Sun, 7/07/19 – 10:53 | No Comment

Bob Tasca III celebrates after winning the Funny Car portion of the NHRA show at Norwalk, Ohio recently. (Photo courtesy of the NHRA)

By John Sturbin | Senior WriterRacinToday.com

Bob Tasca III’s fierce brand loyalty has returned Ford Motor Company to relevance in the NHRA’s nitro Funny Car ranks and rekindled memories of “Ford Total Performance.”

The […]

Read the full story »
Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Sometimes you wonder how motor racing series maintain their traditions despite the onslaught of time and technology.
At Darlington, where they now race the Southern 500 on a Saturday night in the springtime instead of on a late summer afternoon, stock car racing tradition has been  […]

Mon, 05/9/11 – 7:26 | Comments Off on Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums
Real Brawl Erupts at Darlington
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

Turns out that Montoya vs. Newman at Richmond was just the undercard. And one involving flyweights. The Show came Saturday night at Darlington. On the track and then in the garages.
Two NASCAR bad boys and their crews going at it, Las Vegas style where the testosterone spills out into the streets after fight itself.
It all […]

Sun, 05/8/11 – 8:10 | 9 Comments
This Time, Regan Smith Can Keep The Trophy
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Darlington, S.C. – The mystique of Darlington Raceway lived up to its reputation Saturday night as cars wrecked and tempers flared in the Showtime Southern 500.
And that was just during the final 10 laps.
Once the dust settled, a near-capacity Palmetto State crowd roared its approval for first-time Sprint Cup winner […]

Sun, 05/8/11 – 6:55 | 4 Comments
Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Regan Smith got one for the NASCAR little guys when he won the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.
The victory was the first of Smith’s career. It was the first for his Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team. It came in one of NASCAR’s most notorious races.
“This is the Southern 500. We’re not […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 22:56 | Comments Off on Regan Smith Stuns The Field At Darlington
Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Welcome to a special Track Violence edition of Race Day.
Actually, it really wasn’t planned out that way, but in the wake of last week’s race at Richmond and tonight’s race at a Darlington track which is equally prone to producing violence, it just kind of happened.
Much of the talk in […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 10:53 | Comments Off on Wreck And Roll Show Heads to Darlington
| Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Not only did Joey Saldana put the Kasey Kahne Racing Red Bull Maxim in victory lane at Eldora Speedway Friday night, he also increased his lead in the 2011 championship battle to 51 points.
It was a complete turnaround from last fall, when Saldana was leading the title hunt before he wrecked hard at Eldora and […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Saldana Gets Perfect Win
Woody: NASCAR Is Rooting For Junior
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s official position is that it doesn’t play favorites with its drivers, and that may be true in terms of enforcing the rules.
But you can bet your bippy – as they used say on Laugh-In – that NASCAR is rooting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to have a successful season. Successful, […]

Sat, 05/7/11 – 7:47 | 7 Comments
Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
|
RacinToday.com

Kyle Busch passed Elliott Sadler for the lead with 24 laps to go and went on to win the Royal Purple 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday night.
The victory was Busch’s sixth in the series this season and the 48th of his career. He led 49 of 147 laps.
Denny Hamlin, Busch’s teammate […]

Fri, 05/6/11 – 20:29 | Comments Off on Busch Leads JGR 1-2 NNS Finish At Darlington
Kahne Bulls His Way To Pole At Darlington
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Red Bull Racing’s Kasey Kahae won the pole for Saturday night’s Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Friday afternoon and did it in track-record fashion.
Kahne had a fast lap of 181.254 mph in his Toyota Camry. It was his first pole since the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last year.
That’s one of the best […]

Fri, 05/6/11 – 17:27 | Comments Off on Kahne Bulls His Way To Pole At Darlington
Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
What has transpired  so far in 2011 for Denny Hamlin is definitely not what he had in mind after the disappointment of last season.
After coming up short while making a great run at a NASCAR Sprint Cup title a year ago, Hamlin likely spent the winter dreaming about how he’d […]

Fri, 05/6/11 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Did Richmond Put Hamlin Back On the Rails?