Mon, 27/05/19 – 8:33 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Went To Attack Mode To Conquer Indy

Frenchman Simon Pagenaud gave Roger Penske his 18th Indy 500 victory on Sunday. (Photos courtesy of INDYCAR)

By John Sturbin | Senior

INDIANAPOLIS – Simon Pagenaud spent the last 16-days at Indianapolis Motor Speedway reminding the racing universe how and why he drives for Team Penske.

“I was never going to give up, I’ll tell you,” Pagenaud […]

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Vickers Fulfills His Promise To Return To Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
On Thursday, when asked to describe how he felt when a doctor told him that it was doubtful that he would ever drive a race car again, Brian Vickers turned to one of the classics of the American cinema for his answer:
“Kind of like, ‘so you’re telling me there’s a […]

Sat, 01/22/11 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Vickers Fulfills His Promise To Return To Racing
Helton Chats Points, Double Dips
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – NASCAR officials indicated Friday that there will be some tweaking of the rules for the 2011 season, but they didn’t offer many details that weren’t already widely known.
NASCAR president Mike Helton confirmed what drivers have already said about being able to compete in just one national […]

Fri, 01/21/11 – 13:57 | One Comment
Elliott’s New Number Has A Long Family History
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – For long-time NASCAR fans, the idea of seeing Bill Elliott in anything other than a No. 9 Ford or Mercury just doesn’t seem right. But as Elliott begins the season in James
Finch’s No. 09 Chevrolet, some things aren’t really new at all.
For starters, Elliott has driven […]

Fri, 01/21/11 – 7:55 | 7 Comments
Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The NASCAR racing boys got back to work on Thursday, in the garage, on the race track and in the media center at Daytona International Speedway.
The morning was devoted to single-car runs, while the early part of the afternoon session saw drivers running in two-car packs, […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 15:18 | Comments Off on Stewart Hashes Over His Run-In Down Under
NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NHRA officials will ramp-up their crackdown on oildowns during the 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, including implementation of “strict penalties” for all classes competing at national events.
In an effort to improve the quality of show for fans, and its cable television partner, the sanctioning body has outlined a […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 11:41 | Comments Off on NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
Pedley: Change Is Inevitable; In Cup, It’s Constant
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
So one day this week we will reportedly all get the news that NASCAR officials have changed the system by which they award championship points after races. Like the idea or hate it, fans will
have to deal with it.
But perhaps a bigger issue in the long run is that another […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 10:30 | 7 Comments
Three Day Test Begins At DIS

The engines of the Sprint Cup cars will fire for the first time in 2011 when  a three-day test gets under way at Daytona International Speedway today. Most of the top drivers will be participating.

The test – scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 22 – runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET […]

Thu, 01/20/11 – 9:20 | Comments Off on Three Day Test Begins At DIS
Historic Nashville Track Gets Stay of Execution
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway, a 53-year-old track where many of NASCAR’s giants competed over the decades, has avoided the wrecking ball – at least temporarily.
Metro Council on Tuesday voted to hold off on demolishing the track as part of a “redevelopment” of the 114-acre city-owned property.
The vote was a major setback […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 16:31 | One Comment
Racin’ Today: McDowell, HP Unite
In Racin’ news today, Wednesday, Jan. 19:
HP Racing, LLC, a renamed entity formed by owners Randy Humphrey and Phil Parsons, announced the formation of HP Racing, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team set to debut in 2011 at Daytona International Speedway.
HP Racing will field the No. 66 Toyota Camry with driver Michael McDowell. Driving for […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 11:15 | Comments Off on Racin’ Today: McDowell, HP Unite
Harris: Cup History Has Vanished in Puff Of Smoke
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
The announcement that Richmond International Raceway will ban smoking from its grandstands and portals areas, beginning in the upcoming race season, brought back a lot of smoky memories.
When my career in racing began, R.J. Reynolds’ Winston brand was the dominating sponsor in NASCAR.
RJR influenced everything about stock car racing in […]

Wed, 01/19/11 – 8:26 | 3 Comments