Thu, 14/03/19 – 7:02 | No Comment

Hall of Fame nominee Neil Bonnett and Jeff Hood, the author the piece below, in 1981.

By Jeff Hood | Senior

“Everything’s better, with Neil Bonnett on it…”

Nearly four decades later, that goofy jingle still resonates in my mind.

It was a blistering hot and humid Labor Day Monday in 1981 in Darlington, S.C. Stock car racing’s […]

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The Sarge Looks To Erase Two Skid Marks
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher has won just about everything there is to win in his drag racing career. He has 67 race wins and seven championships and has won at about every track he’s ever competed on – except one.
He’s still winless at Atlanta Dragway.
“I’ve been […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 16:45 | Comments Off on The Sarge Looks To Erase Two Skid Marks
Professor Says Student Was A Quick Study
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – As part of the NHRA’s 60th anniversary celebration, Warren Johnson, the 67-year-old Pro Stock veteran from nearby Buford, will be honored during this weekend’s Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
But even before the festivities kicked off, Johnson received a great tribute from one of his fellow racers […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 12:01 | Comments Off on Professor Says Student Was A Quick Study
Harvick Vs. Busch Continues At Rapid Boil In Dover

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick were greeted with invitations when they got to Dover International Speedway Thursday. Invitations to meet with NASCAR officials about their altercation at Darlington last Saturday night.
From the sound of it, the meetings certainly did not bring Busch and Harvick together as both continued to snipe away at the other on […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 10:39 | One Comment
Marks Wins Truck Pole
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Justin Marks was the winner of the pole for Friday afternoon’s Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Marks’ fast lap was at 156.924 mph. It gave him his second career pole.
Second fastest in the qualifying session was Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick, who had a fast lap at 156.338 mph.
Third […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 10:06 | Comments Off on Marks Wins Truck Pole
Speed Adopts A Rookie Attitude At Indianapolis
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Californian Scott Speed’s star-crossed Formula One and NASCAR careers have featured an attitude that politely can be classified as “edgy.”
That apparently won’t be the case this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Speed exited the opening session of the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Thursday with a revised game plan.
“The […]

Fri, 05/13/11 – 8:17 | Comments Off on Speed Adopts A Rookie Attitude At Indianapolis
Furniture Row Racing Has Overcome Mountains
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A weekend of goosebumps turned into a weekday of goosebumps for Furniture Row Racing general manager Joe Garone when got back to Denver from Darlington earlier this week.
The second set of goosebumps came courtesy of a local Denver news radio station. The announcer talked about Furniture Row’s Sprint Cup victory […]

Thu, 05/12/11 – 11:57 | 2 Comments
Texas Drag Strip Is Taking It From The Streets
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Ennis, Texas – En route to obtaining his NHRA Top Fuel license, Spencer Massey has been harboring a startling secret.
“I’ve never been involved in any kind of street race,” said Massey, at 28 one of the National Hot Rod Association’s rising stars for Don Schumacher Racing. “I started up in Jr. Dragster racing. There were […]

Wed, 05/11/11 – 7:40 | One Comment
Woody: What Happens When Hard Heads Collide?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are two of the most talented drivers in NASCAR.
They also are two of the most temperamental.
What happens when the two opposing forces collide? Sheet metal and fists fly.
That’s what occurred last Saturday night at Darlington when Busch and Harvick tangled while scrambling for the same slab […]

Wed, 05/11/11 – 6:59 | One Comment
Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
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The Penske surname is synonymous with “firsts” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a testament to the record-setting open-wheel organization founded by Roger Penske.
Cars owned and entered by “The Captain” have scored a record 15 victories at IMS since 1969, when Mark Donohue’s seventh-place finish earned him Rookie of the Year honors. Donohue gave Penske his first Indy […]

Wed, 05/11/11 – 6:49 | Comments Off on Jay Penske To Break Some Ground Of His Own
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR Issues Penalties To Busch, Harvick
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In Racin’ news today, Tuesday, May 10:
NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick as a result of rules infractions committed at last weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 car, and Harvick, driver of the No. 29 car, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on […]

Tue, 05/10/11 – 8:03 | 3 Comments