Sun, 22/05/16 – 14:31 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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Ford Teams Step Up To Plates With New Engines
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The restrictor plate version of Ford Racing’s FR9 engine will be available to all Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.
Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 will be the first points race in which a majority of Ford Fusions will have access to […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 8:16 | 2 Comments
The Old Helio Is Back
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Kansas City, Kan. – A year and a couple of days ago, Helio Castroneves’ life – not race driving career, but life – was a horror show.
Pushed to the sides were grand memories of winning Indianapolis 500s, climbing fences and dancing with stars; Castroneves was being marched past cameras in jump suits and shackles and […]

Fri, 04/23/10 – 6:21 | 3 Comments
Woody: A Snit At Hendrick? ‘Bout Time
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
If there really are some ill feeling festering between teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, all I can say is:
‘Bout time.
I think the buddy-buddy nonsense among teammates has gone far enough. If fact, it went way too far last season when Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson swapped charity points in a […]

Thu, 04/22/10 – 6:21 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Penalties
NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 13, No. 47, No. 00 and No. 56 teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule violations committed at Texas Motor Speedway last week.
Robert “Bootie” Barker, crew chief of the No. 13 team, and Frank Kerr, crew chief of the No. 47 […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 17:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues Penalties
Forty Entered In Indy 500
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Kansas City, Kan. – The entry list for next month’s running of the Indianapolis 500 was released on Wednesday and it contains an impressive 40 entries.
Seventy-eight cars and 34 drivers are on the list of 40 entrants. That means that six more drivers could be added for the 500 and take to the track at […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 17:06 | Comments Off on Forty Entered In Indy 500

HAMPTON, Ga. – A complete list of ticket specials for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend has been released featuring adult NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event tickets starting at $39. Tickets for the event are available beginning this Friday, April 23.
The Speedway’s popular $59 frontstretch ticket, the most-affordable seat on the frontstretch, […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 12:17 | Comments Off on AMS Announces Ticket Specials
Shell Leaving RCR, Moving Over To Penske
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A major sponsor move announced on Wednesday morning means that one of Roger Penske’s Sprint Cup cars will carry some familiar colors beginning next year. Shell Oil Company and Penske have announced a multi-year cross business alliance with Penske starting with the 2011 racing season.
Shell and Pennzoil will leave Richard […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 10:40 | One Comment
Big Picture Could Be A Masterpiece
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Recuperating from knee surgery, Denny Hamlin says he won NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500 Monday afternoon operating at maybe 60 percent. By design, the same figure also may apply to the current state of his Sprint Cup team at Joe Gibbs Racing.
“I told everyone on Media Day […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 9:13 | One Comment
Minter: Long Races Producing ‘Stupid’ Finishes
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As blasphemous as it seems to even type the words into a computer, it’s beginning to look like 500- or 600-mile NASCAR races are way too long, based on the latest rules and trends.
In my earliest days of attending races, 500 milers were marathons. The World 600 at Charlotte Motor […]

Wed, 04/21/10 – 6:37 | 12 Comments
Harris: Suspense In F1?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The Formula One Grand Prix in China  on Sunday was one of the most entertaining races I’ve watched in some time.
Thanks to the weather, an on-and-off rain that kept everybody guessing on tires all day and had the cars throwing up roostertails that hampered visibility at times, the action was […]

Tue, 04/20/10 – 7:53 | 2 Comments