Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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Busch Wrecked By Fan At Karting Event
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Olathe, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s adventurous week continued on Wednesday when he was dumped hard by a fan during a go-karting event set up by Kansas Speedway.
One witness, who said he was behind the incident when it took place, said one of the fans sharing the track during the publicity […]

Wed, 08/25/10 – 15:23 | Comments Off on Busch Wrecked By Fan At Karting Event
Woody: Busch Loves Being The Villain – For Now
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Every sport needs a villain, and Kyle Busch seems to delight in filling the bill in NASCAR.
Busch is the most exciting racer on the track, and arguably the most talented. He is also the most controversial and cantankerous, the driver that fans and fellow drivers love to loathe.
Kyle’s the best […]

Wed, 08/25/10 – 7:58 | 10 Comments
Bowyer Hoping His Plan Comes Together
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – The plan is in place for Clint Bowyer. Both logic and history seem to indicate that it’s a solid plan. But, the plan concerns real-world automobile racing against 42 other people with plans of their own, so Bowyer also is more than just a bit aware of […]

Wed, 08/25/10 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Bowyer Hoping His Plan Comes Together
Harris: History Riding Shotgun in 48
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
When Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya collided Saturday night at Bristol, many in the crowd cheered mightily.
It’s that old “hate the big winner’’ syndrome. The New York Yankees know about that, as do the Dallas Cowboys – although they haven’t won much in recent years.
Johnson, the four-time reigning NASCAR […]

Tue, 08/24/10 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Harris: History Riding Shotgun in 48
Woody: Fans Balk At Motel Fleecing
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
A few years ago some Tennessee politicians made a big grandstanding deal about clamping down on ticket scalping, with special emphasis on Bristol race tickets.
The polls thumped their chests and declared that they would NOT STAND BY and allow race fans TO BE GOUGED by scalpers who had the audacity to […]

Tue, 08/24/10 – 6:55 | 3 Comments
Minter: Where’s The Respect, Tony?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – There are few places in the NASCAR world more friendly to the dwindling print and Internet media corps than Bristol Motor Speedway. Lori Worley and the rest of the staff there seem really to enjoy and appreciate the presence of the people who earn a living dragging […]

Mon, 08/23/10 – 7:18 | 9 Comments
Ingram: Kyle Busch Stirring The NASCAR Drink
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If it was suggested that one day a driver would come along who combined some of the best known attributes of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr., most NASCAR fans would be either pleased or puzzled.
If I suggested this driver and his talents were on display […]

Mon, 08/23/10 – 6:54 | 4 Comments
Power Is All-Powerful At Infineon
Will Power led all but two laps in winning  the IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway on Sunday afternoon. And the two laps he did not lead, he was pitting late in the race.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Team Penske driver. It enabled him to pad his points lead […]

Sun, 08/22/10 – 18:42 | Comments Off on Power Is All-Powerful At Infineon
Drayson Gets Victory at Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Jonny Cocker took the top-gear Kink at Road American flat out for the first time on the last lap to overtake Klaus Graf and capture Drayson Racing’s first LMP victory in the American Le Mans Series.
Cocker, who fell 16.5 seconds behind leader Graf after the final pit stop in his Lola-Judd, […]

Sun, 08/22/10 – 17:17 | Comments Off on Drayson Gets Victory at Road America
Pedley: Bad Brad Vs. Rowdy Is A Racing Thing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A look back at race day on Race Day Plus One:
Sides clearly were picked when the day dawned at hot old Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Fans, media and even some other competitors had aligned themselves in the boiling feud between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski.
When the green flag dropped for […]

Sun, 08/22/10 – 9:25 | Comments Off on Pedley: Bad Brad Vs. Rowdy Is A Racing Thing