Mon, 24/10/16 – 12:22 | One Comment

Put a microphone or notebook in front of professional race car drivers and ask them about anything remotely close to strategy and nine times out of 10 you get a face full of cliches about how winning is the one and only strategy.
Then on the tenth of the 10 times you ask, you get the […]

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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
Woody: Kindergarten Kyle Has Lots To Learn
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Wonder how Kyle Busch would like it if, after one of his victories, he strutted into the press box to gush over his win and all the members of the media folded their laptops, got up, and walked out?
Sorry, Kyle – we’ve had a bad day and we just aren’t […]

Mon, 05/24/10 – 12:13 | 15 Comments
Ingram: Thanks For The Memories, NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the sport’s first grand slam in a long time. Of all the changes wrought over the years in the sport, not many can claim to have met with universal acceptance. The Hall is the kind of project that can inspire […]

Mon, 05/24/10 – 10:17 | 2 Comments
Exciting Bump Day Makes Tearful Return To Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Two very tough men broke down and cried just after 6 p.m. at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. One set of tears was produced joyous ecstasy. The other by wrenching disappointment. One other man celebrated from a hospital bed.
Bump Day is back at Indy.
The final 11 spots in […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 19:24 | One Comment
Hight, Schumacher & Edwards win at Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Hight continued on his impressive three race hot streak and dominated the Funny Car field to get his third win in as many races during the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Tony Schumacher took home the win in Top Fuel and Mike Edwards secured […]

Sun, 05/23/10 – 19:20 | One Comment