Sun, 30/08/15 – 12:48 | No Comment

Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Capps Clinches Playoff Spot
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Points-leader Ron Capps became the first Funny Car driver to clinch a spot in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 playoffs Friday night during the opening round of qualifications for the FRAM-Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
A five-time winner this season in the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger, Capps was assured of […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off on Capps Clinches Playoff Spot
Two In A Row for Hodnett
Mechanicsburg, PA– Prior to the 2009 season, it had been nearly seven years since Greg Hodnett had won a World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway. After picking up a victory back in May in the series first trip of the year to the half-mile, he made sure it would not take quite […]

Sat, 07/25/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Two In A Row for Hodnett
Hornaday Sets Truck Record In Indy
Ron Hornaday Jr. set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night.
The victory came at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
Hornaday padded his series points lead with the victory.
Mike Skinner finished second after challenging Hornaday for the victory.
His finish moved him into second place in the standings.
“He makes […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 21:30 | One Comment
Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special to many drivers, which is natural given the track’s heritage. But few are identified with it like Tony Stewart.
Stewart grew up just down the road from the speedway, in Columbus and Rushville. And racing at Indy was a big part of his life, long before […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:42 | One Comment
Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Indianapolis – Jeremy Mayfield is once again under suspension by NASCAR.
The re-suspension of the Sprint Cup team owner/driver is the result of an appeals court ruling made in North Carolina.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield under its substance abuse policy after he failed a test in May.
Mayfield opted to take the suspension to […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off on Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy

Las Vegas – The theme for the 2010 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “High speeds and lower prices.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Aug. 17. A limited number of tickets will be available for $49 – the lowest pricing of NASCAR tickets since the speedway’s inception.
In fact, […]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 10:29 | Comments Off on LVMS Lowers Prices
How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
A NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Portland International Raceway ended Sunday and Hershel McGriff still hasn’t pressed the brake pedal.
“It’s been crazy,” McGriff said Wednesday. “One interview after another. I was on NASCAR Now on Tuesday and then I did an interview with Fox. I was on ESPN […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:10 | Comments Off on How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Midweek Observations:
* There’s considerable debate out there this week about whether NASCAR’s honeymoon phase with Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. That’s probably a given no matter how things have gone at the Brickyard over the years. But it’s important to note that NASCAR has been running there […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:09 | Comments Off on Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
Fantasy Racing: Brickyard
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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Sunday July 26, 2009
2:00 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Oddly enough, last year’s race set the Indy record for most lead changes and leaders… The 1995 race just had one caution while, believe it or not, the 2004 race had the most cautions with 13… However, last year’s debacle had the most caution […]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Brickyard