Fri, 22/06/18 – 7:14 | No Comment

Change is, has been, will always be an integral part of auto racing. It’s baked into the racing cake. But during the 20th Century, changes in racing seemed more tweak-ish than quake-like.
But this is the 21st Century and changes have become revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary. And they have been forced not by such traditional reasons […]

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Woody: Vegas’ Glitter Is Perfect For NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I attended NASCAR’s inaugural New York City awards shindig in 1981 to cover hometown hotfoot Darrell Waltrip’s first championship presentation, and it was a hoot.
One amber-frozen moment: my sports writing sidekick Joe Caldwell and I strolled into the Waldorf Astoria lounge one evening and were greeted by a booming drawl […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 15:40 | 4 Comments
Small Field Doesn’t Tarnish Top Rookie Award
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
One of the drivers being honored during Champions Week in Las Vegas isn’t exactly a household name.
In fact, a lot of NASCAR fans might scratch their heads and ask, “Kevin who?’’
The name is Kevin Conway and the 31-year-old driver from Cornelius, N.C., is the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:38 | 3 Comments
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR tire-testing on Daytona International Speedway’s recently repaved 2.5-mile racing surface is scheduled for Dec. 15-16.
The Goodyear Racing test will mark the first time race cars will turn laps on a surface that has been repaved for only the second time in its history. Lane Construction began the historic project […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:34 | Comments Off on Testing Scheduled for Repaved DIS
IndyCar Notes: Ho-Pin Tung Tested
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Like many first-time foreign visitors to Indianapolis, Ho-Pin Tung recently had the opportunity to ride around Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a tourist.
Tung hopes his next tour of the famed 2.5-mile oval is in an IZOD IndyCar single-seater as the series’ first Chinese driver – and perhaps “the Yao Ming of motorsports.”
Tung, who spent the 2010 […]

Fri, 12/3/10 – 8:15 | One Comment
Grand Changes In Store For 2011 Rolex Daytona 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series is billing this week’s two-day open test at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final event of the 2010 season.
In reality, the test should probably be viewed as the start of the 2011 season. But few were quibbling about anything as silly as labels on Wednesday, […]

Thu, 12/2/10 – 8:27 | One Comment
Drivers Have Always Liked A Good Snowball Fight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Long before Homestead-Miami Speedway landed the final Sprint Cup race of the year, the stock car racing season ended in Florida, at Five Flags Speedway in the Panhandle city of Pensacola.
The Snowball Derby is the race where drivers from across the nation, short trackers and NASCAR stars alike, square off […]

Thu, 12/2/10 – 7:25 | 5 Comments
Pedley: An Aye Vote For Loyalty
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As a sports fan, I have this frustrating tendency to be continually disappointed. The reason is, I simply cannot view teams and athletes as merely teams and athletes. I can’t separate what they do from whom they are.
For example, Cam Newton. Evidence seems to point to the fact that he […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 10:16 | 3 Comments
Fort Worth, Texas – Individual tickets for two historic races at Texas Motor Speedway in 2011 – April’s Samsung Mobile 500 and June’s Firestone Twin 275s  – are now on sale.
NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500, scheduled for Saturday, April 9, will be the first nighttime Sprint Cup Series race in the history of TMS and first […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 8:30 | Comments Off on TMS Announces Individual Tickets On Sale
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Reserved three-day and general admission tickets for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener, are on sale.
Now in its seventh year, the event returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg from March 25-27. Will Power of Team Penske is the defending IndyCar event […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Honda GP Tickets On Sale
Woody: Johnson A Great ‘Roll Model’ For Racing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The more I see of Jimmie Johnson – and I’ve been seeing a lot of him lately on almost every TV news channel – the more impressed I am by him.
Understand, Johnson’s national exposure is nothing new. This is the fifth consecutive season in which he represents NASCAR as it champion.
But […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 7:57 | 6 Comments