Sun, 17/06/18 – 9:35 | No Comment

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time driver for the McLaren F1 […]

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Harvick Hires Piquet Jr.

Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Monday that former Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr. has been added to the organization’s 2011 line-up.
The 25-year-old native of Brazil will compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and for the series’ Rookie of the Year honors next season. Further details regarding the program will be released at […]

Mon, 12/13/10 – 16:34 | Comments Off on Harvick Hires Piquet Jr.
Pedley: Seven With Best Shots To Stem The Blue Tide
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Think the No. 48 team isn’t serious about making it six straight Sprint Cup championships?
Crew chief Chad Knaus already has the band back together. Last Monday and Tuesday, he had his team at some track somewhere to start prepping for next year. That’s right, testing for 2011 just three days after being honored as 2010 […]

Mon, 12/13/10 – 12:44 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Small Man, Big Hero of The Machine Age
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
At a time of year when the discussion often turns to who had the best season, the biggest impact on motor racing or who was the best rookie, my mind wanders (as usual some might say) to the big picture. Who was the greatest race […]

Mon, 12/13/10 – 8:09 | One Comment
Tammy Jo Kirk Was A Racer, Not A Trendsetter
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
It was another day at the office for Tammy Jo Kirk at her motorcycle shop in Dalton, Ga. earlier this week when word arrived that 18-year-old Johanna Long had won last Sunday’s Snowball Derby Super Late Model race in Pensacola, Fla.
It was welcome news to the 48-year-old Kirk, the 1994 winner of the Derby. But […]

Sun, 12/12/10 – 8:31 | One Comment
Harris: Busch Had Great Season, But Great-est?
| Senior Writer

There was quite a spirited debate last week over who should take the honor of 2010 Driver of the Year.
About half the 20 panelists – all among the top motorsports writers and broadcasters in the U.S. – took part in a teleconference to debate the merits of the most deserving drivers before secretly casting their […]

Sat, 12/11/10 – 9:09 | One Comment
Brundle Returns To Rolex 24
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
United Autosports will get its second year of racing underway next month by contesting the legendary Rolex 24 at Daytona with a stellar driver line-up led by Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell.
Brundle, the 1988 Daytona 24 Hour race winner aboard a Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJR-9, has been drawn back to […]

Fri, 12/10/10 – 17:07 | Comments Off on Brundle Returns To Rolex 24
The Slow Lane Suited This Wood Brother Just Fine
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
With another racing season in the books, it’s natural to begin looking back on the highs and lows of the year.
Most years, the highs outnumber the lows, and this year was no exception.
Among the personal highs this year are a quality one-on-one interview with Jeff Gordon back at the first […]

Fri, 12/10/10 – 8:42 | 4 Comments
JGR Puts Scott in NNS Car
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that its newest entry into the Nationwide Series which will be driven by Brian Scott, will carry the familiar number 11 and have Kevin Kidd as its crew chief.
In addition, Adam Stevens, who had previously served as the engineer for JGR’s Sprint Cup Series No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, will assume […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 18:24 | Comments Off on JGR Puts Scott in NNS Car
John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner

Three years ago, it appeared doubtful drag racing icon John Force would ever race again following a horrific wreck during an NHRA Funny Car run in Texas nearly killed him.
Force not only recovered from serious foot and leg injuries to return in 2008, he went on at age 61 to win the 2010 Funny Car […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 13:23 | Comments Off on John Force Named Fourth Quarter DOTY Winner
Woody: Junior, Jeff Blanks Were Top Driver Stories
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I see that some of my media colleagues selected Jimmie Johnson’s championship run as the biggest NASCAR story of 2010. I disagree.
As I opined earlier, I think the most significant overall story was the impressive safety record NASCAR continued to amass – but of course safety is a boring subject […]

Thu, 12/9/10 – 8:19 | 2 Comments