Sun, 21/05/17 – 17:32 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – For several years, I have maintained NASCAR has over-regulated the sport and as a result, the racing has suffered. Jimmie Johnson supported my theory Saturday night after the Monster Energy All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“The rule book is so thick and the cars are so equal, we run the same […]

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Hamlin To Have Knee Surgery
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Saturday Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will undergo surgery on Monday, March 29 to repair the ACL in his left knee.
With the series having a bye after Sunday’s race at Martinville Speedway, it is expected that Hamlin will not have to […]

Sat, 03/27/10 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Hamlin To Have Knee Surgery
Harris: How About A Little Love For The Man?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
I wonder what it’s going to take for people to really appreciate what they are seeing right now in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series.
When Babe Ruth was the scourge of the American League, people named candy bars after him. When Barry Sanders was running the ball in the NFL, people actually […]

Sat, 03/27/10 – 6:49 | 3 Comments
Power Supplies Speed in St. Pete
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IZOD IndyCar Series points-leader Will Power, who won the 2010 season-opener two weeks ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil, topped the lap time chart on another temporary street circuit Friday following opening practices for the sixth annual Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Dallara/Honda, toured the 1.8-mile, 14-turn layout in […]

Sat, 03/27/10 – 6:40 | Comments Off on Power Supplies Speed in St. Pete
NHRA Goes Four It At ZMAX
The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, the first NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event to incorporate a four-lane format in both qualifying and eliminations, got off to a wild start on Friday at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.
Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcyle) emerged […]

Fri, 03/26/10 – 21:14 | One Comment
Rain Cancels Cup Qualifying
Qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway has been canceled because of rain on Friday.
Also canceled by the rain was qualifying for the Camping World Truck Series race, which is scheduled for Saturday.
So, according to NASCAR rules, the starting order for both races will be set by points.
Kevin Harvick […]

Fri, 03/26/10 – 16:10 | Comments Off on Rain Cancels Cup Qualifying
Fantasy Racing: Martinsville
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Martinsville Speedway
Sunday March 28. 1PM ET, Fox
Race Facts: Even though it’s harder to pass at Martinsville than Bristol, the top 10 starter winning percentage is considerably less at the paperclip. 72% of winners have started in the top 10, compared to about 80% at Bristol… With a win, Hendrick Motorsports can […]

Fri, 03/26/10 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
Rahal Resumes Career In St. Pete
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Thanks to an unlikely alliance between popular IndyCar owner/driver Sarah Fisher and one of the series’ aspiring American stars, “IGTBG.”
That’s the message on Graham Rahal’s personalized Ohio license plate, vanity-speak for “It’s Good To Be Graham.” Actually, 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Rahal put that tag on his son at […]

Fri, 03/26/10 – 7:30 | 4 Comments
Minter: Junior Should Go Backward to Go Forward
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
I read with great interest an article on the ‘Net the other day in which Darrell Waltrip told the Virginian Pilot that he believes Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs to go run some Camping World Truck Series races.
“He needs to get somewhere where he can win, and I’d get him in […]

Fri, 03/26/10 – 6:42 | 3 Comments
Sturbin: Is Four A Crowd In NHRA?
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In a sporting universe operating on a 24/7 news cycle, perhaps four-wide drag racing was inevitable. Whether or not side-by-side-by-side-by-side straight-line competition has a shelf life beyond the curiosity stage largely will be determined during this weekend’s inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
For the first time in the National Hot Rod Association’s 59-year history, competitors in Top […]

Thu, 03/25/10 – 10:46 | 2 Comments
Mikey Kile Gets His Big  Break
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Mikey Kile had plenty of reasons to be ecstatic on Wednesday at Talladega Superspeedway.
The 27-year-old Louisiana native set fast time during the morning session of the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards test at the mammoth 2.66-mile tri-oval.
Kile was also beaming over the announcement that he’ll […]

Thu, 03/25/10 – 6:59 | Comments Off on Mikey Kile Gets His Big Break