Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | One Comment

A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton during […]

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Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Karen Stoffer (Pro Stock Motorcycle) shined during the second day of racing at the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals.
The day was particularly good for Edwards, who also won the delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals event, defeating surprise finalist Bob Yonke in the final.
After two […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Skies Clear, Times Fall at Gatornationals
IndyCar Qualifying Postponed
Qualifying for the Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar Series race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has been postponed.
Originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, it has been moved to Sunday morning at 8:30.
The reason for the postponement was that the track was slippery in spots. Several drivers crashed in the slippery areas during practice on Saturday.
The series and promoters […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 14:37 | One Comment
Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher
Effective immediately, John Medlen, formerly of John Force Racing, has joined Don Schumacher Racing, and will be co-crew chief, with Tommy DeLago, on the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car driven by Matt Hagan in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
A former race-car and race-boat driver, Medlen is best known as a designer, fabricator […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 13:48 | Comments Off on Medlen Bolts Force, Moves To Schumacher
Dollansky Stars In Texas
Craig Dollansky has been fast in 2010, but plagued with bad luck in nearly every one of the first five World of Outlaws events of the season. That changed on Friday night at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.
Dollansky turned in a very strong performance from start to finish en route to picking up his […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Dollansky Stars In Texas
Woody: IRL Forgotten But Not Gone
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Have you heard something about the Indy Racing League kicking off its season Sunday?
Me neither.
I thought maybe it had changed its name and entered the FBI’s witness protection program.
I snooped around, did some digging, paid an informant, and discovered that the IRL is scheduled to run the Sao Paulo Indy 300.
You’ve gotta give the IRL […]

Sat, 03/13/10 – 7:55 | 14 Comments
Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
The rain let up Friday afternoon and the NHRA cars finally got onto the track for the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida.
Grabbing the poles were Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), and Junior Pippin (Pro Stock Motorcycle) during a day that was shortened to just […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 19:55 | Comments Off on Rains Ease, NHRA Qualifying Begins
Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Returning home after races was the toughest part for Hector Arana during the dark days of his drag racing career. Returning home race after race, year after year and having to shake his head no when his sons would excitedly ask him if he had brought them home an NHRA […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 17:33 | Comments Off on Hector Arana Took Long Way To Success
Hood: It Sounded Like A Bomb
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In Carl Edwards’ world, someone with a bigger stick than NASCAR president Mike Helton and Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush spoke on Thursday.
In a prepared statement, Scotts, which sponsored Edwards’ No. 99 Ford in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, made it very clear that the type of behavior shown by the […]

Fri, 03/12/10 – 7:21 | 12 Comments
Minter: Atlanta Was Site Of Another Huge Incident
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Maybe it’s because I’m getting old or because I dwell too much on the past, but I can’t help but think of the ironies in the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski situation at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Sunday.
It seems like just a few races back that Edwards was involved in another late-race […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 21:37 | 8 Comments
Moraes To Drive For KV Racing
KV Racing Technology announced Thursday that Mario Moraes will drive for the team during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season. He will drive the #32 Banco Panamericano – KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone car at this weekend’s season opening Saõ Paulo Indy 300 in Brazil.
“We are very pleased to have Mario back in the seat […]

Thu, 03/11/10 – 16:03 | Comments Off on Moraes To Drive For KV Racing