Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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It had been a couple of years since Joey Saldana had raced in Texas prior to this weekend, but he quickly remembered how much he enjoys racing in the state after winning on Friday night in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore and he backed that up [...]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Nationwide Rolling Toward Tough Times?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASHVILLE  – As Sprint Cup interlopers continue to raid NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series, scooping up prize money and sponsorships, the question arises:
Can the series survive?
“I don’t see the doom and gloom at this juncture, but our antenna is up,” says team owner Gary Baker. “Right now we’re seeing full fields [...]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 20:26 | 5 Comments
Nemechek Takes A Costly Tumble
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
GLADEVILLE, Tn. – As a driver/owner with limited sponsorship in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, Joe Nemechek has to watch every dollar that’s spent.
On Lap 216 of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 at Nashville Superspeedway, he saw about 60,000 of them go up in a big cloud of dust and smoke. [...]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 20:22 | 8 Comments
Logano Wins Nashville Nationwide Race
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Joey Logano pulled away from the field on a restart with five laps to go and went on to win the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
The victory was the first of the season for Logano.
Behind Logano, to give Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-2 finish, was Kyle Busch.
Both Gibbs drivers led large portions [...]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 18:03 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins Pole In Nashville
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Carl Edwards turned the fastest lap in qualifying at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday morning and will start the afternoon race from the pole.
Edwards circled that track in 29.155 seconds on his top lap. The pole was his first at Nashville.
Joey Logano was second fastest and will start on the outside of the front row. 
Michael McDowell was [...]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch is a Nashville Cat
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kyle Busch takes to the track at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. He is one of the few Sprint Cup regulars entered in the Nationwide Series race there.
Can’t wait, Busch said this week. He is a Nashville cat and is more than willing to give up a portion of his Easter [...]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 10:08 | Comments Off
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Joey Saldana picked up a birthday gift for himself last month by winning on the opening night of the Mini Gold Cup in at Silver Dollar Speedway in California and he followed that up by scoring a victory at Lone Star Speedway in Texas for his car owner Kasey Kahne who celebrated his 29th birthday on [...]

Sat, 04/11/09 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Woody: Say It Ain’t So, Helio
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Could Helio Castroneves go from Dancing With the Stars to Dancing Behind the Bars?

The two-time Indy 500 champion knows how to cut a rug. But he also took some short cuts with his income taxes, according to a criminal complaint that is currently playing out in the courts.

Fri, 04/10/09 – 19:59 | One Comment
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TALLADEGA, Ala.  – You could exactly fill out a 43-car NASCAR field just by using the drivers who raced for car owner Bud Moore over the years. And for the most part, it would be an all-star caliber field.
 During a career that encompassed the entire second half of the 20th century, Moore worked with some of the greatest racers [...]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
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IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves’ fate passed to the hands of a jury in Miami Friday.
Deliberations in the trial of the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and past champion in the television “Dancing with the Stars” competition began after final arguments were made in the case.
Castroneves and two of his financial advisors were put on trial on [...]

Fri, 04/10/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off