Sat, 23/06/18 – 7:25 | No Comment

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden reminded his Verizon IndyCar Series peers Friday that his bid for a second consecutive driver’s championship is alive and well, leading both practices on the opening day of the Kohler Grand Prix weekend at Road America.
Newgarden recorded the day’s fastest lap during the second session around the historic permanent road course […]

Read the full story »
Racin’ Notes: NASCAR To Ban Multiple Championships?

In Racin’ News today, Jan. 11:
It looks as though there will never be a driver who will win more than one major NASCAR series championship in the same year. is reporting that in coming weeks, NASCAR officials will institute a rule which allows drivers in its top three series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World […]

Tue, 01/11/11 – 8:07 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
| Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief ™:
First there was the “Chiple.” That now leads us to the “Chip Slam.”
This latter pursuit has slipped under the radar among those who often tout motor racing standards, but it seems to me it doesn’t matter all that much if a team wins four of […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ingram: Can Anybody Derail The ‘Chip Slam’?
Racin’ Notes: KHI Hires Crew Chief For Piquet
In Racin’ news for Monday, Jan. 10th:
Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Monday that veteran Chris Carrier will lead the organization’s third Camping World Truck Series team as crew chief in 2011. The addition to the KHI stable, which will carry the No. 8, will be driven full time by Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr.
Carrier, who has […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 10:11 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: KHI Hires Crew Chief For Piquet
Pedley: 2011 Could Be A Biggie For Racing
| Managing Editor

2011, eh?
The thought here is that it could be a big, important year in auto racing. A good big, important year or a bad big, important year.
As it should be, the determination of whether it will be good or bad will be made by the most important racing organization in America – racing’s fan base.
Most […]

Mon, 01/10/11 – 10:01 | 4 Comments
Dalziel, Starworks Serve Notice At DIS
Ryan Dalziel won the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Action Express Racing, and finished second with Peter Baron’s operation in the 2007 event. Sunday, Dalziel served notice that Baron’s Starworks Motorsport is a team to watch in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 later this month, unofficially breaking the Daytona International Speedway track […]

Sun, 01/9/11 – 19:02 | One Comment
Waltrip Serious About Career As A Comedian
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Epiphanies come in all shapes and sizes. Michael Waltrip had a moment of sudden comprehension about one aspect of his life just after he decided to get serious about one of his long-time passions.
“I’ve learned something very valuable during this process,” the two-time winner of the Daytona500 said during a […]

Sun, 01/9/11 – 10:26 | 11 Comments
Allmendinger Roars Loudest At Daytona
A.J. Allmendinger was fastest in Saturday’s second day of “Roar Before the Rolex 24” testing at Daytona International Speedway, running the day’s fastest lap of 127.318 mph in the No. 6 Curb Records DP he shares with Michael McDowell and Justin Wilson. He also beat Scott Pruett’s fastest speed (126.848 mph) from Friday.
“Since I’m only […]

Sat, 01/8/11 – 21:18 | One Comment
Hood: Hot Topics Will Make For A Tour De Force
| Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
The stock car portion of Speedweeks at Daytona gets under way in five weeks when the press assembles for media day prior to the Budweiser Shootout on Feb. 12.
A large contingent of drivers will be made available to the media during a day-long function, which will result in print and electronic stories […]

Sat, 01/8/11 – 9:04 | One Comment
World Racing Group and Knoxville Raceway announced Friday that the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will sanction the 51st Annual Goodyear Knoxville Nationals Aug. 10-13, 2011, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
In addition, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is expanding its early summer weekend at Knoxville to add a complete show on […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 20:42 | One Comment
Bud Shootout Field Unveiled
With a strong lineup that features former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions, last year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field, a host of former outstanding rookies, along with a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most storied race track, NASCAR announced Friday the list of eligible competitors for the 2011 Budweiser Shootout at […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 20:38 | One Comment