Fri, 22/08/14 – 7:21 | No Comment

A seven-year drought by American drivers competing in Formula One will end during the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, when native Californian Alexander Rossi will make his debut with Marussia F1 Team in place of Max Chilton.
Rossi, who joined the British-based team as a reserve driver on July 24, is subbing for Chilton while unspecified [...]

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Fantasy Racing: Michigan
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Carfax 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday August 15, 2:00 PM ET, ESPN

Race Facts: Brian Vickers has won the last two pole positions at Michigan. I like his odds to make it three in a row…  Terry Labonte and the #08 team withdrew from the race this week, which is a little odd because Labonte would have been [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Michigan International Speedway® (“MIS”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at the facility. The service debuted this past June at MIS and will be available to fans again during the “Show Me the Carfax Race Weekend.”
The text messaging system allows fans to communicate directly [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide’s Matt Carter Is A Driver And A Racer
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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When Brandon Whitt and Specialty Racing parted ways following the NASCAR Nationwide Series’ visit to The Milwaukee Mile in June, team manager Doug Taylor didn’t have to look very far for a replacement.
For the past two years, Taylor’s Ford Fusions have been housed in Statesville, N.C. in a shop owned [...]

Wed, 08/12/09 – 8:49 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Innovative Gossage Is Getting Back To Work
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Consider the IndyCar Series’ decision to return Texas Motor Speedway to its “traditional” spot as first race after the Indianapolis 500 in 2010 as an extra round of therapy for track president Eddie Gossage.
Widely acknowledged as the country’s premier motorsports promoter, Gossage continues to recover at [...]

Wed, 08/12/09 – 8:01 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Carfax 400 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway, a driver’s race track according to points leader Tony Stewart. Clint Bowyer says there’s always strong racing at the facility. Plus, Driver Rating predicts Carl Edwards should defend last year’s win on the fifth anniversary of his first series start at the facility.

Wed, 08/12/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Beau Slocumb Is Getting Back Up To Speed
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It was a moment Beau Slocumb’s fans and friends had been praying for all year long. The 24-year-old Juliette, Ga. native was at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile Legends track doing what he does best – driving a race car.
Early this year, Slocumb was on the fast track to a professional [...]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Humpy Wheeler Offers Up Some Cures
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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H. A. “Humpy” Wheeler is as far from a gloom-and-doom guy as you can find in racing. Anyone who saw his innovative promotions during his 33 years as president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway knows that Wheeler likes to have fun.
So when Wheeler sees attendance significantly off  for [...]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 16:50 | 4 Comments
Where There’s Heat, There’s Smoke: Stewart Wins at The Glen
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Tony Stewart’s grip on a third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship got a little tighter Monday afternoon at Watkins Glen International.
A day after rain washed-out the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Stewart turned the sticky summertime conditions in the Finger Lakes Region to [...]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 8:03 | 2 Comments
Tuesday Memo: Somebody Find Skaife
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Tuesday Morning Memo:
* You think some NASCAR team owner out there ought to be scrambling right now to come up with the telephone number of Mark Skaife? Think that owner should have the check book out and the seat-fitting department on high alert?
Perhaps, because judging [...]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 8:00 | 4 Comments
Vicious Wreck Leaves Gordon Hurting
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – There was a moment Monday afternoon when Jeff Gordon, a bonafide NASCAR road-racing ace, admitted he was glad the upcoming Chase for the Sprint Cup is an all-oval affair.
Gordon and his tender lower back took the physical brunt of a vicious six-car accident on Lap 64 [...]

Tue, 08/11/09 – 7:02 | 6 Comments