Mon, 11/12/17 – 15:14 | No Comment

Richard Petty Motorsports’ famed No. 43 will return to the “Bowtie Brigade” beginning with the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
RPM and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have announced a partnership between the two championship-winning organizations.  Longtime General Motors and Chevrolet partner RCR will supply chassis and engineering support to RPM, the organization founded […]

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Woods Make This A Year To Remember Pearson
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Among the things that NASCAR’s long time audience can look forward to in the 2011 season is having David Pearson back in the limelight.
Pearson is being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year, and the Wood Brothers, whosecar he once drove, are honoring his induction by dedicating their […]

Sun, 02/6/11 – 8:04 | 3 Comments
Racers Get Into Super Spirit
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Fort Worth, Texas – Cheeseheads, Terrible Towels and seemingly every anchor/analyst drawing a paycheck from ESPN have descended upon Sundance Square in downtown Cowtown in anticipation of Super Bowl XLV.
Diehard fans of the NFC champion Green Bay Packers and AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers will be joined by a contingent of 10 motorsports stars Sunday at […]

Sat, 02/5/11 – 18:26 | Comments Off on Racers Get Into Super Spirit
Pedley: Bigger Money For Winning? Check, Please!
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Bruton Smith has come up with a lot of good ideas over the years. The one he offered up at the NASCAR Media Tour last week was not one of them. Rather than heal what ails the Sprint Cup Series, the idea would infect an already red and painful wound.
Smith, […]

Fri, 02/4/11 – 8:24 | 4 Comments
Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A little over a month still remains before the one-and-only Open Test leading into the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener.
Hot laps scheduled for March 14-15 around the Barber Motorsports Park road-course in Birmingham, Ala., will begin to define the preseason favorites. But there’s little debate as to which organization won […]

Thu, 02/3/11 – 11:42 | Comments Off on Strategy Moves From Tracks To Board Rooms
Logano Ready To Join Teammates In The Chase
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Phoenix, Ariz. – Like so much of the country left shivering from yet another cold snap thanks to Old Man Winter, Joey Logano also was greeted by Ice Station Zebra temperatures Wednesday in the desert Southwest.
“Brrrr, I thought I was going to be able to wear just a T-shirt when I got here,” said Logano, […]

Wed, 02/2/11 – 18:58 | One Comment
Harris: In Age Of HANS, Some Are Asking ‘What if?’
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Dale Earnhardt’s tragic death has been the catalyst for an era of safety improvements unmatched in the history of not just NASCAR, but auto racing in general.
From SAFER Barriers cushioning racetrack walls to improved crush panels on cars to helmets that reduce concussions, it’s all working to make an unsafe […]

Wed, 02/2/11 – 11:24 | Comments Off on Harris: In Age Of HANS, Some Are Asking ‘What if?’
Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011
In Racin’ News today, Feb. 1:
Andretti Autosport announced that it is has signed Englishman Mike Conway to a full-season drive in one of the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series entries for 2011.
Conway, who launched his IZOD IndyCar Series career in 2009, is returning to competition after sustaining serious and season-ending injuries in last year’s Indianapolis […]

Tue, 02/1/11 – 13:34 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: Andretti Signs Conway For 2011
Woody: Gentleman, Start Your Commercials
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When I began covering NASCAR in the early 1970s, lots of folks poked fun at the commercialization of the sport.
They called the decal-plastered cars “billboards on wheels.” They smirked at the quilt-work of logos on drivers’ uniforms.
They snickered at races named after corporate sponsors, such as the Hooters 500 that […]

Tue, 02/1/11 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Ashley Force Hood Talks Racing and Motherhood
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Ashley Force Hood altered the NHRA Funny Car landscape last week with the revelation that impending motherhood will sideline her for at least the 2011 drag racing season.
Instead of trying to overhaul father/team-owner John Force as reigning world champion – or battling the expanded four-car lineup at Don Schumacher Racing – […]

Tue, 02/1/11 – 8:12 | 6 Comments
Ingram: Ganassi Philosophy Prevails Again In 24
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Earlier this year, driver Juan Pablo Montoya was asked if the tuft of gray he now carries on a head of otherwise dark hair resulted from the intensity of the NASCAR draft, where he makes a living as a driver for the team […]

Mon, 01/31/11 – 7:39 | One Comment