Fri, 23/02/18 – 8:14 | No Comment

Brittany Force says she has no recollection of the grinding crash that launched the defense of her NHRA Top Fuel world championship nearly two weeks ago. But what she does remember _ backed by video she reluctantly has reviewed _ is akin to an out-of-body experience.
Force crashed during her first-round match Feb. 11 at the […]

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McMurray On Pole In Joliet
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joliet, Ill. – Jamie McMurray on Friday afternoon won the pole for Saturday night’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. His fast lap was at 183.542 mph.
The pole was the third of the season for McMurray and his Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing team.
“Bono (Kevin Manion, crew chief) did a really good job,” McMurray said. […]

Fri, 07/9/10 – 18:13 | Comments Off on McMurray On Pole In Joliet
Cup Notes: Kenseth Grouses About Roush’s Cars
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Joliet, Ill. – The frustration of a winless season was etched on Matt Kenseth’s face Friday afternoon as he fielded multiple questions about performance-related issues at Roush Fenway Racing.
But Kenseth reached his boiling point when asked what team owner Jack Roush tells him when the 2003 Sprint Cup champion quizzes […]

Fri, 07/9/10 – 17:28 | 5 Comments
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