Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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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
Vickers Collects Nationwide Pole
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Brian Vickers is pole perfect at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
On Saturday morning, Vickers won the pole for the Nationwide series race which will be run later in the afternoon.
That pole victory came a day after Vickers won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at MIS in his Red Bull Racing Toyota Camry.
Trevor Bayne [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 11:45 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Clinches At Brainerd
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Cory McClenathan, Bob Tasca III, Mike Edwards, and Karen Stoffer grabbed the qualifying leads Friday at qualifying for the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. The event is the 16th of 18 events that make up the regular season of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
With just [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Brian Vickers put a small dent in Mark Martin’s storybook season Friday afternoon when he edged the 50-year-old veteran to win the pole for Sunday’s CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
It was Vickers’ sixth pole this year and eleventh of his career.
“I was just talking to Robin [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Says Turnaround Is Just Around the Corner
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Atlanta this week, promoting the upcoming Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s part of the obligations that fall on recent race winners in NASCAR. Each track gets a day’s time from recent winners to use to promote upcoming races. As bad as [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:21 | 17 Comments
Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Stefan Johansson has competed in just about every type of car in single seater racing and sports cars. From the over-powered, oversteering Porsche 935 in endurance racing to a high-boost Ferrari turbo in Formula One and a Reynard chassis at the Indy 500, the Swede’s career has included some unique [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:10 | One Comment
Millican Hanging On For Dear Life
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In a conversation which lasted almost 20 minutes, NHRA driver Clay Millican waved off at least four questions concerning the pressure of his current situation.
He said he doesn’t feel any pressure these days, never has felt pressure in drag racing and that any pressure that may be seeping into his [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 9:10 | Comments Off
MIS Unveils Extreme Bus Makeover
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Brooklyn, Mich.  – Maurice “Moe” Clark was ecstatic beyond belief when he first saw his new and improved infield bus.
“The bus looks so great. This is amazing and I’m so thankful for all of this,” Clark said.
Clark was the recipient of a Michigan International Speedway Extreme Bus Makeover, which was unveiled to Clark on Thursday [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Bubba Didn’t Go Down For Count At Sound Of The Gong
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In a recent article by my RacinToday.com colleague Bill Fleischman, the legendary promoter Humpy Wheeler said he’d heard enough trendy names and longed for a time when drivers with colorful names like Possum Jones and Banjo Matthews showed up in starting line-ups.
The driver Wheeler’s looking for might just be a [...]

Thu, 08/13/09 – 14:12 | One Comment