Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Kasey Kahne Racing announced the permanent addition of sprint car racer Cody Darrah as the driver of the No. 91 Great Clips / Sage Fruit / ASE / Mopar in the 2010 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.  Darrah, 20, of Red Lion, Pa., served as a fill-in driver for KKR’s No. 19 entry for [...]

Thu, 11/12/09 – 11:53 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Force Turns To Video
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The motorsports world never has seen a motivational speaker on a par with John Force, the 14-time NHRA Funny Car world champion. But rather than rally the troops around points-leader Robert Hight with one of his stream-of-consciousness monologues, Boss Force broke out a video for the ages at the headquarters of John Force Racing in [...]

Thu, 11/12/09 – 7:53 | 3 Comments
The News Is Mixed On Fates Of Old Tracks
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For many a racing person, old race tracks are like their grandparents’ farm. Even if the crops and cows are gone, they’re still very special places in the heart. That feeling comes to mind these days as the old Nashville Fairgrounds track appears headed for the wrecking ball like the [...]

Thu, 11/12/09 – 7:31 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. – While enjoying the retirement life following a 42-year career at Ford Motor Co., Thomas Schultz was shocked when he learned of his good fortunes.
Schultz, 75, of Plymouth, Mich., hit the jackpot when he was randomly picked as the winner of Michigan International Speedway’s Race to Vegas contest. A longtime MIS fan who [...]

Wed, 11/11/09 – 19:05 | Comments Off
Memo: Fixing As Cool As Crashing
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
I would have loved to have had a front-row seat for what went on at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Not on the race track, but in the garages. Would have loved to have pushed up a nice, comfy-leather chair, ordered a pizza and sat and watched as [...]

Wed, 11/11/09 – 10:42 | Comments Off
The Search For Jimmie’s Place In History Begins
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Phoenix, Ariz. – Jimmie Johnson stumbled down memory lane a week ago at Texas Motor Speedway, losing a sizeable chunk of a NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead for the second straight year.
A year ago, Johnson lost 77 points from a 183-point lead after finishing 15th at Texas.
On his return trip [...]

Wed, 11/11/09 – 7:44 | 2 Comments
Woody: Kyle Pulled A Kyle After Texas Race
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When Kyle Busch narrowly missed making the make the Chase for the Championship at Richmond back in September I though he showed a lot of class with the way he handed his defeat and disappointment in the harsh glare of the TV lights.
That low point of his season might have been [...]

Tue, 11/10/09 – 14:15 | 24 Comments
IndyCar Boss Looks Down The Road
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Things are finally looking up for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
As all good open-wheel fans know, the crushing 12-year conflict between the Indy Racing League and the now-defunct CART and Champ Car series ended just before the 2008 IndyCar season began, building hope for a new era of greater competition and growth.
Unfortunately, the crash [...]

Tue, 11/10/09 – 9:25 | 3 Comments
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Glendora, Calif. – A limited number of $20 Race Fan Relief tickets are available for this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov. 12-15), the season finale for the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. A limited number of the $20 Race Fan Relief tickets remain for Thursday and Friday’s racing at famed Auto Club Raceway [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Woody: Hiccups Are Seldom Fatal
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Ok, so he hit a pothole. A Texas-sized pothole.
But anybody – including the Boys in the Booth – who thinks Jimmie Johnson’s hiccup Sunday means he’s about to let the championship slip through his fingers better think again.
Yeah, he wiped out early in the race and wobbled home 38th. So?
In golf [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 15:36 | One Comment