Wed, 20/09/17 – 7:06 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne became the first veteran NASCAR free-agent driver to land a fulltime ride for next season Tuesday, when Leavine Family Racing confirmed he will pilot the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro for the full 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) schedule.
Kahne, who has driven for Hendrick Motorsports since 2012, will replace Michael McDowell on […]

Read the full story »
Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ben Kennedy was born into racing, but Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 he became the first in his famous family to record a victory in one of NASCAR’s three national touring series.
The great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill […]

Thu, 08/18/16 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Kennedy Makes Family A Winner On The Track
History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rising Verizon IndyCar Series star Josef Newgarden says mechanical grip will be a major player when open-wheel racing returns to historic Watkins Glen International after a six-year absence for next month’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.
Newgarden, of Ed Carpenter Racing, was among series regulars participating […]

Mon, 08/15/16 – 17:54 | Comments Off on History, Pavement On Driver Minds At The Glen
Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals
|
RacinToday.com

Jason Johnson won Saturday night’s 56th running of the Knoxville Nationals sprint car race in Knoxville, Iowa.

In getting the victory, Johnson deprived Donny Schatz of his 10th championship at America’s premier event for sprint cars.

“I gave it my all,” Johnson, a native of Louisiana, said. “I wanted to win just as bad as Donny wanted […]

Sun, 08/14/16 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Jason Johnson Holds Off Schatz To Win Knoxville Nationals
Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Experienced road racer Justin Marks held off Sam Hornish Jr. after a restart with two laps to go and went on to win his first career Xfinity Series race, which came in the pouring rain at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
The victory came in his 25th start and it came in conditions that […]

Sat, 08/13/16 – 18:23 | Comments Off on Justin Marks Sloshes To Victory At Flooded Mid-Ohio
Hornish On Pole In Ohio
|
RacinToday.com

Sam Hornish Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio road circuit on Friday.
Hornish laid down a fast lap at 96.374 mph to secure P1 in his No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington, Ohio.
“We’re as good as we have been really is hats […]

Sat, 08/13/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Hornish On Pole In Ohio
The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano consoled himself with a second-place finish after Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen through a smile that confirmed nobody _ certainly not backache-ridden race-winner Denny Hamlin _ had more of a blast during the season’s final “full-contact” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-race.
“Typical Watkins […]

Wed, 08/10/16 – 8:02 | Comments Off on The Glen Race Even Made The ‘First Loser’ Smile
IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Action Express Racing scored its third consecutive 1-2 finish in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Dane Cameron and Eric Curran defended their 2015 Road America victory while scoring their second consecutive win of the season in the No. 31 Corvette Daytona Prototype. Teammates Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi took second […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 8:18 | Comments Off on IMSA Corvettes Have Big Day At Road America
Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
Bryan Clauson, 27, died Sunday evening from injuries sustained in a crash the night before at the Belleville Nationals midget race on the half-mile Kansas dirt oval.
Clauson, who has raced in everything from dirt cars to Indy cars in the Indianapolis 500, was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., but did not survive.
“This […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:45 | Comments Off on Dirt Wreck Kills Bryan Clauson
Rain Postpones NHRA In Seattle; Finals Move To Other Tracks
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
NHRA’s three-race summertime “Western Swing” ended under an umbrella late Sunday, when intermittent rain forced postponement of the final rounds of Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock during the 29th annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash.
After multiple rain delays in the Seattle area NHRA officials announced the Funny Car final […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Rain Postpones NHRA In Seattle; Finals Move To Other Tracks
Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Denny Hamlin’s career-first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road-course victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International was played-out with a grimace, courtesy of a pain in his back, and perhaps the request for a couple capsules of Motrin.
Hamlin, who has a history of back issues, said he woke […]

Mon, 08/8/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on Pain Nearly Cost Hamlin Shot At Road Redemption