Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Fantasy Racing: Brickyard
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Sunday July 26, 2009
2:00 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Oddly enough, last year’s race set the Indy record for most lead changes and leaders… The 1995 race just had one caution while, believe it or not, the 2004 race had the most cautions with 13… However, last year’s debacle had the most caution [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Lasoski And Smith Win Twin 30s
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Sarver, PA— July 22, 2009—Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith made history on Wednesday night at Lernerville Speedway as they split the first ever Twin-30 lap features in the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the high-banked track located just outside of Pittsburgh as the “Month of Money” rolls on for the World of Outlaws.
Lasoski [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It seems odd given the history and heritage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Jeff Gordon would spend much of Tuesday’s NASCAR teleconference answering questions about NASCAR’s continued participation at Indy.
Gordon, a one-time resident of nearby Pittsboro, Ind., isn’t the most unbiased one to answer, but he said he sees no [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:28 | One Comment
Texas’ Gossage Fighting Cancer
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage shakes hand with Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, widely acknowledged as the premier promoter in domestic motorsports, is being treated for cancer.
Gossage’s condition [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Pedley: The Brickyard Has Become A Classic
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a hot topic making the rounds this week which should not be a topic at all, and that is the need to keep the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on the Sprint Cup schedule.
Yep, there seems to be a sentiment out there that the 400, which will be [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Andretti Team Is On Front Row Of Racing Efficiency
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joliet, Ill. – In the infield of Chicagoland Speedway, John Andretti keeps motioning over his shoulder and talking about “that side of the garage”.
He’s sitting in a relatively spartan Sprint Cup hauler as he does it. He’s sitting on a well-used upholstered bench-seat which is, like, naugahyde or something, but [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 10:13 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. Two Indiana drivers and former Brickyard winners, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, talk about what it means to win at their home track and why Goodyear Tires are ready to go. Stewart tops the Driver Rating list, and see who else to pick [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
There’s A New Marlin Taking To The Race Track
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Sporting the red No. 711 that her grandfather made famous in the 1960’s, and with her two-time Daytona 500 champion dad coaching her over her radio headset, Sutherlin Marlin chased down her destiny Saturday night.
Sutherlin, 19, finished 8th in a 40-lap Supertruck feature at Fairgrounds Speedway, the track [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 9:49 | 4 Comments
Drivers Taking Road Tests In Georgia
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Braselton, Ga. – A dozen NASCAR haulers rolled into Road Atlanta early today as preparations began in earnest for next month’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series stops at Watkins Glen International.
Drivers from Roush Fenway Racing, Penske Racing, Robby Gordon Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and RAB [...]

Tue, 07/21/09 – 9:45 | One Comment
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It was announced Monday that Joie Chitwood III will step down as president and chief operating officer of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and join the International Speedway Corp. as vice president of business operations.
In addition, ISC announced W. Grant Lynch Jr. will become Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway and Vice President, ISC Strategic Projects.
Chitwood, 40, will lead [...]

Mon, 07/20/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off