Sat, 19/01/19 – 9:28 | No Comment

Native Californian Justin Grant set a relentless pace for 25 non-stop laps Friday to earn his third career preliminary night win in as many years at the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.

Grant’s Vacuworx Qualifying Night victory around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s fifth-mile oval earned his fourth chance at Saturday […]

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Grand Changes In Store For 2011 Rolex Daytona 24
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series is billing this week’s two-day open test at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the final event of the 2010 season.
In reality, the test should probably be viewed as the start of the 2011 season. But few were quibbling about anything as silly as labels on Wednesday, […]

Thu, 12/2/10 – 8:27 | One Comment
Drivers Have Always Liked A Good Snowball Fight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Long before Homestead-Miami Speedway landed the final Sprint Cup race of the year, the stock car racing season ended in Florida, at Five Flags Speedway in the Panhandle city of Pensacola.
The Snowball Derby is the race where drivers from across the nation, short trackers and NASCAR stars alike, square off […]

Thu, 12/2/10 – 7:25 | 5 Comments
Pedley: An Aye Vote For Loyalty
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
As a sports fan, I have this frustrating tendency to be continually disappointed. The reason is, I simply cannot view teams and athletes as merely teams and athletes. I can’t separate what they do from whom they are.
For example, Cam Newton. Evidence seems to point to the fact that he […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 10:16 | 3 Comments
Fort Worth, Texas – Individual tickets for two historic races at Texas Motor Speedway in 2011 – April’s Samsung Mobile 500 and June’s Firestone Twin 275s  – are now on sale.
NASCAR’s Samsung Mobile 500, scheduled for Saturday, April 9, will be the first nighttime Sprint Cup Series race in the history of TMS and first […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 8:30 | Comments Off on TMS Announces Individual Tickets On Sale
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Reserved three-day and general admission tickets for the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season-opener, are on sale.
Now in its seventh year, the event returns to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg from March 25-27. Will Power of Team Penske is the defending IndyCar event […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 8:28 | Comments Off on Honda GP Tickets On Sale
Woody: Johnson A Great ‘Roll Model’ For Racing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The more I see of Jimmie Johnson – and I’ve been seeing a lot of him lately on almost every TV news channel – the more impressed I am by him.
Understand, Johnson’s national exposure is nothing new. This is the fifth consecutive season in which he represents NASCAR as it champion.
But […]

Wed, 12/1/10 – 7:57 | 6 Comments
Racin’ News Today: RCR Signs Coulter

Today’s Racin’ News:
Richard Childress Racing has signed Joey Coulter to drive its second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in 2011.
Coulter, 20, recently finished eighth in the 2010 ARCA Racing Series point standings, his second full season of competition, on the strength of his first series victory and six other top-five finishes. He also […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 19:24 | Comments Off on Racin’ News Today: RCR Signs Coulter
Crew Chief Wolfe Promoted By Penske
In 2010, Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe won the Nationwide Series championship for Penske Racing.
Next year, they will attempt to do the same thing in the Sprint Cup Series.
Wolfe has been named crew chief of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team for 2011. Wolfe will continue to work with Keselowski, who will […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 9:00 | Comments Off on Crew Chief Wolfe Promoted By Penske
Spencer Massey Gets DSR Ride
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Spencer Massey’s one-year hiatus from the NHRA’s Top Fuel ranks will end in 2011, when the native Texan will drive the Prestone/FRAM Dragster fielded by Don Schumacher Racing.
Massey, the NHRA’s Rookie of the Year in 2009, replaces Cory McClenathan in a DSR Top Fuel lineup featuring seven-time world champion Tony […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 8:37 | One Comment
Minter: Cool Weather Evokes Warm Memories
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As the cooler weather arrives in the old neighborhood here in the vicinity of Atlanta Motor Speedway, it’s time to get out the winter clothes and pack away the t-shirts for the time being.
As I reached in the back of the closet the other day, I pulled out a favorite […]

Tue, 11/30/10 – 8:31 | 3 Comments