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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Peugeot Poised For Two Straight at Le Mans?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Le Mans, France – After Peugeot Sport swept the top four starting positions in qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a speed that Audi Sport found difficult to match, could the annual struggle between the two endurance racing powerhouses be over before it starts?
Not so fast, said Allan […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 13:05 | Comments Off on Peugeot Poised For Two Straight at Le Mans?
Minter: Family Ties Can Put Racing In A Bind
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
One of the great ironies of auto racing is that the sport is in many ways a family-oriented affair, but at the same time too much family participation can be a bad thing.
Racing dads are usually the main culprits.
And in another ironic twist, a racer is most successful when they’re […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 13:01 | One Comment
Friday Q and A: Joey Logano
Joey Logano met with the media on Friday at Michigan International Speedway for the first time since he confronted Kevin Harvick after the race at Pocono last Sunday.
He talked about the incident and matters pertaining to it. Here is a portion of that press conference:
Question: What happened last weekend at Pocono after the race?
Logano: “It […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 10:59 | Comments Off on Friday Q and A: Joey Logano
Le Mans Notes: Corvettes Replace Ferrari On Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram and John Sturbin | Senior Writers
Le Mans, France – Corvette Racing took the top two spots on the qualifying list in its debut in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin improved his time in the Thursday night session to 3:59.435 in the No. 64 Corvette C6.R.
The […]

Fri, 06/11/10 – 9:27 | 3 Comments
Roush Asks NASCAR To Trim Sims, Keep It Real
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
NASCAR has preferred that teams relied less on technology and more on good old fashioned racing experience. But those days are gone, even if NASCAR won’t allow teams to use their laptops in the pits at the races.
Since the sanctioning organization banned most testing at the end of the 2008 […]

Thu, 06/10/10 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Ferrari Off To Fast Start
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Risi Competizione’s quest for a third straight victory for Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is off to a solid start. Gianmaria Bruni set provisional pole position time for GT2 Wednesday with a lap of 3:59.361 over the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in France aboard the Ferrari F430 GT he will share […]

Thu, 06/10/10 – 7:13 | Comments Off on Ferrari Off To Fast Start
Jimmie Has Dream Night At Stewart’s Place
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
So much for Jimmie Johnson’s “slump.”
Johnson dominated Wednesday night’s Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway and led Team Levine to a victory in the Tony Stewart-founded event’s new team format that benefited four children’s hospitals.
After an inversion of the field that followed three qualifying races, Johnson started on the […]

Thu, 06/10/10 – 6:58 | One Comment
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Watching The Prelude to the Dream?
Nick Bromberg is.
Click here to follow along as he live blogs the action at Eldora Speedway

Wed, 06/9/10 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Flag to Flag: The Prelude to the Dream
Colin Braun Back In No. 16
Colin Braun will make his return to the No. 16 Con-way Freight Ford this weekend at Kentucky Speedway after giving way to new teammate Brian Ickler for two races.
This is Braun’s first time back in the car after a 10th-place finish at Dover International Speedway three weeks ago, his highest finish of the season. Last weekend, Braun practiced the […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 18:00 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Big Penalties
NASCAR has penalized the No. 10 and No. 38 teams that compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as a result of rule violations during the June 5 race at Nashville Superspeedway.
Both teams were found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the […]

Wed, 06/9/10 – 17:55 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues Big Penalties