Mon, 23/04/18 – 8:40 | No Comment

Twenty-nine races removed from his NHRA Top Fuel career, J.R. Todd says he truly has the look and the feel of a nitromethane-burning Funny Car driver.
“My fire suit is dirty and my hands are dirty and I’m still driving it all over the place,” Todd said Sunday afternoon at Royal Purple Raceway. “So I’m trying […]

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NASCAR’s Richter Dies
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Les Richter, a former NASCAR executive and also a star in the National Football League, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 79.
Richter was best known in the sports world as an eight-time Pro Bowler at linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, who acquired him in a trade for 11 players. But he had […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 16:05 | Comments Off on NASCAR’s Richter Dies
Almirola Wins Truck Race At MIS
Aric Almirola took the lead with seven laps to go and went on to hold off Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the season and career for Almirola, who also won at Dover.
The victory, which came in the […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 15:47 | Comments Off on Almirola Wins Truck Race At MIS
Ford Content To Watch Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The folks at Ford Racing are watching the 24-hour race at Le Mans this weekend with interest, but not with vested interest. And that’s not likely to change in the near future.
“We have a plate full, honestly,” Jamie Allison, head of Ford Racing, said during a telephone call this week […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 12:30 | 2 Comments
Rahal Lands Ride At Iowa
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has tapped Graham Rahal to replace the injured Mike Conway for the Iowa Corn 250, Round 8 of the IZOD IndyCar Series at Iowa Speedway. Rahal will drive the No. 24 Dad’s Root Beer custom-designed Hot Wheels Dallara/Honda on June 20.
Rahal, 21, most recently started seventh […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 8:26 | Comments Off on Rahal Lands Ride At Iowa
Bittersweet Day For NHRA
Cory McClenathan ran the quickest 1,000-foot pass in history on a somber day at the 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Michael Phillips lead their respective fields in Saturday’s qualifying.
The day’s racing was conducted in a somber tone following the top-end accident that claimed the life of […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Bittersweet Day For NHRA
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Sammy Swindell scored the victory on Friday night in thrilling fashion over Joey Saldana before a very larger crowd as Boot Hill Casino & Resort Presented the opener of the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park.
Swindell made up a lot of ground on Saldana in lapped traffic late in the going and was […]

Sat, 06/12/10 – 7:03 | Comments Off on Swindell Top Gun In Dodge
Nationwide Notes: They Going For The Bonus, Baby
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Sparta, Ky. – Saturday night’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the second of four Nationwide Insurance “Dash 4 Cash” bonus events that pays an extra $25,000 to the race winner.
Kevin Harvick captured a $25,000 bonus from Nationwide Insurance by winning at Nashville Superspeedway in April.
There’s a good chance the bonus will be distributed again this weekend.
Two-time defending race champion […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 16:56 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch Top Qualifier at MIS
Kurt Busch turned a lap at 189.985 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
It was the second pole of the season for the Penske Racing driver as he also was top qualifier at Las Vegas in February.
Second fastest was Jamie […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 16:01 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Top Qualifier at MIS
Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Neal Parker, 58, from Millville, N.J., crashed today at a high rate of speed in the shutdown area during qualifying for the NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and was pronounced dead.
NHRA officials and the New Jersey State Police are investigating the accident. In their statement, the NHRA […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Drag Racer Dies At Englishtown
Friday Q and A: Kevin Harvick
On Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway, Joey Logano answered questions about his post-race confrontation with Kevin Harvick. On Friday afternoon, Harvick took his turn and answered questions.
Here is a portion of that question and answer session:

Fri, 06/11/10 – 15:11 | 2 Comments