Thu, 18/01/18 – 8:43 | No Comment

Hot fun in the summertime won’t sound or smell like old times in Englishtown, N.J., in 2018.
Family-owned Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has informed National Hot Rod Association officials the facility will not stage either quarter-mile or eighth-mile drag racing this season, immediately dropping the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals from the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

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The Slow Lane Suited This Wood Brother Just Fine
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With another racing season in the books, it’s natural to begin looking back on the highs and lows of the year.
Most years, the highs outnumber the lows, and this year was no exception.
Among the personal highs this year are a quality one-on-one interview with Jeff Gordon back at the first […]

Fri, 12/10/10 – 8:42 | 4 Comments
JGR Puts Scott in NNS Car
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that its newest entry into the Nationwide Series which will be driven by Brian Scott, will carry the familiar number 11 and have Kevin Kidd as its crew chief.
In addition, Adam Stevens, who had previously served as the engineer for JGR’s Sprint Cup Series No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, will assume […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 18:24 | Comments Off on JGR Puts Scott in NNS Car
John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner

Three years ago, it appeared doubtful drag racing icon John Force would ever race again following a horrific wreck during an NHRA Funny Car run in Texas nearly killed him.
Force not only recovered from serious foot and leg injuries to return in 2008, he went on at age 61 to win the 2010 Funny Car […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 13:23 | Comments Off on John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner
Woody: Junior, Jeff Blanks Were Top Driver Stories
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I see that some of my media colleagues selected Jimmie Johnson’s championship run as the biggest NASCAR story of 2010. I disagree.
As I opined earlier, I think the most significant overall story was the impressive safety record NASCAR continued to amass – but of course safety is a boring subject […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 8:19 | 2 Comments
Racin’ Notes: New Daytona Surface To Get Big Test
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The repaving is finished at Daytona International Speedway and the testing of the new surface is about to begin.
DIS officials said Tuesday that at least 18 NASCAR drivers will be on the track for next week’s (Wednesday and Thursday) test session.
The test is officially being call a tire test and it is being conducted by […]

Wed, 12/8/10 – 16:48 | One Comment
Woody: Junior Loses Races But Not Fans
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
One of NASCAR’s more amazing streaks continued this season, and no, I don’t mean Jimmie Johnson’s record-extending fifth championship.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Most Popular Driver Award for an eighth consecutive year.
It just goes to show that winning’s not everything. In fact, in Junior’s case, apparently it’s nothing. No matter how […]

Wed, 12/8/10 – 8:43 | 8 Comments
Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It’s time to give Dario Franchitti his due.
Yes, he came up short of establishing a presence in NASCAR a few years ago – mostly because of a lack of sponsorship. But the IZOD IndyCar Series star has been nothing short of sensational in the open-wheel cars for most of the […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Harris: Franchitti Has Quietly Become An All-Timer
Woody: Biggest Story In NASCAR Wasn’t Written
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Every day thousands of planes land safely at airports around the country and we never hear a word about it. There are no glaring newspaper headlines, no program-interrupting news flashes on radio and TV:
“BULLETIN: A jetliner in-bound from Los Angeles carrying 266 passengers has just set down at O’Hare Airport without the slightest hitch. After […]

Tue, 12/7/10 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
Johanna Long Wins Snowball Derby

Johanna Long won Sunday’s 43rd annual Snowball Derby in Florida, becoming just the second female to win the prestigious short-track event.
Long, 18, is the youngest driver to win the event, which attracts top drivers from across the nation to the paved, half-mile Five Flags Speedway near Pensacola.
Last year, Kyle Busch won the race. This year, […]

Mon, 12/6/10 – 8:34 | One Comment
Ingram: Days of Short Track Yore And Ol’ Clyde
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
It’s a time of the year when racing champions are formally ushered in along with winter’s cold wind – at least if you live in north Georgia. It’s also a time to stock up on fire wood and bring in the Christmas tree. For […]

Mon, 12/6/10 – 8:08 | 3 Comments