Mon, 31/08/15 – 8:21 | No Comment

Enigmatic team-owner Chip Ganassi once famously observed that he would hire a Martian to drive one of his race cars if he thought said alien could “push the button.”
Martians licensed to drive an open-wheel race car were in short supply four events into the 2002 Championship Auto Racing Teams season, when native New Zealander Scott […]

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Woody: Five Not Enough For Hall’s Walls
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I know exactly which of the 25 nominees should be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.
All of ‘em.
Nobody can dispute that every one of the 25 is deserving, so why not open the Hall with a bang and induct all of them in one banner class?
There’s no future shortage […]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
IndyCars En Route To Barber
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., will play host to its inaugural IndyCar Series road-race in April 2010, marking the Indy Racing League’s latest foray into the heart of stock-car country.
The “Indy Grand Prix of Alabama” will be run the weekend of April 9-11, 2010, giving the venue added value […]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 8:05 | Comments Off on IndyCars En Route To Barber
Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
Allstate Corp. has decided to drop its sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to a published report.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the insurance company, based in suburban Chicago, will be directing its sports marketing efforts in other areas, including the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.
The company began its sponsorship of the […]

Tue, 07/28/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Report: Allstate Ends Brickyard Sponsorship
Woody: The News Is Good On Good-Guy Gossage
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
In a year woefully short of good news, I got some last week.
Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president and a good friend for some 30 years, said he’s making progress in his battle with cancer.
I’d sent Eddie (“Goose” as he’s been called by friends since he worked in The Tennessean sports […]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Montoya Speeds, Johnson Wins At The Brickyard
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 by a narrow margin over Mark Martin, but it will be remembered as the race Juan Pablo Montoya lost.
Taking the lead with an outside pass on the double-file restart, Johnson out-dueled the Chevy of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Martin over the final 23 […]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 10:54 | 3 Comments
Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* More on the subject of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and whether or not it is a big, huge, important race.
You can get a sense of the that from the way those who have won the Brickyard talk about it. That’s common […]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Memo: Bad Memories Have Long Shelf Life
Dollansky Dominates Lebanon Valley
West Lebanon, NY – Craig Dollansky had been knocking on the door all season of picking up his first win since joining Kasey Kahne Racing and he broke through on Sunday night, dominating the event at Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York to score his first win of the season and his first victory since […]

Mon, 07/27/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Dollansky Dominates Lebanon Valley
Brown Sweeps Western Swing
Sonoma, Calif. – Antron Brown became the seventh driver in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing by racing to victory Sunday at the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway.
Tim Wilkerson, Jason Line and Andrew Hines also were winners in their categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
Brown, who won at Denver […]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 20:30 | One Comment
Power Gets First IndyCar Victory
Will Power won his first-ever IndyCar Series race when he beat Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves to the finish line under caution in the Rexall Edmonton Indy event in Canada.
Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing finished third and reclaimed his series points lead in the process.
Penske’s third driver, Ryan Briscoe, finished fourth.
Dixon’s teammate, Dario […]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Power Gets First IndyCar Victory
NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Recap

Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to win consecutive races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as he outdueled Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin for his third Indy win. Hear from both Johnson and Martin and find out where Juan Pablo Montoya finished after a speeding penalty on pit road cost him the […]

Sun, 07/26/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard Recap