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Fernando Alonso’s highly anticipated return to McLaren F1 has begun with a thud.
On the advice of his doctors, the two-time World Driving Champion will sit-out the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15 after suffering a concussion in a crash while testing at Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 22.
Alonso’s McLaren/Honda will be handled at Albert [...]

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Greg Hodnett had not won in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car race in nearly five years. But on Friday night  at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania, he returned to Victory Lane.
Hodnett out ran Stevie Smith and Cody Darrah to collect the $10,000 top prize.
For Hodnett, the 1993 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Drivers, France Talk Drugs And Racing At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for failing a drug test continues to cause aftershocks in the NASCAR garage.
Drivers expressed concern about taking basic medicines, and seemed to be seeking answers to a growing list of questions.
Mark Martin said he’d like to know just exactly what it was [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:17 | 3 Comments
Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C.  – Ron Hornaday Jr. emerged victorious from a Camping World Truck Series race that was run under threatening skies and saw three front-runners knocked out by crashes.
Hornaday gave much of the credit for his win to his crew and the preparation and testing they did beforehand, such as [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
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Cory McClenathan, Ashley Force Hood, and Mike Edwards were fastest in their categories during qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on Friday.
If McClenathan’s 3.874 holds through tomorrow’s two sessions in Top Fuel, it would give him the 33rd No. 1 start of his career.
McClenathan’s run capped a spectacular nighttime session in [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. –  Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s-sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet hit another high note at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Johnson and his car won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race. Seeing Johnson and his car out front at the team’s home track is nothing new. He has five wins and two poles [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Truck Qualifying Washed Out
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C., – Kyle Busch got another “1” by his name in the record book on Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. When qualifying for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race, the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, was rained out after 21 of 39 entrants had run against the clock, he [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off
It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brandon Bernstein felt odd as he left Gateway International Raceway two weeks ago. Empty, kind of. And not just because he left the NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals there without a Wally.
Bernstein felt the kind of oddness which comes with the breakup of a 30-year-old partnership.
It was announced in March that [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:29 | Comments Off
Crafton’s Biggest High Was At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. –  The first lap of Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday morning at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was special for Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
“When I went around the track for the first time since I’ve been to Victory Lane here… it was like, man, [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:25 | Comments Off
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