Sat, 27/08/16 – 17:39 | No Comment

Michael McDowell punted leader Alex Tagliani out of the way with 17 laps to go, survived several late restarts and went on to claim his first Xfinity Series race. It came in overtime at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. on Saturday.
Brendan Gaughan, McDowell’s Richard Childress Racing teammate, hounded McDowell over the final laps but […]

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Dixon Off To Fast Start In Texas
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe – two of the three drivers who participated in an IZOD IndyCar Series test at Texas Motor Speedway last month – belatedly were rewarded for their labor Friday afternoon.
Dixon and Briscoe stood 1-2 atop the speed chart following the opening practice […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 15:22 | Comments Off on Dixon Off To Fast Start In Texas
HAMPTON, Ga.– Atlanta Motor Speedway has added a 150-lap late-model race and pre-race concert with Drivin’ N Cryin’ to Friday, Sept. 3 as part of the track’s Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend.
The event will feature a 150-lap format on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” and is sanctioned by the Southern Superstars Short Track […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 7:40 | Comments Off on AMS Adds to Race Weekend Events
Woody: Kenny Wallace Is A Gush Of Fresh Air
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – I’d forgotten how much fun it can be to talk to a NASCAR driver who seems to enjoy the company, and how simple and easy it is when you don’t have to hack your way through layers of PR guardians.
I got a reminder the other day when Kenny Wallace […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 7:16 | One Comment
Brooke Tatnell  wired the field at Knoxville Raceway and held off a very hard charging Jason Meyers and Sammy Swindell at the end of the 25-lapper to score his first World of Outlaws win since 2008 and make up for his near miss at Knoxville two years ago.
Tatnell got the jump at the start to […]

Fri, 06/4/10 – 6:48 | Comments Off on Tatnell Goes Distance In Knoxville
Dillon Earns First Truck Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Austin Dillon stamped his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Texas Motor Speedway as memorable, qualifying on-pole for Friday night’s WinStar World Casino 400k in Fort Worth.
Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Remington/Tracker Boats Chevrolet Silverado, toured the 1.5-mile TMS quadoval […]

Thu, 06/3/10 – 20:10 | Comments Off on Dillon Earns First Truck Pole
Scheckter Fills In For Conway
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Tomas Scheckter, a former IZOD IndyCar Series pole and race-winner at Texas Motor Speedway, will replace Mike Conway in Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s No. 24 Roll Coater entry during Saturday night’s Firestone 550k.
Conway is recovering from multiple leg and back injuries suffered during a spectacular last-lap crash involving […]

Thu, 06/3/10 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Scheckter Fills In For Conway
Franchitti Says He’s Not In Jim Clark’s Class
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – His second Indianapolis 500 victory has qualified Dario Franchitti for “Legend of the Brickyard” status.
Then again, maybe not so fast. Franchitti became only the eighth driver in the 94-year history of the race to record at least two wins in the Memorial Weekend classic, a list […]

Thu, 06/3/10 – 18:12 | Comments Off on Franchitti Says He’s Not In Jim Clark’s Class
Minter: RIP, Mercury
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The news this week that Ford is dropping the Mercury line that has for years produced cars for people who wanted a little more than a Ford but not as much as a Lincoln brings to mind the 1970s in NASCAR, when the “Big Cars” still ruled the roost in the series now known as […]

Thu, 06/3/10 – 10:57 | 3 Comments
Minter: Welcome To Era Of Disposable Cars
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s been interesting to observe the way crashes are handled in NASCAR garage these days. The cars themselves have become almost expendable in the interest of excitement. More later on the drivers aboard them.
Before a car wrecked in practice or qualifying is ever dragged all the way into the garage […]

Thu, 06/3/10 – 6:57 | One Comment
IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore
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Randy Bernard’s blueprint for growing the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2011 and beyond began taking shape Wednesday, with the announcement that the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix will be contested next summer on a 2.4-mile temporary street circuit incorporating the scenic Inner Harbor area of downtown.
Baltimore Racing Development (BRD) has been granted an Aug. 5-7 date […]

Wed, 06/2/10 – 20:36 | Comments Off on IRL Notes: IndyCar To Hit Streets Of Baltimore