Fri, 22/09/17 – 8:31 | No Comment

Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]

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Harvick Renews with Childress
Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday that it has signed driver Kevin Harvick to a multi-year contract extension.
The announcement was made today in the infield media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, 34, began his RCR driving career in 1999. All of his 334 Sprint Cup Series starts, beginning with the second race of the 2001 season, […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Renews with Childress
The Sarge Will March On
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
Topeka, Kan. – Unlike another seven time world champion driver with the same surname, when Tony Schumacher retires from driving, he’s retiring for good. But according to Schumacher – the seven time NHRA Top Fuel one – not even he knows when that time will come.
“I will not set a […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 14:34 | 2 Comments
Race Within A Race Is On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves looks at the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a race-within-a-race-within-a-race. And greedily, Helio wants to win them all.
“Every team that comes here wants to be the fastest and get the Triple Crown of the pole, the pit stop competition and […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 11:50 | 2 Comments
Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
To those with very long NASCAR memories, it might sound absurd for a guy from Atlanta to suggest putting the All-Star race back on the road again, but here goes.
The most likely reason the sport’s decision makers abandoned the original plans to make the all-star race a traveling event is […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Busch holds off Bodine for Trucks win
Kyle Busch survived a scrape with the wall and held off Todd Bodine in a two-lap dash to the finish to win Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch, who owns the No. 18 Toyota he drove to victory, crossed the finish line .228 seconds […]

Sat, 05/22/10 – 2:00 | One Comment
Hight Leads Funny Car Field
TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert Hight took the provisional No. 1 qualifier position on Friday and showed he is a contender to win his third race of the season during the first day of qualifying for the 22nd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Antron Brown and Mike Edwards also take […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 21:00 | One Comment
John Force Racing Winning But Not Celebrating
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – It’s not like members of the John Force Racing organization are embarrassed by the fact that its drivers are ranked first, second and third in the NHRA Funny Car standings. They’re certainly not apologizing for it.
But, they’re not exactly breaking out the confetti canons, either.
Way too early […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 16:57 | 2 Comments
Outsiders Look To Get Inside Via The Showdown
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The list of drivers who have qualified for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is impressive. But the list of drivers who have not qualified is, well, kind of interesting, too.
In fact, the not-qualified list includes some of the top drivers in the sport. Drivers who have […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 7:53 | One Comment
Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
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Much as I hate to disagree with my esteemed colleague Larry Woody, I believe his criticism of the IRL’s multiple championships is wrong.
I covered the now-defunct CART/Champ Car World Series for many years and was firmly convinced it was the toughest racing series in the world.
The drivers had to race on road courses, street circuits, […]

Fri, 05/21/10 – 6:54 | Comments Off on Harris: Three Is Not A Crowd
Woody: One Champ Is Enough
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The Indy Racing League this season plans to award a championship to the driver who scores the most points on road courses and another championship to the driver who does the best on oval tracks, in addition to its overall championship.
My question is, why stop at two?
Why not also award […]

Thu, 05/20/10 – 10:24 | One Comment