Mon, 19/02/18 – 9:29 | No Comment

After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Harris: Drivers Find Their Voices
| Senior Writer

It’s the drivers who put their lives on the line, and some IZOD IndyCar Series drivers have been thinking they should have a say in how things are done.
After a lot of talk since the beginning of the 2010 season, and a meeting two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to formalize things, the […]

Wed, 08/18/10 – 7:02 | One Comment
Unique Doubleheader, Dark Future For Texas
| Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dallas – A unique IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader and the first Saturday night NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the track’s history highlight Texas Motor Speedway’s revised 2011 schedule.
For the first time in the 16-year history of the IndyCar Series, drivers will compete in two individual races in the same […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 20:30 | One Comment
Ambrose To Drive For Petty
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Marcos Ambrose was named to replace Kasey Kahne as the driver of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint Cup car on Tuesday.
The announcement was made during a teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
Ambrose, a native of Australia, has been driving for the one-car team of JTG/Daugherty but it was recently announced that […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 12:10 | Comments Off on Ambrose To Drive For Petty
Budweiser To Sponsor Harvick
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kevin Harvick and his team owner, Richard Childress, have likely faced their last question about sponsorship of their No. 29 Chevrolet next season.
On Tuesday at morning, it was announced that Budweiser will replace Shell as the primary sponsor of the car.
The announcement – complete with trademark Clydesdale horses – was […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 9:05 | One Comment
Pedley: Fords Are Smokin’ Again
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jamie Allison was way too upbeat as we stood in the back of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a month ago. The head of Ford Racing, Allison was sporting a game-show host attitude at a time when his NASCAR operation was looking quite ordinary.
Was he laughing to keep […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 8:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
| Senior Writer

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Race tracks are a quirky sort of sports arena. The same week a California track loses a Sprint Cup race in part due to relatively boring racing, the original blueprint for its 2.0-mile, D-shaped layout hosts an outstanding race in Michigan. Am I missing something or does this just prove […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:55 | Comments Off on Ingram: Michigan Oval Retains The Magic
IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
Veteran open-wheel racing consultant Tony Cotman has been hired to coordinate development of the IZOD IndyCar Series’ ambitious engine and chassis technical programs set for implementation in 2012.
In his role as project manager Cotman will be responsible for leading the 2012 car initiative, including writing technical regulations for both engine and chassis, coordinating with suppliers […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:52 | Comments Off on IndyCar Adds Cotman To Oversee Tech Programs
Woody: Beware The Open Microphone
| Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
It’s surprising that there aren’t more on-the-air-bloopers like the one ESPN commentator Rusty Wallace let slip awhile back when he called Kyle Busch a “dumb a..” following a Nationwide victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
Rusty apologized in a statement: “I made an unfortunate remark regarding Kyle Busch. There’s no excuse and I certainly […]

Tue, 08/17/10 – 6:50 | 5 Comments
Richardson To See Doctors
| Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Robert Richardson Jr. has scheduled a follow-up visit with a physician in Texas early this week after briefly blacking-out during a crash with 13 laps remaining in Saturday’s Carfax 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
A 28-year-old native of McKinney, Texas, Richardson was involved in a crash with […]

Mon, 08/16/10 – 6:21 | Comments Off on Richardson To See Doctors
NHRA Countdown Is Set

Three drivers had a shot at their first career NHRA Full Throttle Series win on Sunday at the 29th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway and Funny Car veteran Bob Bode was the lucky one who struck paydirt.
The other winners at the 17th of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Series […]

Sun, 08/15/10 – 17:50 | Comments Off on NHRA Countdown Is Set