Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
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David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
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Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich. — Strengthening its commitment to race fans, Michigan International Speedway has extended its fan appreciation program by lowering ticket prices in every grandstand for 2010 during the renewal and deposit period. During that time, grandstand ticket prices will be reduced five percent to 63 percent across the board, so a family of four [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Michigan
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Watching the Carfax 400 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Michigan International Speedway.

Sun, 08/16/09 – 6:00 | 46 Comments
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
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During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:16 | One Comment
Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel
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Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel and Hector Arana in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualified No. 1 in their fields at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. They were joined atop the packs by Mike Neff in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
On-again, off-again rain – including a three-hour delay in the middle of [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – While the rest of the world is all a-Twitter these days, Gil de Ferran is merely tweaking.
In his last tour as a driver, de Ferran drove to the pole at Road America on Saturday aboard his XM Acura, edging the Patron Acura of David Brabham by [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Michigan Wild One
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski took advantage of a last-lap on-track battle between Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch – a battle which continued on into the pits after the race – to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Afterward, Busch called Vickers stupid, Vickers called Busch a cry baby and Keselowski [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off