Sat, 21/04/18 – 7:27 | No Comment

Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has found a comfort zone at his home-away-from home racetrack.
Winner of two of the last three Honda Grand Prix of Alabama races, Newgarden paced practice Friday around Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for this year’s ninth annual edition on Sunday. Newgarden toured the picturesque 2.3-mile/17-turn permanent road-course in 1 […]

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Woody: Pardon The Excitement
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As the dust and car parts settled over Sunday’s race at Infineon Raceway, it seemed like everybody was apologizing.
Jeff Gordon apologized for roughing up the competition.
Marcus Ambrose apologized for blowing his first career victory with a bone-headed mistake.
Jimmie Johnson apologized – well, sort of – for lucking into yet another victory.
About the only folks who […]

Tue, 06/22/10 – 8:53 | 4 Comments
Pedley: Infineon Race Not A Race
| Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
I had a history professor in college who said during a lecture one day that he was kind intrigued by the concept of anarchy. But he quickly added that his intrigue was strictly clinical as human nature would render the concept nonviable in practice.
I think what we saw Sunday at […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 10:14 | 4 Comments
Joey Saldana edged Hall of Famer Jac Haudenschild at the line by 0.164 seconds to win the World of Outlaws race at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. Sunday.
The win was the second of his career at River Cities Speedway.  It was the 65th A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career, as he […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Saldana Wins In River Cities
Medlen Paired With Capps
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Funny Car driver Ron Capps received a pair of unexpected presents on his 45th birthday Sunday – a first-round loss in the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and a new crew chief.
Winless through the first 12 events of 2010, Capps will be paired with crew chief John Medlen “effective […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 7:17 | One Comment
Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under
| Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Was it a gaffe or an horrendous blunder?
No matter how one chooses to describe it, losing the lead under the final caution at the Infineon Raceway is likely to follow Marcos Ambrose as surely as the error in Game Six of the World Series of […]

Mon, 06/21/10 – 6:53 | Comments Off on Ingram: Pondering The Blunder From Down Under
Force Adds Another Victory
John Force regained the points lead and added to his NHRA-record victory total on Sunday when he  won the Funny Car portion of the 10th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
The victory was No. 130 for Force.
The other winners at the 12th race in the 23-race NHRA Full Throttle Series season were Tony […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 19:06 | Comments Off on Force Adds Another Victory
Minter: Racing Loses A Treasure
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Atlanta, Ga. – One of the pleasant parts of being a motorsports writer in the Atlanta area years ago was getting to visit on a regular basis with a true legend of the sport – Raymond Parks, who died Sunday at age 96.
When I first started frequenting Mr. Parks’ liquor […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 18:29 | Comments Off on Minter: Racing Loses A Treasure
Johnson Cashes In On Ambrose’s Goof At Infineon
Jimmie Johnson was handed his fourth victory of the season Sunday when Marcos Ambrose shut his car down to save fuel while leading won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway under caution and, briefly, could not get it restarted.
Ambrose, who led 36 laps, got the car re-fired but had dropped to seventh. He moved […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 17:41 | 2 Comments
Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Tony Kanaan put a definitive end to three years of crash-filled frustration at Iowa Speedway Sunday with a victory in the Iowa Corn 250.
Kanaan passed fellow-Brazilian Helio Castroneves for the lead with 11 laps remaining for his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory of the season, and first since Richmond International Raceway in 2008 _ 32 […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 14:59 | Comments Off on Kanaan Wins In Iowa
Pedley: Rahal A Driver And A Symptom
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Graham Rahal sounded whipped when we talked on the telephone last Thursday. He’d been up since dawn and dawn comes early in the farm country of central Iowa.
Rahal was not up with the sun to pick corn or feed the hogs, however. He was up to work his sales job. And in this case, the […]

Sun, 06/20/10 – 9:59 | 2 Comments