – For Opener
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A year ago, Helio Castroneves was in a hellish limbo that included the possibility he could be heading to federal prison instead of starting a new IndyCar season for longtime employer Team Penske.
What a difference a year makes.
Now, with those much-publicized tax evasion charges safely behind him, the bouncy Brazilian is a new father and […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 9:37 | Comments Off on IndyCar Heads South – Way South – For Opener