Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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Harris: New Shape, New Momentum For PT
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Having fought the battle of the (stomach) bulge most of my life, I sympathize with any athlete who reaches middle age and suddenly finds out how the rest of us feel about staying in shape.
Paul Tracy is 41 years old now, approaching middle age and definitely considered elderly in his […]

Sat, 07/17/10 – 7:10 | One Comment
Joey Saldana got back on track in a big way on Friday night, scoring the victory in the Knight Before the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio and retaking the top spot in the standings as well.
The $10,000 win was Saldana’s series leading ninth of the 2010 campaign and his 18th career […]

Sat, 07/17/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Saldana Wins Knight Before
Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon
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Jack Beckman drove to the provisional Funny Car pole in style at Infineon Raceway Friday evening, setting both ends of the track record while also beating a local noise curfew.
Beckman cranked-out a stout second -round pass of 4.063-seconds at 311.56 mph on the opening day of the 23rd annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals to grab both […]

Sat, 07/17/10 – 6:05 | Comments Off on Beckman Record-Breaking Fast At Infineon
Power Outage Postpones Truck Race
A power outage at Gateway International Raceway forced postponement of Friday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race.
The race has been rescheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The outage was being attributed to a downed power line on a nearby highway. Affected were track lights and the scoring pylon.
The Camping World 200  will be […]

Sat, 07/17/10 – 5:55 | Comments Off on Power Outage Postpones Truck Race
Today’s Racin’ News: Villeneuve To Drive Indy
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In racin’ news today, Friday, July 16:
Braun Racing announced that former Formula One World Champion and Indy 500 winner, Jacques Villeneuve, will attempt to qualify the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota for the upcoming Brickyard 400 (NSCS) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Canadian driver has captured world championships in both the Indy Car World Series and […]

Fri, 07/16/10 – 8:26 | Comments Off on Today’s Racin’ News: Villeneuve To Drive Indy
NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
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Reacting to a pair of tragic accidents in its Sportsman ranks, the National Hot Rod Association has issued safety updates relating to rear and front brakes, and an additional tethering device for parachutes covering a variety of its classes.
NHRA announced Thursday that rear carbon fiber brake rotors and pads will become mandatory equipment in Top […]

Fri, 07/16/10 – 7:38 | Comments Off on NHRA Implements New Safety Rules
Ingram: Webber Thumbs Nose At Red Bull
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Mark Webber has made a career of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. My first recollection of the rock-ribbed Aussie was at Le Mans in 1999 as the 22-year-old crawled from underneath his overturned Mercedes on the Mulsanne during the morning warm-up. “Oh,” I thought, “so that’s the […]

Fri, 07/16/10 – 7:10 | 2 Comments
DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
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The generally positive buzz created Wednesday by the IZOD IndyCar Series’ announcement of its Future Car Strategy has drawn its first public negative response from DeltaWing Racing Cars.
Indianapolis-based DeltaWing was one of four manufacturers passed over when the Indy Racing League’s ICONIC Advisory Committee voted to partner with long-time supplier Dallara Automobili on a platform […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 21:28 | Comments Off on DeltaWing Designers Take Issue
Minter: Here Are Five For Class No. 2
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s been a few weeks now since the new nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame have been announced, time for fans – and media types – to ponder the list and decide who deserves to be among the next five inductees. And there’s no Cup race this week to occupy […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 17:16 | Comments Off on Minter: Here Are Five For Class No. 2
Dale Blaney, who has won some big races in his career, added another to that list on Wednesday night as he was victorious in The 22nd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics at Limaland Motorsports Park in front of the largest crowd in the track’s storied history.
For Blaney, it was his […]

Thu, 07/15/10 – 13:15 | Comments Off on Dale Blaney Wins Doty Classic