Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | No Comment

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Briscoe Wins Pole At Milwaukee Mile
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe will attempt to defend his title in the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 Sunday from the best seat inside open-wheel racing’s venerable old house.
Briscoe qualified on-pole with a record-setting four-lap average of 1 minute, 26.7966 seconds/168.394 mph around The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., Saturday afternoon. Briscoe [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
New Day Dawns For Earnhardt Jr. at Dover
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
Dover, Del. – As the sun struggled to pierce through a heavy cloud cover over the 1-mile Dover International Speedway early today, Brian Whitesell was busy going through the duties associated with his temporary role as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Whitesell will call the shots from the pit [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Brian Scott Wins Camping World Race
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Brian Scott held off Dennis Setzer over the final 10 laps of the Camping World Truck Series race at Dover on Saturday to get the first victory of his career in the series.
Scott took the lead when trucks in front of him pitted during a caution that came out with 15 laps to go.
Kyle Busch, [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins At Dover
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Brad Keselowski went from third to first in the first turn of the penultimate lap on a green-white-checkered restart, and scored the win in Saturday’s Heluva! Good 200 Nationwide race. 
Polesitter Joey Logano and his teammate Kyle Busch had dominated the event until the final restart, and were one two, when Busch, who was the race [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 16:09 | Comments Off
Slick Track Makes For Trouble at Summer Nationals
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Following Satuday’s qualification runs for Sunday’s NHRA O’Reilly Summer Nationals, it became pretty apparent that track records at Heartland Park Topeka are in zero jeopardy this weekend.
Heck, an inexplicably slippery track made just making a run of any kind at Heartland all but impossible Saturday.
And that is [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 16:09 | Comments Off
Force’s Biggest Victory Is 1-Year-Old
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – John Force was scared when arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for last year’s O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.
Not because of the horrific accidents that had killed one of his young drivers and nearly killed Force himself.
No, Force was not fearing for his life when he arrived at Heartland. [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 15:39 | Comments Off
Logano On Pole For Nationwide Race
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Joey Logano won the pole Saturday morning for the Heluva Good! 200 Nationwide race.  
Logano set a Nationwide track record, circling the concrete one mile oval at 155.959 MPH, more than two tenths of a second ahead of David Ragan, who qualified second. 
Logano made his Nationwide series debut one year ago this weekend at Dover, [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

By Nick Bromberg Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:40 | 4 Comments