Thu, 25/05/17 – 15:57 | No Comment

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Force Stays Hot At Gateway
John Force held on to the provisional top spot in Funny Car as rain washed out most of Friday qualifying at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Tony Schumacher, Mike Edwards and Craig Treble also took the provisional top spots in their respective categories at the seventh of 23 events on the […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 21:20 | Comments Off on Force Stays Hot At Gateway
Keselowski Wins NNS Race
Brad Keselowski won Saturday night’s Bubba Burger 250 Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway when he eased past Greg Biffle on a green-white-checkered restart.
Keselowski led the most laps – 189. He had the lead when a yellow flag waved late in the race but gave that up when he and his Penske Racing team […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 21:09 | One Comment
IRL Says That It Will Return To Kansas Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Despite rumors to the contrary, the IndyCar Series’ days of running at Kansas Speedway are not over. So says the head of the Indy Racing League.
“I will promise you that one thing, this (2010) is not the last year,” IRL CEO Randy Bernard told on […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 20:54 | 3 Comments
Briscoe Gets First 2010 Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – The return to oval-track racing appears to agree with Ryan Briscoe as the Team Penske driver won his first pole of the IndyCar Series season Friday.
Briscoe had a four-lap average speed of 212.145 mph to nab the pole for Saturday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 at the […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Briscoe Gets First 2010 Pole
Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Just a few hours after earning the pole for tonight’s Nationwide race, Kyle Busch won the pole Friday for the Sprint Cup Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Busch turned a lap of 127.077 mph, beating David Reutimann, who will start second with a lap of 126.618. However, the big story will be Jimmie Johnson […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 18:11 | Comments Off on Busch Goes Pole Crazy
Cup Notes: Mr. H Steps In
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Richmond, Va. – Rick Hendrick attempted to defuse the potential feud between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson earlier this week when he spoke with his two drivers on a conference call.
Gordon was still stewing over a late-race move at Talladega on Sunday when Johnson pulled in front of him forcing the driver of […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 17:55 | One Comment
Spring Break Over; Trucks Are Back
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – You can forgive yourself if you’ve forgotten about the Camping World Truck Series. After all, it’s only been a month since the last race at Nashville.
“I’d rather be racing…I’m tired of doing honey-dos for my wife,” defending series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. said. “I’m tired of […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 17:25 | 5 Comments
Hood: Hiding In Plain Sight
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Richmond, Va. – There was lots of pushing and shoving at Richmond International Raceway Friday morning.
And that was before the first Sprint Cup car hit the track.
Each week, NASCAR makes the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings and other drivers of note available to the assembled media.
These gatherings […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 15:09 | 2 Comments
Anderson Out To Simply Make Andretti Better
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – When Tom Anderson showed up at Andretti Autosport to begin duty as senior vice president of racing operations late last year, he had with him his list of things he knew he wanted to work on.
Incredibly, the list was a short one. Just four things.
That tells […]

Fri, 04/30/10 – 9:28 | 4 Comments
Drivers Say Yes To New Format
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Kansas City, Kan. – The IndyCar Series’ new sub-championships have been met with some disdain by those outside the series, but when asked about the two new championships at Kansas Speedway Thursday, Danica Patrick and Will Power said that they were fans of the idea.
“It’s a good idea because there […]

Thu, 04/29/10 – 19:43 | 6 Comments