Sun, 4/10/15 – 8:36 | No Comment

BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

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Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway and Aaron’s, Inc. have a dream package for race fans hoping to attend the Aaron’s Dream Weekend, April 23-25. For just $49, race fans can enjoy reserved seats in the Allison grandstands for the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 19:46 | Comments Off on Talladega Offers Dream Package
Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
| Senior Writer

Las Vegas, Nev. – Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet wound up in the same position Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that it was with just over two laps remaining on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. – in the wall.
After closing onto the rear bumper of eventual race-winner Jimmie Johnson by running […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Fantasy Racing: Las Vegas
| Senior Writer

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sunday February 28, 3PM ET, Fox
What We Learned Last Week: The Richard Petty cars aren’t necessarily going to be forces on intermediate tracks just because they’ve got Roush cars and Roush-Yates horsepower… Hendrick dominance is still the name of the game, except if you’re driving the #88 car… Ryan Newman has […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Las Vegas
Work Routines Being Spoiled
| Managing Editor

Which team will win the Sprint Cup championship in the coming fall? It just might be the team that is best at multitasking during the current winter.
Teams right now today – the smart ones, at least – are not only working on conquering the challenges at hand, they are also grinding away on a challenge […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Work Routines Being Spoiled
Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode
| Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Heading into the month of March in 2008, Newman/Haas/Lanigan team manager Brian Lisles was overwhelmed and exhausted.
The elite Champ Car team had only days earlier made the commitment to join several other teams from that series in merging into the Indy Racing League and racing the full 2008 IndyCar Series […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode
Minter: Hard Work Fizzles
| Senior Writer

A few random racing thoughts on a cold, windy Thursday morning in Georgia:
There once was a time when I started my day by picking up the newspaper first thing in the morning and reading a great columnist like the late Lewis Grizzard.
Now, I get my day off to a good start by turning on […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 16:35 | One Comment
ALMS Test Comes To End
Aston Martin Racing concluded the American Le Mans Series’ winter test at the Sebring International Raceway fastest over-all, but not without paying a price. After the factory team’s Lola B09/60 recorded its lap of 1:46.894 (124.609 mph) on Tuesday morning, Harold Primat suffered a heavy crash at Turn 1 in the afternoon. The driver was […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 16:18 | Comments Off on ALMS Test Comes To End
Hornaday Gets Crew Chief
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Thursday that Doug George has been appointed crew chief of the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet Silverado driven by four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday.
George, who made the move to KHI in the off season, began 2010 as crew chief of the organization’s No. 2 Truck Series team with Cup […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 11:48 | Comments Off on Hornaday Gets Crew Chief
Woody: What Race Was TV Watching On Sunday?
| Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’ve gotta get Larry the Cable Guy to come over and take a look at my set. Apparently I’m not picking up the same race telecast that the boys in the booth are watching.
Last week at California they kept raving about the “close racing” and “tight competition.”
Somehow I missed it, just […]

Thu, 02/25/10 – 7:26 | 5 Comments
FIA Reportedly Visiting US F1
| Senior Writer

The FIA’s chief technical delegate has visited the headquarters of US F1 in Charlotte to examine the team’s capacity for entering Formula One, the British-based online site for Autosport magazine has reported, citing high-level sources.
Charlie Whiting, the chief technical officer of the FIA, was said to be visiting the team’s facilities on Wednesday, where approximately […]

Wed, 02/24/10 – 18:54 | One Comment