Tue, 18/11/14 – 16:17 | 4 Comments

ENNIS, Texas – The guys from “Fast N’ Loud” have hooked-up with a motorsport that is loud n’ fast, another expansion of the Texas brand that is all about “Blood, Sweat and Beers.”
Gas Monkey Garage partners Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman have partnered their Dallas-based business with Hennen Motorsports of Denton to field an NHRA [...]

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Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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There was a time when a 500-mile race at Darlington was the real Southern 500, not a replica.
To win a 500-mile race at Darlington on a Labor Day weekend meant you had beaten that day’s competition and had measured up to all those stock car drivers who came before.
It was [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 7:50 | One Comment
Andretti Sets Pace At Indy Practice
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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Marco Andretti topped a list of IndyCar Series heavy-hitters quickly working up to speed during the first full day of practice Thursday for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Andretti turned a hot lap of 39.9152 seconds/225.478 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, as 31 drivers posted lap times. Rookies and [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Life Now Bunnies And Rainbows For Danica
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Back in the arena where Danicamania was launched in 2005, IndyCar driver Danica Patrick says she continues to rely on a close network of family and friends to keep her superstar self “grounded.”
Then again, Danica also says…don’t overlook the wisdom of the fortune cookie.
“Here we are at Indy,” Patrick said [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 16:00 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing – Southern 500
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Southern 500
Darlington Raceway
Saturday May 9, 7:00 PM ET, FOX
Race Facts: Kyle Busch won the first race on the newly-repaved Darlington last year… Greg Biffle’s pole speed in 2008 was 15 mph faster than Clint Bowyer’s pole speed in 2007… In all, 40 drivers broke the previous Darlington qualifying record last year… Kyle Busch started sixth [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 15:03 | Comments Off
Trent Owens Trades In Wheel For Wrench
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Trent Owens’ story is a familiar one in the NASCAR garage. The Darlington, S.C. native and nephew of Richard Petty started out with dreams of being a big-time race driver, but that didn’t turn out to be in the cards for him.
So, like many of his peers, he turned his [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:32 | One Comment
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BROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway officials announced the first phase of a broad master plan that includes a significant redesign of the speedway’s infield.
Phase One of the plan, approved by the speedway’s parent company, International Speedway Corporation, includes a more than $17 million reconstruction of the current terrace suites and media center in [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:23 | Comments Off
Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Former Lowe’s Motor Speedway promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, being the wise observer of all things NASCAR, rarely sides up with losers.
He was an early backer of a rowdy North Carolina short tracker, Dale Earnhardt, and helped steer him into a career in the series now known as Sprint Cup. Over [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 20:30 | 4 Comments
Philippe Passes Test; Rain Halts Day 2 At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Frenchman Nelson Philippe became the fifth rookie to pass the Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program Wednesday, as a persistent rain prevented veterans from logging their first practice laps of 2009 around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Indy 500 rookie Alex Tagliani and Conquest Racing made the best of the soggy situation [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 20:29 | One Comment
Johnny Davis is NASCAR’s Past – And Future?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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David Green has become a fixture in the NASCAR series now known as Nationwide. Over 19 years, he has nine wins and was the 1994 champion. He’s driven for some of the most powerful teams in the sport, including Hendrick Motorsports.
But last year, when he was about to go a [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 17:02 | One Comment
Martin To Drive Again In 2010
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Mark Martin will return to drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports for the entire 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2010. It will be the 22nd full-time Cup campaign of Martin’s career and his second with car owner Rick Hendrick.
Last July, Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports covering one full [...]

Wed, 05/6/09 – 12:36 | One Comment