Thu, 29/01/15 – 20:49 | No Comment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he [...]

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Stewart Haas Making Hendrick Look Super
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hendrick Motorsports and its affiliated teams continue to build strength as the Sprint Cup season rolls along. Saturday’s win at Darlington by Mark Martin was the fifth in the past six races for a Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated team.
Six of the first seven finishers in the Southern 500 were Hendrick related [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:25 | Comments Off
Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Driving with a sense of relief, Oriol Servia turned his first laps of the month around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday as the second week of practice cranked up for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Servia, named to drive the No. 17 Rahal Letterman DAFCA Special Dallara/Honda on Wednesday, was fastest among [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Ingram: Drug Tests Put NASCAR In Tough Spot
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Stock car racing has come a long way since the days of binge drinking the night before races, bourbon in water jugs, cigarette lighters on the dashboard, amphetamines in the tool box or smelling salts taped to the dash.
One might say its a brave new world, because drug testing has [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 13:19 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway will host the second edition of MIS Live!, a series of Web-based teleconferences with race fans and speedway campers, Wednesday, May 20, on
The first of four teleconferences focused on “veteran” campers. The upcoming session, beginning at 7 p.m., will feature first-time campers and last about an hour. Sessions [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 10:05 | Comments Off
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The 48th anniversary edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, kickoff event to the Speedweeks 2010 and season-opener for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, is set for Jan. 30-31.
The Rolex 24 is America’s most prestigious sports car event and one of only two 24-hour sports car races in the world. The [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
When Adam Petty, an effervescent teenager with the trademark Petty-sunbeam smile, died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway in 2000 his parents decided to build a lasting monument.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, on a plot of North Carolina land donated by Adam’s famous grandfather Richard, built Victory Junction Camp, an [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dallas – When it comes to the manly art of cooking, Helio Castroneves has more in common with Chef Boyardee than Chef Stephan Pyles.
“The only thing I am good at making at a restaurant is reservations,” Castroneves said Monday afternoon, two days removed from qualifying on-pole for the 93rd Indianapolis [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Fans Can Listen To Drivers Meeting
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
They are usually dull and always predictable, but people who have the chance to somehow work their way into a pre-race Sprint Cup drivers meeting usually grin like children all the way through them.
There are probably a variety of reasons for that – the chance to see drivers and crew [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Servia To Drive Rahal Letterman Car
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Open-wheel veteran Oriol Servia was named to drive the entry fielded by Rahal Letterman Racing in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, team officials announced May 13.
Servia, from Spain, finished 11th in a KV Racing entry as an Indianapolis 500 rookie in 2008. He will drive the No. 17 Dallara/Honda/Firestone with sponsorship from DAFCA, a company dedicated [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: There Were Few Losers In This Deal
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Rick Hendrick can drive a hard bargain. Hey, the guy owns car dealerships, like, coast to coast, so he’s been doing sell jobs for decades. But perhaps his biggest sales pitch came just a couple months ago. It was used against a reluctant mark named Mark Martin.
The pitch was long [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 13:48 | 2 Comments