Mon, 23/11/15 – 9:26 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario […]

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Block Debut Ends Early
The 2010 Rally America debut for Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team Fiesta couldn’t have started any better.
But it came  to a disappointing end.
Block, making his first start as a Ford driver in his newly formed global rally program, piloted the 2011 Fiesta to the quickest time in the first stage of Rally […]

Sat, 01/30/10 – 8:39 | Comments Off on Block Debut Ends Early
JFR Retools, Parks Neff
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
John Force Racing, Inc., will compete for the 2010 NHRA Funny Car championship as a three-car operation, part of a wide-ranging corporate re-organization announced by the 14-time champion and team-owner.
Force said Mike Neff’s Ford Drive One Mustang team, which closed the 2009 season with its breakthrough victory, has been parked. […]

Sat, 01/30/10 – 8:25 | Comments Off on JFR Retools, Parks Neff
Plumb And Rum Bum Are Freshest
Matt Plumb pitted during a caution late in Friday’s Fresh From Florida 200, and watched out his windows as the rest of the field flashed by down the main straightaway. That decision, however, proved to be the right one, as Plumb took series debutants Gianluis Bacardi and Rum Bum Racing to Gatorade Victory Lane.
Plumb took […]

Sat, 01/30/10 – 8:04 | Comments Off on Plumb And Rum Bum Are Freshest
Icon Haywood To Take Last Ride
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Hurley Haywood has learned a lot of things during his many years of driving sports cars. And one of those things was on his mind this week as he prepared for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
And that is; do it right or don’t do it at all.
No longer able to to […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 17:49 | 2 Comments
Kinser Headlines TSR Lineup
Tony Stewart announced the lineup of drivers for his short track teams and it includes “The King”, Steve Kinser.
Four-time and reigning World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, driver of Tony Stewart Racing’s No. 15 Armor All/STP/J&J machine, will vie for his fifth consecutive crown and will team with Sprint Car icon Kinser, who will chase […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 17:34 | Comments Off on Kinser Headlines TSR Lineup
Woody: Too Much Of A Good Thing?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Back on my grandfather’s farm there was this crazy old goat (no, I don’t mean my grandpa) who broke into the feed bin one night and literally ate himself sick.
I won’t go into the graphic details but let’s just say if you’ve ever seen a sick goat the vision sticks […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 14:27 | 4 Comments
Block Set To Kick Off Season
This weekend, Ken Block and his newly formed Monster World Rally Team will debut their Ford Fiesta Rally America program at Sno*Drift in Atlanta, Mich. as they demonstrate their definition of fun.
Block and the Monster World Rally Team will campaign seven rally events in North America in 2010 for Ford, including the Summer X Games […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 9:31 | Comments Off on Block Set To Kick Off Season
Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
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Fort Worth, Texas – Spencer Massey ended the 2009 drag racing season as the National Hot Rod Association’s top rookie competitor, and recipient of the prestigious Auto Club Road to the Future award.
But as baseball sage Yogi Berra once famously observed: “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
That hard fact was driven home for […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Top Rookie Massey Now Top Free Agent
Ganassi Issues Warnings About The Future
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Chip Ganassi’s passion for auto racing started early.
When he was 5 years old, Ganassi’s father went to Indianapolis to take part in an equipment auction and took in the 1963 Indy 500 while he was there. The elder Ganassi came home with an 8 millimeter film of the race.
“I watched […]

Fri, 01/29/10 – 7:54 | 2 Comments
‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole
Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle in qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway to capture the pole for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford […]

Thu, 01/28/10 – 17:54 | Comments Off on ‘The Axe’ Earns 24 Pole