Sun, 14/09/14 – 18:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

Read the full story »
Jeg Heads West With Berth In Bag
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jeg Coughlin has figured out the perfect way to avoid messing with the numerics surrounding the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship format.
Clinch early.
Coughlin, the four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world champion in Pro Stock, will open the three-race Western Swing at Bandimere Speedway today as the first professional [...]

Fri, 07/10/09 – 6:59 | Comments Off
Pedley: Who Says NASCAR Has No Villains?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Ask people in racing about what it is that is wrong with NASCAR these days and you get a laundry list so long that it would scare the bejeezus out of both Proctor and Gamble. But there is a top to that list and that spot often [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 21:00 | One Comment
Vickers On Pole In Chicagoland
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Brian Vickers has become the new king of qualifying in the Sprint Cup series.
Thursday evening at Chicagoland Speedway, Vickers won his fifth pole of the season as he ran a lap at 184.162 mph.
“It was an amazing lap,” Vickers said.
Starting next to Vickers on the front row [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Stewart Says All Is Cool Between Him and Busch
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Joliet, Ill. – Kyle Busch’s body language said it all. And what it said was “unhappy”.
He had just wrecked, hit the wall, got hit from behind at 180 mph, hit again in the side of his car at maybe 100 and when his car came to a rest on the [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:57 | 5 Comments
Saldana Wins In Iowa
Info Manager |
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Joey Saldana set a career high in 2007 with the World of Outlaws winning 12 A-Feature events over the course of that nearly 80-race season. The second generation driver matched that mark on Wednesday night at 34 Raceway in Iowa, winning for the 12th time in 2009 in just the 34th race of the season [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:45 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Chicago
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

LifeLock.com 400
Chicagoland Speedway
Saturday, July 11, 2009, 7:30 PM (ET) TNT
With the season halfway over, let’s take a look at what we’ve seen so far, shall we?
Of course, you and I both know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick have been the biggest disappointments of 2009, especially from a fantasy standpoint. In ESPN’s draft leagues, [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 8:00 | One Comment
NHRA Begins Western Swing
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Top Fuel star Larry Dixon says sweeping the NHRA’s Western Swing of mid-summer races is a lot like lacing up a pair of adidas Supernova Glide running shoes in anticipation of 26 miles, 385 yards…times three.
“It’s definitely an accomplishment, probably like winning the Boston Marathon or something,” said Dixon, who [...]

Thu, 07/9/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Info Manager |
RacinToday.com

Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway once again brings the Guest Guide to life during a series of live Web chats, starting July 15. MIS Live!, a weekly teleconference on Ustream.tv will run every Wednesday through Aug. 5, the week prior to the NASCAR events at Michigan International Speedway.
Each hour-long session in the real-time Web [...]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 11:38 | Comments Off
Woody: Waltrip Had The Sizzle and the Steak As Driver
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Darrell Waltrip has been – and continues to be – one of the most influential individuals in NASCAR history.
Likewise, there’s no argument that Waltrip deserves to be in the new NASCAR Hall Fame.
The only question is, when?
Waltrip is one of 25 nominees for the HOF, whose inaugural class will be [...]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 6:56 | 2 Comments
Minter: Racing No Longer Family-Sized?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Wednesday  observations:
* In the past three weeks, racing duties have carried me to two Georgia dirt tracks, Dixie Speedway and West Georgia Speedway, and to Daytona International Speedway.
At Dixie Speedway, I had barely gotten inside the gate when track owner Mickey Swims pulled up in an old water truck and [...]

Wed, 07/8/09 – 6:52 | 6 Comments