Tue, 16/09/14 – 15:47 | No Comment

RacinToday.com
The decision on whether driver Tony Stewart should be charged with a crime in the wake of a fatal short track wreck which occurred during a sprint car race in upstate New York will be left to a grand jury it was announced Tuesday.
Michael Tantillo, the district attorney in Ontario County, N.Y., made the announcement [...]

Read the full story »
Kyle Busch Dominates Texas Nationwide Race
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

 
By John Sturbin |Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Kyle Busch was “bad fast” Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, and the Nationwide Series record book took a beating because of it.
Busch won the O’Reilly 300 in dominating fashion, leading an event- record 178 of 200 laps around the 1.5-mile TMS quadoval en route to victory [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 18:49 | Comments Off
Acura Captures ALMS Victory In St. Pete
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

 By Jonathan Ingram
Special to RacinToday .com
St. Petersburg, Fla. – One of the new Acura ARX-02a’s faltered, but Highcroft Racing brought the Japanese manufacturer its first victory in the LMP1 category of the American Le Mans Series at St. Petersburg.
 The winners survived a slow opening when Scott Sharp hit the curbs on the fifth lap and fell [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole In St. Pete
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Like most young guys, 20-year-old Graham Rahal is wild about the Gulf Coast of Florida. But not for the sun nor surf nor sand. Rather, it’s the wonderful racing that they have over there on that coast which endears him to the area.
On Saturday, Rahal won the pole for Sunday’s [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 15:17 | One Comment
Edwards Fires Back: Everything is Fine
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Carl Edwards briefly bared his fangs Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, where he is poised to rewrite the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record book a second time.
Edwards became the first Cup driver to sweep both races on the 1.5-mile quadoval last year, part of his series-leading [...]

Sat, 04/4/09 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Andretti Will Connect with Danica This Season
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Reluctantly, Michael Andretti has added another job title to his IndyCar Series to-do list.
The co-owner of Andretti Green Racing and promoter of two Indy Racing League events, Andretti will serve as the radio “conscience” of Danica Patrick in 2009, calling race-day strategy for arguably the series’ most recognizable star.
[...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
NHRA Qualifying Delayed
Info Manager |
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
A combination of rain, wind, and a timing malfunction limited the opening day of the 10th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas with just Funny Car and Pro Stock getting a single qualifying run in. Bob Bode and Greg Anderson are the provisional leaders.


Fri, 04/3/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off
GM Woes Spread Concern In NASCAR
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – President Barack Obama lowered the broom earlier this week on General Motors chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner,  forcing him out of his high-profile role in a “restructuring” that has not fully caught up with NASCAR.
Perhaps it never will. The effect the government’s intervention into the private sector might [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Reutimann Earns Cup Pole at Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – David Reutimann says qualifying a Sprint Cup car at Texas Motor Speedway can be painful, even under the best of circumstances.
“When you leave pit road here for qualifying, you better be up on the wheel as hard as you can go,” Reutimann said Friday afternoon. “The [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Cup Banquet Could Be Vegas Bound
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas –What happens in New York City might be headed to Vegas at the end of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Awards Banquet, a staple in The Big Apple for 27 years, reportedly will be relocated to Las Vegas this December.  According to a [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 15:35 | One Comment
Cory Mac Riding High Into Vegas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Things are shaping up nicely for NHRA Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and his team this weekend.
Not only does he arrived at The Strip at Las Vegas riding the momentum of two straight final-round appearances, he arrives as the defending class winner at Vegas.
Yes, McClenathan likes the sound of that.
“The [...]

Fri, 04/3/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off