Fri, 1/08/14 – 19:33 | No Comment

Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph [...]

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Rookie Langdon Stuns Field In Vegas
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Rookie Shawn Langdon shocked the field and the crowd at The Strip in Las Vegas Saturday as he earned the top qualifying spot in the NHRA Nationals.
Langdon led the way in Top Fuel, Tony Pedregon jumped to the lead in Funny Car, and Mike Edwards is tops in Pro Stock.
Both ends of the Pro [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 20:29 | Comments Off
St Pete Qualifying Highlights
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Graham Rahal wins the pole for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Sat, 04/4/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch was “bad fast” Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, and the Nationwide Series record book took a beating because of it.
Busch won the O’Reilly 300 in dominating fashion, leading an event- record 178 of 200 laps around the 1.5-mile TMS quadoval en route to victory [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 18:49 | Comments Off
Acura Captures ALMS Victory In St. Pete
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

 By Jonathan Ingram
Special to RacinToday .com
St. Petersburg, Fla. – One of the new Acura ARX-02a’s faltered, but Highcroft Racing brought the Japanese manufacturer its first victory in the LMP1 category of the American Le Mans Series at St. Petersburg.
 The winners survived a slow opening when Scott Sharp hit the curbs on the fifth lap and fell [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Like most young guys, 20-year-old Graham Rahal is wild about the Gulf Coast of Florida. But not for the sun nor surf nor sand. Rather, it’s the wonderful racing that they have over there on that coast which endears him to the area.
On Saturday, Rahal won the pole for Sunday’s [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 15:17 | One Comment
Edwards Fires Back: Everything is Fine
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards briefly bared his fangs Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where he is poised to rewrite the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record book a second time.
Edwards became the first Cup driver to sweep both races on the 1.5-mile quadoval last year, part of his series-leading [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Andretti Will Connect with Danica This Season
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Reluctantly, Michael Andretti has added another job title to his IndyCar Series to-do list.
The co-owner of Andretti Green Racing and promoter of two Indy Racing League events, Andretti will serve as the radio “conscience” of Danica Patrick in 2009, calling race-day strategy for arguably the series’ most recognizable star.

Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
NHRA Qualifying Delayed
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A combination of rain, wind, and a timing malfunction limited the opening day of the 10th annual NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas with just Funny Car and Pro Stock getting a single qualifying run in. Bob Bode and Greg Anderson are the provisional leaders.

Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off
GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – President Barack Obama lowered the broom earlier this week on General Motors chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner,  forcing him out of his high-profile role in a “restructuring” that has not fully caught up with NASCAR.
Perhaps it never will. The effect the government’s intervention into the private sector might [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – David Reutimann says qualifying a Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway can be painful, even under the best of circumstances.
“When you leave pit road here for qualifying, you better be up on the wheel as hard as you can go,” Reutimann said Friday afternoon. “The [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off