Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Villeneuve Gets Montreal Nationwide Ride
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Braun Racing announced that former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve drive the No. 32 Dollar General Toyota in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
It will be the second career NASCAR Nationwide Series start for Villeneuve at the world renowned road course named after his father, Gilles [...]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 10:20 | Comments Off
Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum
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Eddie Krawiec captured the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2008 without winning a race. Should he repeat as Countdown to 1 champion this season, race wins won’t be an issue for “Fast Eddie.”
Krawiec posted his third national event win of 2009 Sunday in the final of the 30th annual [...]

Tue, 07/14/09 – 7:30 | One Comment
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RacinToday senior correspondent Jonathan Ingram is scheduled to appear on The Race Reporters radio show on Wednesday night where he will participate in a round-table discussion with Scott Atherton, president of the American Le Mans Series and Panoz Motor Sports Group.
The show is set for 7 p.m. EDT and can be heard on www.PowerUpChannel.com.
Atherton will [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 23:30 | Comments Off
Castroneves Wins Second Quarter DOTY Vote
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Driver of the Year
Indianapolis 500-winner Helio Castroneves won a hotly-contested vote for the 2009 second-quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR Award.
The native Brazilian, who won his third Indy 500 – from the pole – in May, narrowly edged NASCAR’s Tony Stewart, who is the co-owner and a driver for Stewart Haas Racing. The [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 20:49 | 2 Comments
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Driver of the Year Staff
Barry Schmoyer has  named three additional top journalists to the panel of voting experts.
They include Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press, Tom Jensen of SPEEDtv.com and Dustin Long of Landmark Newspapers.
Schmoyer said, “Due to the tragic and untimely passing of David Poole – and Mike Harris’ retirement from the Associated Press [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 20:48 | Comments Off
On Anniversary, Montoya Looks Forward
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Joliet, Ill. – With throwing rumors against the wall to see what will stick being standard operating procedure in journalism’s brave new world, there are very few surprises on the sports-writing beat.
But three years ago at Chicagoland Speedway, there was a beauty of a surprise in store for those covering [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:58 | 3 Comments
Minter: Racing Deaths Leave Lasting Void
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s tragedies have a way of making one wonder how things would be had they not happened. They remind racing folks of the words of the old George Jones song  “Who’s gonna fill their shoes.”
Those thoughts come to mind today, the 16th anniversary of Davey Allison’s death due to a [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 11:55 | 5 Comments
Schatz Wins At Cedar Lake Speedway
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New Richmond, WI – One of the marks of a champion and a championship caliber team is the way that they are able to bounce back from adversity and bumps in the road. That is exactly what three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart Racing team did on Sunday [...]

Mon, 07/13/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Double Is Trouble For Some Sprint Cup Competitors
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some of the sheen is coming off the new, highly touted, previously praised double-file restart thing and not just because of the of television “talent’s” narcissistic, ad nauseum  “shoooootout staaaal” blitherings.
Drivers, too, seem to be jumping up and down on the use of restarts, where the cars at the front [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 20:59 | 3 Comments
Capps High On Denver
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MORRISON, Colo. – Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Capps beat Ashley Force Hood in the final round for his 30th career victory and first at the Denver dragstrip. With the win, Capps moved into a first place tie with [...]

Sun, 07/12/09 – 20:55 | 2 Comments