Sun, 29/03/15 – 17:03 | No Comment

Juan Pablo Montoya stripped the lead from Team Penske teammate Will Power during a green flag pitting sequence with just under 30 laps to go and then led the rest of the way to win the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The victory on the St. Pete street circuit was the [...]

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Fantasy Racing: Kansas
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Price Chopper 400
Kansas Speedway
Sunday October 4, 2PM ET, ABC

Race Facts: Granted, Kansas Speedway has only hosted eight races, but Jeff Gordon is the only multiple winner. Given the fact that Jimmie Johnson has the highest driver rating at Kansas Speedway, a second Kansas win for Johnson would probably be an even money bet… Five of [...]

Thu, 10/1/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 21:19 | Comments Off
Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Despite a race that will be remembered as the “petit” Petit Le Mans, full points were awarded participants in the American Le Mans Series event. With 25 points on the line for the winners at the season finale at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Oct. 10, the de Ferran Motorsports [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Minter: A Car And A Driver Are Restored In Georgia
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The news that Huston Platt is among the inductees into the 2009 class of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame is yet another sign that the 76-year-old former drag racer and his family are finally able to begin moving past one of their family’s and auto racing’s darkest days.
It’s mostly [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:55 | 2 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Harris: They Talk A Good Race Over At Hendrick Motorsports
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
There are those who automatically believe that drivers who work for Hendrick Motorsports have a built-in advantage.
No question the Hendrick entries have the best of everything – great cars, powerful engines, top-notch engineering, the best personnel available.
But that’s not the only reason that Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion, Jimmie Johnson [...]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I’m not sure who’s in charge of accounting at NASCAR, but they might want to change the batteries in their calculator. I’m not sure it’s calculating.
NASCAR, which at the end of last season curtailed (but not entirely eliminated) testing as a cost-cutting measure, has announced that it will be permitted next [...]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Knaus Is Hearing The Sounds Of Success In Cup Garages
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Chad Knaus is beginning to hear exactly what he wants to hear at Sprint Cup tracks and it is not just the sound of well-tuned Hendrick Motorsport engines. Knaus is hearing the sound of fear in his opponents.
He heard it before Sunday’s victory at Dover International Speedway and he heard [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
With the growing “cooperation” between racing teammates, you knew it was bound to happen:
A driver deliberately crashed in order to bring out a caution that helped his teammate win.
It happened in Formula One. Could it happen in NASCAR?
We know there’s a definite trend toward teammates helping teammates. That’s troubling, and if [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 15:00 | 10 Comments