Mon, 15/10/18 – 8:09 | No Comment

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola made it to Victory Lane at last. A guy who used to watch Jimmie Johnson’s kids at the motor home, who once helped keep Richard Petty Motorsports in business by winning a rain-shortened race at Daytona, the Cuban-American who replaced the Great Female Experiment known as Danica Patrick, and yes, the […]

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Woody: Will Junior Johnson’s Son Also Rise?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Junior Johnson is generally credited with the classic quip: “Know how to make $1 million in racing? Start with $2 million.”
A lot of folks who stumbled into the sport with illusions of grandeur over the years would have been wise to have heeded Junior’s advice. More men have gone bust trying […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 8:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: Today Ethanol, Tomorrow Hamsters?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
While stranded in Upstate New York recently, watching the snow pile up six feet outside my motel window as the temperature hovered at zero, I had time to ponder the consequences of Global Warming.
I’m glad NASCAR is doing its part to save the polar bears and shaft the oil sheiks […]

Fri, 01/7/11 – 7:16 | 7 Comments
Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves

In Racin’ news on Thursday:
Brian Husen has been named the crew chief of Del Worsham’s Al-Anabi Racing Top Fuel dragster, it was announced Thursday.  Rod Centorbi will remain the assistant crew chief on Worsham’s team which is in the process of switching from Funny Car to Top Fuel.
Husen’s promotion to crew chief on Worsham’s team […]

Thu, 01/6/11 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Racin’ Notes: Al-Anabi Makes Moves
Fort Worth, Texas – Race Week tailgaiting will take on a distinctive look this season at Texas Motor Speedway with the addition of Pit Stop Park to the track’s array of fan amenities.
Pit Stop Park will encompass a tract of parking area larger than an NFL football field – 146 yards in length by 53 […]

Thu, 01/6/11 – 8:53 | 2 Comments
Sparta, Ky. –  Individual tickets for Kentucky Speedway’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400-mile event and five additional 2011 races will go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 12.
The Saturday night Sprint Cup race featuring five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and all of NASCAR’s top-tier competitors highlights a two-weekend season featuring the most NASCAR and IZOD IndyCar Series […]

Thu, 01/6/11 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Kentucky To Offer Individual Tickets
Minter: ‘Big Event’ Feel Is What Races Are Missing
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The Christmas/New Year’s holidays are times for reflection, and as I’ve listened to NASCAR radio shows and read stories on the Internet where “experts” weigh on what NASCAR needs to do to reinvigorate its fan base, I keep thinking back to an interview I did a couple of years ago […]

Wed, 01/5/11 – 7:53 | 6 Comments
Andretti Takes American Dream, The 500 On Tour
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
His name is synonymous with speed…the way LeBron James’ is with basketball, Oprah Winfrey’s is with entertainment and Dick Clark’s is with another rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
Mario Andretti’s list of official accolades may have peaked in 2000, when The Associated Press anointed him Driver of the Century. But Mario’s legacy […]

Wed, 01/5/11 – 6:13 | One Comment
Ganassi Unveils Socko Rolex Lineup
The lineup of drivers which the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates organization will put on the track for this month’s Rolex 24 Grand-Am race at Daytona International Speedway is as diverse as it is talented.
The driver lineup includes Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jamie McMurray.
The drivers will be […]

Tue, 01/4/11 – 13:27 | One Comment
ALMS To Team with ESPN, ABC
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced a multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that ALMS President/CEO Scott Atherton is calling “a game changer.”
The deal involves televising the world’s premier sports car series over several ESPN programming and media platforms, including ABC, ESPN2 and Intersport, an award-winning media and marketing […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 13:40 | 3 Comments
Harris: Wishin’ And Hopin’ 2011 Style
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Mike Harris | Senior Writer
It seems like 2010, with all its action and drama, just flew by. Now it’s the start of 2011 andtime to start thinking about the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Here’s what I think a NASCAR  wish list for the new year would look like:
– Dale Earnhardt Jr. would like a competitive […]

Mon, 01/3/11 – 13:35 | One Comment