Mon, 19/03/18 – 10:12 | No Comment

Richie Crampton ended a Top Fuel futility streak dating to the 2015 season and became the 10th driver to win for NHRA icon Conrad “Connie” Kalitta with a victory in Sunday’s 49th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Crampton recorded an uncontested final-round win when he wheeled his Kalitta Air/DHL dragster to a 1,000-foot pass in […]

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Kanaan Joins de Ferran Dragon
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Former IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan has signed with de Ferran Dragon Racing for the 2011 season, giving the third-year team a high-profile driver to rival its president.
Kanaan, the 2004 series champion, will drive the No. 2 Dallara/Honda wheeled by fellow-Brazilian Rafael Matos in 2009-10, with a sponsorship package to be announced in 2011.
“This […]

Tue, 12/21/10 – 7:24 | Comments Off on Kanaan Joins de Ferran Dragon
Ingram: Promoter Full Bore On Austin F1 Circuit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Austin, Tex. – Is Tavo Hellmund the next Chris Pook?
A British expatriate, Pook brought the emerging glitz and glamour of Formula One into a major metropolitan area in the U.S. for the first time with the creation of the Long Beach Grand Prix. Who […]

Mon, 12/20/10 – 8:31 | 5 Comments
Hood: Last Minute Christmas Stocking Stuffers
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Christmas is the time of year when wish lists are floating around.
So aside from finding an 8-foot, high definition, flat screen television under my tree next weekend or hitting a multi-state lottery, here are a few items I jotted down that I’d like to see happen during the coming New Year:
For Mark […]

Sun, 12/19/10 – 8:56 | 2 Comments
Woody: Track Debate Has Nashville In An Uproar
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Ongoing efforts to shut down 53-year-old Fairgrounds Speedway as part of a “redevelopment” of the city-owned property has created a major uproar in Nashville, dividing citizens and politicians in one of the most heated issues in the city’s history.
Some believe the battle is not just about the future of racing […]

Sat, 12/18/10 – 8:47 | 8 Comments
Woody: Hall Of Fame Learns Fans Can Be Fickle
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Attendance continues to fall far below projections at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, leaving the facility drowning in a sea of red ink.
The HOF reportedly lost $409,000 between July and October, and losses are projected to exceed $1 million by next summer.
What went wrong? What made the “experts” […]

Fri, 12/17/10 – 15:11 | 3 Comments
Sturbin: Big Battle For Jimmie Came After Season
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson says his selection as 2010 Driver of the Year left him shocked and honored, the result of an inconsistent Sprint Cup season and the larger-than-life presence of NHRA Funny Car star John Force.
“I would assume that (John) Force would be a shoe-in,” Johnson, 35, admitted […]

Fri, 12/17/10 – 8:25 | 7 Comments
Minter: Wood Knows His Iron
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It’s pretty safe to say that Rutledge Wood is the only personality who has been interviewed both at Oliver Gentry’s junkyard in Newnan, Ga., and in the Tonight Show studios in California.
But, according to Wood’s Facebook page, he’ll set that milestone tonight. Wood is set to talk to host Jay Leno about his new History […]

Thu, 12/16/10 – 17:22 | One Comment
Ganassi On The Grow in IZOD IndyCar Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Chip Ganassi announced Thursday that he is doubling his efforts in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Ganassi, who already fields cars for Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon – both of whom have won two series championships and the Indianapolis 500 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing – will add two more cars for […]

Thu, 12/16/10 – 11:10 | Comments Off on Ganassi On The Grow in IZOD IndyCar Series
Drivers Say Get Ready For A Wild Daytona 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR drivers testing the new asphalt at Daytona International Speedway gave it the thumbs up on Wednesday and Thursday.
Good grip and great prospects for good racing in February’s 500 was the consensus.
“I think it’s going to be a hell of a race,” Richard Childress Racing driver Jeff Burton said Thursday. […]

Thu, 12/16/10 – 9:04 | 3 Comments
Who’ll Stop The Reign? Edwards Is Top Candidate
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
While covering NASCAR for more than three decades it has become apparent to me that the differences between being a contender and an also-ran are often very small.
Each season, some drivers and teams that came up short the previous year arrive at Daytona with high hopes and a sense that […]

Thu, 12/16/10 – 7:44 | One Comment