Mon, 26/06/17 – 7:11 | No Comment

A “mild heart attack” generously is defined as one suffered by someone other than yourself. So, one year after such a life-threatening medical issue forced him into the role of reluctant spectator, Steve Torrence won his Top Fuel-leading fourth event of the season Sunday via a final-round, hole shot pass to cap in the 11th […]

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Hood: Numbers Add Up To Trouble
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
NASCAR received a bit of good news earlier this week when it was revealed that the television audience for ABC’s coverage of Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was off just six percent compared to viewership of the same event a year ago.
But this comes on the heels of the first four races in […]

Sat, 10/23/10 – 7:33 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Farewell, Little Track That Couldn’t
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
I thought the parking attendant guy had directed me to major trouble the first time I attended an event at Gateway International Raceway. T-bone trouble. I thought that as I inched my way through the cross-over and across backstretch and could see cars coming out of Turn 2.
But that’s Gateway. […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 19:40 | 2 Comments
Kyle Busch On Trucks Pole
Kyle Busch won the pole Friday for Saturday’s Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
For the first time in a NASCAR major-series event, four women will be in the starting lineup. Johanna Long qualified 17th, and Jennifer Jo Cobb was 36th. Twin sisters Angela Cope (33rd) and Amber Cope (35th) also qualified.
“I […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch On Trucks Pole
Hamlin Rolls To The Pole At Martinsville
Denny Hamlin got off to a fast start to his weekend Friday afternoon as he won pole for Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Hamlin, second in points to Jimmie Johnson halfway through the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, laid down a fast lap at 97.018 mph.
The pole for Hamlin, who is […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Hamlin Rolls To The Pole At Martinsville
Q and A: With Kahne And Frye

Kasey Kahne suddenly left Richard Petty Motorsports this week and it was quickly announced that he would join Red Bull Racing – the team for which he will driver full time next season –for the final five races of the 2010 season.
Kahne and Red Bull general manager Jay Frye met with the media do discuss […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 10:34 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
John Force’s slip from first to second place in the NHRA’s Funny Car point standings has prompted the 14-time world champion to put his hot rod on a diet.
A first-round loss two weeks ago in the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway dropped Force 64 points […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 8:07 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
Woody: Flowers, Byrd Will Be Missed
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They were different in style, personality and disposition, but for decades they shared a common bond in stock car racing.
Retired motorsports writer Jack Flowers died last week at his home near Charlotte, followed by the announcement that Jeff Byrd, president and GM of Bristol Motor Speedway, had lost a lengthy […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 7:08 | 2 Comments
Daytona Beach, Fla.– Fans seeking more behind-the-scenes access at Daytona International Speedway will get a closer look into the “World Center of Racing” via a new tour.
Beginning Nov. 8, the Daytona 500 Experience will provide an expanded, one-hour speedway tour. Fans will view never-before-seen areas including the Daytona 500 Club, the Sprint Tower and the […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Daytona 500 Experience
Kahne Out At Petty, In At Red Bull
Kasey Kahne has been released  as a driver for Richard Petty Motorsports effective immediately, the team announced late Wednesday night.
On Thursday morning, Red Bull Racing announced it would put Kahne into one of its cars for the remaining five races of the season.
Aric Almirola will pilot the No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion in the NASCAR […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:40 | 2 Comments
Harris: Rich Memories Of Tim Richmond
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The first time I met Tim Richmond was in 1980 when he showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie.
He was a bit cocky, good looking and friendly. I wrote what I believe was the first national feature about him, but I didn’t think much about it, since […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:31 | 4 Comments