Sun, 16/10/16 – 19:42 | No Comment

ENNIS, Texas – Antron Brown got fitted for a black cowboy hat Sunday afternoon at Texas Motorplex, and it may as well pass for another Top Fuel crown.
Brown trailered nearest point rival Doug Kalitta during the second round of eliminations before dispatching Texan Steve Torrence in the final to win the 31st edition of the […]

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Cup Notes: Busch-Hamlin Feud Flares Anew
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The leftovers from the feud ignited near the conclusion of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race between Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin spilled over into the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center on Thursday.
During separate press conferences, Busch and Hamlin took shots at one another […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 17:57 | One Comment
Minter: Charlotte Was First Love
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – Riding up the road from Atlanta to Charlotte Motor Speedway this morning with my RacinToday co-worker Jeff Hood, my mind kept wandering back to my teenage years, when I made basically the same trip as the kid riding along with some much older me who were some […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 13:07 | Comments Off on Minter: Charlotte Was First Love
Gossage Welcomes F1 To Austin; Not IRL To Houston
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says he would not consider the announced addition of Austin to the 2012 Formula One schedule as “an invasion” of Speedway Motorsports Inc.’s Lone Star State turf.
“I hope they have success because that’s what makes more race fans,” said Gossage, […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 6:33 | 3 Comments
Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In his bid to win a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, pole-sitter Helio Castroneves will rely upon spotter Rick Mears to help him avoid another Come-to-Jesus moment.
Like the one, for instance, Castroneves said he experienced Saturday during Pole Day qualifications for the 94th edition of the race under the […]

Thu, 05/27/10 – 6:11 | Comments Off on Castroneves’s Mind On One As He Goes For Four
Ickler To Get First Roush Start
Brian Ickler will make his Roush Fenway Racing debut this weekend in the Tech-net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway driving the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford Fusion. It is Ickler’s fourth career Nationwide Series start, but his first at the 1.5-mile track.
Ickler takes the place of Colin Braun, who was taken out of the truck after […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 16:51 | Comments Off on Ickler To Get First Roush Start
Ecclestone Says F1 To Austin in 2012
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
In an announcement that appeared on Formula One’s official website, F1 is scheduled to return to the U.S. on a purpose-built track in Austin, Tex. in 2012. At a time when New York and New Jeresey were most prominently mentioned as the site of an F1 race, the choice of […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 13:45 | 4 Comments
The Unusual Suspects Heat Up Indianapolis
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Their names are fairly familiar. Their faces, kind of familiar. The names of their teams, familiar in some cases.
But there they sat last Saturday, on stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway media center as part of the group which will start the biggest race in the world from […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 10:40 | One Comment
Woody: Danica’s NASCAR Dalliance Brings Boos
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Danica Patrick, accustomed to feeling the love, recently got a lesson in how fickle fans can be.
After she made some critical comments about her car’s setup – by implication blaming her team for a poor qualifying performance – boos rained down from the grandstands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Why did fans […]

Wed, 05/26/10 – 6:35 | 13 Comments
Minter: No Richard, Thank You
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
It’s always been a running joke among some members of the press that the people who do the pre-race prayers can mention nearly everyone at the race track – fans, drivers, crews officials, etc. – but they never seem to get around to the media.
It’s not a joke the way […]

Tue, 05/25/10 – 6:58 | 3 Comments
Woody: How About That Kevin Harvick?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
What a difference year makes.
This time last season Kevin “Happy” Harvick wasn’t living up to his nickname. In fact, it probably would have been hard to find an unhappier camper in all of NASCAR than the spirited young hot-shoe from Bakersfield.
He wasn’t winning, and when Harvick’s not winning he’s not happy.
Rumors […]

Tue, 05/25/10 – 6:50 | 4 Comments