Fri, 9/10/15 – 7:10 | No Comment

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – With Talladega being in the Contender round in the Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards said Thursday the segment that kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway feels more like a two-race rather than a three-race series.  
“I think you have to look at it that way,” Edwards […]

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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
ALMS Eyeing Oklahoma
OKC Grand Prix, LLC has entered into negotiations to bring an annual American Le Mans Series (ALMS) event tour stop to downtown Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Council approved a Resolution today authorizing the City Manager to enter into negotiations with OKC Grand Prix, LLC to bring the world’s premier sports car series to downtown.  […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 8:49 | Comments Off on ALMS Eyeing Oklahoma
Hamilton Jr. Launches New Career
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Ridgetop, Tenn. – Fourth-generation racer Bobby Hamilton Jr. says he’s “getting a quick education” about the other side of the sport.
“In the past I just showed up the track, ran the race, and went home,” said Hamilton, who on Saturday launches his first season as owner/operator of Highland Rim Speedway. […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 7:37 | 4 Comments
Rahal To Drive For Fisher
Graham Rahal will be back in an IndyCar for the races at St. Petersburg, Fla. and Birmingham, Ala. He will drive a car in those events for Sarah Fisher Racing.
Rahal will drive the No. 67 car and will be sponosred by Dollar General.
“We are all very enthusiastic about having Graham in the seat for the […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 7:20 | Comments Off on Rahal To Drive For Fisher

CONCORD, N.C. – Drag racing fans can go full throttle and save eight dollars on single-day tickets to witness history March 25-28 at the inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
From now through the event, fans can purchase a can of Full Throttle Energy Drink at participating Circle K convenience stores, then redeem the empty […]

Wed, 03/10/10 – 20:52 | Comments Off on Savings Available on Inaugural Four-Wide Nationals
Weekend Will Be A Drag For Busch
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NASCAR champion Kurt Busch will spend the first off-weekend of the 2010 Sprint Cup season getting his racing career straightened out.
Busch, winner of Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 2004 Cup champion, will revisit his drag racing roots during the 41st annual Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals beginning Thursday at historic Gainesville (Fla.) […]

Wed, 03/10/10 – 16:34 | One Comment
Q & A: Franchitti Set To Defend
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – They don’t hand out an official “Comeback Driver of the Year Award” in the IZOD IndyCar Series, so Dario Franchitti’s second championship trophy in three years was all-encompassing.
Franchitti marked his return from an aborted foray into NASCAR by winning the 2009 Indy Racing League driver’s championship […]

Wed, 03/10/10 – 7:31 | 2 Comments