Fri, 19/09/14 – 13:38 | One Comment

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Larson doesn’t want anybody to think of him as arrogant or boastful. Let’s just call him confident.
And the 21-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie is getting the kind of results on the track that prove he can get the job done, even if he is a bit impatient for more.
In his first [...]

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Yarborough To Pace Field at Darlington
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As part of the celebration of 60 Years of Racing at Darlington Raceway, Cale Yarborough will serve as the honorary pace car driver to start the 2009 Southern 500 presented by announced track President Chris Browning.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Cale pace the field for the Southern 500 presented by,” said [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 16:40 | Comments Off
Childress To Swap Cup Crew Chiefs
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Richard Childress Racing’s No. 07 Jack Daniel’s crew  will become the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil crew, and vice versa,  immediately following this weekend’s race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
 Crew chief Gil Martin and his crew will move to the No. 29 team with driver Kevin Harvick while Todd Berrier and his crew will take over the No. [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 14:34 | Comments Off
Camping World Trucks And TV Have A Thing Going On
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
To compare TV ratings among NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series in baseball terms, it’s “one up, one down.”
While the Fox broadcast of Saturday night’s Cup race drew a record-low 3.3/6 for a race from Phoenix and overall numbers are down 14 percent this year, the truck series [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 12:42 | Comments Off
Drag Racer Had Inside View Of Hudson River Plane Crash
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Chris Rini, a Top Sportsman racer from Carmel, N.Y., was one of the favorites in his division in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway last weekend. But midway through a qualifying run on Friday, the engine in his Dodge Stratus detonated.With oil streaming from his car, Rini [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
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NASCAR’s thundering herd of carbureted V-8s will get a lesson in hybrid technology at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next month.  
A Toyota Camry Hybrid will become the first such vehicle to serve as “official” pace car for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race when it leads the 43-car field to the green flag for the 50th [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation
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NASCAR announced that it has placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation for the next six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of their on-track incident last Saturday at the conclusion of the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR put both drivers on probation for the next six races. No [...]

Wed, 04/22/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Loves the fans. Loves the layout. Loves how he’s won five races at the circuit’s largest racetrack.
What Earnhardt doesn’t love is the schedule. At least, he doesn’t love it as much as he loved the shortened [...]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:36 | 2 Comments
Starr, Truckers Ready To Roll Again
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Enough of the dirt racing already, David Starr says. Enough of the short-track stuff. Enough of home and Texas and getting good nights’ sleep and meals not wrapped in aluminium foil, already.
Later for all that stuff.
Not that Starr isn’t a guy who likes a good Late Model event or a [...]

Tue, 04/21/09 – 14:35 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:20 | One Comment
Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:18 | 2 Comments