Mon, 15/01/18 – 21:07 | No Comment

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, […]

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Drivers Wary Of Big Changes
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
Joliet, Ill. – Change is in the air around NASCAR these days. Specifically, change in formats and schedules and especially, change concerning the Chase. Big changes. Sport-changing changes.
“Some wild stuff,” as driver Carl Edwards said of the rumored changes Friday at Chicagoland Speedway.
The impetus for the talk, and some cases […]

Fri, 07/9/10 – 16:12 | 3 Comments
Anderson Finds Rhythm In Time for Western Swing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Greg Anderson is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion _ and the eternal pessimist.
Nobody in the National Hot Rod Association’s ultra-competitive “Factory Hot Rod” class beats up on Anderson more than himself. But buoyed by his recent sweep of the Pro Stock events at Norwalk, Ohio – and uplifting […]

Fri, 07/9/10 – 9:50 | One Comment
NASCAR fans are encouraged to arrive early into the Indianapolis area during NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 weekend July 23-25, due to a major interstate highway construction project west of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The southbound Interstate 465 exit to Crawfordsville Road (southbound Exit 16A) is closed for the remainder of 2010 as part of a major reconstruction of […]

Thu, 07/8/10 – 19:45 | Comments Off on Brickyard Traffic Impacted by Construction
Woody: NASCAR Needs To Tinker With Care
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We hear reports that NASCAR plans an off-season overhaul of its Chase for the Championship.
Before it jumps off the deep end of the pool and does something too drastic (like making the 12 Chase drivers wrestle under a chicken-wire fence or dance the fandango for bonus points) it should to take a deep breath and […]

Thu, 07/8/10 – 9:17 | 9 Comments
Wilkerson Tuning Up For Western Swing
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Only seven professional drivers have swept the National Hot Rod Association’s famed Western Swing during its 21-year history, and Tim Wilkerson is not one of them.
It’s a situation that Wilkerson, unofficial “Hot Track Master” of the Funny Car ranks, plans to remedy beginning with the NHRA Northwest Nationals Friday through Sunday […]

Thu, 07/8/10 – 8:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Please Reschedule Carefully
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
A few observations after a long Independence Day weekend:
All the talk about a realignment of the NASCAR schedule makes one wonder if the decision makers are forgetting their NASCAR history. Remember when it looked like a slam dunk to put two races at Texas Motor Speedway at the expense of […]

Wed, 07/7/10 – 12:30 | Comments Off on Minter: Please Reschedule Carefully
Woody: Time For Danica To Get In Or Get Out
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I don’t presume to know what Danica Patrick’s racing future holds, but one thing is certain: the present isn’t working out very well.
Patrick is struggling with her full-time duties in the IndyCar Series – her latest effort being a dismal 20th-place finish in a 25-car field Sunday at Watkins Glen – […]

Wed, 07/7/10 – 7:30 | 7 Comments
Bulldozers Replace Cars At DIS
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The high-banked racing surface at “The World Center of Racing” is undergoing its first major facelift in over three decades.
Construction crews at Daytona International Speedway began the process Monday by removing light poles, the track’s SAFER Barrier system and safety fencing. The safety fence and 57 light poles at both ends of the famed 2.5-mile […]

Tue, 07/6/10 – 6:13 | 2 Comments
Woody: Is Junior’s Rise Linked To Martin’s Fall?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
There is a theory that this season’s rise of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the fall of teammate Mark Martin are related.
Earnhardt finished 4th at Daytona last Saturday night and jumped two spots in the standings to 11th, while Martin finished 28th and dropped two spots to 13th.
I’m not sure that finish […]

Tue, 07/6/10 – 6:10 | 3 Comments
Power Finds Gift For The Owner Who Has Everything
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Team Penske ended a near 30-year, open-wheel dry spell at Watkins Glen International Sunday when Will Power paced a 1-2 finish in the sixth annual Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen.
Power passed teammate Ryan Briscoe for the lead with 17 laps remaining in the IZOD IndyCar Series race en route to his third victory […]

Mon, 07/5/10 – 9:18 | One Comment