Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | No Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
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Sebastian Vettel’s relentless rewrite of Formula One’s record book continued during last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where the German’s latest victory shared the spotlight with the retirement of teammate Mark Webber.
The four-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Vettel closed the 2013 season in Sao Paulo with his record-tying ninth consecutive victory and 13th overall in 19 events. [...]

Wed, 11/27/13 – 15:36 | Comments Off
Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
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During his career as a newsman, Jim Minter worked hard to make sure that racers were viewed as athletes in the pages of the newspapers he worked for.
On Dec. 13, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will honor Minter for his contributions to racing as a journalist, as he will receive the Jimmy Mosteller Excellence [...]

Mon, 11/25/13 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Formula One Will Take On A New Look In 2014
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In theory, there is no such thing as an ugly race car. Any vehicle designed to poke a hole through the air, transfer torque and horsepower to the pavement and move from Point A to Point B faster than the other guy/gal serves a worthy purpose.
But clearly, some race cars [...]

Sat, 11/23/13 – 19:31 | 2 Comments
Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 Sprint Cup Championship had a familiar look and feel to it. It was much like his first five. But championship No. 6 did have a different sound to it.
As he unbuckled, unhooked and squeezed from his car after the season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, [...]

Sat, 11/23/13 – 10:14 | One Comment
Enders-Stevens Becomes Elite Driver
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Erica Enders-Stevens, the most prolific female driver in Pro Stock history, has joined Elite Motorsports for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Enders-Stevens will drive the team’s new Chevrolet Camaro, which will be tuned by the father/son duo of Rick and Rickie Jones with in-house horsepower provided by Nick Ferri and Jake Hairston.
“I’m [...]

Fri, 11/22/13 – 7:48 | Comments Off
TUDOR Testing Ends With DeltaWing On Top At Daytona
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The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s November preseason testing seession concluded Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, with six GTLM and 19 GTD teams taking laps in preparation for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, 2014.
IMSA and Continental Tire officials decided Wednesday morning to suspend testing for Prototype and Prototype Challenge race cars due [...]

Thu, 11/21/13 – 8:23 | Comments Off
Bernstein Departs Morgan Lucas, Joins Al-Anabi
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Brandon Bernstein and Joe Barlam, released Tuesday from Morgan Lucas Racing, have joined Al-Anabi Racing, the team announced Wednesday.
Bernstein, a 19-time Top Fuel race winner, joins Al-Anabi Racing as the team’s general manager, filling the position vacated by Chad Head one year ago.
Prior to joining Morgan Lucas Racing in 2012, Bernstein served as the driver [...]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson emerged as a non-controversial “sexy, six-time champion” during his historic guest host appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Tuesday evening, a NASCAR-themed hour that dredged-up the time-worn drivers-as-athletes debate.
Co-anchors John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak steered Johnson through a full menu of stick-and-ball coverage, during which he wasn’t asked to mouth [...]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona
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Track records for both Prototypes and GT cars were set at Daytona International Speedway during the first of two days of Tudor United SportsCar Championship testing.
Action Express Racing led the Prototype class with a lap of 1:39.623 (128.645 mph) in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while SRT Motorsports led the GTLM class with a lap [...]

Wed, 11/20/13 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Nevada Speedway in central Missouri is less than 100 miles from Kansas City’s tall buildings, hip nightspots, five-star restaurants and magnificent NASCAR facility. But Neveda’s dirt track is also several decades away from Kansas City.
Nevada is the kind of race track which is more about race than track. The Modifieds [...]

Tue, 11/19/13 – 8:14 | One Comment