Sat, 17/11/18 – 17:48 | No Comment

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With hybrid passenger cars becoming more popular, executives with the three automotive manufacturers involved in NASCAR said Saturday they envisioned a hybrid-style engine eventually being used in the sport.
However, they admitted they didn’t know when that day would arrive since racing, like the automobile business, was a long-lead business.
“You’ve got […]

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Woody: NASCAR Decisions Prove Puzzling
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
I’ve been writing about cars running in circles for 40 years and in that entire span I’ve never come across two more puzzling stories than the back-to-back mysteries of recent weeks.
One is Jeremy Mayfield’s ongoing drug case. The other is Carl Long’s record-breaking penalties for a trivial infraction.
First, Mayfield:
Last week […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 13:25 | 7 Comments
Hunter-Reay Moves to Foyt
IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, of Boca Raton, Fla., will drive for A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply team for the remainder of the season, beginning with the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway June 20-21. Vision Racing assigned Hunter-Reay’s driving services to A.J. Foyt Enterprises in a deal struck Thursday.
 The announcement comes as a result of […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Hunter-Reay Moves to Foyt
Gossage Takes Promotions To New Heights
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – In the colorful history of pre-event promotions at Texas Motor Speedway, only Robosaurus has cast a larger shadow over O. Bruton Smith’s palace of speed than Shaquille O’Neal.
Shaq, the gentle giant who plays center for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, made his first visit to an American racetrack last […]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 8:10 | 2 Comments
Bodine Warns That More Trucks May Be Parked – Including His
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas _ Johnny Benson’s sponsor-induced exit from NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series earlier this week may not be the last by a champion.
Todd Bodine’s post-race celebration of his historic fifth series victory at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night was tempered by the reality that Germain Racing may have […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:02 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Michigan
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LifeLock 400
Michigan International Speedway
Sunday, June 14th, 2:00 PM ET, TNT
Race Facts: Fuel mileage has a tendency to come into play at Michigan, like it did last year as Dale Earnhardt Jr. won… Believe it or not, Jimmie Johnson has not won in 14 Michigan starts… David Pearson has nine wins at Michigan, and among active […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Michigan
Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended
NASCAR announced today that Bryan Berry, crew chief for the No. 62 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended due to a rule violation that occurred during this past Saturday’s event at Nashville Superspeedway.
The car is driven by Brendan Gaughan and owned by Rusty Wallace Racing.
Berry was suspended for violating Section 12-1 […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Nationwide Crew Chief Suspended

West Allis, Wis. – This summer in Milwaukee just got hotter!  Bradley Center and The Milwaukee Mile announced a special ticket package for a “Body Slam” of a deal. Just $45 will allow sports fans to experience two great traditions over Father’s Day weekend.
Participants will receive one 100-level ticket to watch the fender-rubbing on-track action […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off on WWE, Bradley Center and The Milwaukee Mile Team Up
NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta
Scott Kalitta, one of NHRA’s greatest drivers and champions, will be remembered during two special ceremonies this weekend at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Kalitta died one year ago at this event as a result of injuries he suffered after a high-speed racing accident.
The two-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 15:01 | Comments Off on NHRA To Honor Memory of Kalitta
Leffler Hoping to Run Over Cup Guys
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Jason Leffler’s fifth-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, on top of his remarkable consistency so far this season, has created the possibility of a Nationwide Series points championship battle involving a driver who’s not also a full-time Sprint Cup competitor.
Leffler currently sits third, 188 points behind leader Kyle Busch […]

Thu, 06/11/09 – 15:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Nashville Not Into Punk Rock; NASCAR Shouldn’t Be Either
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – There’s a catch-all clause in the NASCAR rule book that says drivers are held accountable “for actions detrimental to the sport of stock car racing.”
If what Kyle Busch did in Nashville last Saturday night wasn’t detrimental to the sport then nothing is.
Busch bashed to bits Nashville Superspeedway’s trademark […]

Wed, 06/10/09 – 13:30 | 15 Comments