Mon, 20/08/18 – 8:12 | No Comment

Billy Torrence defied the odds, avenged his son and wrote an improbable ending to Sunday’s 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals by scoring his first career Top Fuel victory at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota.
The 60-year-old Texan and founder of Capco Contractors, Inc., applied an exclamation point to his pole-winning weekend with a final-round victory […]

Read the full story »
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com
It was a big week for Joey Saldana and his Kasey Kahne Racing team. After opening a brand new shop just down the road from The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saldana was able to race in front of his car owner on Friday night in the Outlaw Showdown at the […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on Outlaw Saldana’s Late Pass Beats Schatz
ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Casual fans of open-wheel racing may not be aware that the first three events of the 2009 IndyCar Series schedule have been carried – as they say in the TV industry – “on another network.”
Not so with the Indianapolis 500, which for the 45th consecutive year will be […]

Sat, 05/23/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off on ABC Gears Up For Another Run At The 500
IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – One of the most familiar and respected bylines in the newspaper industry will disappear this summer when Mike Harris steps into retirement.
Harris will conclude a 40-year career with The Associated Press – including 30 as motorsports editor – on July 1. A fixture in the Media Center at […]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off on IMS Creates Scholarship To Honor Journalist Mike Harris
Kanaan Among The Cellu-Elite Of Athletes In All Of Sports
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – Ask IndyCar Series star Tony Kanaan if a race car driver really is an athlete, and he will hit you with his body fat.
Not that there’s much of that on Kanaan’s sinewy  5-foot-5, 158-pound frame. Body fat is a lipid (fat) produced in the body, and may be influenced by […]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 12:46 | Comments Off on Kanaan Among The Cellu-Elite Of Athletes In All Of Sports
Video: Carb Day At Indy
|
RacinToday.com

RacinToday.com’s exclusive look at the sights and sounds of Carb Day, at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

Fri, 05/22/09 – 12:45 | Comments Off on Video: Carb Day At Indy
Video: John Sturbin Reports From The Indy 500
|
RacinToday.com

Senior writer John Sturbin is covering his 30th consecutive Indy 500 this month. He is sharing his memories, his knowledge and his contacts with RacinToday readers all week with video and print reports. Readers can contact John at jsturbin@racintoday.com

Fri, 05/22/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
Rahal’s Young Driving Career Has Come Full Circle
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Indianapolis – From the time he learned to spell his given name, Graham Rahal figures his career-path was destined to unfold as a series of right- and-left-handed turns.
“I always wanted to be a road-racer,” Rahal said Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the mother of all oval racetracks. “That was always […]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Rahal’s Young Driving Career Has Come Full Circle
Stewart’s Ownership Ability Is Rooted In Dirt
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – Two guys who know all about Tony Stewart the car owner say they’re not surprised at his early success as a driver/owner in the Sprint Cup Series
Donny Schatz and Kraig Kinser, who wheel Stewart-owned sprint cars on the World of Outlaws circuit, joined Stewart for his media […]

Fri, 05/22/09 – 8:45 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Ownership Ability Is Rooted In Dirt
Historic Double
|
RacinToday.com

For the first time in history (as far as we can tell, that is), one person will attempt to do his thing in two races in a single day. He will attempt to summon up the energy and courage to maintain his edge over the course of 1,000 miles of racing. That person is […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:15 | Comments Off on Historic Double
Haas Finds A Whole New World On Return To Racing
| Senior Writer
RacinToday.com

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Concord, N.C. – The other half of Stewart Haas Racing, Gene Haas, met with the media on Thursday for the first time since he returned to racing after serving prison time for tax evasion.
Haas, seated on the podium in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center between his partner, Tony Stewart, […]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:03 | One Comment