Sun, 21/09/14 – 18:41 | No Comment

Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team are rounding into championship form as he raced to his second victory in as many days, this time winning the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday at Texas Motorplex in Ennis.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) Dave Connolly (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were [...]

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Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Talledega, Ala. – Forty years ago NASCAR’s regular drivers went on strike at the Talladega Superspeedway and towed their cars out of the massive Alabama track the day before the race. In qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 on Saturday, 10 drivers were trying to fight their way into the field [...]

Sun, 04/26/09 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Saavedra Wins Firestone Indy Lights at Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Sebastian Saavedra captured his first career checkered flag in the Firestone Indy Lights Series Sunday when he won the Kansas Lottery 100 at Kansas Speedway.
Wade Cunningham finished second and Mario Romancini was third.
Finishing fourth was Ana Beatriz. It was her third top-five finish of the season.
A [...]

Sun, 04/26/09 – 12:08 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Talladega
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Sunday afternoon?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him today as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the race.

Sun, 04/26/09 – 12:00 | 50 Comments
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Alex Gurney took the lead on a four-wide pass on Lap 65 of 81 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute Bosch Engineering 250, and then held off Michael Valiante in a sprint to the finish to capture the raceat Virginia International Raceway, Round 2 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Kansas Weather Unpredictable
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple years ago, officials at Kansas Speedway requested that the date for the IndyCar Series/Camping World Truck Series weekend be shifted off of the Fourth of July Weekend. Too hot.
So the date was moved to late April.
After events of Saturday, might another date shift be requested?
About 50 laps [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
O’Reilly Auto Parts Truck Race Suspended Until Monday
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Kansas Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 has been suspended due to rain until Monday, April 27.
The rain, accompanied by lightening and reports of a tornado moving toward the speedway and located just five miles away, struck 52 laps into the race.
More rain is expected for Sunday and the track also has Firestone Indy Lights and [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Graham Rahal won the IndyCar Series pole Saturday afternoon when he recorded a four-lap-average qualifying run of 211.311 mph in qualifying for Sunday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 at Kansas Speedway.
His run pushed him past Dario Franchitti, the winner of last weekend’s race at Long Beach, Calif. [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:31 | 2 Comments
Ragan Wins Nationwide at Talladega
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David Ragan won at Talladega Saturday afternoon.
Ragan worked his way through heavy traffic coming out of Turn 4 and passed Ryan Newman just before the finish line to take the victory in the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It was Ragan’s first victory in 196 NASCAR starts, including the Sprint Cup Series and Camping [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:30 | Comments Off
Doornbos Enjoys A Round At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Robert Doornbos knew the day was coming.
He knew when he signed on to drive for the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team in the IndyCar series that one day, he would have to drive in races in which he would have to run inches away from concrete walls and opposing-cars’ sidepods and slower-cars [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
There is currently a lot of speculation about why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not winning races, but it’s clear why he hasn’t recently been a dominant force at Talladega for the last five seasons. He’s been down on power since his glory days on the restrictor plate tracks with Dale [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 13:00 | 5 Comments