Sun, 19/08/18 – 16:39 | No Comment

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Speedway Motorsports Inc. President and CEO Marcus Smith said Saturday that with the creation of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL it was possible that IMSA and/or the Verizon IndyCar Series could return to the iconic facility.
IMSA visited the facility in the early 1980s, utilizing the speedway’s old road course. Indy Cars raced on […]

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Hamlin Rolls To The Pole At Martinsville
Denny Hamlin got off to a fast start to his weekend Friday afternoon as he won pole for Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Hamlin, second in points to Jimmie Johnson halfway through the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, laid down a fast lap at 97.018 mph.
The pole for Hamlin, who is […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 15:21 | Comments Off on Hamlin Rolls To The Pole At Martinsville
Q and A: With Kahne And Frye

Kasey Kahne suddenly left Richard Petty Motorsports this week and it was quickly announced that he would join Red Bull Racing – the team for which he will driver full time next season –for the final five races of the 2010 season.
Kahne and Red Bull general manager Jay Frye met with the media do discuss […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 10:34 | One Comment
NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
John Force’s slip from first to second place in the NHRA’s Funny Car point standings has prompted the 14-time world champion to put his hot rod on a diet.
A first-round loss two weeks ago in the 26th annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway dropped Force 64 points […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 8:07 | Comments Off on NHRA Notes: Force Faces A Weighty Problem
Woody: Flowers, Byrd Will Be Missed
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
They were different in style, personality and disposition, but for decades they shared a common bond in stock car racing.
Retired motorsports writer Jack Flowers died last week at his home near Charlotte, followed by the announcement that Jeff Byrd, president and GM of Bristol Motor Speedway, had lost a lengthy […]

Fri, 10/22/10 – 7:08 | 2 Comments
Daytona Beach, Fla.– Fans seeking more behind-the-scenes access at Daytona International Speedway will get a closer look into the “World Center of Racing” via a new tour.
Beginning Nov. 8, the Daytona 500 Experience will provide an expanded, one-hour speedway tour. Fans will view never-before-seen areas including the Daytona 500 Club, the Sprint Tower and the […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Daytona 500 Experience
Kahne Out At Petty, In At Red Bull
Kasey Kahne has been released  as a driver for Richard Petty Motorsports effective immediately, the team announced late Wednesday night.
On Thursday morning, Red Bull Racing announced it would put Kahne into one of its cars for the remaining five races of the season.
Aric Almirola will pilot the No. 9 Budweiser Ford Fusion in the NASCAR […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:40 | 2 Comments
Harris: Rich Memories Of Tim Richmond
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The first time I met Tim Richmond was in 1980 when he showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a rookie.
He was a bit cocky, good looking and friendly. I wrote what I believe was the first national feature about him, but I didn’t think much about it, since […]

Thu, 10/21/10 – 6:31 | 4 Comments
Today In Racin’: Sweet To Debut
News of the Day:
Kasey Kahne Racing driver and USAC open-wheel star, Brad Sweet, will make his Nationwide Series debut this weekend at Gateway International Raceway in the No. 11 Great Clips Camry.
The 24-year-old has made eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts in the No. 90 Great Clips Toyota Tundra, with one top-10 finish […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 9:29 | Comments Off on Today In Racin’: Sweet To Debut
Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
Jamie McMurray’s victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night will go down in the history books as his third of the 2010 season. But it might also be accurately viewed as his first victory of the 2011 season.
Ditto for other non-Chase drivers who happened to win […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Pedley: McMurray Aces Test
Woody: Waltrip Is Left Out Of Hall – Again
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Another NASCAR Hall of Fame class, another snub.
Last year David Pearson was left out. This year it was Darrell Waltrip.
In last year’s inaugural five-person class the selectors incredibly omitted Pearson – No. 2 in victories and considered by many the greatest driver in the sport’s history – in favor of a […]

Wed, 10/20/10 – 6:59 | 2 Comments