Mon, 25/09/17 – 7:03 | No Comment

Reigning world champion Ron Capps reclaimed the NHRA Funny Car point-lead Sunday with a playoff victory at Maple Grove Raceway that neatly fit his definition of that’s amore!
Capps powered past Courtney Force in the final of the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals to claim his first win at the facility in Reading, Pa., retaking the […]

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New Owner Has Matos Smiling
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Driving heros? Raphael Matos says he really didn’t have any when he was growing up in Brazil. Aryton Senna, of course, but that was later. After Matos saw how Senna’s death gripped the people of his country.
But heros? Not really.
What Matos did have during his formative years as a driver was small list of Brazilians […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 16:07 | One Comment
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – One of Texas Motor Speedway’s staunchest supporters is Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief, a fixture at practically every major racing and corporate event scheduled at “The Great American Speedway.”
Moncrief is acutely aware that Fort Worth is competing with a number of Metroplex communities for fan traffic and their […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 7:43 | One Comment
Woody: End Of The Wing Fling
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When I heard that NASCAR plans to clip Jimmie Johnson’s wings this week at Martinsville, I thought, “About time.”
Maybe the rest of the field will have a chance.
But it turns out that everybody else’s wings are getting clipped, too.
NASCAR has decided to do away with the wing on the back of its cars and return […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Woody: End Of The Wing Fling
Gordon On Racing: I Just Want A Championship
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Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from racing cars to rearing children. Today Gordon discusses rivalries, Hendrick Motorsports […]

Wed, 03/24/10 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It doesn’t appear that the big questions surrounding the replacing of wings with spoilers on Sprint Cup cars will be answered until the series hits the tracks for real racing in coming weeks.
So said drivers and crew chiefs after the first day of a two-day test of the spoiler-bedecked cars […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 18:58 | Comments Off on Spoilers Produce ‘Some Change’ In Test
NHRA Issues Report On Fan Death
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The NHRA on Tuesday released preliminary findings of its investigation regarding the tragic incident in Phoenix which took the life of a spectator.
The drag racing series also announced precautionary measures are being implemented.
The incident occurred at the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in late February. During a Top Fuel run, the car of […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 17:28 | Comments Off on NHRA Issues Report On Fan Death
Woody: Now We Know Why There’s No Geezer Tour
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A Seniors Tour is fine in golf. But not in racing.
In golf when an old dude hits one out of bounds he simply mutters, drops another ball and keeps playing.
In racing when they hit one out of bounds they go to the hospital.
That’s what happened last Saturday at Bristol when Larry Pearson and Charlie Glotzbach […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 7:19 | 5 Comments
Gordon On Racing: Everything’s So Different Today
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Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a three-part series in which RacinToday.com’s Rick Minter talks with four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon. During a sit-down interview conducted last weekend, Minter and Gordon had a wide-ranging talk about everything from having at it to rearing children. Parts two and three of the […]

Tue, 03/23/10 – 6:58 | 6 Comments
Hall of Fame Countdown Begins
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To mark the final days before the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, fans are invited to participate in a 50-day countdown on Twitter and watch www.NASCARHall.com for 50 days of news about the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Beginning Monday and running through May 11, a trivia question will be posted each morning on the […]

Mon, 03/22/10 – 17:41 | Comments Off on Hall of Fame Countdown Begins
Ingram: Hello Spoiler, Good-bye Rear Wing
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The switch to a spoiler on the COT chassis, which will help make it more of the car of yesteryear as well as the car of tomorrow, is a bit like team owners changing crew chiefs when things aren’t working right for one of their drivers. […]

Mon, 03/22/10 – 12:08 | 3 Comments