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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Minter: Root Pruning Has Not Helped NASCAR
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When I read Kevin Harvick’s comments about the upcoming schedule changes, the first thing that came to mind was an old lawyer’s tale that has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln.
Harvick observed that NASCAR’s latest shifting of race dates is justified based on the results of schedule changes back in 2001.
“The […]

Wed, 08/11/10 – 6:55 | 5 Comments
Kahne To Drive For Red Bull
It was announced on Tuesday that Kasey Kahne would drive a Sprint Cup car for Red Bull Racing next season.
“We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hire a very talented driver for the 2011 season and we took it,” said Jay Frye, Red Bull Racing Team Vice President and General Manager. “This is a […]

Tue, 08/10/10 – 13:51 | One Comment
Sprint Cup Schedule Roundup: Two For Kansas Is Done Deal
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
Kansas City, Kan. – It has long been known that Kansas Speedway would become a two-Sprint Cup track in 2011. Now it is known that the date of Kansas’ second race next season will be Sunday, June 5.
That was announced Tuesday morning at the speedway, which is located in Kansas […]

Tue, 08/10/10 – 10:04 | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Schedule Roundup: Two For Kansas Is Done Deal
Pedley: Summer Of Change Continues
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NASCAR’s mid-summer burst of news will continue today with press conferences about racing in Kansas City, Southern California and Kentucky.
Also in the wind is possible word on where driver Kasey Kahne will land for the 2011 Sprint Cup season.
Barring a nuclear surprise, the only drama surrounding the Kentucky and Kansas City announcements are the dates […]

Tue, 08/10/10 – 7:44 | 3 Comments
Woody: Bad News, Good News And Other News
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
My three cents worth (adjusted for inflation):
I hate to see Atlanta lose one of its two Cup races for the same reason I hated to see Darlington lose one. And for North Wilkesboro, Nashville and Rockingham to get cut out of the sport they helped build. No wonder more and more Southern […]

Tue, 08/10/10 – 6:51 | 2 Comments
Chicagoland To Open 2011 Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Beginning next season, Chicagoland Speedway will host the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The announcement was made Monday morning during a press conference/teleconference held in Chicago.
Chicagoland, located in Joliet, Ill., will supplant New Hamsphire Motor Speedway as the first race of the 10-race, 12-driver playoff.
New Hampshire […]

Mon, 08/9/10 – 10:12 | One Comment
The Fight For 12th Heats Up
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The cry of  ‘We’re number 12” isn’t real rich in panache, but a large handful of Sprint Cup teams are clawing like crazy for the right to issue it these days.
The chase to the Chase – that is, the pursuit of the 12th and final playoff berth – was down to five races when the […]

Mon, 08/9/10 – 8:50 | Comments Off on The Fight For 12th Heats Up
Ingram: Big Time Auto Racing Gets A ‘Chiple’
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From The Monday Morning Crew Chief:
A Tasmanian triple and a “Chiple” inevitably caught the eye this weekend. Chip Ganassi’s teams won races in each of three major series and Marcos Ambrose pulled off a third straight win at Watkins Glen in the Nationwide Series race.
The “Chiple-play” by Ganassi, who has also […]

Mon, 08/9/10 – 6:57 | One Comment
Franchitti Holds Off Power, Wins At Mid-Ohio
Dario Franchitti won the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday. The victory in the Honda Indy 200 was the second of the season for Franchitti, who also won the Indianapolis 500.
The victory gave Franchitti’s team owner, Chip Ganassi, his third victory of the weekend as Juan Pablo Montoya won the […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 16:00 | Comments Off on Franchitti Holds Off Power, Wins At Mid-Ohio
Montoya Gets The Victory At Watkins Glen
Juan Pablo Montoya took the lead from Marcos Ambrose on the 47th of 90 laps and went on to win the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International Sunday afternoon.
The pass came on a restart after Ambrose, who led eight laps in the race, experienced wheel hop heading into the […]

Sun, 08/8/10 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Montoya Gets The Victory At Watkins Glen