Mon, 15/01/18 – 21:07 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, […]

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Edwards Looking Dynastic In NHRA Pro Stock
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clermont, Ind. – Mike Edwards has been pedaling Pro Stock cars down drag strips for a while now. He’s seen enough of the sport to know that success in that division of the NHRA Full Throttle series can be contageous.
Pro Stock, he’s observed, tends to be the division which produces […]

Sat, 09/4/10 – 9:50 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: JFR Attacks In Force
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clermont, Ind. – It was a John Force Racing kind of September evening on the opening day of the 2010 NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Led by defending Funny Car champion Robert Hight, the JFR bunch swept the top three spots in first-round of qualifying for the […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 19:42 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: JFR Attacks In Force
Carpenter Hammers Out A Pole
Ed Carpenter on Friday afternoon won the pole for Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Carpenter, driving part time for Vision Racing in partnership with Panther Racing, had a two-lap average speed of 217.933 mph.
It was the first pole ever for Vision.
“It’s been an interesting day, the conditions changed a lot from this morning,” […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 14:56 | Comments Off on Carpenter Hammers Out A Pole
Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clermont, Ind. – Robert Hight arrived at drag racing’s biggest event on Friday as a whole lot more than just the defending Funny Car champion and the owner of the No. 2 spot in this year’s point standings.
He arrived as a symbol of hope for that large handful of drivers […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 12:31 | Comments Off on Hight’s On A Lot Of Minds As Nationals Begin
Mad Max Hard At Work On First NASCAR Win
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There’s no Camping World Truck Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but Max Papis, a recent convert to driving full time in the trucks, will be there nevertheless.
Four years after he began walking the paddocks in search of a way to the winner’s circle in NASCAR, Papis once again will be working […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 11:46 | One Comment
IndyCar Notes: Tracy Back And Ready For Barnburner
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kentucky Speedway’s 1.5-mile layout technically classifies it among the “cookie-cutter” intermediate superspeedways on the IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.
To open-wheel veteran Paul Tracy, however, Kentucky Speedway qualifies as uncharted territory. That will change Saturday night, when Tracy returns to the series with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the Kentucky Indy 300.
Tracy […]

Fri, 09/3/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on IndyCar Notes: Tracy Back And Ready For Barnburner
Pedley: Busch A Cold Customer
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Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch didn’t get the drift of the question when he was asked last week what his thoughts were as he sped toward his hook-up with history in Bristol two weeks ago.
Or did he?
Whatever. His answer and tone may go a long way in explaining something about what it takes to be […]

Thu, 09/2/10 – 6:39 | 2 Comments
Woody: News Flash – NASCAR Is Noisy
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
After an extensive study (funded by extensive tax dollars) our hard-working federal government has come up with a stunning discovery:
Racing is loud.
I wish they’d called me before they went to all that trouble and expense. I could have told them what their experts worked so hard to find out.
Scientists and researchers […]

Thu, 09/2/10 – 5:54 | 3 Comments
Danny Lasoski got his first victory in 77 races when he won at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon Wednesday.  It was his first win of 2010 and the fourth of his career with the series at the high-banked ¼-mile bullring.
Lasoski took the lead from Craig Dollansky coming off turn two on the 23rd lap and […]

Thu, 09/2/10 – 5:45 | Comments Off on Lasoski Back To Winning Ways
Sturbin: It’s Viewers Versus TV In IndyCar
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Normally, I don’t have anything to say about coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series on VERSUS. That’s because Charter Communications, my cable provider in Fort Worth, Texas, does not include VERSUS in either the basic or premium sports package to which I currently subscribe.
Used to get VERSUS for free, back when it was the Outdoor […]

Wed, 09/1/10 – 17:04 | 7 Comments