Mon, 22/01/18 – 18:35 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With its new-for-2018 universal chassis serving as backdrop/prop, INDYCAR executive Mark Miles recently delivered what amounted to a “State of the Sport” address covering the Verizon IndyCar Series and its constituents.
Miles _ CEO of Hulman & Company, parent of sanctioning body INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway _ spoke during last […]

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Woody: From Tobacco Road To Smoke-Free Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s interesting to see a sport that once ran on tobacco fumes come full-cycle with the announcement that Richmond International Raceway will have smoke-free grandstands this coming season.
NASCAR wouldn’t be where it is today without the boost from Big Tobacco. Back in the ‘70s, after the Feds banned tobacco advertising […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 16:00 | 7 Comments
Ingram: Summertime Blues Strike In February
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
On the cusp of the new season, it’s worthwhile to ask if the changes to the points system and Chase for the Sprint Cup formats were worth the trouble?
There’s not much difference from the preceding systems after there was so much expectation built up last year by a summer-long public […]

Tue, 02/8/11 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Sets Television Times

In Racin’ News today, Monday, Feb. 7:
NASCAR released its telecast times for the 2011 season.
Regular season points races in the Eastern and Central regions of the country will begin at 1 p.m. ET; West Coast events will begin at 3 p.m. ET; and night races will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET (Note: NASCAR’s longest race, […]

Mon, 02/7/11 – 14:35 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Sets Television Times
Racers Pick Winner Of Daytona 500 Of NFL Games
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Today is the big day for NFL fans. It’s the day of their biggest game. The Super Bowl. Or as some call it, the Daytona 500 of football games.
Several auto racing drivers and other racing types are headed down to Dallas/Fort Worth for the game, which features the Green Bay Packers […]

Sun, 02/6/11 – 9:08 | 2 Comments
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?’