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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Langdon Cooking At Home
| Managing Editor

Having grown up just down the road from the track in Pomona, Shawn Langdon knows all the secret spots at that wonderful old dragstrip. He knows the best places to get autographs, to eat, to find freebees, to watch races and to run wild with friends.
On Sunday, he would like to explore one place he […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 8:59 | One Comment
Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
| Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – When it comes to speaking his mind, there are few NASCAR drivers more candid than Carl Edwards.
On a rainy Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Edwards met with the media twice and touched on a wide range of topics including Sunday’s Daytona 500, Ford’s new engine, Hendrick Motorsports’ domination of the […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Holds Court In Daytona
Minter: Not All Changes Are On The Track
| Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – On a rainy Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where the only laps turned on the track were by the jet-drying trucks and other assorted safety vehicles, I began to wonder what memories I would carry home from Speedweeks 2010.
Of course there will be high drama on […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 7:20 | 3 Comments
Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
| Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR official Robin Pemberton’s ominous “Boys, have at it’’ announcement a few weeks ago gave media and race fans visions of flying race cars this week at Daytona.
With the well-publicized slump in TV ratings and visibly empty seats at most of its racetracks, NASCAR has come […]

Sat, 02/13/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Enjoying Their Freedom In Daytona
Dixon Jumps To Top In Pomona

Larry Dixon jumped to the provisional Top Fuel pole at the 50th-annual Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals Friday with a second-round qualifying run at 3.795 second and 317 mph.
Robert Hight held on to the No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car and Mike Edwards remained atop the Pro Stock heap.
Dixon failed to make last year’s field […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 21:06 | One Comment
| Senior Writer

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Fantasy race fans were holding their breath for a while as’s fantasy racing game looked like it wouldn’t be returning in 2010, leaving Yahoo! as the only fantasy racing provider of the major sports websites.
However, ESPN’s “Stock Car Challenge” has returned, albeit with a few changes. Instead of players […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 19:11 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Season Preview
Second Date At Kansas Appears Imminent
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The final obstacle for construction of a casino – and likely, the addition of a second yearly Sprint Cup race – at Kansas Speedway has been cleared.
Kansas Entertainment, LLC, (“Kansas Entertainment”) a 50/50 joint venture of Penn Hollywood Kansas, Inc. and Kansas Speedway Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 17:11 | One Comment
Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
| Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Ford Racing announced Friday that three of its drivers will run the new FR9 engine in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler and Bill Elliott will run the new powerplant while the other 10 Fords in the field will stick with the old 452 model.
“We’re pleased that […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 16:45 | Comments Off on Daytona Notes: Ford Engines Fire Up
Happy Max Lives Daytona Dream
| Senior Writer

Daytona Beach, Fla. – It has sometimes been hard for people to take Max Papis seriously.
The bubbly, sometimes outrageous Italian does not often act like a 40-year-old husband and father.
“Sometimes, I like to be silly,’’ Max says with that omnipresent grin. “I like to have fun and get people a little stirred up.’’
But racing is […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 16:14 | One Comment
The High Continues For Hight
| Senior Writer

Now that he has the No. 1 decal slapped on his race car, Robert Hight wants to avoid being labeled a one-hit wonder.
So motivated, Hight launched defense of his NHRA Funny Car world championship by claiming the provisional pole after Round 1 of qualifications for the 50th Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Pomona, Calif. Hight […]

Fri, 02/12/10 – 9:38 | Comments Off on The High Continues For Hight