Thu, 24/05/18 – 16:22 | No Comment

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

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Shootout To Be A Seminar For The Upcoming 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s a non-point race, but that does not mean the Budweiser Shootout is a non-importance race. On the contrary. And especially this year.
This year, in addition to giving participating teams and drivers extra practice time and a dress-rehearsal opportunity for the season-opening Daytona 500, the Shootout will be held on […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 9:43 | Comments Off on Shootout To Be A Seminar For The Upcoming 500
Johnson’s Crew Will Face Internal Competition, Too
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The word is out to pit crew members of Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup team: Rest on your laurels and you’ll be resting on your butt.
Chad Knaus, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports crew chief, made that clear Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
Knaus said that crew members on his team who do not perform up to the level which […]

Sat, 02/12/11 – 8:15 | 2 Comments
Speedweeks Shaping Up As Speedy Indeed; Earnhardt Jr. On Bud Pole

Predictions that the new surface at Daytona International Speedway would produce high speeds proved more than correct on Friday.
Joey Logano was the fastest car in the evening session of Friday’s practice for Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. His top lap was at an impressive 203.087 mph.
In all, 10 drivers posted speeds in […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 19:44 | Comments Off on Speedweeks Shaping Up As Speedy Indeed; Earnhardt Jr. On Bud Pole
Ty Dillon Wins ARCA Pole
Ty Dillon, an 18-year-old ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie, drove a qualifying lap in 48.509 seconds (185.533 mph) to win the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell for Saturday’s Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona International Speedway.
Dillon was the 10th of 47 drivers to attempt a qualifying lap, and his time is […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Ty Dillon Wins ARCA Pole
Racin’ News: NASCAR To Dump Carburetors

In racin’ news today, Friday, Feb. 11:
NASCAR announced today a technology partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and McLaren Electronic Systems to develop and integrate fuel injection systems into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, targeted for the 2012 season.
Freescale will provide the processors for McLaren’s engine control units that will be used to manage the fuel and […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 12:30 | Comments Off on Racin’ News: NASCAR To Dump Carburetors
Indy Voice Carnegie Passes Away
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Tony Stewart is an Indiana native who grew up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He drove cars in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at IMS, winning the latter in 2005 and 2007.
Stewart spoke for a lot of people Friday when he commented on the sad news that Tom […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 12:15 | One Comment
Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Sidelined by the “rude awakening” that stalled his career in 2010, Spencer Massey plans to reintroduce himself to the NHRA Top Fuel ranks with a debut statement for Don Schumacher Racing.
“We’re excited to get the first race underway and go for that Wally,” said Massey, anticipating […]

Fri, 02/11/11 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career
They’re Talking Racin’ At Speedweeks Media Day
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Today, Thursday, Feb. 10, is media day for Speedweeks. All of the top drivers in NASCAR are being paraded into a big tent at Daytona International Speedway to stand before microphones and notebooks.
Some of the words coming out of their mouths are witty, pithy, informative and entertaining. Some words, well, […]

Thu, 02/10/11 – 10:04 | One Comment
Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Lola-Aston Martin and Corvette dominated this week’s annual Sebring Winter Test.
The Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin had the fastest time of the week during Thursday’s final session – a 1:49.997 (121.094 mph) lap by Lucas Luhr at Sebring International Raceway. The two-day session served as a preview for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented […]

Thu, 02/10/11 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Aston Martin, Corvette Fast At Sebring
Minter: This Could Be The Year The Kid Mans Up
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When Joey Logano first came on the racing scene that was my old newspaper beat, he was a pint-sized racer with a papa who had deep enough pockets to buy him the best of everything.
Little Joey had the best equipment, but he also had a natural knack for knowing what […]

Thu, 02/10/11 – 7:54 | One Comment