Sun, 19/11/17 – 7:33 | No Comment

William Byron won the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and also became the 2017 Rookie of the Year on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished two places behind race-winner Cole Custer.
Byron is only the second driver to win the Series championship in his rookie season (Chase Elliott being the other in 2014).
Byron outlasted Championship […]

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Force Picks Up A Big Point
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John Force picked up a critical bonus point in qualifying Friday at the 46th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals to move back within two rounds of points-leader Matt Hagan in the race for the 2010 Funny Car championship.
The one bonus point he earned for the third-quickest pass during Friday’s second qualifying session drew him to […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 20:50 | Comments Off on Force Picks Up A Big Point
Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge
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Carl Edwards will start on the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway thanks to a field-best qualifying lap on Friday afternoon.
And A.J. Allmendinger will start without a clue to what his future holds.
Edwards turned a fast lap of 136.389 mph. The pole is the third of the season for the Roush […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 18:59 | Comments Off on Edwards On Phoenix Pole, Allmendinger On Edge
Phoenix Notes: Busch Open To Open Wheeler
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch and Tony Kanaan have a sweet relationship. Busch drives a Sprint Cup car sponsored by the company which makes M&Ms candies and Kanaan used to drive an Indycar sponsored by the same company and was sponsored by Snickers candy bars.
Could they become even better friends in the future?
Could […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 16:29 | Comments Off on Phoenix Notes: Busch Open To Open Wheeler
Chevy Returning to IndyCar
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
General Motors is about return to major open wheel racing as it was confirmed Friday that Chevrolet, through partner Ilmor Engineering, will begin supplying engines to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012.
The new engines will be built by Ilmor. They will be used by the teams of Roger Penske, who […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 10:21 | One Comment
Hood: Not All Knuckles Are On Busch’s Fingers
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
I was able to catch popular comedian Frank Caliendo’s act on Tuesday at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. I walked away in pain after laughing so much.
Ironically, NASCAR announced the following day that the popular impersonator will headline the Sprint Cup awards banquet in Sin City next month.
Outstanding choice.
Caliendo’s impersonation of several celebrities, including […]

Fri, 11/12/10 – 7:34 | One Comment
Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona

Matt Hagan got in the first punch in his Funny Car battle with John Force on the final weekend of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Series season by making a 4.139-second pass at 293.86 mph to earn the provisional No. 1 in Funny Car.
The three bonus points he earned for the quickest pass of the […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 20:12 | Comments Off on Hagan Off To Fast Start In Pomona
Waltrip, Pastrana To Team Up
Travis Pastrana, a veteran X Games athlete who shattered jump records on both motorcycles and automobiles and the star of MTV’s “Nitro Circus”, is moving to NASCAR.
Michael Waltrip Racing, Gary and Blake Bechtel and Pastrana announced Thursday the creation of Pastrana-Waltrip Racing. The team will field cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning in 2011.
Pastrana-Waltrip Racing […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 16:16 | Comments Off on Waltrip, Pastrana To Team Up
Harris: Chase Is A Real Three-ler
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Two races to go and Jimmie Johnson no longer seems invincible in NASCAR’s Chase.
At this time of year, it’s usually the guys trying to catch the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion who are running into problems on the track and in the pits, allowing Johnson and his No. 48 Chevrolet team to go for the […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 15:07 | Comments Off on Harris: Chase Is A Real Three-ler
Woody: ‘Borrowing’ Crew Sends Strained Message
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Remind me never to let Chad Knaus borrow my lawn mower.
By now everybody knows what happened during last week’s Texas race. Chad “borrowed” Jeff Gordon’s pit crew and now he won’t return it.
He says it works much better than his old pit crew.
He says it’s faster and more efficient.
He likes it […]

Thu, 11/11/10 – 6:58 | 10 Comments
RPM Haulers Late Leaving TMS
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Haulers carrying the cars for the teams of Richard Petty Motorsports had not yet left Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday morning track vice president of media relations Mike Zizzo has confirmed.
Haulers from other teams left the track shortly after Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race. Most returned to […]

Wed, 11/10/10 – 12:32 | One Comment