Fri, 18/04/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments

Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who last week was granted a [...]

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NASCAR To See If Gen-6 Cars Mesh With Texas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – When NASCAR’s Gen-6 race cars finally are fully-sorted, they’ll be branded as “Texas Tough.”
On-track teething of the Chevrolet SS, Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry continued Thursday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s NRA 500, Race No. 7 of the Sprint Cup Series schedule. [...]

Thu, 04/11/13 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Candidates For 2014 Hall Of Fame Announced
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Five new candidates joined 20 past candidates as the NASCAR Hall of Fame announced its list of contenders for the Class of 2014 on Wednesday.
The new candidates include track owner/promoter O. Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, Petty Enterprises engine builder Maurice Petty, short-track specialist and 1960 Cup champion Rex White and five-time [...]

Wed, 04/10/13 – 20:05 | 2 Comments
Finish Puts Smile On Patrick’s, Team’s Faces
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Entering the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season the motorsports community pointed to the demanding Martinsville Speedway as possibly Danica Patrick’s biggest challenge in her rookie year.
The flat, half-mile, paper-clipped short track had been the nightmare for many drivers, both rookies and veterans, throughout its storied history. [...]

Mon, 04/8/13 – 8:18 | One Comment
Big-Bucks Weekend For Allen Johnson
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Allen Johnson raced to the Pro Stock victory Sunday at the NHRA Nationals and claimed more than $100,000 during the weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Johnson, who won the $50,000 K&N [...]

Mon, 04/8/13 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Edges Dixon In Alabama
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Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay overtook Helio Castroneves on Lap 76 of 90 and then held off Scott Dixon to win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama by .6363 of a second.
Hunter-Reay, driving for Andretti Autosport, started the race from the pole and overcame a poor performance in the season-opening race at [...]

Sun, 04/7/13 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Johnson Picks Up His Eighth Win At Martinsville
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Jimmie Johnson won the STP Gas Booster 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the six-race season for the Hendrick Motorsports driver and the eighth for the five-time Cup champion at the Martinsville short track. His other victory of 2013 came in the season-opening Daytona [...]

Sun, 04/7/13 – 16:05 | Comments Off
Allen Johnson Up To Challenge In Vegas
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Allen Johnson raced to victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special Pro Stock bonus event, Saturday at the NHRA Nationals.
In other racing action at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) earned No. 1 qualifying positions in their respective categories [...]

Sun, 04/7/13 – 7:31 | Comments Off
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Max Angelelli of Wayne Taylor Racing, driving the final stint, won Saturday’s Grand-Am Rolex Series Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.
The veteran driver led the final 33 laps around the 2.3-mile circuit to post his 22nd Daytona Prototype victory in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.
Co-driver Jordan Taylor, who led five laps during the [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 19:34 | Comments Off
Hometown Honors Pioneer Scott
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Frank Scott, son of the late NASCAR driver Wendell Scott, said Saturday there were two words his siblings were never permitted to use – “can’t” and “never.”
Scott’s remarks came in the Martinsville Speedway media center just a day after his hometown of Danville, Va., honored his [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Sauter Wins But Young Burton Opens Eyes
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Johnny Sauter made it 2-for-2 on the 2013 season Saturday with a victory in Martinsville Speedway’s Kroger 250, a race where tire management was critical, but it was young Jeb Burton who walked away with everything except the grandfather clock.
Burton, who started on the pole [...]

Sat, 04/6/13 – 16:36 | Comments Off