Sun, 31/08/14 – 23:00 | No Comment

Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Gordon Wins Pole At RIR
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Jeff Gordon, in need of something good to happen if he is going to make the Sprint Cup playoffs, won the pole Friday for Saturday’s race  – the final race before the start of the Chase – at Richmond International Raceway.
Kurt Busch, who is very much challenging Gordon for the 10th and final Chase berth [...]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 18:47 | Comments Off
Hall of Famer Ingram Makes Big Day Bigger
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RICHMOND, Va. – When Elliott Sadler walked out of his house to head for Richmond International Raceway, his father gave him a simple message – “Please don’t embarrass Jack Ingram and run like crap tomorrow night.”
Ingram, a five-time NASCAR champion who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in [...]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 17:24 | 2 Comments
Dixon Fined; INDYCAR Officiating Getting Weird Again?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
There were a lot of people in the INDYCAR paddocks and grandstands who toasted the decision to replace Brian Barnhart with Beaux Barfield as the series’ top cop. There are less people now that are continuing to toast Barfield’s hiring.
In fact, there are some out there who want Barfield gone. [...]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 16:15 | One Comment
NASCAR Gets Needed Shot of Country
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

NASHVILLE – At one time, stock car racing and country music went together like biscuits and gravy, but in recent years NASCAR has tended to sop its biscuits in the spicier sauces of rock music.
That’s why traditionalists – both of racing and country music – welcomed the announcement that Gretchen Wilson will be involved in [...]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 11:41 | Comments Off
Gordon In Need Of Another Big Night In Richmond
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Momentum and its importance is an oft debated subject in sports. And a fairly predictable debate, also, as those who have momentum extoll its virtues while those don’t have it give it the double pooh.
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is lining up on the extolling side this week as he attempts [...]

Fri, 09/6/13 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Racer/Owner Potolicchio Is A Man With A Plan
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Enzo Potolicchio looks too young and sounds too stress-free to be the owner /driver in big-time auto racing. He’s 45 years old and he actually looks and sounds like 45; which is odd when you consider his past, present and future.
But as he talks on about [...]

Thu, 09/5/13 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Is IndyCar On The Road To An Indy Road Race?
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Graham Rahal says an IZOD IndyCar Series road-race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway would only add to the “good vibe” generated during the traditional Month of May capped by the Indy 500.
“We’re all here for the Month of May anyways, so let’s put on another good show and give the fans something else to see,” said [...]

Thu, 09/5/13 – 7:23 | Comments Off
NASCAR Penalizes Woman Who Struck Papis
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The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has penalized the woman who slapped Max Papis following last weekend’s race in Canada.
Kelly Heaphy, who was with the No. 6 team at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, has been fined $2,500 and denied access to all NASCAR events indefinitely for her involvement in an altercation with a competitor following [...]

Wed, 09/4/13 – 19:22 | Comments Off
Burton Won’t Return To Childress’ No. 31 Car
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Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS for Richard Childress Racing, announced Wednesday that he will not be driving that car after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Burton, 46, has driven for RCR since 2005.
The native of South Boston, Va., has won four of his 21 NSCS victories with the team. [...]

Wed, 09/4/13 – 13:03 | Comments Off
Stewart: Fight To Return Will Not Be Easy
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – An upbeat Tony Stewart said Tuesday he would return to the cockpit of his No. 14 Chevrolet for the Daytona 500, but admitted a tremendous amount of therapy lay ahead of him before he could resume his passion – driving a race car.
“If it [injury] had happened [...]

Tue, 09/3/13 – 17:12 | Comments Off