Wed, 6/11/19 – 16:06 | 9 Comments

There used to be butts in them thar seats. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Jim Pedley | Senior

There is that old saying that is usually attributed to moms or aunts or somebody who bakes really good pies: If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything. Glad mom won’t be reading the […]

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Malady A Mystery But Bayne Bouncing Back
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By Rick Minter| Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – An upbeat Trevor Bayne said his doctors, even those at the Mayo Clinic, never diagnosed exactly what caused him to have double vision and inflammation, but he was sure that he was thankful for the “eye-opener” that came with having to sit out of
racing for several weeks.
He said […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 13:39 | One Comment
Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Alex Tagliani’s Week of Fame as Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter may have peaked Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he met the media for the final time before the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Tagliani became the first Canadian to qualify on-pole for the Indy 500 […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 13:06 | Comments Off on Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As the deputy handed back my license and the registration for the twin-turbo/direct injected/variable-valve-timed/sport trimmed BMW I was driving, he asked the standard question: Do you know how fast you were going?
Had I known then what I know today, I would have said: Faster than Kyle Busch.
So […]

Wed, 05/25/11 – 9:49 | One Comment
Woody: Indy’s Aura Has Faded For NASCAR
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When I covered the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 the place was packed to the seams. Scalpers lined the streets. Newspapers in several states were crammed with ads for tickets, invariably as part of some sort of gold-plated travel package.
One estimate put the crowd at 350,000 and I figure that was […]

Wed, 05/25/11 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops

Kyle Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding Tuesday by an Iredell County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit between Troutman and Mooresville.
Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Iredell County Sheriff Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a yellow Lexus sports car […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 16:37 | 3 Comments
Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Longtime open-wheel rivals A.J. Foyt Jr. and Michael Andretti have struck a corporate deal that will see Ryan Hunter-Reay replace Bruno Junqueira in the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Hunter-Reay, who was knocked out of the 33-car field by Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti in the final minute of […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Deal Puts Hunter-Reay Into The Indianapolis 500
Bobby Allison Reflects On Good, Bad Of His Career
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – Bobby Allison’s career-ending crash at Pocono Raceway in June 1988 robbed him of many racing memories, including defeating son Davey for his third Daytona 500 victory earlier that year, but his induction Monday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a win for which he was never […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 6:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Can You Spare A Dime To Fix That Drain?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top Ten observations from a weekend full of fast and furious racing:
1. Is a drain located in the infield grass capable of destroying a race car during a post-victory celebration similar to an exposed section of retaining wall without a SAFER Barrier? Should a race […]

Mon, 05/23/11 – 13:26 | One Comment
‘Andretti Curse’ At Indy Lives On During Bump Day
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The pistol shot that ended Bump Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway left Andretti Autosport bruised and confused, despite having qualified three drivers for the 100th anniversary edition of the Indianapolis 500.
Last-minute qualifier Marco Andretti bumped teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay from a 33-car field that includes Andretti Autosport’s Danica Patrick, an earlier […]

Mon, 05/23/11 – 7:31 | 3 Comments
Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka

Robert Hight won the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Summer Nationals Sunday at Heartland Park Topeka. In doing so, he gave John Force his 200th victory as a team owner.
Also picking up victories in Topeka were Spencer Massey in Top Fuel and Shane Gray in Pro Stock.
That Force would get victory No. 200 was […]

Sun, 05/22/11 – 17:47 | Comments Off on Hight Gives Force A Milestone Victory In Topeka